52nd District Court Judge-Presiding Judge
Judge David Law, a resident of Commerce Township, was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the 52-1 District Court bench in February 2015 and he overwhelmingly retained his seat in the November 2016 election.
Judge Law is a proud graduate of Novi-Detroit Catholic Central (1987). He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from The University of Notre Dame (1991) and his Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law (1995). In addition to being admitted to practice law in Michigan courts, Judge Law is also admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
Judge Law's legal career includes work in private practice for the firm Sills, Law, Essad, Fielder, and Charboneau, P.C., where he specialized in family law and civil practice (1995-1998). He then served as an Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor, working extensively in Oakland County district and circuit courts (1998-2004). Judge Law also worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Michigan Department of the Attorney General (2009-2015), where he represented the Michigan Department of Human Services, trying cases of child abuse and neglect. Judge Law also served two terms as State Representative, representing the communities of Commerce Township and Wolverine Lake (2005-2008).
Judge Law is a member of the Michigan District Judges Association (MDJA), and he sits on legislative committees for the MDJA as well as the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals (MATCP). Judge Law was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court on January 1, 2017 to serve as a member of the committee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions for the state of Michigan. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association and he is President of the Oakland County District Judges' Association. Judge Law serves on the board of directors for Novi Youth Assistance (NYA), Lakes Area Youth Assistance (LAYA) and is an advisory board member for the south west Oakland County chapter of Families Against Narcotics (FAN). Judge Law also belongs to Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #128 (Wixom), Multi-Lakes Conservation Association (Commerce Township), the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL), Polish American Legal Society (PALS) and St. William Catholic Church (Walled Lake).