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Dean N. Ankouny

Criminal defense Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

5.0   12 reviews

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Over 20 years of aggressive criminal defense for ALL felonies and misdemeanors in ALL courts in the state of Michigan.  I will make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the very BEST possible outcome on your case.  

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Licensed for 25 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Law Office of Dean N. Ankouny
123 S Main St Ste 250
Royal Oak, MI, 48067-2645

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Posted by Jeffrey | January 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got my license back!
Dean is a fantastic lawyer! He got my license back thru Michigan SOS when it looked virtually HOPELESS. He is a well spoken attorney and knows everybody in the law business. HIGHLY recommended!
Posted by Dana | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
I have had a few different attorneys over the years and Dean actually has helped me a few times and has even stopped charges before the police filed them. He is not like some past lawyers who just wanted to be paid and did not care about what the best outcome was for me. Dean is actually very crafty in negotiating and finding loopholes in charges and getting a better than outcome then I expected. I trust Dean to fight for me.
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Posted by Vivian | August 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Greatest criminal defense lawyer hands down!
I first hired Dean Ankouny around 12 years ago, and a few more times thoughout the years. He always was more than successful in getting me the best possible results. He actually cares and doesn't want you to continue making mistakes , he puts his all into his career. Hes not a lawyer that just cares about money or that will feed you lies, etc. Hes straight forward and if you follow what he tells you, you will not be disappointed! Ive gone into a courtroom with 2 felonies , possibly prison time and i walked out with NO felonies. Im proud to have him as a lawyer and will continue to put his name out there to anyone that needs a great lawywer. Thank you Dean for all your Wisdom, Straight forwardness and for really caring and wanting the best for your clients.
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Posted by Yh | July 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
YH VS DEAN DA BOSS HOG
My baby even though your big unk h the boss was mad at you and being petty about you showing up for my court date and my best interest over 500 Petty dollars I have nothing but the best to say from someone that's popped my juvenile felony cherry at 14 years old to pop in my adult Cherry at 17 years old to me being a lifetime member of the judicial system facing over 70 years plus dropped charges n actually tried as an adult Dean and Cooney of downtown main Street Royal Park has made it to where I have never done more than 45 weekends in my criminal history and that was after my third or fourth felony and after a DUI and multiple misdemeanors and posting $100,000 bonds without questions and to being a loyal good friend and a honest lawyer not one of those crooked ones that knows when your backs against the wall takes all your money and doesn't worry or defend you because he thinks you can't get hurt inside prison he's a stand-up guy that's represented everybody on my team never lost any of my family members Brothers cousins cases never overcharged and always allowed payments much love Dean I'll see you soon
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Posted by Mike | February 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied with Dean!
I hired Dean on two different cases to represent me. On both cases, I am very satisfied with the result. He helped me keep BOTH cases off of my record which probably saved my job. I am very thankful to Dean. He is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him if you need a criminal lawyer. I’m very satisfied with his services.
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Posted by Mark | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great result!
Although I have used several attorneys in the past, Dean is by far the best. He is very easy to talk to. He always answered all of my questions, and he got me a great result on my case. I would definitely recommend this lawyer if you need an aggressive criminal attorney.
Posted by William | January 16, 2015
This Lawyer Really Cares!
I'm very lucky to have found Mr. Ankouny to represent me. I was charged with domestic violence by my ex girlfriend and what she had told the police was simply not true. I needed to keep this charge off of my record or else I was going to lose my job. Mr. Ankouny believed in me and I could tell that he really cared about my case. He always answered my questions, and he's really easy to talk to. In the end, he got my case COMPLETELY DISMISSED! I would definitely recommend this lawyer!
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Posted by Dee | March 18, 2012
Fantastic criminal lawyer
Mr. Ankouny represented my son in a case where he had been charged with two felonies by his ex-wife and her mother. Since my son currently has two prior felony convictions, he was also charged as an habitual criminal. The third charge for habitual criminal would have double the sentencing for either or both convictions. With Mr. Ankouny representing my son, the home invasion (possible 20 years) and habitual criminal charges were dropped and my son received two years probation for larceny in a building (possible 4 years).
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Posted by Jim | October 5, 2011
Dean Ankouny Cases
Mr. Ankouny has handled a number of cases from Drvers License restoration to drunk driving, driving on a suspended license, and other matters. These cases involved my daughter and other friends that I have referred to Mr. Ankouny. Everyone has been happy with how Dean handled thier cases and the outcomes.
Posted by Donnie | June 28, 2011
Personable effective top notch lawyer
Mr. Ankouny not only helped my son get his life back, he periodically checked on him to ensure he was on the right track. My son was let off probation in May, 2011 which was 3 months earlier than expected because he stayed focused on what was right and best for himself. We can thank Dean (Mr. Ankouny) for teaching all of us what it takes to redeem yourself when you have done wrong!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2010
Hard working results oriented lawyer
Mr. Ankouny represented my son in a case where he was facing three felony convictions. The one most significant carried a mandatory sentence of two years in prison. My son was found not guilty of this one and will probably get probation for the other two. My advice to anyone would be to hire Mr. Ankouny and do everything exactly as he advises you and you will get the best result possible! He is also very caring, patient and forgiving.
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Posted by Donnie | June 17, 2010
Dean N. Ankouny Super Lawyer
Mr. Ankouny has been very supportive, caring, responsive and kind to our whole family during the most significant crisis of our lives! I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is hard working and has always been respectful to our entire family.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • The Law Office of Dean N. Ankouny
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • The Advocate Legal Services
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit, MI
  • 1996 - 1996

