Shelby Township, Macomb, Utica and the 41-A District Court
In Macomb County, north of Sterling Heights and Utica is Shelby Township. At 35.2 square miles Shelby Township is a community that more than 70,000 people call home. Though it encompasses many different communities, Shelby Township offers one point of entrance to Stony Creek Metropark. The park offers a variety of recreational activities such as a trail, a lake, and a golf course. Shelby Twp. has a history dating back to the early 1800s. The Township was first certified on February 3, 1818 and the first home was built there shortly after. The first Township meeting was in 1827 in a location that would now be considered 23/24 Mile and Van Dyke. To the East of Shelby Township is Macomb Township. At 36.3 square miles the community is populated by more than 70,000 people. The Township's namesake is derived from Alexander Macomb, who was a celebrated war hero in the War of 1812. Utica Township, much smaller than the last two named communities, is completely surrounded by Shelby Township and Sterling Heights. It is only 1.8 square miles in size and has a population of about 4500 people.
Matthew S. Abdo, an Abdo Law Firm partner was raised in Shelby Township and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 2003. Matthew also attended Roberts Elementary School and Malow Junior High School in Shelby Township. He earned Presidential Awards and was in the National Honor Society while attending school.
Shelby Township, Macomb Township, and Utica are all served by the 41-A District Court. The Court is located at 51660 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, Michigan 48316 and is presided over by the Honorable Douglas P. Shepard. It can be reached via phone at (586) 739-7325.