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Joseph A. Simon

Criminal defense Attorney at Ann Arbor, MI

5.0   183 reviews

also known as Joe Simon

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  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    All areas of criminal defense from misdemeanors to felonies, OWI to Homicide. Listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers.

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

    38 years, 1,000 cases

  4. White collar crime
    25%

    38 years, 1,000 cases

LOCATED IN ANN ARBOR. OVER 35 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE. 10.0 RATING.

Location

Joseph A. Simon
1310 S Main St Ste 11
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best service!
Considering the reason why I had to obtain an attorney, I made the correct choice. To Victoria in his office, who constantly kept me informed of the process, to Mr Simon himself, taking the time to go over everything in detail. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Claire | February 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and helpful criminal defense lawyer
provided extremely prompt and professional help throughout my criminal charge, which was eventually dismissed. Offered me a student discount as well!!
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr. Simon is the utmost professional and worked with me to settle my case with the undeniable knowledge of our legal system. He went above and beyond, in my case, and I am truly happy I found him and was able to work with him. Highly recommend
Posted by aaron | February 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
highly recommended
was super professional and knowledgeable. everything went as he said it would . would whole heartedly recommend
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I had great communication from Joe at all times and he was very helpful while going through and understanding the courts process. Thank you for representing my case.
Posted by Anand | December 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI lawyer in town
I am truly impressed by the outstanding legal representation provided by Joe and his team. Their expertise and dedication in handling my case were evident from the beginning. They skillfully navigated the complexities of law, understanding the intricacies of the uncommon situation I was in, in great depth, and leaving no stone unturned to ensure the best possible resolution for me. What stood out the most was the lawyer's commitment to delivering results swiftly. Despite the time-sensitive nature of my case, they worked diligently to expedite the process without compromising the quality of their efforts. Their ability to manage time efficiently while maintaining a high standard of legal practice is commendable. Communication throughout the case was clear and transparent, instilling confidence and alleviating any concerns I had. Joe's team was always available to take my calls and later follow up via emails to make sure the entire process was completed seamlessly. The lawyer's attention to detail and strategic approach demonstrated a deep understanding of DUI laws, and I felt reassured knowing that my case was in capable hands. In the end, the lawyer secured a favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Their professionalism, expertise, and efficiency make them an exceptional choice for anyone seeking effective legal representation in DUI/OWI matters. I am genuinely grateful for their efforts and would very highly recommend their services to others facing similar challenges.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Joe is AMAZING!!
We are so thankful to Joe Simon for his defense of a family member who is a "vulnerable adult." We were referred to Joe by another attorney who highly recommended him. And indeed, Joe and team were amazing! He dug into the many complex details of the situation, and determined that the right thing to do was fight for a complete dismissal of the case. And, boy did he fight! To start, he took on the painstaking task of reviewing and understanding all the detailed complexities of the case, which prepared him to fight doggedly. He persisted, because he truly believed dismissal was the right outcome. He was determined to fight for it, and, indeed, he prevailed with the dismissal. He and his team were very professional, were great communicators, and kept us up-to-date promptly as the case progressed. We are so thankful, because he fought hard for the best interests of a "vulnerable adult," who could not speak or fight for himself. His outstanding efforts, supported by a dedicated team, secured the dismissal of the case. We would refer Joe as someone who is truly on your side and will leave no stone unturned in working for you!
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Posted by O. | November 26, 2023
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Excellent attorney
When I needed to find a local attorney I reached out to two attorneys in the area that I know and trust to provide a recommendation. Attorney Simon was independently recommended by both of these attorneys. Upon contacting Attorney Simon he was clear, calm and very concise on what the initial steps would be working on my case. He immediately put a lot of my concerns to rest based on his knowledge and extensive experience. At the same time, he provided a realistic picture so I knew where I stand from the beginning. Importantly, he and his staff are non-judgmental and very supportive. The outcome was very favorable. His office was excellent with communications and with providing immediate updates and next-step instructions for me. His assistant Victoria is fantastic. Navigating the process from start to finish would be much more challenging without this support. Suffice to say I’m very pleased with the counsel, service and ultimately the results that I got working with Joe and his office.
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Posted by Joe | November 16, 2023
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Honest, Reliable, Highly Recommended
Very honest lawyer. I appreciate his work and am glad I chose him to represent me throughout the legal process. Overall grade, A+.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch!
Everyone in the office went above and beyond for me. Would recommend them a thousand times over.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
True Proffesional and Dilligent/Dedicated Expert
You will not find a more well-versed and thorough lawyer. Got me right out of a pickle when I needed it most.
Posted by Casey | June 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service from Mr. Simon- Highly Recommend
Joe and his team did an amazing job for my daughter. They were amazing communicators, kept us apprised every step of the way and explained every step as well. He was able to negotiate an amazing outcome. He took time to speak with me and my daughter and answered any questions that we had. I am thoroughly impressed with him and his office and highly recommend him as a lawyer.
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Posted by Nathan | June 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highest Recommendation
Mr. Simon and his team took what was a very hopeless case of mine and achieved the best possible outcome. He utilized patience, expert knowledge of the law / judicial process, and a firm stance with the prosecuting team. He was a joy to work with--very enjoyable at times, is extremely respectful and non-judgmental, and (he and) his staff demonstrate the utmost in professionalism. I hope I never have to work with him again, but rest easy knowing that he would be the best attorney choice for any criminal defense situation. Best of luck to you; Nathan A. Sten
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Posted by Sabin | June 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Supportive and very knowledgeable
I was very unknown on what to do on my case. Then I found Joseph A. Simon searching on google and found a really knowledgeable person to take my case. He helped and assisted to with the flow of the case and answered all my questions that I had with clear answers. And I remember when he tried to calm down my wife while she was crying in-front of him. I was so much impressed by that. Victoria is always ready to answer any questions anytime and always supported for the case. The result of the case was very positive. I really want to appreciate the work done by Joe and Victoria for my case with the better result. Thank you so much.
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Posted by John | June 5, 2023
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Consummate professional, amazing results
Joe and his team were the consummate professionals and helped us navigate successfully through this very difficult and challenging time. We could not have picked a better attorney to assist us and we could not have asked for a better outcome. Joe and his team were very prompt in their response to our situation immediately putting our concerns at ease and following through quickly and efficiently at every turn. His and his team's advice was spot on and the respect he gets from others in his legal community was clear to see. We will forever be in Joe and his team's debt and we highly, highly recommend Joe for his legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2023
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Best guy around
Without joe and his team I would've had a poor outcome in court, very communicative, transparent and efficient. The difference of having him V.S not is day and night you won't regret hiring him!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2023
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defendants father
My son made a mistake that required legal counsel. Mr. Simon was knowledgable and guided us every step of the way. The outstanding professionalism and successful outcome were due to his efforts.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I cannot express how grateful and thankful I'm for Joseph Simon
I was recommended to Joseph Simon from attorney Raymond Cassar. Joe was highly recommended by a friend who is a prosecuting attorney. I knew he was sent from God an absolutely Angel to help me. I was nervous reck, I have not been in any trouble with the law my entire life and I did not know what to expect. Once Joe obtained the necessary information for the case Joe was persistent in his continuing negotiations and his demand for discovery information. Joe is a Miracle worker. Joe Simon is very respected by the Washtenaw County judges and prosecutors. I could not have asked for a better attorney than Joe Simon. Thanking God and Joe Simon, and his team for their caring spirit, compassionate, support for everything from the beginning to the end. Victoria kept me updated with all the paperwork and zoom information. My family and I are forever grateful for his work, and I would recommend Joe and his staff to anyone, anytime. You cannot go wrong. Joe genuinely cares about his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2023
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First DUI - Best Partner
I was beyond nervous before retaining a lawyer and Joe was the best decision I made in this entire process. It truly felt like having a partner in this process. I truly believe that his knowledge and expertise gave me the best outcome; above and beyond what I could have hoped for! He was a great listener and available to answer any and all questions (as well as Victoria!). They were both prompt in responses and wonderful at keeping me informed. It was a true weight off my shoulders knowing he was there to support me and had my back. I cannot thank him enough!!
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Posted by Steve | April 22, 2023
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The best in the business
Did everything I could’ve asked for and much more. This was my first and last time getting in trouble but he definitely knows what’s going on. Thanks Joe.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Associations

