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Allen M. Wolf

also known as Al Wolf

About Me


ALLEN WOLF is a former award winning broadcast Journalist turned Attorney and former State and Federal Prosecutor.  He has been practicing law for over 33 years and is the founder and principal member of  THE WOLF LAW FIRM. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in 1980, he left journalism and was appointed as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney by then Oakland County Prosecutor L. Brook Patterson. Patterson told the Detroit Free Press that Wolf was "one of the most exciting professional trial attorneys" he's ever seen. According to Patterson, Wolf "takes a case, works the hell out of it and gets fantastic results."

In 1986, the U.S. Department of Justice recruited Wolf to become an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit. During his tenure as a Federal Prosecutor, Wolf was cross-designated as a Special Assistant Michigan Attorney General by then State Attorney General Frank Kelly in connection with Wolf's assignment to coordinate a joint Federal/State Arson Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wolf completed assignments in the White Collar Fraud and Special Prosecution Units before leaving federal public service for the private sector in 1988. It was at that time his legal experience expanded to include civil law as an Associate in a large Southfield insurance defense firm, and then as a Partner in a business firm.

In 2001, Wolf opened his own law office on Lake Orion in Oakland County, Michigan after the Oxford Police, Fire and EMS Commission retained him as Special Counsel to conduct an internal investigation of its police chief. Wolf's law practice includes business litigation, insurance and personal injury law, and criminal defense.  Attorney Wolf handles cases in products liability, fraud, computer crimes, OWI/DUI, health care fraud, contract disputes, noncompete agreements, collections, subrogation, arson and fire investigations, appeals and grand jury investigations.

Mr. Wolf is a former President of the Rochester Bar Association, Vice President of the Michigan Fire Safe Foundation and is a member of the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee.

When not practicing law, Wolf enjoys kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and snowmobiling at his cottage on Lake Huron in northern Michigan. Wolf is a computer and electronics enthusiast and holds a FCC Extra Class Amateur (Ham) Radio License which allows him to communicate with other hams around the world for emergency, public service and hobby purposes.

Allen Wolf has been selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer .  Nominations for this prestigious honor are limited to 5% of the practicing attorneys in Michigan.  Dbusiness Magazine has also listed Wolf as a "TOP LAWYER" in the areas of Criminal Law and Complex Civil Litigation.  Attorney Wolf has also received a national "AV" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbel/Lexis, which is their highest designation for ethical standards and legal ability awarded to attorneys nationwide.




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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    2 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    2 years
  3. Business: 15%
    2 years
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
    2 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 15%
    2 years



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Brian M Torba

    Allen is a very knowledgeable attorney with a clear desire to help those in need of the best possible legal representation. If you are injured and have a claim in his area, you would be well served by seeking his consult.


    Brian Torba Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


    Sean Cleary Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


436 S Broadway St Ste C
Lake Orion, MI, 48362


Rochester / Rochester Hills Location
Rochester, MI, 48307


44th 52/2 52nd District Courts
West Bloomfield, MI, 48332



MIActive And In Good Standing198009/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Letter of CommendationMichigan Supreme Court1980
ARMSTRONG AWARDNational Radio Broadcasters Association/Columbia University1978
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner/AttorneyNedelman Romzek Smith & Wolf1992 - 2000
Trial AttorneyDenenberg Tuffley1988 - 1992
Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1986 - 1988
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyOakland County Prosecutor's Office1980 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rochester Bar AssociationFormer President2008 - 2009
Michigan Fire Safe FoundationVice President2000 - Present
Michigan Arson Prevention CommitteeMember1986 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v KirkpatrickMurder Conviction Reversed/Acquitted at Retrial
Gorowski et al v Wyatt et al$3-Million Dollar Judgement
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Publication NameTitleDate
IASIU SEMINAR PUBLICATIONCriminal v Civil Procedure2001
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Wayne State UniversityJournalism and Speech MajorsBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
MAPC Insurance SeminarInvestigative InterviewingN/A
International Conference IAAICreating Demonstrative Evidence-From Low-Tech to High TechN/A
Annual SeminarBeyond the Chalkboard--High Tech in the CourtroomN/A