Where are MDJs in Montgomery County?

2017-11-03T19:00:37+00:00 October 4th, 2017|

A guide to Montgomery County’s Magisterial District Courts, the initial tier of the county’s judicial system.

Magisterial District Courts are the first tier of Montgomery County’s judicial system. An elected Judge runs each of the 30 “district courts” spread throughout the county.

MDJ’s, as they are known, handle a wide range of issues, including: small claims (civil matters where damages do not exceed $12,000); traffic offenses; landlord/tenant matters; summary citations; and preliminary hearings for criminal matters.

These courts are spread throughout the County to provide the public easier access.

Montgomery County MDL Office Map

Individuals may represent themselves for matters at the MDJ level. In some cases, for example criminal preliminary hearings, individuals may even waive their right to a hearing at this level and proceed to the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas (the formal name for the “big courthouse” in Norristown).

While within the rights of the individual to take either self-representation or waiving these hearings, it is not suggested to forego having an experienced lawyer involved and present.

Particularly in criminal matters, Preliminary Hearings can provide a chance to have charges dismissed or reduced. Further, the hearing itself can be a crucial opportunity to meet with the county prosecutors and get on-the-record statements from police officers that can significantly improve a defendant’s prospects if a case moves forward to the Court of Common Pleas.  

For your information, here is a list of MDJ Offices in alphabetical order by hosting township. (Note: This information was up to date as of a July 28, 2017 official release by the Montgomery County Administrative Court).

Abington: Magistrate Hon. John D. Kessler, District 38-1-04

District Includes: part of Township of Abington and Borough of Rockledge

Address: 1150 Old York Road Abington, PA 19001-2606

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone: (215) 887-2362, 2363 / FAX (215) 887-2364

Email: DC38104@montcopa.org

Ambler: Magistrate Hon. Patricia Zaffarano, 38-1-10

District Includes: Township of Upper Dublin and Borough of Ambler

Address: 1301 Bethlehem Pike Ambler, PA 19002

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone: (215) 542-1262 / Fax Number: (215) 646-3588

Email: DC38110@montcopa.org

Ardmore Township: Magistrate Hon. Michael P. Quinn, District 38-1-07

District Includes: part of Township of Lower Merion and Borough of Narberth

Address: 116A Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003

Open to Public: 7:45 – 3:45 / Office Hours: 7:30 – 4:00

Phone Number: (610) 896-8585 / Fax Number:(610) 896-8601

Email:DC38107@montcopa.org

Narberth: Magistrate Hon. Karen Eisner Zucker, District 38-2-04

District Includes: part of Township of Lower Merion

Address: 925 Montgomery Ave, Suite 200, Narberth, PA 19072

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 668-1201 / Fax Number: (610) 668-1204

Email: DC38204@montcopa.org

Blue Bell West: Magistrate Hon. Robert M. Sobeck, District 38-1-21

District Includes: Townships of Lower Gwynedd, Upper Gwynedd, Whitpain and Borough of North Wales

Address: 653 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:15 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (215) 646-8201 / Fax Number: (215) 646-4156

Email: DC38121@montcopa.org

Bridgeport: Magistrate Hon. James P. Gallagher, District 38-1-25

District Includes: part of Township of Upper Merion and Borough of Bridgeport

Address: 128 West Fourth Street, Bridgeport, PA 19405

Open to Public: 8:30 – 3:30 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:00

Phone Number: (610) 277-3377 / Fax Number: (610) 277-3379

Email: DC38125@montcopa.org

Collegeville: Magistrate Hon. Cathleen Kelly Rebar, District 38-1-20

District Includes: Townships of Lower Providence, and part of Upper Providence, Boroughs of Collegeville

Address: 133 Level Rd., Collegeville, PA 19426

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 409-2515 / Fax Number: (610) 409-2517

Email: DC38120@montcopa.org

Conshohocken: Magistrate Hon. Francis J. Bernhardt, District 38-1-13

District Includes: Township of Plymouth and part of Borough of Conshohocken

Address: 625 W. Ridge Pike, Bldg B Suite 101, Conshohocken, PA 19428

Open to Public: 8:00 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Phone Number: (610) 828-0278 / Fax Number: (610) 828-6722

