52nd District Court Judge-Presiding Judge
Judge David Law lives in Commerce Township and was appointed to the 52-1 District Court bench in February of 2015.
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 Doctorate 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 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, including child sexual assault.
In addition to his legal background, Judge David Law was elected to two terms as State Representative (2005-2008). As State Representative, he was the lead sponsor of numerous bills geared toward keeping our streets safe, including Michigan’s version of “Jessica’s Law”, which mandated longer prison sentences and intensive monitoring upon release from prison for child sexual predators. He ran for Oakland County Prosecutor in 2008 and was appointed to the Commerce Township Board of Trustees in 2011, where he was elected to retain his seat in 2012. He served as a Trustee until 2015.
Judge Law is a member of the Michigan District Judge’s Association (MDJA), and he serves on the Legislative Committee for the MDJA. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association and he is the Secretary/Treasurer for the Oakland County District Court Judges' Association. Judge Law is also on the Board of Directors for Lakes Area Youth Assistance (LAYA) and Novi Youth Assistance (NYA). He serves as a member of Novi Rotary, Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #128 (Wixom), Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, the Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL), Polish
American Legal Society (PALS), and St. William Catholic
Church (Walled Lake).