52-1 District Court

Located in Novi, the 52-1 District Court is the criminal misdemeanor court for Novi, South Lyon, Wixom, Walled Lake, Milford, Highland, Commerce Township, Lyon Township, and Wolverine Lake.  Because of this, if you or a loved one are accused of a drunk driving, impaired driving, assault, owi, possession of marijuana, dui, driving without a license, or any other misdemeanor within these cities, villages, and townships, you are required to appear in the 52-1 District Court.  As it is one of the most complex courthouses to practice in, you need to have a Novi criminal lawyer who understands how to win cases in the Novi Court.

The 52-1 District Court is presided over by three judges, Judge David Law, Judge Travis Reeds, and Judge Robert Bondy.  Having practiced with all three judges throughout the years, including prior to their appointments and election to office, we are very familiar with their different personalities. 

Judge Reeds is a former criminal defense attorney who was well known to our firm, as well as our fellow criminal defense attorney colleagues, as a tenacious litigator who cared deeply for fighting for his clients.  Now that he has been elected, his pattern of intelligence and fairness has continued and those who have appeared before him have found a judge who is fair and honest.  Judge Reeds has shown during his time on the bench that he will treat you fairly, but he expects honesty in return.

Judge Law is a former attorney general prosecutor who recently was appointed to the Court.  Although most Novi criminal defendants may fear a former prosecutor adjudicating their case, our experience with Judge Law is that he has shown to be the kind of judge both prosecutors and defense attorneys alike approve of, someone who can be fair.


In addition to Judge Bondy, Judge Reeds, and Judge Law, the 52-1 District Court also employs retired Judge Michael Batchik to handle all of the minor in possession of alcohol cases.  Although retired, Judge Batchik is very up to date on all case law regarding minor in possession of alcohol and recently has ruled in our clients’ favor in these cases.

At Amberg & Amberg, we are experienced Wixom criminal lawyers.  As criminal misdemeanor attorneys, we know what it takes to win your 52-1 District Court misdemeanor criminal case.  With innovative motions and defenses, the courage to stand up to tough prosecutors, and the belief in your innocence, we will fight with you to the end.  If you or a family member needs our help, call or email us today.