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John R. Minock

Criminal defense Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1974
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Trials and appeals in federal and Michigan courts. Past President of Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    50 years, 3,000 cases


Cramer & Minock
339 East Liberty Street
Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104-2258

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Posted by K.J. | January 26, 2024
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A Remarkable Attorney - Unwavering Dedication, Exceptional Knowledge and Consideration
I am writing this review to express my utmost gratitude and humble admiration for the legal services provided by John Minock, whom I confidently assert to be the best attorney I have ever spoken to or encountered (and I've had 5 attorneys handling 3 separate, but simultaneous felony cases). From the very beginning, Minock demonstrated an unparalleled level of brilliance that immediately set him apart. His commitment to understanding the intricacies of my case, paired with an empathetic approach, made me feel not only like a client but a person whose life and concerns truly mattered. I can attest that this level of consideration is a rarity in the legal profession. As far as results, they speak for themselves. I'll never forget the prosecutor looking at me and saying, 'You're lucky you have John on your side; he really fought hard for you.' Now, understand that I wouldn't cooperate, so (it's my personal belief that as a result) they really threw the book at me, ensuring that I was rightfully charged with two additional felony cases in two additional, separate districts). John was my lead counsel and effectively guided my other attorneys in my other two cases; all three federal cases averaged roughly 60 months of prison time each. As a direct result of John's genius and dedication, I ended up serving a total of 11 months and 6 days (two cases served concurrently), and in the third and last case, the judge let me walk and gave me one day, you just had to be there to believe it - surreal (It's my belief that 'my situation' was presented accurately, and again, I attribute this phenomenon to Minock). I can honestly tell you this: I wouldn't want to go up against John in any courtroom, even if I had a 'dream team' of lawyers. Minock is distinguished by his intelligence, tireless work ethic and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome. I was consistently impressed by his attention to detail, thorough research, and strategic approach to every aspect of my case(s). Minock approached challenges with tenacity, leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of justice. This unwavering commitment is a testament to his professionalism and genuine concern for his clients. Throughout the legal process, Minock maintained open lines of communication, ensuring that I was informed and involved at every stage. Minock exhibited an extraordinary ability to navigate the complexities of my case in a way that exceeded my expectations. His capacity to anticipate potential challenges and develop proactive solutions showcased an almost superhuman depth of insight. John is not only the best attorney I have had the privilege of working with, but his hard work and brilliance make him stand out as a paragon in the legal profession. If you are seeking representation from someone who not only possesses legal prowess but also genuinely cares about your well-being, John Minock is, without a doubt, the attorney you want by your side. I would consider him a personal friend and will forever be in his debt. I owe you a debt of gratitude John, God bless you and your family! K
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cramer & Minock, PLC
  • 1998 - Present


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Oakland University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, American History
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v Richard Morris
  • Dismissal of indictment affirmed
  • Davis v Straub
  • Denial of 2254 petition affirmed
  • Lyons v Jackson
  • Writ of habeas corpus granted


  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 1999 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • President
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Vice President
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Board of Directors
  • 1982 - 1990
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Leonard R. Gilman Award
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Right to Counsel Award
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2006
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Ann Arbor Criminal defense Lawyer John R. Minock
John R. Minock
Criminal defense Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 49 years