Honorable David J. Reader
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Honorable David J. Reader

Judge name:Honorable David J. Reader
Location and contact information:Brighton Court
224 N. First St.
Brighton, Mi. 48116
517.540.8904
Judge's elected position:Circuit Court Judge
Judge's role(s) with the Courts: Presiding Circuit Court Judge, and Juvenile Drug Court Judge
Case types regularly assigned to Judge: Family Cases, Juvenile Cases, Name Changes, Civil Cases, Appeals
Probate Cases
Judge's history on the Livingston County bench:Originally elected in 2004, Judge Reader was elected to additional six year terms in 2010 and 2016.
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 1977, 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, and Howell Area Chamber of Commerce. Livingston County Board of Commissioners (elected in 1996 and served for eight years).
Judge's professional associations, awards, and other involvements:Member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Livingston County Bar Association.
 

**Typical Court Days**

Trials

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday May vary depending on other Court Matters

Motions

Thursday
Domestic @ 8:30 a.m.- Civil @ 10:00 a.m., Personal Protection Motions @ 1:30 p.m. Appellate Motions @1:30 p.m., Driver License Restoration @ 1:30p.m.,Juvenile and Probate Motions @ 1:30p.m.

Evidentiary Hearings

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
w/ trials
Unless otherwise scheduled by the Judge
Final Pre-trialsFriday
Juvenile Drug Court
Wednesday2nd and 4th of the Month
Packet(s) distributed at case filing:Scheduling and Trial OrderJudge Reader's Forms
Motion practice: Adjournments

Follow the Court Rules.
The moving party may adjourn or dismiss a motion only via contact with the Judicial Staff. Adjournments of objection to FOC Referee Recommendation require a stipulated order from both sides.

Motion for Summary DispositionFollow the Court Rules.
Transcripts All transcripts must be ordered through Circuit Court Administration.