Patrick Thomas Barone

Patrick Thomas Barone

Photos & Videos

Barone speaking at annual meeting of Michigan State Bar on topic of Michigan Super Drunk Law.

Barone & MacCarthy - the King of cross-examination!

Barone with Jim Nesci of Arizona and Don Ramsell of Illinois, two of America’s top DUI defense lawyers.  Taken in November 2007 at the Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association seminar where the three lectured together.
In Dec. 2008 with William “Bubba” Head who is considered by many to be the Nation’s top DUI defense lawyer.  Photo taken at the Atlanta Blood and Urine seminar where Barone and Bubba both lectured.  This phenomenal seminar was orchestrated by Bubba.
Dec. 2008 with A.W.Jones from Sweden.  Jones is the world’s foremost scientist on the toxicology of alcohol.  Photo was taken at the Forensic Blood and Urine seminar where Barone and Jones both lectured.
Our dinner in Mansfield Ohio with John Fusco, owner of NPAS, the company that makes DataMaster (John is w/ glasses at right) and Dave Radomsky (next to John).  Many of the Nation’s top DUI lawyers were there, including William Head and Linda Callahan.
The “campus” of the Trial Lawyer’s College at the Thunderhead Ranch in Wyoming.  This photo was taken in September 2007.
This is the interior of the DataMaster, the machine exclusively used in Michigan to test driver’s breath for alcohol. The manufacturer of the DataMaster has certified Mr. Barone to operate and perform calibration checks and diagnostic verifications.

Patrick T. Barone with Gerry Spence at the Thunderhead Ranch, the location of the Trial Lawyer's College (TLC) in September 2008.  Mr. Barone is currently working with Mr. Spence and the other instructors at TLC toward a 2010 TLC certification/graduation.

About Me 

Patrick T. Barone, is the Founding Partner and CEO of the Barone Defense Firm, with offices in Birmingham and Grand Rapids Michigan. The Barone Defense Firm includes six highly skilled lawyers exclusively devoted to the defense of allegedly intoxicated drivers, including those cases involving serious injury or death; no other cases are accepted. Because of this the Barone Defense Firm has become synonymous with DUI defense. The Barone Defense Firm is also synonymous with service excellence and everyone at the Firm strives always to exceed our client's expectations.

Patrick T. Barone is also the author of two books on DUI defense including the well-respected two volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers (James Publishing) and Michigan DUI Law: A Citizen’s Guide.  He had also authored chapters in Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012/2014 eds. (Aspatore Books).  Mr. Barone is also an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches Drunk Driving Law and Practice, on the faculty of the Michigan Trial Practice College, and National College for DUI Defense, and is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College. 

Patrick T. Barone has an “AV” (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and since 2009 has been included in the highly selective US News & World Report’s America’s Best Lawyers while The Barone Defense Firm appears in their companion America’s Best Law Firms.  He has been rated “Seriously Outstanding” by SuperLawyers, rated “Outstanding/10.0” by AVVO and has recently been appointed to the advisory board for the Michigan edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine.  


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