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Stephen M. Taratuta

Practice areas:

Government, Wills & Living Wills

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About Me

I have a special interest in motor vehicle accidents. I am certified to perform on-scene accident reconstruction.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Government: 99%
    11 years, 500 cases
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 1%
    23 years, 100 cases

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Zachary Smitt

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Zachary Smitt DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lawrence B. Shulman

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have always found Stephen to be of the highest ethical character, as well as a zealous advocate for the party he represents (both as a former defense attorney and a current prosecutor).

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    Lawrence Shulman White Collar Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

1441 Saint Antoine St Ste 1230
Detroit, MI, 48226

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing199206/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Service AwardCity of Ferndale2002
Seminar ScholarshipNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1994
The William O. Douglas AwardUniversity of Detroit School of LAw1992
Barba Family ScholarshipWayne State University1988
H & P Feigenson Scholarship AwardWayne State University1987
Scholarship AwardRoyal Oak Rotary Club1982

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyWayne County Prosecutor's Office2004 - Present
Attorney and CounselorStephen M. Taratuta1992 - 2004
Case AdministratorArbitration Services Incorporated1991 - 1995
Legal AssistantMotor Vehicle Manufacturers Association1988 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionBoard of Directors2007 - 2010
State Bar of Michigan, Character and Fitness CommitteeChair, District H2006 - 2010
Michigan Arson Prevention CommitteeBoard of Directors2004 - 2010
United States Supreme Court BarMember2004 - 2010
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MichiganMember2003 - 2010
State Bar of Michigan Criminal Jury Instruction CommitteeMember2000 - 2010
State Bar of Michigan Representative AssemblyMember1998 - 2010
Detroit Wayne County Criminal Advocacy ProgramBoard of Directors1995 - 2010

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Medical Malpractice ManualCase Review1992

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Wayne State UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Oakland Community CollegeLiberal StudiesAssociates Degree1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Law of Search and SeizureSearch and Seizure law2010
Firearm Laws in MichiganFirearms Laws2009
Boot Camp for New ProsecutorsCross Examination Skills2005