Judge Ronda M. Fowlkes Gross was elected to the 50th District Court in November 2008. She is the first non-incumbent woman elected to the 50th District Court. She previously served 13 years as an Oakland County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney prior to her election to the bench.
Judge Gross is a 1994 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University in 1983 and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1989.
Judge Gross is active with the Michigan District Judges Association and the Oakland County District Court Judges Association. She is spearheading the development of alternative treatment court programs for the 50th District Court, such as a "Veteran's Treatment Court."