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About me

I previously prosecuted DUI and general criminal cases for the City of Ann Arbor.  I have also worked for judges in criminal matters.  I have handled dozens and dozens of jury and non-jury trials since 1987.  I have a strong understanding of how prosecutors, judges and defense attorneys think and make decisions about cases.


My practice focuses on DUI defense although I will also handle general criminal matters.  I handle cases primarily in Washtenaw County but I will go to other counties for the right case and client.  i help my clients feel less stressed as I work with them to resolve their legal and collateral issues in the best way possible.  I listen carefully and let my clients tell their story.  I prefer DUI cases because I am passionate about helping and protecting the rights of clients who may have alcohol or substance abuse issues.


I am an assertive and thorough advocate for my clients.  At the forefront of my mind is finding and executing solutions that are in their best interests.  I spend as much time with my clients as necessary to help them.  I help them find other resources and experts where needed.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Stacey without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Joshua Joseph Wagner

    Stacey Washington is a top-notch criminal defense attorney and highly respected in the legal community.


    Joshua Wagner Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Stacey M. Washington, Attorney and Counselor

214 S Main St Ste 207
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104


MIActive And In Good Standing198701/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Commendation for Legal Service and RepresentationAnn Arbor Police Department1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyStacey M. Washington, Attorney and Counselor2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyEisenberg & Bogas2005 - 2006
Senior Assistant Corporation CounselCity of Detroit Law Department2003 - 2005
AttorneyLaw Office of Stacey M. Washington2001 - 2003
Contract AttorneyHamilton, McDonald & Carter2000 - 2001
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Ann Arbor1992 - 2000
Staff AttorneyUaw Gm Legal Services Plan1990 - 1992
Staff AttorneyU.S. District Court Eastern District Of Mi1988 - 1990
Contract AttorneyVarious Law Firms1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Growing HopeBoard of Directors2014 - 2014
Ozone House Youth and Family ServicesVolunteer2013 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationJudiciary Committee Member2013 - 2014
Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Area Chamber of CommerceMembership/Marketing Committee member2013 - Present
Institute of Continuing Legal Education MichiganCriminal Law Advisory Board Member2011 - Present
State Appellate Defenders Association of MichiganMember2005 - Present
Washtenaw LiteracyVolunteer2005 - 2006
University of Michigan Silver ClubVolunteer2000 - 2001
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of MichiganMember1987 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1987 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
High BAC/SuperdrunkReduced after trial to OWI
OWIOWI dismissed and charge reduced to Reckless Driving
Domestic ViolenceSpecial deferred sentence to dismiss the charge.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)Handling Plea Bargaining Effectively2014
Ann Arbor DUI/DWI/OWI BlogDUI Law Topics2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Wayne State UniversityPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women's Council of Washtenaw CountyDrunk Driving and Women2014
Solo Practice UniversityAdvanced DUI Defense Course2014
Solo Practice UniversityDUI Defense course2013
Ozone HouseLawyer as a Career2013
Lucy Ann Lance ShowDUI arrests2013
American Inns of CourtPreliminary Examinations2013
Lucy Ann Lance ShowDUI arrests2012