Michael Reeds is the founder and lead attorney with the firm of Michael W. Reeds, P.C. He graduated from Cooley Law School, in 1976, the very first law school graduating class. Mr. Reeds graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1973, earning his undergraduate degree in history. In 1978, Mr. Reeds founded the present firm, in Walled Lake, Michigan. Mr. Reeds taught at Cooley Law School as an adjunct professor from 1992-1994, teaching a course called “Lawyering Before Trial”. That course was utilized to teach young attorneys how best to prepare a case for trial. Case preparation is, according to Mr. Reeds, the foundation upon which rests the proper criminal defense.
Michael Reeds has been a contributing author since 1987 in the drinking and driving book entitled “Michigan Drunk Driving Law and Practice”. Mr. Reeds authors the chapter entitled “Trial Tactics”. He is the pre-eminent authority on the conduct of jury trials in drunk driving cases. He has conducted seminars, dealing with issues involving drunk driving evidence in the analysis of accident reconstruction, the defense of felony drunk driving cases, and those involving serious injury or death. In addition, Mr. Reeds has conducted hundreds of jury trials involving both felony and misdemeanor cases throughout the state.
Mr. Reeds is also an accountant and real estate broker, and resides in Lyon Township, Michigan with his wife, Christine Reeds.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Custody & Visitation
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
- Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
- Real Estate Law
- Traffic Violations
- 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Michigan, 1976
- Indiana, 1978
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
- B.A. - 1973