Email: DC38113@montcopa.org

Elkins Park: Magistrate Hon. Elizabeth McHugh, District 38-1-02

District Includes: part of Township of Cheltenham and Borough of Jenkintown

Address: 7804 Montgomery Ave, Station Mews Townhouse Complex, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Open to Public: 8:00 – 3:30 / Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Phone Number: (215) 635-1535 / Fax Number: (215) 635-2256

Email: DC38102@montcopa.org

Jenkintown: Magistrate: Hon. Christopher J. Cerski, District 38-1-03

District Includes: part of Township of Cheltenham

Address: 117 York Road, Suite 100 A, Jenkintown, PA 19046

Open to Public: 8:00 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Phone Number: (215) 885-4796 / Fax Number: (215) 884-6530

Email: DC38103@montcopa.org

Gilbertsville: Magistrate Hon. Maurice H. Saylor, District 38-2-03

District Includes: Townships of Douglass, New Hanover, Upper Frederick, Lower Frederick and

Upper Pottsgrove

Address: 1881 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 326-1145 / Fax Number: (610) 326-6513

Email: DC38203@montcopa.org

Glenside: Magistrate Hon. Juanita A. Price, District 38-1-05

District Includes: part of Township of Abington and the Willow Grove Mall

Address: 875 North Easton Rd., Glenside, PA 19038

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (215) 885-4120 / Fax Number: (215) 885-2190

Email: DC38105@montcopa.org

Hatboro: Magistrate Hon. Paul N. Leo, District 38-1-14

District Includes: Township of Upper Moreland and Borough of Hatboro, part of Township of Horsham

Address: 420 South York Rd., Condo C-F, Hatboro, PA 19040

Open to Public: 8:00 – 3:00 / Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Phone Number: (215) 957-5935 / Fax Number: (215) 957-5937

Email: DC38114@montcopa.org

Horsham: Magistrate Hon. Harry J. Nesbitt III, District 38-1-22

District Includes: part of Township of Horsham

Address: 903 Sheehy Drive, Suite A Babylon Business Campus, Horsham, PA 19044

Open to Public: 8:30 – 3:30 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (215) 675-2040 / Fax Number: (215) 675-2344

Email: DC38122@montcopa.org

King of Prussia: Magistrate Hon. William Maruszcak, District 38-1-09

District Includes: part of Township of Upper Merion and Borough of West Conshohocken

Address: 750 Vandenberg Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Open to Public: 8:00 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Phone Number: (610) 265-3950 / Fax Number: (610) 265-8932

Email: DC38109@montcopa.org

Lafayette Hill: Magistrate Hon. Deborah Lukens, District 38-1-23

District Includes: Township of Whitemarsh, part of Conshohocken Borough

Address: 4002 Center Ave, Box 231, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 (Temporary Location as of 7/28/2017)

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 828-5226 / Fax Number: (610) 828-0446

Email: DC38123@montcopa.org

Lansdale: Magistrate Hon. Edward Levine, District 38-1-28

District Includes: Townships of Towamencin and part of Hatfield and Boroughs of Hatfield and Lansdale

Address: 430-440 Pennbrook Parkway, Lansdale, PA 19446

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (215) 393-7534 / Fax Number: (215) 393-7536

Email: DC38128@montcopa.org

Limerick: Magistrate Hon. Walter F. Gadzicki Jr., District 38-1-19

District Includes: Townships of Limerick, part of Upper Providence and Borough of Royersford

Address: 497 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 495-8440 / Fax Number: (215) 495-8442

Email: DC38119@montcopa.org

Montgomeryville: Magistrate Hon. Andrea Duffy, District 38-1-18

District Includes: Township of Montgomery, and part of Hatfield Township

Address: 601 Bethlehem Pike, Building D Suite 100, Montgomeryville, PA 18936

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (215) 855-3946 / Fax Number: (215) 855-1975

