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Hon. Terrance A. Keith

Wayne County Probate Court
Detroit, Michigan


Hon. Terrance A. Keith was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm on December 23, 2010. Judge Keith hears petitions concerning wills, trusts, appointment of guardians and conservators, for adults and minors, and petitions for mental health treatment. He was previously a shareholder of Kemp Klein Umphrey and Endelman PC, where he practiced bankruptcy and municipal law and served on the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly, State Bar Board of Commissioners, and State Bar Attorney Discipline Hearing Panel. Judge Keith is recognized as the “Founding Father” and served a two-year term as the first president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, founded in 1990. The Straker Bar Association was formed to promote legal practice opportunities for lawyers of color in Oakland County. In addition, Judge Keith has been a recipient of various awards for his contributions to the legal profession. He is a past president of the Association of Black Judges of Michigan (ABJM). He also serves as the ABJM liaison to the Straker Bar Association and Wolverine Bar Association for the Martin Luther King Drum Major for Justice Debate Competition for Metro Detroit high school students.

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