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Robert W. Larin

Robert W. Larin

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

I am a lifelong metro-Detroiter, born, raised and educated in Detroit and I’ve practiced law from my offices in Birmingham and Bloomfield since the early seventies.  Through my profession, I have been privileged with the opportunity to have helped many people successfully navigate the judicial system and move forward into the better parts of their lives.  Aside from law, I have always been interested in the deep roots that anchor our community and enjoy piecing together the many connections between the people and professions of metro-Detroit.  My most significant personal connection is that to my wonderful wife whom I celebrated fifty years of marriage with in June of 2010.  Together, we raised six children (three of whom are also attorneys) and we are grandparents of seven grandchildren.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1965

  1. DUI & DWI: 95%
    39 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    48 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Robert W. Larin, P.C.

36400 Woodward Ave Ste 111
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304-0912

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing196506/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Law Firm - DUI / DWI DefenseUS News & World Report2014
The Best Lawyers in America - DUI / DWI DefenseBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - DUI / DWIDBusiness Magazine2013
Best Law Firm - DUI / DWI DefenseUS News & World Report2013
The Best Lawyers in America - DUI / DWI Defensebest Lawyers in America2013
Best Law Firm - DUI / DWI DefenseU.S. News & World Report2012
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - DUI / DWIDBusiness Magazine2012
The Best Lawyers in America - DUI / DWI DefenseThe Best Lawyers in America2012
25th Year at AV 5 of 5 for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - DUI / DWIDBusiness Magazine2011
The Best Lawyers in America - DUI / DWI DefenseBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Law Firm - DUI / DWI DefenseU.S. News & World Report2011
AV Preeminent - 5 out of 5 for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - DUI / DWIDBusiness Magazine2010
Top LawyersCrain's Detroit Business2010
The Best Lawyers in America - DUI / DWI DefenseBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Law Firm - DUI / DWI DefenseU.S. News & World Report2010
Top LawyersCrain's Detroit Business2009
Top LawyersCrain's Detroit Business2009
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2009
The Best Lawyers in America - DUI / DWI DefenseBest Lawyers in America2009
Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit - DUI / DWIDBusiness Magazine2009
The Honorable Richard P. Hathaway Distinguished Lawyer AwardShamrock Bar Association2009
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1997
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1995
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1994
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1993
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1992
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1991
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1990
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1989
AV Highest Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal AbilityMartindale-Hubbell1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalRobert W. Larin, P.C. / Law offices of Robert W. Larin2010 - Present
PrincipalRobert W. Larin, P.C. / Law offices of Larin & Leonard1988 - 2010
Lecturer / Author / Panel GuestICLE-Institute of Continuing Legal Education1977 - 2007
Instructor "Arrest, Search & Seizure"Oakland County Police Academy1967 - 1972
Instructor "Investigating the Drinking Driver"Oakland County Police Academy1967 - 1972
Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Attorneys Office - Criminal Division - Detroit1965 - 1967
Assistant ProsecutorOakland County Prosecutors Office1965 - 1965

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of MichiganN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Michigan v. Brower, 109 S.Ct. 327 (U.S.Mich. 1988)U.S. Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of Brower's 2nd Offense DUI charge on the grounds of double jeopardy
People v. Bound, 413 N.W.2d 762 (Mich.App. 1987)Michigan Supreme Court upheld Larin's contention that the state of Michigan could not use prior ordinance convictions for drunk driving from another state

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Downtown - Birmingham / Bloomfield News MagazineA Call to Common Sense2011
Institute of Continuing Legal Education"Michigan Drunk Driving Law and Practice", 4th Edition2004
Institute of Continuing Legal Education"Michigan Drunk Driving Law and Practice", 3rd Edition1999
Institute of Continuing Legal Education"Michigan Drunk Driving Law and Practice", 2nd Edition1992
Institute of Continuing Legal Education"Defense of Drunk Driving Cases in Michigan" (Revision)1986
Institute of Continuing Legal Education"Michigan Drunk Driving Law and Practice"1986
Institute of Continuing Legal Education"Defense of Drunk Driving Cases in Michigan"1981
Institute of Continuing Legal Education"A Manual for Michigan Lawyers"1979
The Detroit Lawyer"The Aggressive Defense in Michigan Drunk Driving Cases"1976
Institute of Continuing Legal Education"Drunk Driving Cases: A Manual for Michigan Lawyers"1976
The Detroit Lawyer"Do Michigan District Courts Have Criminal Jurisdiction?"N/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1964
University of DetroitN/APh.B.1958

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
(ICLE) Annual Drunk Driving Defense UpdateThe 91 Day Rocket Docket for Misdemeanors2006
Michigan State University College of Law - Basic Michigan Practice CourseTraffic Offenses2004
Lions Club & Rotary ClubAnalysis of the New Drunk Driving Law - A Warning to the Public2003
(ICLE) Annual Drunk Driving Defense UpdateThe Impact of the New Drunk Driving Presumptive Levels on Drunk Driving Practice2003
(ICLE) Annual Drunk Driving Defense UpdateFelony OUIL: Special Problems in Circuit Court2001
B'nai B'rith Barristers AssociationTrends in Michigan's Drunk Driving Legislation1997
(ICLE) Annual Drunk Driving Defense UpdateBlood Testing and the Defense Lawyer1994
Michigan District Judges AssociationNew Drunk Driving Statute Update1992
(ICLE) Annual Drunk Driving Defense Update77 Day Trial Requirement1991
(ICLE) Annual Drunk Driving Defense UpdateJurisdictional Problems in Drunk Driving Cases1988
(ICLE) Annual Drunk Driving Defense UpdateLatest Developments in Drunk Driving Law and Practice,1986
(ICLE) Annual Drunk Driving UpdateDrunk Driving Defense Strategies1985