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • People v F
  • NOT GUILTY
  • People v J
  • NOT GUILTY
  • People v V
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • The Supreme Court of the United States - Washington, D.C.
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Membership in the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Supreme Court of the United States - Washington, D.C.
  • 2000
  • Dean's List
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 1996
  • Moot Court Winner
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 1995
  • Dean's List
  • The University of Michigan
  • 1993
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Publications

  • The Detroit Free Press
  • News Interview
  • 2014
  • The Detroit News
  • News Interview
  • 2014
  • WJR Radio
  • Radio Appearance
  • 2014
  • WWJ Newsradio 950
  • Radio Appearance
  • 2014
  • Fox 2 Detroit
  • News Interview
  • 2014
  • WDIV Detroit
  • News Interview
  • 2014
  • WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit
  • News Interview
  • 2014
  • Attorney Blog
  • Understanding Your Miranda Rights
  • 2011
  • The Detroit News
  • News Interview
  • 2002
  • The Oakland Press
  • News Interview
  • 2000
  • The Oakland Press
  • News Interview
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Belleville High School
  • Courtroom In The Schools Program
  • 2017
  • Boulan Park Middle School
  • Courtroom In The Schools Program
  • 2015
  • Discussion with middle school students
  • Drug Laws and the Justice System
  • 2008
  • Berkshire Middle School
  • Courtroom In The Schools Program
  • 2007
  • Neighborhood Legal Day
  • What Are Your Rights When Detained By The Police?
  • 2005
  • O.L. Smith Middle School
  • Courtroom In The Schools Program
  • 2004
  • Web Discussion - Search and Seizure
  • How The 4th Amendment Protects You
  • 2003
  • Help Guide Our Youth
  • Protecting your rights/Protecting your freedom
  • 2003
  • Waterford Kettering High School
  • Courtroom In the Schools Program
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent criminal defense attorney- professional, highly knowledgeable, and personable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I was lucky to work with Dean when I was a newly-minted lawyer, fresh out of law school (and Dean had been at it for some time). Although our time working together as associates was all too brief, his commitment to representing clients with excellence, empathy, compassion and ethics made a lasting impression on me, and served as a model and inspiration for my own performance as a lawyer. If I were ever in need of a criminal defense (knock on wood---but it happens to the best of us!), I can't think of anyone else I would call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dean Ankouny is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He has successfully handled a number of cases for my clients. His reputation as an aggressive and seasoned trial attorney is well deserved. I strongly endorse Dean."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dean for many years. He is both ethical and very professional and can say without hesitation I endorse his legal abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dean is a great lawyer who gets impressive results for his clients. A real trial lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dean is highly skilled and is a consummate professional. He is held in high regard by myself and our colleagues. He is an extremely effective advocate for his clients."
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Royal Oak Criminal defense Lawyer Dean N. Ankouny
Dean N. Ankouny
Criminal defense Attorney
Royal Oak, MI
Licensed for 25 years
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