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Samuel Bennett

Criminal defense Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

5.0   122 reviews

also known as Sam Bennett

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Samuel

Learn Samuel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  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!

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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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
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Location

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

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
This is a hard review to write, because there is no way to put into words how grateful we are to Sam Bennett. He successfully defended our son, and ended a 10 year nightmare our family has been living. Our son was placed on the Tier I SOR for 15 years in 2013. I believe that if Sam Bennett had been his attorney, at that time, our son would have never been found guilty. As the judge stated, it was a convoluted case. Sam Bennett and his assistant, Rebecca Lashbrook, were amazing. They were professional, compassionate and reassuring. Even more important is the fact that Mr. Bennett was able to lift the suffocating weight off our backs for the first time since 2013. We could actually breathe and relax. Our son, and his son, can finally get on with their lives. Thank you Sam Bennett.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2024
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You are not alone
Sam was hired for a juvenile case which was very serious. The “system” was confusing and overwhelming. It seemed like as parents we had zero rights and everyone else knew more about our kid than we did. We felt unheard and like we were stupid. Our child felt alone and that no one cared. From the first conversation with Sam, we were instantly put at ease. The case was explained very clearly to us and Sam was always available to answer questions or to just be an encouragement and comfort during the most stressful time of our lives. His advice for handling all of the minor details was timely and spot-on. It made us feel like we had some control over what feels like an out-of-control situation. When needing to hire a defense attorney, one can sure feel like a loser, alone and full of shame. Sam was honest and non-judgmental. He wanted to hear the whole story and really cared about his client. I’ve worked in the “system” for many years and know many attorneys, prosecutors, and police. Sam is far and away one of the kindest, genuine, and caring professionals I have ever met. He excels in knowing when to be those things for his clients and when to be tough and tenacious. He fought very hard in our case and achieved an outcome better than we expected. He is all business to those in the system who need to be handled with “business.” If you feel alone, overwhelmed, or afraid, I would say to give Sam a call and let him help you carry the burden. It’s at least worth the phone call. We honestly can’t say enough good things about him.
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Posted by Djay Johnson | May 10, 2024
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Mr.means business!!!
Sam is awesome he was attentive to my case, he has excellent communication skills, he did not make me feel as a client but as family I will for ever refer him to any one that needs his services he is Mr.Means Bussiness ! Saved a very big part of my life!!!!
Posted by Joshua | May 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, even better person.
I hired Mr. Bennett last December to help with a sexual assault allegation From our very first conversation Mr. Bennett was helpful, professional and precise. I had a ton of questions and was very stressed out as this was my first time dealing with any sort of legal situation. Mr. Bennett answered every question and was very patient with me. My case lasted six months and Mr. Bennett was able to get the charges dropped. I couldn't be more impressed with his knowledge and responsiveness. Mr. Bennett supported me soo much and I'm very relieved that he was able to help me get back to my life.
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Posted by Danielle | April 10, 2024
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Extraordinary Attorney!
I was in desperate need to find someone for my son and fast. I was new to the process and unsure who to hire. Soon as I called Sam's office Rebecca greeted me with kindness and compassion I had not gotten elsewhere. Sam called me back promptly for a consultation and was also compassionate, understanding and sympathetic of my situation. I was scared of what was ahead but Sam treated us like family throughout the entire process. He is also down to earth, making it easy for my teen to open up and feel comfortable. I had no doubt we were in the absolute best hands and that brought a great sense of relief during a difficult time. Because of Sam we received an amazing outcome with our case. He goes above and beyond for his clients truly!
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Posted by Audey | April 5, 2024
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1000% recommend
I could not have been happier with the decision to move forward with Sam! Him and his team have went above and beyond for my case, I am truly grateful. Sam is honest, genuine, and you’ll have no doubt that he has your best interest! The whole team is professional and attentive, just the support you need when going through whatever is you’re going through. I would recommend to everyone who needs law services, everyone!
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Posted by Corn | March 28, 2024
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Truly an Advocate!
Sam is an amazing attorney! He is dedicated, empathetic, and truly compassionate. He went above and beyond in advocating for me throughout my case and my term on probation. I am exceedingly happy with my choice in representation and the outcome in my case. I wholeheartedly offer my endorsement for Sam as a committed and effective advocate!
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Posted by Darren | April 11, 2023
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Well Versed, Energetic, Aggressive Client Centered Service
I was facing serious charges which would have piled points on my driver's license and ruined me in insurance costs. He fought hard to get me the most favorable judgement with zero points on my license. I was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge, energy, and client focused attitude. Mr. Bennett stands out from other criminal attorneys, in that all of my calls and messages were answered from him within the same business day and his staff were very professional and respectful. Send him a message today. I am glad that I did.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2023
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Expungement Case
Attorney Sam and Rebecca are just amazing!! I asked God to send me the right Attorney for this case and he sent me Sam and Rebecca. I would like to thank these two for being patient, kind, and helpful! All the things that make a a great attorney Sam and Rebecca definitely demonstrate that 110 %. I would recommend anyone to hire them with ANY case. I can now go on with life without this thing over my head and me having to worry everyday. Thank you two for being a great example in the legal field!
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2023
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Exemplary attorney and fantastic person
I can’t thank Sam and his legal assistant, Rebecca enough for all of their hard work in helping me with my expungement case. Thanks to their efforts, I was granted a clean slate, which is an opportunity I never thought I’d have when I was charged and sentenced many years ago. Sam and Rebecca also treated me like a human being throughout the entire process, rather than a criminal. It may sound like common sense to treat a client with humanity, dignity, and empathy, but after consulting with different defense attorneys now and back then, it truly is a rare find. Sam is truly a cut above, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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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

Honors and 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)
Endorse Samuel
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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