Larry Shulman, the former chair of the Criminal Defense, Forfeiture, and Licensing Practice at a top michigan criminal defense firm and a name partner at Rubin & Shulman, PLLC has joined Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country's largest law firms. The merger of Rubin & Shulman with Jackson Lewis became effective on August 1, 2009. Mr Shulman is a renowned attorney in the Metro Detroit Area, with an international reputation. He has been recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit by dbusiness Magazine (2010, 2011 and 2013 lists, white-collar criminal defense).
He re-entered private practice in 2001 after serving for seven years in the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in Detroit. As a prosecutor, Mr. Shulman was a member of the Felony Trials Division and the elite Special Crimes Section, which prosecuted high profile and highly complex criminal offenses -- including major narcotics cases, gang- related activity, public corruption, economic crimes, and homicide cases. He won acclaim as a tough, thorough, yet fair-minded prosecutor. Based on his skills, he was regularly invited to teach trial advocacy to prosecutors throughout the state of Michigan.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Shulman has tried well over 200 jury trials and over 300 bench trials, argued before appellate courts, and negotiated thousands of cases -- a level of experience that very few attorneys (or entire law firms, for that matter) in any jurisdiction can match.
Mr. Shulman has guided clients through the complicated maze of state and federal criminal litigation and related matters such as licensing issues, forfeiture proceedings, administrative hearings, corporate internal investigations, and civil litigation. He has represented business leaders, corporations, political figures, athletes, celebrities, professionals and people from all walks of life through some of their most trying times.
Mr. Shulman is committed to going the distance for his clients. In the course of prior representations he has travelled to a prison in the Middle East to track down an essential witness, criss-crossed the United States to stave off imminent indictments, and stood at the middle of media, political and courtroom firestorms to make sure that his client's interests were firmly and effectively protected.
In recent years, Mr. Shulman has also devoted a significant portion of his practice to complex civil litigation and negotiation on behalf of business clients. His extensive courtroom experience gives him an advantage over the typical "litigator" in planning strategy for cases, maximizing the imapct of pre-trial proceedings and discovery, and in presenting his clients' cases. His courtroom experience also allows him to thoroughly advise his clients as to their options at every step of the pre-litigation, litigation, and post-litigation phases.
Mr. Shulman is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Wayne State University Law School. He is admitted to practice before the State and Federal Courts in Michigan, and has previously been granted permission to practice, by leave, in state courts in Florida, Minnesota and Arizona. He is also rated "AV" by Martindale - Hubbell -- recognition that he is ranked at the highest level of professional excellence by judges and other lawyers. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the First Amendment Lawyers' Association, and the Litigation and Criminal Law Sections of the Michigan State Bar. He is an appointed member of the Michigan State Bar Standing Committee on Standard Criminal Jury Instructions - comprised of a select group of judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, which is responsible for writing and adopting the instructions used throughout the state in every criminal jury trial- and an elected member of the State Bar Representative Assembly - the Michigan Bar's top policy-making body.