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TROY

Troy, Michigan is located approximately 20 minutes North of Detroit, Michigan.  Troy, Michigan is located in Oakland County, Michigan.  Troy is known as home to many businesses and shopping centers including many automotive corporations and many financial companies.  Troy also features upscale Somerset Mall which offers some of the finest shopping in the state of Michigan.  According to the United States Census Bureau, Troy, Michigan has a total land area of about 33.6 square miles. The 2010 census revealed that Troy, Michigan had a population of 80,980 people making it the 11th largest city in the State of Michigan and the largest in Oakland County, Michigan.

In 2011, Troy was ranked the safest city in Michigan, as well as the 19th safest city in the nation. In 2008, Troy was ranked 22nd on a list of “Best Places to Live” in the United States by CNN Money, using criteria including housing, quality of education, economic strength, and recreational opportunities. In 2008, Troy ranked as the fourth most affordable U.S. city with a median household income of approximately $79,000.   Troy is surrounded by Clawson, Royal Oak, and Birmingham.


SPORTS

In 2003, Troy was named Michigan’s Sportstown by Sports Illustrated magazine for having the top community sports programs in the state. Troy is home to the Troy Sports Center, which is the official training facility of the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. The facility is also used for indoor soccer, hockey, and lacrosse leagues, and is home to the city’s high school hockey teams.


MAJOR COMPANIES

Anchor Bay Entertainment
Bank of America (major center)
Behr America
Budd
Delphi
DuPont Automotive
Entertainment Publications
Flagstar Bank
J. D. Power and Associates
Kelly Services
The Kresge Foundation
Magna Powertrain
Meritor
Olga’s Kitchen
Plastic Omnium
Rexair
RHK Technology, Inc.
Saleen Special Vehicles
SAE International
Sonic Alert
Specter Werkes/Sports
Syntel
ThyssenKrupp USA
The Woodbridge Company (US Headquarters)
Ziebart


HIGHER EDUCATION

Troy has many education opportunities available within its city. Troy is home to Walsh College, many other education institutions have branches in Troy, Michigan such as University of Phoenix, Central Michigan University, Spring Arbor University, International Academy of Design and Technology, ITT Technical Institute, and Michigan State University has its Management Education Center (Eli College of Business).


TROY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Troy School District has six national blue ribbon and 13 State Exemplary Schools.

Both Troy High School and Athens High School were named to the list of The 1000 Most Outstanding High Schools in the United States by Newsweek magazine.

The Troy School District hosts the eastern branch of the International Academy, currently ranked 7th in the Newsweek rankings of the best public high schools in the United States.

The public schools comprising the Troy School District are as follows:

High Schools

Athens
Troy
NilesCommunity
International Academy East

Private Schools:

Bethany Christian School
Brookfield Academy
Christian Leadership Academy


AIRPORT

The Oakland-Troy Airport is considered the County’s ‘executive’ airport. This is primarily for businesses and tourists using private, corporate and charter aircraft.  This airport is located between Maple Road and 14 Mile Road.



COURT SYSTEM GOVERNING TROY,  MICHIGAN

Troy is home to the 52-4 district court which serves the multiple local municipalities.  This court is located at 520 W. Big Beaver Rd. Troy, MI 48084.  The court has three divisions including civil including landlord tenant, criminal including drunk driving, dui, owi, owil, and all traffic matters.  52-4 District Court does not hear cases with the amount in controversy over $25,000.  These cases over $25,000 dollars are heard in the Oakland Circuit Court Located in Oakland County Michigan at 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. Pontiac, MI. This Court is also home to a family division which hears case involving divorce, child custody, paternity, child support, personal protection orders etc.  In addition, Troy, Michigan is also subject to the Probate Court at Oakland Circuit Court. The probate Court handles matters such as decedent’s estates, wills, trusts, guardianships, patient advocate issues, power of attorney issues etc.

BROWN AND BROWN, PLC is a diverse firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan representing clients in Michigan primarily in Oakland County, Macomb County and Wayne County. Our firm has over 25 years of district court and circuit court trial and litigation experience. We are dedicated to providing quality and competent legal representation to all of our clients. We focus on Criminal, Employment Law, Family Law, Probate Wills, Estates, Trusts, Property Law and Business Law/Litigation. Matthew C. Brown was the former president of the Rochester Bar and practiced law for 17 years in the city of downtown Rochester.

At Brown and Brown, PLC our focus is on making sure that we do our very best for each and every client. Our firm is licensed to practice in all courts in the state of Michigan including the Federal Courts and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For help with all your Troy, Michigan legal problems, please call the attorneys at Brown and Brown, PLC today at 248-454-1120 or by email at MCB@BrownandBrownplc.com.

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