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I was client of Neil Rockind. I was charged with CCW, Felony Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. I met with Neil and we agreed that the only outcome we would pursue as it pertains to my charges would be an acquittal by jury trial. Neil Rockind appeared personally at every single one of my hearings from district court to circuit court, spanning over a one year period. He never deemed a hearing beneath him, as some attorneys do, and sent another attorney in his place. He was diligent in his duties throughout and continued to impress me with his legal prowess and caring nature, time and time again. He fought for my freedom and for my life as if I were his own family and refused to allow me to fall victim to investigative and prosecutorial tunnel vision. He was well prepared and sharp as a knife for EVERY SINGLE HEARING. We ended up in trial one year after initial arrest. I was facing at least 6 years in prison and the possibility of losing everything that I'd worked for in my life. I can not put into words how brilliant Neil was during the course of the trial. He defended me with such passion and precision that I had no doubt he had done everything in his power for me to be awarded a not guilty verdict. That is exactly what I got...NOT GUILTY on all three counts!!! I owe Neil Rockind more than legal fees...I owe him my life. He believed me, he believed in me, and he fought for me like a brother would fight for a brother or a father a son. I could never in good conscience make a referral for a criminal defense attorney other than Neil Rockind. Neil is the attorney you want in your corner when your life is on the line and you want an attorney who understands that and acts as though he understands that.
I was on probation with district and circuit court. I'm a single mother of twins with many health issues. Doing the best I can complying with both court probation requirements, I needed help and relief. Neil was sympathetic to my situation and had my obligations for probation and the time remaining of my probation discharged and best of all....my case was dismissed in district court and will not show up on my record!
Neil.....Me and my children really appreciate everything you have done and will NEVER forget how you have helped me realize that there are blessed people like you who truly care and help others in need.
My brother was falsely accused of a very serious crime. He was arrested and charged based on an identification from a photo line-up. Mr. Rockhind took the case, and while in the court room politely suggested to the judge that a recess be taken, so the judge could go read a little in his library in order to understand what he needed to do (he basically told the judge that he was clueless and needed to study). After the recess, Mr Rockhind got the lead detective to admit while on the stand that his testimony was unreliable. He then got the first "victim" to admit that she picked the person who the detectives told her to pick, and then got the second victim to say without a doubt that my brother was NOT the person who confronted them. He was relentless with his questions for the dectective, and because of that, the trial case was dropped with the judge highly upset at the prosecutor and detective. My brother was also saved from a very very long sentence due to Mr Rockhind. Because of him, our family wasw able to take breath of fresh air.
Mr. Rockind provided the support needed and gave us realistic scenarios of what could occur with our son's serious criminal case. He provided excellent referrals and invaluable expertise throughout the entire process. When faced with devastating circumstances in a situation where we had no knowledge of what to do, Mr. Rockind and his staff were there for our family. We are extremely pleased with the outcome, probation and limitations rather than jail or prison. Thanks to Mr. Rockind, our son is alive and has a second chance.
Neil accomplished the impossible by working diligently with our co attorney in a case that was so difficult from the beginning !!! We had hired an attorney when it all happened who did absolutely zero !!!! Not to mention made us feel like my husband was guilty. Neil believed in my husband and knew he had been coerced into giving a false confession. Thank God for his tenacity , investigative approach and hard core tactics. My husband ended up with a way better outcome ! Great Job Neil ! Thank You.
I'm the most straight laced person on the planet who was innocently and accidently in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was arrested and abused by the police and charged with an act I did not commit along with my 18 year old son. I knew Neil from coaching community sports together so I called him. It was like he dropped everything to see me through this awful time. Neil assured us from the beginning that this would all work out and that he would be by our side the whole time. In the end, all charges were dropped without ever having to step into a court room. He was fierce in the defense of our innocence and took it personally like it was happening to his own family member…and this was for someone that will most likely never need his services again. Neil was everything right about our legal system.
Neil is the best lawyer around no one will put the amount of effort into your case that he will. I Interviewed a few attorneys in the area before i choose Neil. Out of the attorneys i interviewed no one gave me the since of confidence that he did. I knew that to give my self the best shot at beating my case Neil was the lawyer i needed to hire. Neil was fair and up front about the fees he charged he told me from day one what would be all costs up to trial and what the costs would be if it had to go to trial. My case went to trial it was a DUI accusation in the hardest court in Michigan and we won Not guilty!!! Neil was the smartest person in the court room he out spoke everyone and gave the jury a real since of confidence that they could believe what he was presenting them. Neil works non stop in the court room taking notes and making sure he has not missed anything to help your defense.
I would not feel confident recommending any other lawyer to anyone other than Neil Rockind he is hands down the best lawyer I know!!
Neil Rockind is the best criminal defense attorney that you can get. I've seen him pull a rabbit out of his hat for me on several occasions. I was caught up in a bind, not making the best choices at that time and The Rock really came through for me no matter how hard I tried to screw it up. A lot of lawyers would've turned their backs on me when I was acting up and hurting my own case. He saw me through it all and basically saved my life. Thanks Neil. You were paramount in me turning it all around.
Neil managed the best possible result in a very difficult driving case. No, actually he did better than that . Neil was beyond prepared and most importantly was liked and respected by the difficult court district.
Upon meeting Neil and talking with him for about an hour, I was confident he was the lawyer to handle my case—a marijuana possession charge in the toughest court around. Neil had laid out all the options and possible scenarios. I told him what I wanted—not to lose my job and no jail time. He delivered and then some—exoneration from my record after successful probation fulfillment. Upon sentencing, even got my probation lightened.
I would definitely use Neil again, god-forbid if I ever needed to, and certainly recommend him to anyone in need. In and out of court Neil possesses a cool, confident demeanor. It's not a false pretense, but a real and honest confidence. Such that upon meeting and talking with Neil, his confidence sets your worries at ease.