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Samuel Bennett

Criminal defense Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

5.0   113 reviews

About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

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  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    The Bennett Law Firm, PLC only handles criminal cases. We focus on one area to best represent our clients, who have been charged with state misdemeanors and felonies. Call for a free consultation today!

  2. Sex crime
    20%
    When you are facing allegations of sexual abuse against a child or adult, it is difficult to know who to trust. I have represented countless individuals who have been accused of sex crimes across the State of Michigan. Call for a free consult!

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%
    If you’re charged with drunk driving, it can be overwhelming. That is why you need a defense attorney that cares and advocates for you. We will create an individual plan to suit the goals of your case. Call today for your free consultation!

  4. Expungement
    5%
    One of the most rewarding parts of being a defense attorney is helping those with convictions achieve an Expungement, avoiding the need to disclose the conviction on a job application. Call today to see if you're eligible!

  5. Juvenile law
    5%
    When your child is charged with a misdemeanor or a serious felony offense, it can be scary. At our firm, we will make it priority that you feel comfortable not only with your attorney, but with the process that lies ahead. Call today for a consult!

  6. Violent crime
    5%
    Potential penalties for assault crimes depend almost solely on the extent of the injury sustained by the complaining witness and range from probation to life in prison. Call today for a case analysis!

Call our office at 248-281-6991 for a free consultation! We look forward to assisting you. 

Samuel is a passionate attorney who truly cares about his clients.  His dedication makes him an excellent advocate in the courtroom.  Samuel believes the key to effective representation is being prepared, and that means getting to know his clients and their case. 

Samuel graduated from Oakland University in 2011, with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law. He earned his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2014. During his time at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Samuel earned the Certificate of Merit in Trial Skills, which is awarded to the highest performing student. The following term Sam served as a teaching assistant, aiding students with trial preparation and strategy. He was also selected as a member of the National Mock Trial team for Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2014.

Samuel started his professional career as an intern in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. He was assigned to the Child Abuse Unit and worked primarily on cases that involved sex offenses against children. As his focus at The Bennett Law Firm, PLC, this provides him with incredible insight into how prosecutors handle these types of cases.  This is an incredibly sensitive area of the law and Samuel has what it takes to make you feel comfortable every step of the way.

Samuel represents individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies throughout the State of Michigan, from Detroit to Grand Rapids, and Ferndale to Traverse City.  In 2017 and 2018, he was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Stars attorney, which is only awarded the top 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Michigan.

The Bennett Law Firm, PLC opened in April 2018 with one goal in mind: guiding individuals through the most difficult time in their lives.  It has always been Samuel's dream to have his own office where he can help people.  This firm is dedicated to your success and Samuel will do everything he can to help you achieve your goals.

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Licensed for 7 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact Samuel

