Judge Michael K. Murry
Judge Murry began his tenure as Xenia Municipal Judge on January 1, 2008, after having a private law practice for 24 years. He is a life-long resident of Greene County having been born and raised in the Jamestown area. Judge Murry is a graduate of Greeneview High School and for five years he taught, coached basketball, and served as a guidance counselor at Cedarville High School. Judge Murry graduated from the University of Dayton Law School in 1983. He and his wife, Patte, have been married for 32 years and during their marriage have lived in both Xenia and Bellbrook. The Murrys have two sons, Michael and Daniel.
It is the vision of Judge Murry and the court staff that Xenia Municipal Court provide innovative and exemplary court services to the people of Greene County. The Court desires to be exemplary in providing fair and efficient justice under the law for all people, and that matters and disputes be resolved in a fair and timely manner. It is a core value of Xenia Municipal Court that every person who enters the court be treated with dignity and respect.
All court proceedings occur in the courtroom and are open to the public. The citizens of Greene County are welcome to visit the court during normal business hours to see their local municipal court at work.
Judge Murry is pictured below with three of the four couples he married on December 12, 2012 (12-12-12). The couple on the left was married at 7:30 a.m. so their wedding could be worked into the court's busy docket. The couple in the middle - who reserved the date six months ago - actually were "officially pronounced" married at twelve minutes past twelve - or 12-12-12-12-12! None of these couples should have any trouble remembering their anniversary date.
Joshua Bauer & Kanya Praetorius Damien Maldon & Andrea McGuinness Demetrious Miller & Maria Compton