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Posted by Deborah Williamson
We retained Neil Rockind at a traumatic time in our lives to represent my husband when he was wrongly arrested and charged with a serious criminal assault offense. Although being a successful businessman for many years and well known in our strong support of our local community, we quickly and sadly came to realize that in the eyes of police acquaintances, political leaders, and other so-called legal experts in that field that when you are charged with a criminal act they automatically presume your guilt instead of innocence.
To make matters even worse, we were served with a civil suit by the plaintiff immediately afterward. We then learned that our insurance company would not be obligated to provide any legal defense or awards for damages which potentially could have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and legal fees. The two lawyers we had originally consulted with advised him to plead "no contest" and because of the insurance companies refusal under the "reservation of rights" clause, that wasn't a viable option for us when we knew that if his side of the story was heard he could be exonerated.
Neil Rockind was the only attorney that we consulted with that after hearing his story and seeing the charges and reading the plaintiffs remarks to the police gave us any hope. Right after reading the above, he stood up and said "we are going to win this case, I just found your defense"!
After waiting 20 months because of the local prosecutor, police department and plaintiff pressing the Wayne County prosecutors office and working together to increase the charges against him to more serious criminal charges we finally had our day in court.
In Neil's opening remarks he set the tone for the trial. He quickly and completely dismantled the mistrusts and falsehoods presented by the Wayne County prosecutor's case. Neil's skilled preparation and presentation helped the jury see through the lies of the plaintiff and the maneuverings of the prosecutor. The savvy professionalism of Neil Rockind was a stark contrast to the unprofessional and undignified court proceedings of the two day trial. At the end of the day, when the jury foreman read the verdict of "Not Guilty on all charges" we were so thankful that we had chosen Neil Rockind's law firm to represent us when so much was on the line. His original promise to us that we would win came true because HE DID WIN!
Our sincere thanks and regards to you and your staff,
Alex and Deborah
Posted by Debbie
Neil did an awesome job cross examining a Troy police officer. The officer was sweating and squirming in his seat. The officer basically did not quite remember what was the actual truth shown on the video. Very confident about his story when the prosecutor questioned him but lost his memory during cross examination. Great defense.
Posted by David
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.
Posted by Frances
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.
Posted by a client
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.
Posted by a client
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.
Posted by Jennifer
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.
Posted by Dennis
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.
Posted by a DUI client
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!!
Posted by Mark
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.