The Honorable Cynthia Meagher Arvant was appointed to the 46th District Court by Governor Rick Snyder in July 2015, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Judge William Richards.
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Arvant spent six years at the 46th District Court, appointed by the Judges to serve in various roles. She was hired as the Court’s Research Attorney in 2009 and was appointed as Magistrate in 2010, serving in both capacities until 2012, when she was appointed as Court Administrator. She served in the dual roles of Court Administrator and Magistrate until her appointment to the bench.
Judge Arvant began her legal career in Southfield, as an Associate Attorney with the general practice firm of Mooney & Condino, P.C. She left private practice to pursue public service, joining the Michigan Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General in 2000. She later served as a Special Assistant Attorney General.
Judge Arvant has been active in her community for many years, serving as a member and Chairperson of the Beverly Hills Parks & Recreation Board and as a Board Member and the Legislative Liaison for the Beverly Elementary PTA. Judge Arvant is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association, the Michigan District Judges Association, the Oakland County District Judges Association, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Taskforce. She has actively participated in many professional associations including the Michigan Court Administrators Association, Southeast Michigan Court Administrators Association, and the Michigan Association of District Court Magistrates.
Judge Arvant earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science from Michigan State University in 1992, and her Juris Doctorate from the Michigan State University College of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law) in 1995. Judge Arvant and her husband, Peter, are longtime local residents and have two children, Anna and William.
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