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Magistrate Michael R. Osaer

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In January 2001, Judge Douglas P. Shepherd appointed Attorney Michael R. Osaer as Magistrate. Magistrate Osaer's duties include felony and misdemeanor arraignments, civil infraction informal hearings, small claim hearings, criminal pre-trials, civil pre-trials and weddings. Prior to his appointment, Magistrate Osaer practiced law in private practice in the Shelby Township, Utica and Sterling Heights area for more than 23 years.
Magistrate Osaer graduated from Detroit College of Law with honors in 1979. He is a member of the following professional and civic organizations.
  • Macomb County Association of District Court Magistrates 
  • Michigan Association District Court Magistrates 
  • Michigan Bar Association 
  • Macomb County Bar Association 
  • American Polish Century Club 
  • Shelby Township Lions Club
Magistrate Osaer was elected President of the Macomb County Bar Association in 2003 and served in that capacity for the 2003-2004 year. He currently is a member of the Macomb Bar Association Past President Council. He recently was elected to the Michigan Bar Association Representative Assembly.
A longtime resident of Shelby Township, Magistrate Osaer and wife Sandy have two children, daughter, Cory and son, Ken.