42nd District Court (Division I / Romeo) - Judges
16th Circuit Court,
Probate Court, and
42nd District Court Divisions I and II
Magistrate Jeffrey Davis
Jennifer A. Andary
District Court Judge
Jennifer Andary obtained the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts; Cum Laude, with a Minor in Politics from New York University. Ms. Andary later achieved a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Andary taught throughout the inner city in New York City, New York and South West Philadelphia. She was instrumental in developing the English, Music, and Art programs for the eighth grade Special Education class that she took over teaching in 1998 in South West Philadelphia.
Upon her completion of law school, Jennifer joined the Law Firm of Andary & Andary, presently, The Andary Law Group. There she handled a multitude of cases involving all genres of criminal law, family law, labor law, as well as both Federal and State matters throughout the state of Michigan. In addition to her work as a litigator for the firm, Jennifer was in charge of the research and brief writing for the firm.
Ms. Andary joined the Macomb County Prosecutor’s office in 2003. Ms. Andary was initially assigned to the 16th Judicial Circuit Court. In Circuit Court, she tried numerous felony cases and won jury convictions on many major offenses, including but not limited to many life offenses. In addition, she has tried and won a variety of lessor felonies and misdemeanors. Jennifer also participated and worked with the Circuit Court Drug Court Program. Another assignment was in the general unit of the Prosecutor’s Office handling the criminal dockets of each district court within Macomb County. There, she conducted Preliminary Examinations and Misdemeanor Trials.
She was then selected by Macomb County Prosecutor, Eric Smith, to be the Chief of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse, where she held that title and position until her resignation in July, 2008 after the birth of her first child.
In 2009, Ms. Andary not only rejoined Andary, Andary, Davis, and Andary now the Andary Law Group, she had the privilege of working with Charles M. Towner, at Towner and Towner, P.C., as an
Assistant Township Attorney, where she assisted with the Clinton Township misdemeanor criminal dockets of the 41B District Court within Macomb County and the civil litigation for the Township.
Her private law practice has also provided her with experience in numerous areas of civil litigation including experience in the area of labor law, both in the private and public sector. Over the past several years, serving as a member of the Defense Bar has rounded out her experience in all areas of the law.
Then, in 2017, Ms. Andary had the honor of being appointed Magistrate of the 42-1 District Court . She will continue to serve in that capacity until taking office as Judge of the 42-1 District Court on January 1, 2020.
The legal environment that she has participated in and her vast experience provides her with the ability to balance issues, apply legal concepts and formulate a decision that is grounded in fairness and consistent with the facts and the law that are presented to her.