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Practice Areas

  • DUI Defense
  • Major and Minor Drugs and Weapons Offenses
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Assaultive Offenses
    • Murder
    • Attempt Murder
    • Assault
    • Battery
  • Embezzlement / Identity Theft / Fraud
  • White Collar Crimes
  • All Federal Crimes / Appeals and Habeas Corpus Matters
  • International Criminal Detention
  • Asset / Property
  • State & Federal Forfeiture
  • Select Civil, Commercial and Personal Injury Matters
  • All State of Michigan related Felony & Misdemeanors – State Wide
  • Alcohol Related Offenses – DUI-OWI-OUIL – Super Drunk – Impaired and Driving Alcohol Offenses
  • Secretary of State and Driver Revocation matters
  • Gun Board Representation in and before all counties in the State of Michigan
  • Major State & Federal Weapon and Drug Conspiracy Matters

Admitted

  • Michigan Bar Association – 1997
  • Federal District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan – 1997
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals – 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western Michigan
  • U.S. District Court of Central Illinois
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Straker and Wolverine Bar Associations
  • Floyd Skinner Bar Association
  • ATLA – Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • NACDL – National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • America Bar Association
  • Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney

Education and Academic Achievements

  • Detroit Catholic Central High School – 1989
  • Grand Valley State University (B.S.) – 1993
  • Ohio Northern Claude Pettit College of Law (J.D.) – 1996
  • National Moot Court and Mock Trial Award Winner – 1995, 1996
  • Administrative Law Moot Court National Champion – 1995, 1996
  • Member of the Order of Barristers – 1996
  • Book Award Winner for the best score in Business Planning – 1996
  • Trial Advocacy and Criminal Advocacy Clinic Award Winner – 1995, 1996
  • Federal Defender / CJA Training
  • Criminal Defense College
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer Training
 

Featured In/On

  • CNN.com
  • LA Times
  • ABC – TV
  • NBC – TV
  • FOX – TV
  • Detroit News
  • FreePress
  • Australian News Print
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 360
  • 60 Minutes
  • Don Diva Magazine
  • Oakland Press
  • USA Today

Legal Experience

  • Intern at the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Western Michigan District Drug Task Force Violent Crimes Division
  • Former Law Clerk of The Law Office of Drew, Cooper & Anding, P.C. (1994 – 1997)
  • Staff Attorney for Becker Lanctot, McCuthcheon, Schoolmaster, Taylor and Hom (1997)
  • Shelby County Office of Public Defenders (1995)
  • Criminal Trial & Appellate Advocacy Advisor, Ohio Northern College of Law (1995 – 1996)
  • Nationally Recognized Trial & Appellate Advocate (1995, 1996)
  • Michigan State Office of the Public Defender, Felony Division (1998, 1999)
  • Tried Cases in Municipal, State, Administrative and Federal Trial Courts as well as State and Federal Appellate Courts from 1993 – Present.
  • DUI Defense College / Seminars 1999, 2003, 2007.
  • Counsel for Criminal Defense Matters in the Michigan / Midwest region for the Cochran Firm aka. Law Office of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. [the late legendary lawyer]
  • Counsel to Law Offices of Anthony T. Chambers PLC, Detroit, MI
  • Counsel to Rasor Law Firm, Royal Oak, MI, “Michigan’s Powerhouse Law Firm”

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated (1990 – Present)
    • Past Undergraduate Chapter President
    • Graduate Mentor to Young Professional Men
    • Undergraduate and Graduate Chapter Legal Advisor (1997 – Present)
  • 2014 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer