52nd District Court Judge
Judge Travis Reeds was elected District Judge in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University in 1994, and his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in 1997. During his years as a practicing attorney, he worked with his father, Michael at the law firm of Reeds & Reeds in Walled Lake, handling a variety of cases from real estate and probate estates, to family law and criminal law.
He has lectured on various legal topics for the Oakland County Bar Association, and has lectured and written extensively for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is a former member of the Oakland County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and was a member of the ICLE Criminal Law Advisory Board. He has contributed to the ICLE as a Champion of Justice, including extensive work as the co-editor and co-author of Michigan Criminal Procedure and Michigan Drunk Driving Law and Practice. He is also on the advisory board and contributor to the Michigan Model Criminal Jury Instructions, Second Edition. In 2013 and 2014 he was named a Michigan Super Lawyer and was selected as one of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers.
As a Judge Travis has contributed to revisions to the Michigan Judicial Institute's Contempt of Court Benchbook, and serves on the Court Rules and Criminal Forms Committees for the Michigan District Judge's Association.