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Montgomery County District Magisterial Judge

Learn more about the Montgomery County Magisterial District Judge System and how it impacts your Montgomery County criminal or traffic case. If you have been notified to appear in court or received a summons for a preliminary hearing, summary trial, traffic citation, preliminary arraignment or bench warrant and have ordered to appear before a Montgomery County District Justice or Magisterial District Judge in Pennsylvania, first speak to one of our experienced Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers. We can be reached at (610) 925-5200 or (888) 643-0006.

The Montgomery County Magisterial District Judge System is a system of minor court judges designed to hear cases involving traffic violations, minor criminal matters, disputes between landlords and tenants, and civil cases such as contract matters or injuries with damages claimed up to $8,000.

The system also carries initial jurisdiction over all Montgomery County criminal cases, rendering decisions on the issuance of warrants, and finding sufficient justification to send misdemeanor and felony cases to the Montgomery County Courts of Common Pleas for further action. Examples of hearing hear before a Montgomery County district justice or Magisterial District Judge include:

•· preliminary hearings for misdemeanor and felony arrests

•· preliminary arraignment

•· bail hearing

•· bench warrant

•· traffic citations

•· non jury trials on summary offenses such as:

•· disorderly conduct

•· public drunkenness

•· harassment

•· underage drinking

•· driving while license suspended

•· driving while license suspended dui related

District Magistrates near you

District Magistrates are located throughout Montgomery County County and often act as a starting place of many court actions leading to the Montgomery County Courthouse or Montgomery County Court of Common Please. We represent our clients throughout Montgomery County included in the list of Magisterial District Judges in your area:


 

Montgomery County Court House
PO Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404

(610) 278-3058
(610) 278-5916 fax

Michael J. Morris, Jr., Esq. is the Deputy Administrator, Special Courts.

The 30 separate District Courts in Montgomery County are:

Abington -

Joseph H. Dougherty, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-04
1440 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001-2606

(215) 887-2362 - Telephone
(215) 887-2364 - Fax

Rockledge Borough, Abington Township


Ambler -

Patricia Zaffarano, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-10
1301 Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002-5894

(215) 542-1262 - Telephone
(215) 646-3588 - Fax

Ambler Borough, Upper Dublin Township


Ardmore -

Kathleen Valentine, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-07
116 Cricket Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

(610) 896-8585 - Telephone
(610) 896-8601 - Fax

Narberth Borough, Lower Merion Township


Bala Cynwyd -

Karen Eisner Zucker, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-2-04
11 Union Avenue
Suite 100
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

(610) 668-1201 - Telephone
(610) 668-1204 - Fax

Lower Merion Township


Blue Bell -

John S. Murray, III, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-21
#653 Blue Bell West
Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422-1793

(215) 646-8201 - Telephone
(215) 646-4156 - Fax

North Wales Borough, Lower Gwynedd, Upper Gwynedd, Whitpain Township


Bridgeport -

James P. Gallagher, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-25
128 West 4th Street
Bridgeport, PA 19405-1805

(610) 277-3377 - Telephone
(610) 277-3379 - Fax

Bridgeport Borough, Upper Merion Township


Collegeville -

Benjamin Crahalla, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-20
133 Level Road
Collegeville, PA 19426-3313

(610) 409-2515 - Telephone
(610) 409-2517 - Fax

Collegeville Borough, Trappe Borough, Lower Providence Township


Conshohocken -

Francis J. Bernhardt, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-13
Building “Bâ€

Suite 101
625 West Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428-1188

(610) 828-0278 - Telephone
(610) 828-6722 - Fax

Conshohocken Borough


Elkins Park -

Christopher J. Cerski, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-03
8230 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027-1514

(215) 885-4796 - Telephone
(215) 884-6530 - Fax

Chelthenham Township


Elkins Park -

Elizabeth McHugh, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-02
7804 Montgomery Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027

(215) 635-1535 - Telephone
(215) 635-2256 - Fax

Jenkintown Borough, Cheltenham Township


Gilbertsville -

Maurice H. Saylor, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-2-03
1881 Swamp Pike
Gilbertsville, PA 19525-9667

(610) 326-1145 - Telephone
(610) 326-6513 - Fax

Douglass, Lower Frederick, New Hanover, Upper Frederick Townships


Glenside -

Juanita A. Price, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-05
875 North Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038-5298

(215) 885-4120 - Telephone
(215) 885-2190 - Fax

Abington Township


Hatboro -

Paul N. Leo, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-14
414 South York Road
Suite 200
Hatboro, PA 19040-3989