The Bennett Law Firm, PLC
25600 Woodward Avenue
Suite 214
Royal Oak, MI, 48067

Reviews

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Posted by Barry | November 10, 2022
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God bless Sam
I have never done this before so please bare with me first and foremost I must thank God for bringing Sam Bennett into my life and giving him the gifts and blessings him as a lawyer after about 10 minutes of talking to him I felt like I had known him for years he is very kind and passionate about not only my feelings and how my case had effected me but he was the same way with my family. There are not enough words to say how grateful we are for Sam I highly recommend hiring Sam if you're in need of an attorney he will be there for you every step of the way and he is quick to inform you of all the questions you may ask of him. Once again God bless Sam Bennett for who he is and what he does for you.
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Posted by Juan Calvo | July 6, 2022
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CRNA
Sam was not only my attorney, but Sam treated me like I was a family member. I guess what ? He now is a family member !!
Posted by Emma | May 22, 2022
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Thank You Sam
Sam has been helpful, personable and and compassionate since our first meeting. He takes time to get to know us, our family and all the facts of the case. He answers all questions, explains each step in detail and works with our schedule. He made us feel comfortable with the case and got to know us on a more personal level which made this difficult experience a lot easier to endure.
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Posted by Rohit | May 16, 2022
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Sincere and Skillful
Sam is a sincere person and a sincere lawyer, as per my experience with him. He responds to your communications in a very reasonable time, typically within the hour. He takes time to listen to his client's description of events and makes sustained efforts to get a resolution, with what he is supplied with from the client, whether it is getting a dismissal before the trial or in trial. Coming to trial, he skillfully navigates through different witnesses in examination as well as cross examination of opposite party witnesses, objecting to improper questions from prosecutor's end and to bring out the facts to present an impactful defense. Specifically in my case, he was able to bring out the accuser's logical fallacies and get the focus of the judge to the bigger picture with events before and after the alleged incident, that completely changed the perspective of the allegation and the motive behind the allegation, leading the judge to see the truth of things. Ultimately, as a client, one must provide him with all the facts and do their own due diligence and as per my experience, Sam will come through. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Terrance | April 3, 2022
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Recommendation letter
Mr. Bennett I would like to take this time to show my sincere gratitude in writing this letter. you have lifted a great burden off my Shoulder. In supporting my efforts to clear my record. you and your staff were there for me for my problems. words cannot express how grateful I 'am for your help. I highly recommend Mr. Bennett and his staff to anyone of an excellent attorney who will support you with kindness patience and dignity. I highly recommend Bennett law firm to anyone in need of their services Iam forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2022
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Very informative
Live in Northern Michigan (post case dismissed) no lawyer was willing to help and even disregard telling me there nothing you can do.( Have court order saying other wise as a new law had passed). I wouldn't give up and kept searching for a lawyer, I seen the ad for service all over Michigan. I called and it was a great decision. Everything was done over the phone and emails, I got information that no lawyer ever explained, even after the case was dismissed. With in a few months the issue was solved, life can continue with less stress
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Posted by Mitch | January 14, 2022
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An empathetic advocate !
As a professional myself, I have very high standards in dealing with other professionals. Sam exceeded my expectations and then some. He is extremely knowledgeable and the knowledge is only exceeded by his responsiveness. A pleasure to work with. I highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2021
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Personable
At a very difficult and low point in my life Sam and his team was there to help. I had no idea what to expect through the process or with a lawyer. He and his team were there when I needed guidance. Hoping to never have to hire them again but glad to know I have an awesome attorney if needed.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2021
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Very professional
Sam helped me with my OWI case this past year and was very upfront, precise, willing and able. He was also a good listener and his approach to my case was in my best interest. I highly recommend him to anyone. I will be using him again in my ongoing case in 2022. Thanks Sam!
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2021
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Competent lawyer/wonderful human being
I was arrested and put in jail for solicitation. Sam came to the jail and said he's here to help. I was overwhelmed with shame and remorse. Sam could see that and acted more like friend than a lawyer. Sam was incredibly encouraging and skilful in navigating the legal issues while also wanting to make sure I got the deeper issues addressed. Sometimes it takes a brick in the head to get our attention to address compulsive, habitual hang-ups. On a side note, I was also able to find wonderful professional help for my sexual addiction which I am extremely grateful for. For me, I couldn't imagine trying to navigate all these legal/criminal issues without Sam. He has a heart and compassion for the broken-hearted. Thought I was hiring a lawyer and he turned out to be a friend
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Posted by Amanda | June 30, 2021
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Super helpful and highly recommend!
Sam was amazing during my case! I was so nervous and had no idea what to expect during this process, but Sam made it feel so simple while also making me feel so comfortable while talking to him. Every time I had a question, he was always available. Highly recommend! He also helped me get an awesome outcome that I don't think would've been possible without him.
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Posted by Linda | May 18, 2021
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Mr. Samuel Bennett
I am writing this review on behalf of my grandson who is learning disabled and on the autism spectrum. Sam was recommended to us at a very difficult time and what a God send he has been. He is such a very kind,caring and compassionate man and what a blessing he has been for my grandson and myself. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney. We can not thank him enough for all that he did for us. Sincerely,. Linda Baldwin ( and Austin Baldwin)
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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Impeccable Criminal Defense Attorney
I was referred to Sam by an acquaintance. Through the whole process Sam acted as more than just my attorney, but as a friend and support system while I was facing serious charges. He was professional, reliable, attentive, detail orientated, empathetic to my situation, and delivered on his promises. His patience in answering every question, concern, call and text no matter the time of day provided peace of mind. Sam worked with me every step of the way to prepare adequately, while providing me transparency and reasonable expectations. I thank him greatly for making the process as bearable as possible. He was able to bring my charges down significantly resulting in a more-than-fair outcome of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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The lawyer you need
