Magisterial District Judges

The Magisterial District Judge System in Pennsylvania was created under the 1968 Constitution. It is a system of minor court judges designed to hear cases involving traffic violations, minor criminal matters, disputes between landlords and tenants, and civil cases such as contract matters or injuries with damages claimed up to $12,000. The system also carries initial jurisdiction over all criminal cases, rendering decisions on the issuance of warrants, and finding sufficient justification to send misdemeanor and felony cases to the Courts of Common Pleas for further action.
 

The Twelfth Judicial District is complemented with fifteen Magisterial District Judges, each covering a portion of the County of Dauphin. The Magisterial District Judge System has a $7.3 million budget, 90 employees, processes 100,000 cases each year, and realizes revenue of approximately $2 million annually.

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-1-01
The Honorable Marian Urrutia

 

Address: 2125 Paxton Church Road Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone: (717) 545-4143
Fax: (717) 657-2107


 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-1-02
The Honorable Barbara W. Pianka

Address: 451 Mall Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Telephone: (717) 238-3383
Fax: (717) 238-3004


 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-1-04
The Honorable David O'Leary, Esq.

Address: 1520 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Telephone: (717) 233-1220
Fax: (717) 233-1598

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-1-05
The Honorable Hanif L. Johnson

Address: 538 South 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Telephone: (717) 231-3500
Fax: (717) 231-3504


 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-1-06
The Honorable Joseph S. Lindsey

Address: 5925 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Telephone: (717) 671-8640
Fax: (717) 671-1899


 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-2-01
The Honorable Michael J. Smith

Address: 1201 South 28th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Telephone: (717) 558-1160
Fax: (717) 558-1056

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-2-02
The Honorable Kenneth A. Lenker

Address: 102 Agnes Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Telephone: (717) 939-6996
Fax: (717) 939-4868

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-2-03
The Honorable David H. Judy, Esq.

Address: 50 Canal Street
Royalton, PA 17057
Telephone: (717) 944-4463
Fax: (717) 948-1974

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-2-04
The Honorable Sonya M. McKnight

Address: 1805 North Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Telephone: (717) 233-3599
Fax: (717) 233-3547

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-2-05
The Honorable Paul T. Zozos

Address: 1300 Rolleston Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Telephone: (717) 234-0949
Fax: (717) 234-0953 

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-3-01
The Honorable Rebecca J. Margerum, Esq.

Address: 185 Manors Road, Suite 1
Elizabethville, PA 17023
Telephone: (717) 362-3396
Fax: (717) 362-4507

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-3-02
The Honorable Gregory D. Johnson

Address: 1025 Peters Mtn Road
Dauphin, PA 17018
Telephone: (717) 921-8007
Fax: (717) 921-3585

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-3-03
The Honorable William Wenner

Address: 5925 Stevenson Avenue, Suite B
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Telephone: (717) 545-0261
Fax: (717) 545-8015

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-3-04
The Honorable Dominic A. Pelino

Address: 576 East Main Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036
Telephone: (717) 583-1912
Fax: (717) 583-1915

 

 


Magisterial District Judge
12-3-05
The Honorable Dale Klein

Address: 8010 Bretz Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Telephone: (717) 671-8720
Fax: (717) 671-1282

 

 


Magisterial District Judge Night Court
12-0-00
Dauphin County Judicial Center

Address: 451 Mall Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Telephone: (717) 547-4010
Fax: (717) 888-9076

 

 


Dauphin County Central Court
12-0-01

Address: 451 Mall Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Telephone: (717) 780-6824
Fax: (717) 561-4196

 

 


Deputy District Court Administrator for Magisterial District Judges
Troy A. Petery

Address: Administration Building
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Telephone: (717) 780-6636
Fax: (717) 780-6468

 

 


Senior Magisterial District Judge
The Honorable Sr. MDJ George Zozos

 

 


Senior Magisterial District Judge
The Honorable Sr. MDJ James A. Lenker 

 

 


Senior Magisterial District Judge
The Honorable LaVon A. Postelle