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Scott Matthew Aaronson

Criminal defense Attorney at Southfield, MI

4.9   46 reviews

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Facing criminal charges in Metro Detroit or anywhere can be a harrowing experience. When your freedom may be on the line, it is important you find the Metro Detroit criminal lawyer that fits your personal needs. We are here to help 24/7.

    12 years

  2. Expungement
    40%
    Coming from in-depth understanding of the law and the industry, capitalizing on extensive experience, we provide hands-on advice that speaks the language of our client’s business. Consultations are always free 24/7.

  3. Civil rights
    5%
    If you were hurt or falsely arrested by the police, I can help!

  4. DUI and DWI
    5%
    Understand that every DUI case is different and as such, our strategy will be customized for each situation. It is extremely beneficial to get an attorney willing to take the time to see if there is any way to beat your DUI. Call Today 24/7

    12 years

Scott received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo.  He also has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toledo.   Since opening his firm, Scott has  been named by The National Trial Lawyers as Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 overall in the state of Michigan.  He has since been profiled by Cranes Business Magazine and ranked, "Superb" by AVVO, the highest designation available.

 He has also been consistently named A "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, a designation given only to the top 2.5% of practicing attorneys. 

 

Consultations are always 100% free.  Call 877-I-CAN-WIN (877-422-6946) today!

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Licensed for 12 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/06/2022
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 2018
Updated 01/13/2020

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

Contact Scott

The Law Office of Scott M. Aaronson, PLLC
24460 Telegraph Rd.
Southfield, MI, 48033

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful
I had a case from many years ago that I never took care of as I am from out of state. I contacted Scott to help me with the process while still being out of state. Scott was patient, kind, and answered all of my many questions to help me get through the process as much as possible. It was a very scary experience to go through but Scott reassured me that he would take care of everything and he did. I felt that we were in good hands and I trusted him, which is surprising since I don't trust anyone. Thank you Scott for the help we really appreciate all you did for us.
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Posted by Jake | September 16, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice!!
Helped me a lot. Consulted on many thing, great advice every time. Will continue to call Scott if anything more comes up.
Posted by Katelyn | December 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So thankful for Scott!
Scott was able to help my boyfriend and I with some recent incidents that happened. We are both from out of town and Scott assured us that we were in good hands and he was SO right. He was so polite and patient with us and explained everything thoroughly to help us understand what would happen. He got our misdemeanor charges reduced to almost nothing and helped us through the process. If you are thinking about hiring Scott, do your self a favor and DO IT! He’s great and will help out in any way he can!
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good guy
An amazing attorney who helped me get my case dismissed. He saved my career, what else can I say?
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I was flying through Detroit and ended up with a ticket for abandoning my bags. A very big deal in this day and age. I live in TN, so I was pretty nervous when I had a court date in Michigan. I called Scott and he assured me he handled many similar situations. After a quick phone call and a few texts, Scott appeared on my behalf and had it reduced to a parking ticket. So relieved. Scott knows his stuff and was incredibly easy to work with. If you're in a similar situation don't hesitate, call him today!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I was out of state when I called Scott, and he handled everything for me. Never had to step a foot into the courtroom through the entire process. Scott was always readily available to discuss, never had to wait for a response from him. Would highly recommend and definitely use again.
Posted by edward | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and easy
Got my expungement done fast! Everything as said. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Scott was very hands on and walked through each step of the process with me as well as openly discussed any available options moving forward.
Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expungement
Scott did a good job handling my expungement. Thank you!
Posted by DeShawn | February 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stepped up for me
I caught a case in Southfiled. I called Scott, he told me not to stress about it. He took care of it so I didn´t get violated. Gotta say he did the job.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
drunk and disorderly
one of the most honest attorneys i have met in a long time,most attorneys are in with the judges,prosecuting attorneys and magistrates,,,,I would highly recommend Scott Mathew Aaronson for any of your legal advise
Posted by Jacob | December 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I was very happy with my decision to hire him for my criminal case. I am through with probation and don't have anything on my record. I would recommend him to my friends.
Posted by Glenn | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He tried when the others wouldn't and I won because of him
Scott Aaronson has been a lifesaver for me. He always listened to me and went the extra mile that the other attorney I had never even considered. When he pushed to help me, the judge granted our request. The other attorney never even tried and my situation would be much worse without Scott. He is The Best!
Posted by Lee | December 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dependable, price is great
Had Mr. Aaronson do an expungment for me. I was always kept up to date on everything there was no guessing game. He did not over charge like a lot of others and after 2 years I found out there was a clerical error filing my expungment. I called Mr. Aaronson and within a few days he had it corrected. I highly recommend Mr. Aaronson to anyone that needs legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable, affordable, professional
I hired Scott Aaronson after receiving an open intoxicant ticket. After meeting with Scott he assured me he would help me get this misdemeanor removed from my record. I had been parked with an open can of beer in my cup holder and ticketed. I hired Scott at our meeting. After two short court appearances and communicating well with the prosecutor and the officer that ticketed me, Scott was able to get my ticket reduced to a minor traffic infraction. I'm very grateful , and I highly recommend that everyone keep any open containers of alcohol out of their vehicle. Thank you, Scott !
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Posted by Anthony | August 7, 2015
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
Scott was a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. The process for my case was extremely simple and moved along very quickly. I would recommend Scott to anyone I knew, he is an excellent attorney!!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2015
OWI CASE
I hired Scott for my OWI. I was very happy with the service I received. I would hire him again (but hopefully I will NEVER EVER HAVE TO!!!!!!) He eased a lot of my fears and seemed to know what he was doing.
Posted by antonino | February 25, 2015
Expungement
Mr. Aaronson handle my expungement successfully. He is professional and made me feel relaxed during the process. He answered all my questions and and was punctual. I never felt I was a bother, he always made me feel I was important to him.
Posted by ralph | February 22, 2015
Took care of my record as promised
He was very quick to file my paperwork and schedule a court date for an expungement. The judge granted the motion so I am happy
Posted by steven | November 25, 2014
Would hire again. knowledgable and smart guy
Thank you for your representation on my DWI charge. I am very happy with the results. You definitely made my life much less stressful.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Office Of Scott M. Aaronson
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Intern
  • Public Defender's Office, Lucas County
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate Intern
  • Toledo Prosecutors Office
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • graduate
  • 2017
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Voir Dire
  • 2013
  • NHTSA certified
  • Field Sobriety Test Practitioner Course
  • 2012
  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2010
  • Western Michigan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • Western Michigan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
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Legal Cases