Email: DC38118@montcopa.org

Narberth: Magistrate: Hon. Henry Schireson, District 38-1-06

District Includes: part of Township of Lower Merion

Address: 925 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 100, Narberth, PA 19072

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 664-5262 / Fax Number: (610) 885-2190

Email: DC38106@montcopa.org

Norristown: Magistrate Hon. Ester J. Casillo, District 38-1-01

District Includes: Townships of East Norriton and West Norriton

Address: 160 W. Germantown Pike, Suite D5, Norristown, PA 19401

Open to Public: 8:00 – 3:30 / Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Phone Number: (610) 272-3029 / Fax Number: (610) 272-5080

Email: DC38101@montcopa.org

Norristown: Magistrate Hon. Francis J. Lawrence Jr., District 38-1-15

District Includes: part of Borough of Norristown

Address: 601 DeKalb Street, Suite 300, Norristown, PA 19401

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 279-3332 / Fax Number: (610) 279-3010

Email: DC38115@montcopa.org

Norristown: Magistrate Hon. Gregory Scott, District 38-2-09

District Includes: part of Borough of Norristown

Address: 601 DeKalb Street, Suite 100, Norristown, PA 19401

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 945-9156 / Fax Number: (610) 994-2882

Email: DC38209@montcopa.org

Norristown: Magistrate Hon. Margaret Hunsicker-Fleischer, District 38-1-16

District Includes: part of Borough of Norristown

Address: 601 DeKalb Street, Suite 200, Norristown, PA 19401

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 279-6226 / Fax Number: (610) 279-2423

Email: DC38116@montcopa.org

Oreland: Magistrate Hon. Catherine E. McGill, District 38-1-08

District Includes: Township of Springfield

Address: 1316 Bruce Road, Oreland, PA 19075

Open to Public: 8:30 – 4:00 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (215) 572-7845 / Fax Number: (215) 572-7891

Email: DC38108@montcopa.org

Pottstown: Magistrate Hon. Scott T. Palladino, District 38-1-11

District Includes: Township of West Pottsgrove and part of Borough of Pottstown

Address: 1 Security Plaza, Suite 101, Pottstown, PA 19464

Open to Public: 7:30 – 3:00 / Office Hours: 7:30 – 3:30

Phone Number: (610) 326-9271 / Fax Number: (610) 326-4179

Email: DC38111@montcopa.org

Pottstown: Magistrate Hon. Edward C. Kropp Sr., District 38-1-12

District Includes: Township of Lower Pottsgrove and part of Borough of Pottstown

Address: 1 Security Plaza, Suite 102, Pottstown, PA 19464

Open to Public: 7:30 – 3:00 / Office Hours: 7:30 – 3:30

Phone Number: (610) 326-9274 / Fax Number: (610) 326-8136

Email: DC38112@montcopa.org

Red Hill: Magistrate Hon. Catherine M. Hummel Fried, District 38-2-02

District Includes: Townships of Marlborough, Upper Hanover, Salford and Upper Salford; Boroughs of

Green Lane, Red Hill, East Greenville and Pennsburg; PA Turnpike Northeast

Address: 80H Gravel Pike, Suite 100, Red Hill, PA 18076

Open to Public: 8:45 – 4:15 / Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (215) 679-5811 / Fax Number: (215) 679-7561

Email: DC38202@montcopa.org

Harleysville: Magistrate Hon. Albert J. Augustine, District 38-1-24

District Includes: Townships of Franconia, Lower Salford, Perkiomen, Skippack and Worcester and

Boroughs of Schwenksville, Souderton and Telford

Address: 840 Harleysville Pike, Suite 2, Harleysville, PA 19438

Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30

Phone Number: (610) 584-4732 / Fax Number: (610) 584-4751

Email: DC38124@montcopa.org

Willow Grove: Magistrate Hon. Jay S. Friendenberg, District 38-2-08

District Includes: part of Township of Upper Moreland, Township of Lower Moreland, Borough of Bryn

Athyn

Address: 102 York Rd., Suite 100, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Open to Public: 8:00 – 3:30 / Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Phone Number: (215) 659-6840 / Fax Number: (215) 659-6903

Email: DC38208@montcopa.org

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