Brian W. MacKenzie
52nd District Court Judge

Judge Brian MacKenzie has served as a Judge of the 52nd District Court, located in Novi Michigan, since 1988. He was honored by the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice with the Paul H. Chapman medal, for significant contributions to the American Criminal Justice System.  He has received numerous other awards for his community based programs.

 
Judge MacKenzie is the president of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals is the vice president of the American Judges Association. Judge MacKenzie has written and lectured throughout the country on issues including, veterans treatment courts, domestic violence, drug treatment courts, and court media relations. He is the co-editor of the book “Michigan Criminal Procedure”.  His most recent article is Extrajudicial Speech: Judicial Ethics in the New Media Age published  by the Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal. 
 
From 2008 to 2010 Judge MacKenzie was the American Bar Association/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Judicial Fellow. 
 
Judge MacKenzie received his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in 1974. In November 1974, he was admitted to practice and joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.     In 1979 he joined to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General were he remained until he was appointed to 52nd District Court, 1st Division, in March of 1988.
 
Judge MacKenzie is married to Karen MacKenzie. He has three children; Kate, David and Breanna and three grandsons, Daniel, Raymond and Henry.
Judge Brian MacKenzie has served as a Judge of the 52nd District Court, located in Novi Michigan, since 1988. He was honored by the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice with the Paul H. Chapman medal, for significant contributions to the American Criminal Justice System.  He has received numerous other awards for his community based programs.
 
Judge MacKenzie is the president of the Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals is the vice president of the American Judges Association. Judge MacKenzie has written and lectured throughout the country on issues including, veterans treatment courts, domestic violence, drug treatment courts, and court media relations. He is the co-editor of the book “Michigan Criminal Procedure”.  His most recent article is Extrajudicial Speech: Judicial Ethics in the New Media Age published  by the Reynolds Courts & Media Law Journal. 
 
From 2008 to 2010 Judge MacKenzie was the American Bar Association/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Judicial Fellow. 
 
Judge MacKenzie received his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in 1974. In November 1974, he was admitted to practice and joined the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.     In 1979 he joined to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General were he remained until he was appointed to 52nd District Court, 1st Division, in March of 1988.
 
Judge MacKenzie is married to Karen MacKenzie. He has three children; Kate, David and Breanna and three grandsons, Daniel, Raymond and Henry.

 

 

 

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Brian W. MacKenzie