Oakland County Judge Charged with Assaulting Man She's Dating

November 26, 2021, 1:19 PM

Judge Kathleen A. Ryan in  2018 (Photo: Michigan Guardianship Association)

Oakland County Probate Judge Kathleen A. Ryan finds herself in trouble with the law.

The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office charged her with domestic assault and battery. 

The Wixom Police Department said officers responded to a 911 call Wednesday afternoon and found "probable cause" that Ryan of Wixom allegedly committed assault and battery against a man "with whom she had a dating relationship," according to the police release, The Detroit News reports.  The man had minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene, police said.

She was arraigned and released on personal bond. 

Ryan was elected to the Oakland County Probate Court in 2010. She earned an undegrad degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Her father, James L. Ryan, was a Wayne County Circuit Court judge, a state Supreme Court justice and a U.S. Court of Appeals judge.

Read more:  The Detroit News

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