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Michael Alan Sheets

Criminal defense Attorney at Dayton, OH

4.8   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Felonies and misdemeanors

    33 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%
    All divorces, dissolutions and anullments in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Miami, Warren, Clinton, Auglaise counties

    33 years, 800 cases

  3. Child custody
    20%
    Shared parenting and custody matters, both agreed and contested.

    33 years, 600 cases

  4. Adoption
    15%

    33 years, 200 cases

  5. Probate
    10%

    33 years, 300 cases

A lifetime area resident, I began working in the Domestic Relations Court  in Greene County while still in law school.  I have been an acting Prosecutor in Kettering Municipal Court and am a member of the Greene County Ethics and Grievance Committee.  

 

I have been married for 19 years, and have two children.  I have been the Varsity Baseball Coach at Carroll High School for 20 years.

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Location

Sheets Law Office
1331 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH, 45432

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
Posted by Bruce | January 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
honest lawyer
Excellent job completed on time. I would recommend Michael to family and friends.
Posted by Ryan | September 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Really appreciate his honesty
Michael Sheets was very helpful and honest really appreciated his direction and would really recommend him to any friend or family
Posted by Danielle | September 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Adoption
Michael sheets did my daughter adoption he did a great job answered question I had about the process and how long it took.now our daughter is happy and staying with the man that has raised her
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!!
Attorney Sheets and Ms. Edwards are simply the best. Going through a divorce is just tough, especially when you are living out of state. Attorney Sheets made the process seamless and without any additional hardship. He and Ms. Edwards are both timely in responding to my inquiries and was able to complete my divorce without having to return to court and back in town. I cannot thank you enough for making this process as pain free as posssible.
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Posted by Nikki | October 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney around
Mr.sheets is the best divorce attorney around!!! Once I hired him I never had to step foot in the court room. He's very affordable and doesn't sugar coat anything, he gets straight to the point. I hired mr.sheets after having to fire my previous attorney and mr.sheets did alot of damage control and had me divorce within 5 months! Not only did he impress me but everyone who was watching my divorce unfold was wowed by him! If your having a nasty divorce mr.sheets is the only attorney to hire!
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Posted by David | August 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Caring Attorney
Divorce is a challenging time for anyone. Mike recently helped get me through this time quickly and more easily than I could have hoped. He is both professional and caring -- taking time to listen to what I had to say and patiently answering my questions. Knowing that Mike had things well in hand took away much of the stress, which allowed me to focus on my job and the things that I needed to do to take care of myself. I highly recommend Mike to anyone who is facing divorce. His professional and caring approach make it easier to get through a difficult time.
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Posted by Julio | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive and knowledgeable
Mr. Sheets and Ms. Edwards were both very quick to reply to emails and provided detailed responses. Mr. Sheets would often give references to counter things my spouse was claiming as fact in regards to entitlements and "standard procedure" in an attempt to drag things out. I am very thankful to have had Mr Sheets representing my case!
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dependable and efficient work
Mr. Sheets was knowledgeable in the specifics of my case and available whenever I had questions. He helped me quickly resolve my case in an amicable and timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knows his stuff!
I recently spoke with Mike for a consultation. He adequately explained my options and what I would need to make my case. He’s definitely in the right career! You won’t regret having Mike on your side.
Posted by Beth | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I recommend mike Sheets. He did a great job on my case. Great guy all around.
Posted by Matt | May 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just Awesome!!
Mike and Heather were the best! Mike answered all questions and laid out mine and my wife’s options with an awesome consultation. I filed for adoption of my step-son and it could have not went any smoother and for that it was a successful adoption! I HIGHLY recommend Mike Sheets and we will be hiring Mike again! Thank you Mike and Heather for making our family whole!
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I hired Mike Sheets for a criminal defense case and he did an exceptional job of minimizing the charges. He was understanding, professional, and made the whole process less stressful. I would recommend him to anyone looking for legal help.
Posted by Angie | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I would definitely recommend Michael Sheets. He is compassionate, caring, kind, knowledgeable and affordable. He did an excellent job with our case. If you are looking for an attorney look no further; Michael Sheets is your guy.
Posted by Jason | December 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer hands down
I would definitely recommend Michael Sheets to represent your case. He is affordable, knowledgeable, and dependable. He stayed on top of my case, even though it was long and drawn out, and the case ended up in my favor.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work
I worked with Mike Sheets from April-June on a misdemeanor case. I had had a little to much to drink one night and was stopped for a public intox. I did extensive research and had a consultation with 3 other Lawyers as well. I called him back 3 weeks later and not only did he remember my name, but he remembered my case in detail (something that no others could do). I am SO happy I went with him as you only work with him, he is personable, and did a GREAT JOB-not to mention way more affordable than any others. Long story short, he was able to get my case dismissed and I couldn't be more happy with the experience! I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Dalton | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Does Great Work
He got me out of my traffic tickets and i know many people that have gone to him and he got the job done and is always on top of things
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Grateful
Mr Sheets has represented our family on 3 different occasions, from the initial protective order to sole custody and name change. I cannot thank him enough for everything he did to accomplish the outcome we were looking for in each case. He is professional, tough, and caring, and covers all aspects needed for a positive outcome, from negotiation to trial.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Happy
Mr. Sheets is an all around good attorney, he helped me in changing my sons last name. He was the professional attorney, but also would lighten subject when it would upset me. Thank you Mr. Sheets
Posted by Tyler | January 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Guidance
Mike Sheets provided me with excellent legal advice and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great criminal defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Expertise
We retained Mr. Sheets in September 2016 to handle a legal matter for my family. After our initial phone call, we felt comfortable enough to hire him. He took great care to explain our legal options and his fee-structure. With the utmost professionalism and kindness, his legal expertise and in depth knowledge, he was able to bring our legal matter to a satisfactory conclusion. Should we need legal assistance in the future, we would not hesitate to hire him again. We strongly recommend his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Sheets Law OFfices
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wolaver, Welch, Graff, Gill & Sheets
  • 1993 - 2003
  • Partner
  • Piergies & Sheets
  • 1991 - 1995

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Dayton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Carter v. Carter
  • Wife only awarded division of assets as of Date of Separation, not the current values of said amounts
  • Tehan v. Tehan
  • Won shared custody of child for Mother

Associations

  • Greene County Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Associattion
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • OHSAA
  • Carroll High School Varsity Baseball Coach
  • 1996 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Greene County Bar Association
  • Ethics Committee
  • 1992 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Walter Rice Moot Court Orator Award
  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • 1990

Publications

  • The Law and You in Ohio Blog
  • GRANDPARENT'S AND OTHER'S RIGHTS
  • 2015
  • The Law and You in Ohio
  • Expungement of Criminal Records in Ohio
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Wally Byam Southwest Ohio Rally
  • Revocable Living Trutsts
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (60)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sheets is the lawyer you want in your corner. He takes the time to analyze and truly understand his client's issues. Mr. Sheets’ work ethic, along with his legal acumen, enable him to provide best-in-class legal guidance and representation. Mr. Sheets is a true professional."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Sheets is widely respected by his peers and is excellent attorney and I certainly endorse him as an attorney to meet your legal needs."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sheets demonstrates the ability to cut to the heart of a divorce or separation matter and offer practical and efficient solutions. I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need an attorney who knows how to get the job done, you should consider Michael Sheets. I've known him for years and amongst attorneys and courts he is highly respected. I cannot recommend him more highly."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and forthright."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Sheets' for, among other things, his contribution to the legal community. He is knowledgeable, articulate, and capable."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a top-notch attorney with a great reputation in the legal community."
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