2010-present Elected by the people as Judge of 41B District Court.

2011-present Founding/Presiding Judge of the 41B Veteran’s Treatment Court.

2016-present Chief Judge 41B District Court.

2009-2010 Of Counsel with Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti and Sherbrook.  Specialized in litigation including family law, personal injury, residential real estate, criminal defense and criminal prosecution.

2006-present Options Realty, Inc. – broker/owner of real estate company.

2003-2009 Carrie Fuca, PLLC – owned a law practice specializing in personal injury, criminal defense and residential real estate transactions.

1997-2003 Fraser & Souweidane, PC – clerked and then became an associate specializing in personal injury litigation.

1997 Mihelich and Kavanaugh, PLC – clerked in a general practice firm which included legal research and drafting motions and responses.

1996-1997 Wayne County Prosecutors Office – worked in the Child Family and Abuse Division prosecuting personal protection order (PPO) violators.

1996 Clerked for Judge Michael D. Schwartz – conducted legal research, reviewed motions and authored opinions.

1996 Free Legal Aid Clinic – represented clients for family law and landlord tenant matters.


YLS Imprint Mentoring Program (2001)

Volunteered to educate High School students on Brown v Board Of Education (April 2004)

Guest Speaker at Warren Woods Tower National Honor Society Induction (2002 & 2006)

Participant in Relay for Life – American Cancer Society (2005 & 2006)

Lifetime Member and Former Member of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Macomb County

Annual MTLA Helmet Safety Campaign (2003)

Member of the Clinton Township Optimist Club (2007-Present)

Board member for the Resolution Center in Macomb County (2008-Present)

Member of St. Peters Catholic Church (2008-Present)

Participant of L’Anse Creuse Public Schools  and Chippewa Valley Community Action Coalition Dialogue Days


Member of the State Bar of Michigan since admission (1998)

Licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2001)

Macomb County Case Evaluator (January 2005 – 2010)

Member of Macomb County Bar Association since admission (1998):

  • 2004-2005 – Chair of the Young Lawyer Section (YLS) if the Macomb County Bar Association;
  • 2003-2004 – Vice Chair of the YLS;
  • 2002-2003 – Secretary of the YLS;
  • 2001-2002 – Treasurer of the YLS;
  • 1999-2001 – Director of the YLS

Member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers (MTLA)

  • Executive Board Member (2005-2006);
  •  Sustaining Member of MTLA (2003-2010);
  •  JPAC Contributor (2003-2010)

Member of the State Appellate Defender Office (2004-2010)

Member of the American Trial Lawyer’s Association (2006-2010)

Member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (2014-Present)

Member of the Italian Bar Association (2012-Present)

Member of the Legislative Committee for the Michigan District Court Judge’s Association (2016-Present)

Board member for the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals.


2010 Judge 41-B District Court

2008-2009 Charter Commissioner for the 18th District




Wayne State University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1986

Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Master of Science, 1977

Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Bachelor of Science, 1973



January 2002: Appointed by Michigan Supreme Court, 2002 to Present:
Chief Judge for 41B District Court

March 2000: Appointed by Governor John Engler,

2000 to Present: Judge for the 41B District Court

Elected to the 41B District Court,

November 2000 to a 2 year

Term commencing January 2001.

Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney, 1987 to 2000

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Centerline Public Schools 1973 to 1987:



Instructor, Drug Enforcement Laws, Michigan State Police

Instructor, Legal writing – Wayne State Law School Summer Program

Lecturer: Detroit College of Law (MSU)

Wayne State University School of Law

Centerline Schools

Sterling Heights Schools

Utica Public Schools

Warren Public Schools

Kiwanis Club Lions Club

Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce

Macomb Community College

Macomb County Young Lawyers Assoc.


Honored, by the Girl Scouts of the USA

“Women of Distinction”

Honored, by the FBI for Extraordinary

Drug Prosecution in Macomb County

Honored, Centerline High School

“Most Distinguished Graduate”

Honored, Wayne State University School of Law,

Vice President Student Board of Governors


American Judge’s Association

Macomb county Bar

Macomb County District Judge’s

Association – Former President

Macomb County Judge’s Forum

Michigan District Judge’s Association

State Bar of Michigan Women’s Lawyer Association

Mount Clemens Local Law Enforcement

Block Grants Advisory Board

Mount Clemens Rotary Club, Former Member

Served on Clinton Twp. Fire & Public

Safety Commission

Selfridge Base Council

Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce

Warren Senior Citizens, Advisory Board



Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI in January 1996.
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI in December 1989



41-B District Court
July 2005- Present – Clinton Township, Michigan
District Court Judge serving Clinton Township, Harrison Township, and Mount Clemens.
Appointed by the Governor in June 2005, elected and re-elected by the voters in November 2006.

Macomb Community College
January 2007 – Present – Clinton Township, Michigan
Adjunct Professor – Criminal Law and Procedure

Private Law Practice
August 1996 – July 2005 – Utica, Michigan
Bankruptcy; personal bankruptcies for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 debtors
Civil debt collection and landlord tenant disputes

Harrison Township
May 2000 – September 2002 – Harrison Township, MI
Assistant Harrison Township Attorney

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court / Honorable Raymond R. Cashen
May 1996 – August 1996 – Mount Clemens, MI
Circuit Court Clerk

Michigan State Senate / Senator Arthur Miller, Jr.
June 1998 – May 1996 – Lansing, Michigan
Legislative Assistant 

  • Italian American Bar Association Member
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Macomb County District Judge’s Association
  • Michigan District Judge’s Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Founder and President of the Thomas M. Cooley Computer Law Society
  • Member of the Thomas M. Cooley Senate representing the Stone Class
  • Member: American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • Member of the Criminal Law Society
  • Ambassador Club Member for Henry Ford Hospital
  • Mount Clemens Lion Club – Former member/board member
  • MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) – Strides for Change


Magistrate RYAN ZEMKE


Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Juris Doctor, 2008

Michigan State University (James Madison College)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy, 2005


Zemke Law PLLC (2008-2018)

Internship – Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office (2008)


State Bar of Michigan

Macomb County Bar Association

American Bar Association

  • Macomb County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
  • Chair 2016-2017
  • Chair-Elect 2015-2016
  • Secretary 2014-2015
  • Treasurer 2013-2014
  • Director 2012-2013

Macomb County Bar Association Board of Directors

  • State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section
  • Secretary 2016-2017
  • Treasurer 2015-2016
  • Executive Council Member 2014-2016

State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly

State Bar of Michigan Criminal Law Section Council Member

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (2014-2018)

Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals (2014-2018)

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (2013-2018)


Families Against Narcotics (FAN)

  • Executive Secretary (2017-present)
  • Board of Directors (2015-2017)

Helping Ensure Addicts Live (HEAL)

  • President (2014-2018)
  • Macomb County Substance Use Disorder Oversight Policy Board
    Appointed 2015 by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners
  • Selfridge Base Community Council

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

(Holidays Excluded)






22380 Starks Drive
Charter Twp of Clinton
Michigan 48036