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 James A. Lenker
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2125 Paxton Church Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 545-4143
(717) 657-2107
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-1-02
The Honorable Barbara W. Pianka
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2967-A North 7th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 238-3388
(717) 238-3004
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-1-04
The Honorable David O'Leary, Esq.
 
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1520 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 233-1220
(717) 233-1598


   
Magisterial District Judge
12-1-05
The Honorable Hanif L. Johnson
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538 South 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 231-3500
(717) 231-3504
   
      Magisterial District Judge
      12-1-06
      The Honorable Joseph S. Lindsey
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5925 Locust Lane
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 671-8640
(717) 671-1899
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-01
The Honorable Michael J. Smith
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1281 South 28th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 558-1160
(717) 558-1056
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-02
The Honorable Kenneth A. Lenker
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102 Agnes Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 939-6996
(717) 939-4868
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-03
The Honorable David H. Judy, Esq.
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50 Canal Street
Royalton, PA 17057
(717) 944-4463
(717) 948-1974
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-04
The Honorable Sonya M. McKnight
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1805 North Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 233-3599
(717) 233-3547
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-05
The Honorable Paul T. Zozos
 
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1300 Rolleston Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 234-0949
(717) 234-0953 


   
Magisterial District Judge
12-3-01
The Honorable Rebecca J. Margerum, Esq.
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Manors Road, RR 01 P.O. Box 68 
Elizabethville, PA 17023
(717) 362-3396
(717) 362-4507
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-3-02
The Honorable Gregory D. Johnson
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1025 Peters Mtn Road
Dauphin, PA 17018
(717) 921-8007
(717) 921-3585
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-3-03
The Honorable William Wenner
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5925 Stevenson Avenue, Suite B
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 545-0261
(717) 545-8015
   
Magisterial District Judge
12-3-04
The Honorable Dominic A. Pelino
 
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576 East Main Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036
(717) 583-1912
(717) 583-1915


   
Magisterial District Judges
12-3-05
The Honorable Lowell A. Witmer
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8010 Bretz Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 671-8720
(717) 671-1282
   
Magisterial District Judge Night Court
12-0-00
Dauphin County Judicial Center
 
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451 Mall Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 547-4010
(717) 888-9076


   
Dauphin County Central Court
12-0-01
 
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501 Mall Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 780-6824
(717) 561-4196


   
Deputy District Court Administrator for Magisterial District Judges
Troy A. Petery
 
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Administration Building
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 780-6636
(717) 780-6468


   
Senior Magisterial District Judge
The Honorable Steven M. Semic
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Senior Magisterial District Judge
The Honorable Raymond F. Shugars
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