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About me

I am a smart attorney.  I do the reading and the research for every case.  I look for resolution before confrontation.  My client and I map out the case strategy together.


Clients often look for aggressive defense attorneys - and this is an important quality.  (I put it in my website URL!)  But aggression without an intelligent plan just leads to trouble. 


Visit my website.  Check out some of the published appellate opinions in my cases.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Appeals: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David A. Sebastian

    Peter takes the time to thoroughly evaluate and investigate all of the relevant facts in a case, including all of its strengths and weaknesses, and then develops the very best approach to a successful result on behalf of his clients. He is very bright, and one of the most capable attorneys in his field. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


    David Sebastian Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Daniel P. Hilf

    Peter is very dedicated to his clients, and is well versed in understanding and arguing the law to the Courts.


    Daniel Hilf Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Peter J. Ellenson

26862 Woodward Avenue
Suite 200
Royal Oak, MI, 48067


MIActive And In Good Standing199205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Peter J. Ellenson1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oakland County Bar FoundationFellow2007 - Present
Oakland County Democratic PartyMember2007 - Present
Oakland County Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Huntington Woods Men's ClubMember2006 - Present
Jewish Federation Metropolitan Detroit, Young AdultBoard Member1999 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Berkley Michigan Rotarians MeetingTopics in Criminal Law2009