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Julian J. Poota

Criminal defense Attorney at Southfield, MI

5.0   66 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

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A commitment to excellence is a personal quality you should expect from your attorney. At our office, you receive that commitment, and more, from start to finish of your case. I am a Michigan-born and educated lawyer who fights for your rights. My comprehensive knowledge of law and maximum availability to you can make a positive difference in your legal situation.

Contact the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC when we can be of service. We can be reached toll free at (888) 399-7979. Your initial consultation is free of charge and we are able to take your calls 24/7.

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Licensed for 18 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/06/2022

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

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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Service, Professional Results
Mr. Poota accepted my case with open arms and continuously made me feel at ease about the process. We established our goals at the initial consultation and Mr. Poota was ultimately able to achieve those goals. I recommend his services to anyone who is looking to have a great relationship with their attorney and a favorable ruling.
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Posted by Rebecca | August 29, 2017
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amazing
I met with Julian multiple times. He was a fantastic lawyer. He helped me stay out of prison so i could be with my family. He always called back right away if he didn't answer. He kept me informed and told me what to expect.
Posted by Cesar Diaz | May 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I’ve used Julian’s services two times over the past 2 years related to traffic infractions. He has been extremely helpful, responsive and more importantly he has succeeded in getting my tickets either dropped or reduced to non-moving violations. I would definitely recommend Julian to anybody who has a need to hire a lawyer.
Posted by Scott | May 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Easy to talk with and never rushes you.
I had a hit and run incident and Julian assured me based on the circumstances that jail time would not be an issue and he was correct. Can't stress it enough that he is always willing to discus concerns and give sound advice.
Posted by Joshua | December 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
One and Only Lawyer for You
I was arrested and held in jail for 3 hours before being released on bail without explanation as to why I had been taken in. I was shocked and scared when I received the charges that had been brought against me. I was facing serious felony charges, accompanied with jail time. I had tried to contact various other lawyers, but they were either unresponsive or their rates non-negotiable and not within my budget. Unlike them, I consulted someone on his website and was promptly called later that same day and it was then I knew Julian could be trusted because not only did he listen to my story, but was also willing to work around my budget and settle on a payment that worked for both of us. He called to update me various times during the court case to help me understand what everything meant as I had no previous experience with such matters. He eased my worries, but with COVID-19, court matters were delayed and not very prompt. He took care of talking to the court when someone like me would have no idea how to address the case and it was a huge burden off my shoulders. Over the couple of months, the case was settled and the charges were dismissed and I'll be sent into a diversion program and in doing so, no jail time and nothing will be on my record after completion. I couldn't be more grateful and thankful for his expertise and professionalism. Thank you Julian!
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Posted by Patty | July 1, 2020
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Great job!
I am a female trucker who received a nasty "phone use" ticket because I was wearing my headset. These kinds of tickets can be devastating. I needed a great attorney, Julian Poota came through for me by getting the ticket reduced. I highly recommend Mr. Poota . A million thanks to him!
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
I had a case regarding an intoxicated drive involving a motor accident. I was unsure of what I needed to do but it was quite clear that I needed a lawyer. After reading different reviews I noticed Mr. Poota and his great track record with many cases. I decided to go with Mr.Poota due to his price point and our discussion about the events of the night which. Mr. Poota was very nice and professional during the whole process of pre-trial, discovery, and the rest of the process. He gave great advice and let me know what was needed from me going forward. Mr. Poota is a very friendly individual and doesn't sugarcoat the situation which is key in my opinion for a lawyer. The reason is you don't want your lawyer over promising anything. Mr.Poota was able to get the evidence thrown out in court which severely weakened the prosecution's case. Overall my case was dismissed and I would attribute a great portion of this result to Mr.Poota's skill and the universe at play. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I knew who was facing a similar situation or a different impending case.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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Great Lawyer
I got myself into a situation in Allen Park. I had a prior situation in Allen Park 9 years ago with the same charges and have never been so scared about going to jail in my life and figured I was going to jail. I could lose my job, reputation, and my child. I was facing a misdemeanor and possibly up to 93 days in jail being this was my second offense. I panicked and hired the first Lawyer I met with but still had a meeting with Julian later that day. I went and saw him and he was very kind, he told me he would handle it and not to worry but didn’t promise me anything except said he would get me the best result possible. He was also reasonable with the amount of money I had to spend. So I decided to let my other lawyer go and went with Juilian. He answered the phone or returned all my calls. As stressed as I was whenever I talked to him he always made me feel better. I had to miss one day of work to go to court and he got that charge dismissed and dropped down to disorderly conduct. I got 6 months reporting probation, 5 days community service, and a 1 time court appointed class. Being able to keep my job and still be a mother and not spend a day in jail was all I wanted and that’s what I got and this will all fall off my record after 6 months. If you have a criminal case higher Mr. Poota.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
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Julian Poota
Minor traffic infraction. Mr. Poota represented me in court which allowed me to avoid points on my license, saving me insurance fee increases. He did exactly what he said he would do and I appreciate his expertise. Definitely recommend Mr. Poota.
Posted by Lance | July 25, 2018
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Stress reliever
I immediately called an attorney when I recieved a traffic ticket and thankful that I found Julian. He handled everything for me after I consulted with him and only had to meet up once! He went to court for me and got my ticket significantly reduced and I could not have been more relieved.
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible lawyer
I’d love to give a big thanks to Julian who did some amazing work for me. Not only did he get a felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor, he also was able to retain my freedom.
Posted by Sharjeel | June 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Got Reckless driving charges reduced to speeding ticket. Very professional and responsive. Happy with service and will totally recommend to firends and family if needed
Posted by antoine | May 21, 2018
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best lawer for the money
I only lived in Michigan for 6-7 months,i ran into some trouble with the law,after calling a number or attorneys and giving them a briefing of my situation none of them talked and explained things like mr.j.j.poota did.he was honest and the fee was very affordable,i recommend him to anyone with legal issues.
Posted by Joseph | May 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Class a CDL traffic tickets
I have a class a CDL and I was hit with a third lane ticket in Hamtramck Michigan. After receiving a citation I immediately called Mr. Poota. He started right away taking care of everything. Since I live in Tennessee I did not want to have to be there for court in Michigan. He reassured me that I would not have to appear or do anything really. Treated me just like family. Within a short couple of months everything was taken care of he had it reduced to a nonmoving violation. No points on my license! He communicated with me throughout the whole process. He Made everything very easy to understand on the direction we were headed with this. I would highly recommend him to any class a CDL truck drivers with traffic tickets in the Detroit Michigan area. As far as that goes anyone with any legal needs he is a great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2018
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Traffic ticket violation
I had a speeding ticket and hired Julian to help me with it. He was professional and efficient and achieved everything he promised me.
Posted by Ben | April 27, 2018
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Traffic
Got out of a serious traffic ticket. Gave a good representation. Would recommend
Posted by B. J. | April 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Michigan Attorney
I googled best Attorneys in Michigan and Julian Poota's name was one of the names at the top of the list. I was charged with a third degree misdemeanor and was facing up to 90 days in jail. Even if I could have avoided the jail time on my own there was no way I could have risked the misdemeanor charge going on my record. I could have lost my job and it would have definitely negatively​ affected any of my future endeavors. I called Julian Poota's office and was put thru to him right away by the secretary. I explained my situation to him and from the moment he opened his mouth he was very professional and seemed to know exactly what he was talking about. Before I could even voice my major concerns he told me not to worry he was going to try his best to keep me out of jail and keep the incident off my record which is what I was really worried about. He told me how much he charged and right away I was pleased because I had previously spoke to two other attorneys who quoted me a price that was a couple of hundreds of dollars more than Julian. I went to his office for the first time and he was just as professional in person as he was over the phone. My court date was about a month away and Julian was kind enough to allow me to make payments to him leading up to the court date which is something I was very grateful for. I know that every case is different and it's really up to the prosecuting attorney and the judge as to what the outcome is and it's not always a textbook result so hiring an attorney no matter how small you may think the charge is, is crucial for the best possible outcome and when I say hiring an attorney I really only mean hiring Julian Poota. Julian was able to get the misdemeanor dropped down to the lowest possible charge, so instead of 90 days in jail I ended up only having to attend a one time court appointed class and 6 months Non Reporting probation. The sweetest part of the deal that Julian was able to get was that after 6 months if I stay out of trouble (which I absolutely plan to) my record will be wiped clean! Nobody's perfect and everybody makes mistakes some small and some big, I am just grateful that Julian Poota was there to ensure the big mistake I made was not one that followed me for the rest of my life. If you are in need of counsel Julian Poota is definitely the attorney to call!
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Posted by Alex | April 18, 2018
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Highly recommend!!!
Julian was extremely helpful in assisting me on a traffic citation. He was able to get my traffic citation which carried points and a hefty fine down to only impeding traffic with no points whatsoever. I didn’t even need to go to court he handled all of it. He even answered legal questions I had that were unrelated to the case. He has been so helpful and I will definitely be using him In the future.
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Posted by Jacob | April 14, 2018
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Easy to work with.
I hired Julian Poota when I received a DUI charge. Not only did he get my charge significantly reduced, he was very easy to work with...easy to contact, had quick responses, and explained everything at a level I could easily understand. I hired Julian Poota a second time when I recieved another traffic ticket. In this situation he made it super simple for me, including not having to miss work for court appearances and paying fines online.
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Posted by Eli | March 28, 2018
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What a relief
What a relief. I was driving home from Florida to Toronto. In Detroit I went through a red light (3 demerit points) and the policeman noticed that my insurance stub was expired. I contacted Julian Poota to appear in court for me. He got both charges dismissed and I only had to pay a small fee. Great service.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Poling, McGaw & Poling, PC
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Clerk
  • Chistopher J. McGrath, PLLC
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Wayne County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Domestic Violence
  • Not guilty
  • Divorce
  • No Alimony.
  • Restraining Order
  • Opposing party was found in contempt and jailed

Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Sado
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Family Law Section State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Criminal Law Section of Michigan State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Litigation Section of Michigan State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Criminal Defense Trial College
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Certficate of Completion
  • NHTSA Standarized Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2012
  • The Family Law Certificate Program
  • The Institute of Continuing Legal Education & Family Law Section of Michigan State Bar
  • 2009
  • Book Award
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 2003
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2001
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Wayne State University
  • 2001
  • Golden Key National Honor
  • Golden Key National Honor's Society
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Pootalaw.com
  • Divorce
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  • Pootalaw.com
  • Criminal Defense
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  • Pootalaw.com
  • Litigation
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  • Pootalaw.com
  • Domestic Violence
  • N/A
  • Pootalaw.com
  • Theft Charges
  • N/A
  • Pootalaw.com
  • DUI
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Moot Court
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (40)
Litigation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
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"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If I was ever in a legal issue with the police at 2am Julian is who I would call!! One of the few criminal defense attorney's in the Metro Detroit area who gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His participation in Avvo shows his experience, commitment, and zealous representation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Poota. He is a great choice for representation and is highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Poota. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Poota is an exceptional attorney with a superb knowledge of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Other
"Top Notch Attorney! I have been reading his advise on avvo.com and find Julian to be intelligent and caring. Call him today and he will be your advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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