Sam and his staff were very helpful. Made the legal experience go smooth as possible. My suggestion be open and honest about why you are contacting them. I am very great full with my outcome. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Britney | December 8, 2020
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Best of the Best!
Sam is the best! He has supported me throughout the entire process, even beyond the final court date. I am very appreciative of his hard work and expedient results. Any time I needed clarification or guidance, Sam didn’t hesitate to assist me. I also appreciative of how he always made sure to communicate with me regarding any updates in a very timely manner. He is very professional and genuine. You can count on Sam to be there when you need him most! Score: 10/10 -Highly recommend.
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Posted by John | November 9, 2020
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Part of the family
Both Sam and Amelia have been fantastic in their support in my defence. I live in Canada and trying to navigate the legal system on one’s own is near impossible at best. Sam took the time to explain everything and answer my questions - and patiently re-answered whenever I was overwhelmed. He faithfully responded in a timely manner and if I could not speak to him directly, Amelia was always there. Fantastic team. Compassionate is a great description of Sam’s approach and his calm demeanour always put me at ease. He dealt with a difficult prosecutor and was able to get my case to the conclusion we wanted without trial - which was important to me from a risk, time and expense aspect. You cannot go wrong with Sam and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2020
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Terrific Results!
Sam & Amelia are a great team to work with, and you will get terrific results!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2020
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Best Decision I’ve Made
When you get in trouble, it’s overwhelming to try and have answers to all the uncertainty. When I hired Sam, he went above and beyond what I expected. He took the time to get to know me as a person, to hear all my concerns and answer all my questions. He was always available and has a great attention to detail. He worked to get me the best outcome in my case and still checks in to see how everything is going.
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Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2020
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SUPERB LAWYER!!!!! MIRACLE WORKER!!!
I would recommend Sam to anyone! I was facing a very serious embezzlement charge that was well over $20k. I was facing possibly jail, a felony, and my career of nearly 30 years ruined. Originally the victim did not want to work with me. They wanted to prosecute off the bat. File was already at prosecutor, but wasn't processed yet. After waiting a few months, Sam picked up the phone and made a call that changed my life for the good. Even though the cards were stacked against me, he still took a chance. Let's just say that everything is resolved...no jail time, no record, no charges, no fingerprints. I get to keep my squeaky clean record as this was my first time offense. He is truly a God send and worked diligently on my behalf. He kept me informed through the whole process and helped to keep me calm. He had several alternatives he was looking into for me. I never imagined this would be one of them. If you are facing a situation that seems like you will not win, please don't just roll over and accept what the legal system will hand down to you. Contact Sam and he will work for you. I am a witness to this. I can now exhale and sleep at night without this hanging over my head. SAM, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!
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Posted by Brianna | August 5, 2020
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Compassionate, Professional, Case Winner
I hired Sam from California, and he was courteous to my time zone and worked hard to make me feel at all times in the loop and in control of my case from the other side of the country. He’s well spoken, understanding, and has a way with words and can really convey your case in a way that’s truly fair to you and your situation however messy it may be. I contacted many lawyers before finding Sam and his enthusiasm for my case and ability to handle it quickly without to much back and forth was unlike any prior experience. I am beyond grateful to have found Sam. If you’re on the fence know that he’s worth every penny. Can’t say enough good things about my experience.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney - Owner
  • The Bennett Law Firm, PLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar, PLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Student Attorney
  • Washtenaw County Public Defender Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Intern
  • Wayne County Prosecutors Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Abdo Law
  • 2012 - 2014
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Oakland University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorney - Client Satisfactoin
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Law Firms - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2018
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Merit - Trial Skills
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (17)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an aggressive, result-oriented attorney. He works very hard for his clients and is someone who can be trusted when the chips are down. I am pleased to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bennett is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"First off, I do not frequently endorse attorneys on AVVO, unless I feel that attorney truly is deserving of such. Sam Bennett was bred for criminal law. We were lucky enough to have him clerk for us while he was in law school, and now he is fighting capital trials. He has a deft touch with his clients, confident advocacy in the court room, and a firm command of the law. These are not empty words, cases our Firm has worked with Sam have consistently had outstanding results. As a fellow criminal defense attorney, there are very few that I endorse as strongly as Samuel Bennett."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bennett is a very dedicated and skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sam is a diligent and highly competent attorney. A savant on local court rules and procedures, Attorney Bennett gets his clients every edge possible in court. An automatic hire for those accused of crimes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sam is not afraid to take on any case. He is passionate about his clients and is always willing to help in any way that he can. He fights for what is right and has a good reputation in the community! If you are looking for a competent and diligent attorney, Sam is the right one for you!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a an excellent criminal defense attorney and has handled high-profile and sensitive cases. He is trustworthy, experienced, and delivers solid results for his clients. I strongly endorse my colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Bennett is a true professional and exceptional advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bennett was one of my Trial Skills students at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Attorney Bennett was an exceptional student and has continued to excel as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bennett is a zealous advocate for his clients and is willing to go the extra mile to insure the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with many attorneys in my career, but Samuel stands about above the rest. He is a hard working driven attorney that knows his cases inside and out. When you combine that with his infectious personality, you get an unbeatable combination."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sam Bennett. I was fortunate to have Sam as an intern for my law firm for several years. He proved himself as an asset to our firm where we worked together on several complex legal matters. He has also assisted our firm after becoming a lawyer and I can say that he is an excellent lawyer. He has guts, brains, integrity and will give 110% to his clients and their cause."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is an amazing attorney and advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance in a criminal matter."
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