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Keith E. Corbett

White collar crime Attorney at Birmingham, MI

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About Keith

Learn Keith’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. White collar crime
    Financial fraud, including health care fraud and civil RICO cases. For several decades prosecuted complex financial crimes in the United States Federal Courts. For much of this time as the Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force.

    38 years, 200 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Defense of intoxicated driving cases, including intoxication by drugs and alcohol.

    11 years, 75 cases

Before joining the Barone Defense Firm, Keith Corbett served as a federal prosecutor for over 30 years. During this time he gained irreplaceable knowledge of the byzantine laws related to complex financial crimes. This unique background provides him with an invaluable perspective which he now brings to the Barone Defense Firm. Since joining the Firm in 2013, Mr. Corbett’s extensive experience prosecuting in both the State and Federal Courts has translated into success for hundreds of our clients. During his tenure at the Barone Defense Firm, Mr. Corbett has represented hundreds of people facing the specter of prosecution, compassionately advocating for their rights with remarkable success.

Additionally, his more than three decades with the District Attorney’s office, the majority of which were spent as the head of the organized crime unit, means that Mr. Corbett is particularly adept in the Federal Courts representing those accused of having committed any variety of financial frauds, including health care fraud, government fraud and civil RICO.

In 1974, Mr. Corbett graduated from the Notre Dame Law School and was admitted to the Michigan Bar. He then went on to work as the Chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Division for the US Federal Attorney’s office. Mr. Corbett was honored by receiving the Executive Director’s award for “Outstanding Trial Practice” from the Executive Office of the US Attorney.

Because of his superior trial strategy and record of courtroom success. Mr. Corbett has been asked to teach trial tactics to attorneys at the University of Michigan School of Law and at The Department of Justice in South Carolina, Brazil, Uzbekistan, and Germany.

Licensed for 48 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1974
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-650 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Special Prosecutor
  • City of Flint
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney - Federal Crimes
  • Barone Defense Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Trial Counsel
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Senior Associate
  • Evans & Luptak, PLC
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Chief, Detroit Organized Crime Strike Force
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1989 - 2005
  • Senior Litigation Counsel, Public Corruption
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Special Attorney, Organized Crime Strike Force
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1980 - 1986
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 1978 - 1980
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Robert L. O'Connell
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Oakland County Prosecutor Office
  • 1974 - 1977
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  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Canisius College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Tocco, et al
  • Guilty
  • United States v. Zerilli
  • Guilty
  • United States v. Tocco et al
  • Jury verdict of guilty after 4 months of trial
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  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Letter of Commendation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 2004
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 2002
  • Director's Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1999
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1999
  • Directors Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1999
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Attorney General
  • 1998
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1986
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1982
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Attorney General
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • International Organized Crime Tashkant Uzbeckistan
  • International Crime
  • 2004
  • CLE
  • RICO Prosecution
  • 2004
  • CLE
  • RICO Prosecution
  • 2002
  • Internaional Organized Crime Conference In Brazilia
  • Organized Crime Enforcement Methods
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keith Corbett's 34+ years of experience as a federal prosecutor is invaluable to the people he helps defend today. Not only is he a highly skilled trial attorney and negotiator, but he can think like a prosecutor which is a crucial preparation tactic in pretrial and trial practice. I've personally seen Keith obtain amazing results as a defense attorney. You will not regret hiring him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Keith Corbett brings decades of trial experience as a federal prosecutor with him into every case. He also has a tremendous sense of humor, and an amazing gift for storytelling. This can be just what someone needs when feeling overwhelmed by the weight of a drunk driving charge. His gift of storytelling has helped jurors arrive at that "NOT GUILTY" verdict at trial. Keith has been kind enough to help many of my clients experience cross-examination from a former prosecutor during our trial preparations. I am very happy to endorse Keith Corbett."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keith's knowledge of the judicial system and case law continues to amaze me. He fights tenaciously and creatively for his clients and has earned the respect and admiration he receives from his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Corbett over the past year. Mr. Corbett is an extremely experienced attorney with a great history in the criminal field. His insights into cases have been invaluable. I would strongly recommend Mr. Corbett."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keith Corbett joined the Barone Defense Firm after a 34+ year career as a Federal prosecutor. During that time Keith had a proven record as a subtle but extremely skillful trial lawyer. Keith’s immense reputation has followed him to the Barone Defense Firm and he brings with him this wealth of courtroom knowledge and experience, thereby expanding the breadth of our reputation as a Firm that takes DUI cases to trial for one reason – to win!"

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Birmingham White collar crime Lawyer Keith E. Corbett
Keith E. Corbett
White collar crime Attorney
Birmingham, MI
Licensed for 48 years
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