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Languages Spoken: Spanish, American Sign Language

Practice Areas


  1. Family: 35%
    15 years, 55 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    15 years, 400 cases
  3. Appeals: 20%
    17 years, 78 cases
  4. Education: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($100-170/hour), Fixed (Always), Pro Bono (15%)

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Contact Info

24856 Chernick St
Taylor, MI, 48180


MIActive And In Good Standing200009/02/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Student Service AwardUniversity of Detroit School of Law2000
Book Award for Criminal ProcedureUniversity of Detroit School of Law1999
Dean’s ListUniversity of Michigan1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Detroit School of Law2004 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Joseph D. Slaven2000 - Present
Intern Clerk for Hon. Donald ScheerUnited State District Court1999 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Michigan Moose Association, Taylor 889Member, Former Administrator and Treasure2003 - Present
MSBA Young Lawyers SectionMember2000 - 2005
American Inns of Courtstudent1999 - 2000
Student Bar AssociationVice President1996 - 2000
Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of DetroitMember1992 - Present
Golden Ark Masonic Lodge #595Member1991 - Present
Taylor Northwest Little LeagueExecutive Board of Directors1989 - 1990
Publication NameTitleDate
The Book of 9's & 10'sThe Book of 9's & 10's2007
Michigan Torts Law 2000A Supplemental Text1999
Ellismentary Evidence II: Courtroom ObjectionsInstructional Materials for the National Conference of Immigration Judges1999
Michigan Criminal Law 1999A Supplemental Textbook1998
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2000
University of Michigan, DearbornPre-Law, Pre-MedN/A1994