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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 25%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 25%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • James A. Iafrate

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Iafrate Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Kelli C.C. Meeks

    I have had the privilege of knowing Joe for over 30 years. His vast knowledge and command of the law not only benefit his clients, but his peers in the legal community. He is creative, resourceful, solution-oriented and persistent. These talents allow him to excel at developing a strategy that gives his clients the best possible results. His powerful personality is straightforward but compassionate. Joe is a magician in the courtroom. His legal skills coupled with his character traits and integrity make him my only choice if someone I know is in need of criminal defense representation.


    Kelli Meeks Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1310 S Main St Ste 11
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing198609/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyer, Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Top Lawyers in MichiganDBusiness2010
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2007
Best Lawyer, Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2001
Best Lawyer Criminal DefenseBest Lawyers in America2000
Best Lawyer, criminal defenseBest Lawyers in America1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember1986 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1986 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
CD-ROMMichigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines1999
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1986
Michigan State UniversityCriminal JusticeBachelor of Arts1982
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Defending Felony Assault CasesAssault2011
Defending Criminal Sexual Conduct CasesCriminal Sexual Conduct2011
Defending Misdemeanor Assault CasesMisdemeanor Assault Defense2010
Criminal Practice and Procedure UpdateHabits of Highly Effective Litigants2010
Practice and Procedure UpdateDefense Use of Polygraph Examinations2009
Practice and Procedure UpdateCross Examination2008
Criminal Practice and Procedure UpdateTechnology for the Litigant2007
Defending Misdemeanor CasesMisdemeanor Defense2006
Criminal Practice and Procedure UpdatePreliminary Examinations2005