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Toia named to 16th Circuit Court in Macomb County

Monday, August 10, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Joseph Toia, of Shelby Charter Township, to the 16th Circuit Court of Macomb County.

“Throughout his career, Joseph has distinguished himself as an excellent lawyer and as a leader in community service,” Snyder said. “I am confident that his experience will prove to be a great asset to the Macomb Circuit Court.”

Currently, Toia runs his own practice in Shelby Charter Township and also serves as the prosecuting attorney for the Charter Township of Orion. He has worked on a broad variety of legal matters throughout his career, with considerable experience in the areas of business, family, criminal, and municipal law.

Toia is very active in his community, currently serving as a member of Kiwanis Club of Utica-Shelby and the Fraternal Order of Police, and a growing charitable organization he started called ‘Friends of Foster Kids’, which provides holiday presents to local children in foster care. Toia is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Macomb County Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Italian American Bar Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Wayne State University and a degree from the Detroit College of Law.

Toia fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John C. Foster. He must seek election in November 2016 for the balance of the term expiring January 1, 2021.