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You will not get a postcard or an e-mail when you or a loved one is arrested. It will feel as if someone kicked you. My mission as a criminal defense lawyer is to protect your interests, fight for your rights and teach you about the criminal justice system. I work for you, not the courts or the prosecutor. We work with you to hold the government to their proofs and to make sure you receive all the benefits the criminal justice system offers. We do n't charge for initial conferences, so call


My practice is designed to help people who are accused of committing crimes.  I carefully guide you through the system, protect your rights and ensure your complete understanding of the law.  I will help you make the decisions you need to make and provide guidance so you'll never find yourself in that position again.

I represent law school graduates and candidates for the bar examination.  Not only to I frequently lecture and teach about the bar examination, I have successfully prepared over 80 examination appeals, many resulting the candidates being licensed.  In the area of Michigan's Character and Fitness requirements, I have successfully represented candidates for admission through careful preparation and proper presentation to the various committees.

One component that has made my practice successful has been creating and developing networks.  I believbe that the more networks which you are a part of, the greater chance you will find the attorney you want or get the name of the attorney you need.

My recent practice development, CCW Defenders of Michigan, is focused on the the needs of the armed citizen and those accused of weapons crimes.  I believe that my experience and passion in this area will serve my clients well.  We also offer a 24 hour/7 day a week subscription service through CCW Defenders to provide instant response to members who may find themselves in a position of being investigated after a shooting or weapons incident.  See more at or call 1-877CCW-ATTY


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Practice areas


  1. Administrative Law: 40%
    22 years, 200 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    22 years, 900 cases
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 15%
    10 years, 40 cases
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    22 years, 400 cases



Hourly ($200-400/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jessica Elizabeth LaFond

    I endorse Mr. Dinan. He was extremely helpful to me with a personal matter, and I have no doubt that he gives all of his clients the same representation.


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  • Judd S Nemiro

    A highly experienced, well-rounded and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

14950 E Jefferson Ave Ste 170
Grosse Pointe Park, MI, 48230


AZActive 201108/01/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing199411/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Lawyer in DetroitDetroit Business2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Fellow - State Bar of Michigan FoundationState Bar of Michigan2009
AV Rating - Current RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorMSU College of Law2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorEastern Michigan University2006 - Present
Bar Essay Preparation LecturerBar-Bri of Michigan2004 - Present
Sole PractitionerDinan & Associates, PC1998 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2007 - 2009
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralMichigan Attorney General Office1994 - 2000
Associate AttorneySiemion Huckabay Bodary Padilla Morganti & Bowerman1994 - 1998
Forward Observer/ScoutMicihgan National Guard1984 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Business Networking International - Pipeline ChapterPresident2008 - 2011
CCW Defenders of Michigan, LLCExecutive Director/General Counsel2008 - 2013
Lakeshore Bar AssociationExecutive Director2008 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Hellenic Bar AssociationMember - Past President1999 - Present
Incorporated Society of Irish American LawyersMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Bar Applicant v. State Bar of MichiganClient granted privileges to practice
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practical Guide to Preparation for the Michigan Bar ExaminationPreparation for the Michigan Bar2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Michigan State UniversityJames Madison CollegePolitical Philosophy1988
Uinversity of Detroit High SchoolCollege PrepDiploma1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarSetting Legal Fees2013
WebinarMI Firearms Law2013
Solo and Small Practice InstitutePractice Analytics2013
Live PresentationNew Lawyers and Setting Legal Fees2013
WebcastTrial Tactics2012
Meeting - State Bar of Michigan YLSNew Lawyer Seminar2012
Start up Your Career!Starting up a Practice - Leaving your employer2008
Bar Preparation LecturesMichigan Bar Examination Preparation2008
Criminal Advocacy Program - Wayne County Circuit CourtEthics and Efficiency2007