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  • Monica Leigh Brinkman

    Mr. Elder is THE attorney to call if you are charged with a crime. I have had the pleasure of working with him on both state and federal cases and the quality of representation he gives his clients is second to none. His knowledge of criminal law and superior trial skills allow him to fight for his clients and win.


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Doraid B. Elder, P.C.

1360 Porter Street
Suite 200
Dearborn, MI, 48124


MIActive And In Good Standing200111/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top Lawyersdbusiness2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Top Lawyersdbusiness2011
Top AttorneysMichigan Outstanding Young Lawyers2011
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerDoraid B. Elder, P.C.2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arab-American Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2003 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of MichiganNot Guilty of 23 Counts of Attempted Murder
State of MichiganNot Guilty of First Degree Murder
State Of Michigan v J BrawnerFound Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Michigan, DearbornN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996