Reeves attended Florida College and UAB and completed his law degree at the Birmingham School of Law. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in September 1984 and was named clerk of the circuit court for Shelby County in 1988.
Reeves and his wife, Stephanie have five children; Joshua, Heather, Christopher, Rachael and Brianna.
- Wagner, Neal (January 20, 2016) "Judge Reeves stepping down March 1, replacement process begins." Shelby Country Reporter