Gov. Rick Snyder Names Krista Haroutunian to 17th District Court


LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder earlier this month appointed Krista Haroutunian of Redford to the 17th District Court in Redford Township.

“Krista has demonstrated a solid knowledge of the law and an ongoing commitment to the legal profession,” Snyder said. “These qualities will make her an excellent district court judge.”

Haroutunian has been in private practice as a shareholder with the firm Haroutunian Licata Haroutunian, PC since 1998 where she focuses on probate, estate planning, family law, and real estate matters. Since 2013, she has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the Michigan Department of Attorney General, handling contested guardianship and conservatorship petitions for the Audit Protective Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Haroutunian is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, serving on the Board of Commissioners since 2015. She is also a member of the Detroit Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Wayne County Probate Bar Association, the Wayne County Family Bar Association, and the Armenian American Bar Association. She is on the board of the Armenian Relief Society and has been a member of the Michigan Women’s Commission since being appointed in 2011.

Haroutunian earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1993 and a law degree from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 1998.

Haroutunian fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Charlotte Wirth. She must seek election in November 2020 for a full term.

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