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Robert J. Vitale

Criminal defense Attorney at Chesterfield, MI

3.2   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1995
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Vitale & Associates
33497 23 Mile Road
Suite #110
Chesterfield, MI, 48047

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Posted by Amanda | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
First, I have to say there are not enough words to express what Mr. Vitale and his firm did for not just myself but, for my children. Both He and his staff are heaven sent, in my and my children's eyes. I consulted with Vitale and associates in late 2017 regarding my child custody case, this was an out of state case brought to MI and had already been litigated on for almost 3 years. 3 years of motions, in and out of courtrooms, being lied to by counsel, you name it, it probably had gone wrong in my case up until that point. Mr. Vitale could have easily felt like it was a lot to jump into, especially with no prior knowledge of the 3 year case. Instead, Mr. Vitale didn't hesitate to jump in and begin unraveling the knot my case had become. I am more than happy to say, he is REALLY GREAT at what he does and while my case is still being somewhat litigated, I will never have another attorney represent me and my children other than Mr. Vitale. If you are looking for an honest, dedicated, ethical and highly knowledgable attorney to represent you, no matter the situation, then you should contact Vitale and Associates! The bond I formed with not only Mr. Vitale but the entire team is a bond that will last a lifetime, as will the memories my children and I are now able to freely make on our own. Something that would not have been possible without Mr. Vitale and his amazing associates. They treat you like a part of their family and actually care about the best possible outcome for you, no matter what! Thank you Mr. Vitale and Maggie, I'd give you both a billion star reviews if I was able to! Amanda Hoffman-Thompson
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Posted by Jordan | September 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
11 years and still going
I have hired Bob on multiple occasions over the years on 2 divorces, 1 domestic situation, and multiple motions. I have not once been disappointed in the results he has gotten for me and my kids. He tells you exactly what you need to do to put yourself in the best position possible. There are no guarantees when it comes to court, but you stand a better chance with Bob as your lawyer and following his advice. Yes, I have paid Bob a lot of money over the years, but EVERY PENNY WAS WORTH IT!
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Bob to represent me when I was falsely accused of a domestic assault against my wife. Bob, along with his assistant Maggie, were extremely personable and always answered my questions in a timely manner. Bob cared about my well-being and always asked how my kids were doing. Bob stuck with me throughout the nine month process and he rocked it when we went to trial. The jury deliberated for about 20 minutes and came back with a not guilty verdict. Afterwards, I witnessed two jury members track Bob down and tell him what a great job he did. Bob believed in me! I am so thankful for him and Maggie.
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Posted by Michelle | July 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Bob did a great job on my divorce. Bob and Maggie walked me thru the whole process. Highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2014
I have referred Mr. Vitale to everyone I know going through similar issues
Mr. Vitale and Maggie are wonderful! Always on top of it always giving me the right advice. Mr. Vitale was tactful in the courtroom and very well liked by his peers. He has been so easy and understanding to work with and took me out of a bad situation and helped me get an amazing outcome! I couldn't ask for better, he is the way to go!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hired Bob for a divorce. Yes I'm in jail right now, but geesh. I lost 100% of everything! My house, 2 cars, stuff I owned before I was married, gifts she gave me for Christmas, everything! (Except my clothes) I have 0% of any contact with my daughter not even sure if she is my daughter. Bob wouldn't file for a dna test. Terrible lawyer, kept giving "good" excuses as to why everything was taken from me, but seemed to forget that she had been cheating on me from day 1 of our marriage.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
You're better off representing yourself!
We hired Bob for a child custody case. He pretty much took our money and ran. No results.
Posted by Matt | March 21, 2015
Better Call Saul
I hired him because he was refered to me by another attorney who could not take the case. I hired him to file a motion to get me my drivers license back after a 2nd DUI, after being denied at a drivers license appeal hearing. He charged me $1,500 for this motion. He told me there was no guarantee, but assured me he was very good at these types of cases. I paid him, and he told me he would let me know when motion day was. Several weeks went by and I heard nothing. I called and he told me I needed to come in and meet with him. I went in and we accomplished nothing. He asked me the same questions he did the first time we met. Several more weeks went by, and he told me he was waiting on a date. Finally after 5 months I called the oakland county courthouse on my own to find out what the delay was. They told me that motion day was Wednesday, and that if my attorney filed this week, I would be in court in 2 weeks. I called his assistant Cathy, and was very upset. By this time it had been 5 months and he told me I could just wait 6 more months until my new DLAD Hearing. I explained to him that was not what we agreed to, and that he better file the motion. 2 weeks later we where in court. The Secretary of State had representation there. They called my case, and Bob told them that the Secretary of State had done nothing wrong, and I just need my license so I could work, and provide for my family. The Jude explained to him what a motion was, and that he was there to argue that the Secretary of State had made a mistake, that's why he filed a motion. MOTION DENIED. I was so embarrassed. This guy didn't argue you anything. He didn't even know he was supposed to which is the worst part. He is not a good attorney, or a good human. He gives attorneys a bad name.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2014
Distracted Attorney or Just Incompentent
I was not satisfied with the advice for the custody hearing with the referee. He is friendly with a lot of people but lacks substance in follow through. Of the many phone calls I made, I was told I would receive a return call. I received one after 3 weeks on phone calls and emails. He took key documents out of the file I thought were very relevant and did not present them. He seemed distracted and only spoke up once at the hearing while opposing counsel was speaking regularly with their client.
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  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • MaDonna College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

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  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
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"Mr. Vitale has a very common sense approach to representing his clients. He is very knowledgeable and well-prepared. I endorse this lawyer."

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Chesterfield Criminal defense Lawyer Robert J. Vitale
Robert J. Vitale
Criminal defense Attorney
Chesterfield, MI
Licensed for 29 years
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