(215) 957-5935 - Telephone
(215) 957-5937 - Fax

Hatboro Borough, Horsham Township, Upper Moreland Township


Horsham -

Harry J. Nesbitt, III, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-22
#903 Sheehy Drive
Suite A
Babylon Business Campus
Horsham, PA 19044-1231

(215) 675-2040 - Telephone
(215) 675-2344 - Fax

Horsham Township


King of Prussia -

William Maruszczak, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-09
485 South Henderson Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406-3500

(610) 265-3950 - Telephone
(610) 265-8932 - Fax

West Conshohocken Borough, Upper Merion Township, Roberts, Swedeland & Swedesburg


Lafayette Hill -

Deborah Lukens, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-23
4002 Center Avenue
Box 231
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-0231

(610) 828-5226 - Telephone
(610) 828-0446 - Fax

Conshohocken Borough, Whitemarsh Township


Lansdale -

Harold D. Borek, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-28
421 West Main St.
Lansdale, PA 19446-2007

(215) 393-7534 - Telephone
(215) 393-7536 - Fax

Lansdale Borough, Towamencin Township


Limerick -

Walter F. Gadzicki, Jr., Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-19
497 West Ridge Pike
Limerick, PA 19468-1415

(610) 495-8440 - Telephone
(610) 495-8442 - Fax

Royersford Borough, Limerick Township, Upper Providence Township, Trappe & Mont Clare


Narberth -

Henry Schireson, Magistrate Judge
District #38-1-06
907 Montgomery Avenue
Narberth, PA 19072-1913

(610) 664-5262 - Telephone
(610) 667-3120 - Fax

Lower Merion Township


Norristown -

Ester J. Casillo, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-01
317 W. Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19403-4227

(610) 272-3029 - Telephone
(610) 272-5080 - Fax

East Norriton, West Norriton Townships


Norristown -

Margaret Hunsicker, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-16
754 E. Johnson Highway
Norristown, PA 19401-3110

(610) 279-6226 - Telephone
(610) 279-2423 - Fax

Norristown Borough


Norristown -

Francis J. Lawrence, Jr., Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-15
200 West Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401-4675

(610) 279-3332 - Telephone
(610) 279-3010 - Fax

Norristown Borough


Montgomeryville -

David A. Keightly, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-18
601 Bethlehem Pike
Building “Dâ€

Suite 100
Montgomeryville, PA 18936

(215) 855-3946 - Telephone
(215) 855-1975 - Fax

Hatfield, Montgomery Townships


Oreland -

William R. Householder, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-08
1316 Bruce Road
Oreland, PA 19075-1899

(215) 572-7845 - Telephone
(215) 572-7891 - Fax

Springfield Township


Pottstown -

John J. Durkin, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-12
2093 East High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464-3211

(610) 326-9274 - Telephone
(610) 326-8136 - Fax

Pottstown Borough, Lower Pottsgrove Township


Pottstown -

Thomas A. Palladino, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-11
1 Security Plaza
Suite 101
Pottstown, PA 19464-5499

(610) 326-9271 - Telephone
(610) 326-4179 - Fax

Pottstown Borough, Upper Pottsgrove Township, West Pottsgrove Township


Red Hill -

Catherine M. Hummel Fried, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-2-02
80 H Gravel Pike
Suite 100
Red Hill, PA 18076

(610) 489-0904 - Telephone
(215) 679-7561 - Fax

East Greenville, Green Lane, Pennsburg, Red Hill Boroughs, Marlborough, Salford, Upper Hanover, Upper Salford Townships


Schwenksville -

Albert J. Augustine, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-24
2047 Bridge Road
Route 113
Schwenksville PA 19473-2030

(610) 584-4732 - Telephone
(610) 584-4751 - Fax

Schwenksville Borough, Lower Salford, Perkiomen, Skippack, Worcester Townships


Souderton -

Kenneth Deatelhauser, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-1-17
121 East Chestnut Street
Souderton PA 18964-1126

(215) 723-5900 - Telephone
(215) 723-0508 - Fax

Hatfield, Souderton, Telford Boroughs, Franconia, Hatfield Townships


Willow Grove -

Jay S. Friedenberg, Magistrate Judge
District # 38-2-08
102 York Road
Suite 100
Willow Grove, PA 19090-3294

(215) 659-6840 - Telephone
(215) 659-6903 - Fax

Bryn Athyn Borough, Lower Moreland, Upper Moreland Townships

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