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Honorable David J. Reader
​Judge name: Honorable David J. Reader​
Location and contact information: ​Judicial Center, Courtroom 5
204 S. Highlander Way
Howell, MI
517.548.1120
Judge's elected position: ​Circuit Court Judge
Judge's role(s) with the Courts: ​Judge Reader is Chief Judge, Livingston County Courts, Presiding Judge, Juvenile Drug Court and Judge, Swift and Sure Sanctions Program
Case types regularly assigned to Judge: ​ Family Cases, Juvenile Cases, Probate Cases
​Judge's history on the Livingston County bench: ​Originally elected in 2004, elected to another six year term in 2010.
Judge's educational background: ​B.A. Michigan State University, J.D, Wayne State University.
​Judge's prior work history: ​Judge Reader was a private practice attorney starting in 1980, and has been involved with leadership and service to many community organizations.  These include the Livingston County Planning Commission, Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency, Howell Jaycees, Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.  Elected to the Livingston County Board of Commissioners in 1996, serving on the Board for eight years.
​Judge's professional associations, awards, and other involvements: ​Member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Livingston County Bar association.  Admitted to practice law in Michigan Courts, Federal District Courts and the United States Supreme Court.
Typical Court Days

​Trials

 

Motions

 

Evidentiary Hearings

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...............

Thursday...................

 

Friday.......................

​May vary depending on other Court Matters

 

8:30 am Motions; 9:30 am PPO's

 

unless otherwise scheduled by the Judge

Packet(s) distributed at case filing: ​Scheduling and Trial Order sent with order following District Court bindover Scheduling and Trial Order at filing​ Scheduling and Trial Order at filing​ ​Scheduling and Trial Order at filing.
Motion practice: Adjournments

Follow the Court Rules for filing a Motion.

The moving party may adjourn or dismiss a motin only via contact with the Judical Staff.  Adjournments of objection of FOC Referee Recommendation require a stipulated order from both sides.

​Motion Practice: Motion for Summary Disposition ​Follow the Court Rules.
​Transcripts ​ All transcripts must be ordered through Circuit Court Administration.