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Lisa L. Dwyer

Federal crime Attorney at Royal Oak, MI

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Law Office of Lisa Dwyer, P. C., Lisa Dwyer

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1993
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    RICO conspiracies, Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) conspiracies, gun and explosives cases, health care fraud/medicare fraud and all fraud and identity theft cases.

  2. Criminal defense
    Violent and assault offenses, including sex offenses, armed robberies, homicides and all lesser offenses. Theft offenses, including home invasions. All fraud offenses, including credit card fraud and identity theft.

  3. DUI and DWI

  4. Entertainment
    Specializing in music industry clients.

During her 23 years of practice, Lisa has successfully defended the accused in nearly every county in Michigan. In addition, Lisa has practiced more than 20 years in the federal court for the Eastern District of Michigan, appearing before nearly every Judge on the federal bench.

Lisa maintained her full-time practice while serving 2 terms as the Mayor of Clawson. And, Lisa has represented entertainment clients from authors, artists, musicians and songwriters.


Law Office of Lisa Dwyer, P. C.
32121 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI, 48073

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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2023
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Great Lawyer
I would highly recommend Lisa Dwyer as your attorney. Lisa was very thorough and knowledgeable with my case and my situation. She keep me updated at all times. She was available when I called and was very quick to get back with me. Lisa is a dedicated attorney and puts the work in to win.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2020
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Absouletly Amazing
Lisa Dwyer, Has the ability to draw reasonable, logical conclusions or assumptions from limited information. Lisa showed me the skills of absorbing large quantities of information, then distilling it into something more manageable and logical. Lisa Dwyer has great communication skills and is a very personable and persuasive lawyer. Lisa demonstrated perseverance through completing the work necessary to a successful finish to my case. I was very impressed with Lisa Dwyer's creative problem-solving. I would indefinitely recommend Lisa Dwyer to friends and family etc.
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Posted by Craig | April 23, 2020
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Super Lawyer
A very good lawyer I hired her for a case of mine very reliable recommend her to anyone
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2017
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Very helpful
Ms. Dwyer took care of my DUI and made the process much less scary than I thought it was. She went above and beyond to make sure I did all the things necessary to get through it as well as making sure I didn't face the embarrassment of facing a local judge and peers. She explained the process so I knew at all times where my case stood.
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Posted by Julie | August 18, 2017
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Knowledgeable and tenacious
Lisa did an amazing job, she knew the law very well and helped me. She was patient, and fought hard for my rights. I was able to get a fast informative response from her and she answered all my questions, putting me at ease. I recommend her.
Posted by Andrew | January 13, 2017
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Amazing service!!!
Lisa works very hard and is politically savvy as well. She not only knows the law, and fights for you as a defendant, but she also backs that up with a tenacious desire to serve justice for her clients. I highly recommend her.. You will not be disappointed!
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2016
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Reliable, Helpful. Gets Results.
I hired Lisa for a DUI in March of 2016. She came highly recommended from several friends that I knew. I was told, "She's the best. I (my friend) recommended her to all of my friends when they have legal trouble". My offense wasn't a light one, I was originally in for a "super-drunk" charge and was worried about my future. Lisa not only got my charge reduced to an OWI (incredible, I am very lucky), but guided me in ways to make my sentencing more manageable and has been there at any time when I need her to answer ANY of my questions and concerns. She also got my community service hours cut in half and advises me on how to get some of my probation requirements lessened as I go along the process (ex. AA meetings, etc.). She is currently working on getting my license back, and I couldn't be more grateful for her time and her determination to help me. Over the past few months I've been under her guidance, we have not only developed a client-attorney relationship, but a special friendship as well. She is consistently kind and thoughtful, careful and thorough... explaining and reviewing all possible angles regarding my case (and I'm sure I've asked her to explain them many times). Unfortunately and ironically, a relative of mine got a DUI months after mine and I immediately referred him to Lisa. Lisa gave him a peace of mind that only a kick-butt attorney can give. I feel extremely lucky to have her on my side.
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Posted by max | August 4, 2016
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defense attorney
I have used Lisa for many cases from possession to DUI to minor traffic viilations. Very well orgnaized made me feel very comfortable walking into court with her on my side. Always was able to provide the proper knowdlege of the medical marijuana laws.
Posted by Antonio Cottingham | March 15, 2016
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The one you want in your corner
Sometimes when you search for an attorney alot of them tell you what to hear to get the job but it was totally different with Lisa Dwyer we both laid all of our cards on the table and together came up with the best possible outcome for my particular situation I would recommend her to any person needing attorney representation not only did I gain a great attorney but a friend as well
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Posted by joshua | December 23, 2015
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She is one of the best she made it so that i was able to stay at home with my family while a federal case was under investigation and pending even now i have faith with her help we will beat the case that plagues me she makes sure she goes over every little detail and works very hard she is also compassionate understanding and helps the best she can in every way possible i am honored to be her client she gives hope to the hopeless and really does work with you and this is fact as i am here now writing this review i feel that i personally would be lost without her i found out about her through a friend whom she helped and i very highly recommend her she is worth every penny i would not trade her for another to represent me she really knows her stuff and she gets down to the point im just really glad i chose her
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Posted by Tim | April 16, 2015
Highly recommended
Lisa Dwyer is a very sharp, determined, competent attorney. I retained Mrs. Dwyer to represent me for a drug related crime. She was there for me 100% throughout the whole process. Considering the fact that I was facing a 4 year felony, I wanted to make sure I hired the right attorney . Lisa provided excellent advice and worked hard to get me the best possible plea deal. Compassionate, dedicated, and professional is how I would describe Lisa. If you need a lawyer, I highly recommend you contact Lisa Dwyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2015
It isn't possible to find an attorney as compassionate as Lisa out of the courtroom, and as dogged in the courtroom. She's a fierce advocate and people listen to her. And, because she is compassionate, she takes her time to review everything I'm doing in my life and makes insightful suggestions with contact information. She's the best.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Lisa Dwyer P.C.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Mayor
  • City of Clawson, Michigan
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Detroit Law School
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Public Defender
  • Wayne County Public Defender's Office
  • 1993 - 1997
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  • University of Detroit
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Saint Louis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA v Halfal
  • Dismissed
  • USA v Ragland
  • Dismissed two mandatory minimum counts; proceeding to trial on guideline counts.


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Constitutional Warrior
  • 2012 - Present
  • Americana Music Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wayne County Criminal Attorney Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member, Education Committee
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Achievement in Criminal Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Exceptional Achievement Award
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2019
  • Exceptional Achievement in Criminal Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2018
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • United States District Court for the EDMI
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • CDAM Fall Conference
  • Cross-examination of police officers
  • 2018
  • Criminal Law Committee Brown Bag
  • Probation Violations
  • 2017

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