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James S. Lawrence

About James Lawrence

About me

I am a graduate of the University of Michigan law school, licensed as attorney since 1982.  I have extensive experience in both state and federal courts.  It appears that I have more published opinions at the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals than any other Michigan attorney who does not work for the government.  I have gotten many people out of prison.  I have argued at the US Supreme Court.  I am well known in the Michigan prison system for my successes, and also for the seminars I give occasionally to prisoners informing them about the court system.  When I was 8 and 9 years old my family lived in Caracas, Venezuela, so my Spanish is fairly good.  For those considering hiring me, I have samples of my appeal briefs and rulings, and transcripts showing my performance in trial court criminal defense.  I am married, live in Detroit suburbs. 

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