  • State of Michigan V. S***** ********
  • reduced to misd. No jail No probation.
  • City of Huntington Woods v. F*****
  • Case Dismissed
  • State V. **********
  • Charges Not filed
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Active Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Michigan State Appelate Defenders Office
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney member
  • Oakland county bar association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney Member
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • rising star
  • super lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Avvo's Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Certified
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2012
  • Certification
  • LexisNexis
  • 2010
  • Magna cum Lade
  • Western Michigan university
  • 2007
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • Homeland Security & Immigration Law
  • 2010
  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • Free Speech & Wikileaks
  • 2009
  • Homeland Security & Immigration Law Society Speaking Series
  • Introduction of Judge Richard Posner
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (58)
Given (58)
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been lucky enough to work with Scott through referrals and interstate matters. I have witnessed first hand his steadfast dedication to clients. Scott is always available to talk, fights hard in court, and keeps his clients informed of their case. I highly recommend and endorse attorney Scott Aaronson! If you are in a bind, give Scott a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is a diligent, hard working professional. He is always available to speak with his clients, and is a fighter. A great advocate. I would recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an exceptional criminal defense lawyer who advocates his client's rights."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a great attorney. He's very well respected among lawyers in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Aaronson is a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Aaronson knows how to provide a quality defense to those accised of crimes, and it is for this talent that I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott Matthew Aaronson provides a valuable service on Avvo. He gives excellent answers to user questions on this site. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His credentials speak for themselves. He is extremely well versed in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Aaronson. Truly outstanding and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable and respected criminal defense attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott's knowledge of criminal law is impressive and his answers to questions demonstrates that he cares about this clients and works hard to get them the best results possible given the facts of each case. I endorse this lawyer."
White collar crime Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Friend
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Aaronson for a number of years. His professionalism, lawyering skills, and zest for advocacy have contributed to getting positive outcomes to the many clients that have had the fortune to be represented by him."
White collar crime Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a competent, ethical, and professional attorney. He is highly regarded in his field of law. I recommend him without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott shows exceptional knowledge of DUI laws in his answers on AVVO. He is an aggressive attorney with all the right moves. I highly recommend Scott."
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