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Macomb County Adult Drug Court is held once per week on Tuesdays with Judge Toia.

Judge Joseph Toia


Judge Joseph Toia was appointed to the Macomb County Circuit Court bench on August 10, 2015 by Governor Rick Snyder. He has a general civil / criminal docket and serves as an Adult Drug Court Judge and Alternate Judge for the Veteran's Specialty Court. Judge Toia graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/ Finance degree in 1979. He received his Juris Doctorate from Detroit College of Law (now known as Michigan State College of Law) in 1984. Prior to his appointment, Judge Toia was in private practice for 31 years. Additionally, he served as the prosecuting attorney for Orion Township in Oakland County. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Macomb County Bar Association and is a former member of the Oakland County Bar Association. Judge Toia served as past president of the Italian American Bar Association of Michigan; as a mediator in the Macomb County Circuit Court; a member of the Judges United with Students and Teachers program; a member of the Michigan Society of Planners; past president and chairman of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan; past president of Kiwanis Club of Utica/Shelby Township; and former chairman of the Shelby Township Planning Commission.