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                       Judge Kenneth J. King

Judge Kenneth J. King was raised on the southwest side of Detroit.  He graduated from Southwestern High School in 1988, earned his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 1995.


Judge King was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan in May 1996.  He worked as an attorney for the Misdemeanor Defenderís Office, an Associate Attorney for Bell & Gardner, P.C., and then later maintained his own general practice firm before accepting a position as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Wayne County Prosecutorís Office in 1998.  In the seven years employed with the Wayne County Prosecutorís Office, he was assigned to the Trial Division as a Principal/Special Assignment Attorney; the Homicide Unit; the Community Prosecution Unit; the Research, Training & Appeals Division; and the Forfeiture Unit. 

In 2004, Judge King accepted a position with the Department of Wayne County Executive as an Executive Administrator in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility, where he reviewed policy and procedure, as well as investigated allegations of abuse and misconduct by employees on residents.  He also chaired and co-chaired special projects initiated by the County Executive.

In addition to fulfilling his responsibilities as judge in one of the busiest courts in the nation, Judge King enjoys mentoring children and young adults. He is actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and mentors a young boy. Judge King is also an Adjunct Professor at Henry Ford Community College where he teaches Political Science.

Judge King has membership in many civic organizations including the State Bar of Michigan; the Association of Black Judges of Michigan; the Michigan District Court Judges Association; the Wolverine Bar Association; and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, to name a few.

Judge King is a member of the International Gospel Center under the Pastoral leadership of Pastor Marvin N. Miles.  He resides in Detroit with his wife, Tracy, and two sons, Kenneth and Kyle.


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