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Michigan
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers in Michigan
  • DBusiness
  • 2010
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer, Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyer Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyer, criminal defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
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Publications

  • CD-ROM
  • Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • The Business of Criminal Defense
  • 2018
  • Defending Felony Assault Cases
  • Assault
  • 2011
  • Defending Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • 2011
  • Defending Misdemeanor Assault Cases
  • Misdemeanor Assault Defense
  • 2010
  • Criminal Practice and Procedure Update
  • Habits of Highly Effective Litigants
  • 2010
  • Practice and Procedure Update
  • Defense Use of Polygraph Examinations
  • 2009
  • Practice and Procedure Update
  • Cross Examination
  • 2008
  • Criminal Practice and Procedure Update
  • Technology for the Litigant
  • 2007
  • Defending Misdemeanor Cases
  • Misdemeanor Defense
  • 2006
  • Criminal Practice and Procedure Update
  • Preliminary Examinations
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of knowing Joe for over 30 years. His vast knowledge and command of the law not only benefit his clients, but his peers in the legal community. He is creative, resourceful, solution-oriented and persistent. These talents allow him to excel at developing a strategy that gives his clients the best possible results. His powerful personality is straightforward but compassionate. Joe is a magician in the courtroom. His legal skills coupled with his character traits and integrity make him my only choice if someone I know is in need of criminal defense representation."
White collar crime Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is hard working, well prepared, and dedicated to outstanding results for his clients. His courtroom skills are only exceeded by the fact that he is a complete professional to deal with and a true gentleman. He is the kind of attorney you want to have by your side when the chips are down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Joe Simon and his Partner Dan Geherin since 2003, and both dominate the Prosecution in the Courtroom. I would, and have, referred my closest friends and family members to them if the need ever arises."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Joseph Simon as a criminal defense attorney. Joe is an outstanding advocate with the highest abilities and ethical standards. Joe has many years of experience providing the very best quality representation. He is the standard to which every defense attorney should aspire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well known in the community and well-respected. I have referred many clients to him who have been very pleased with the referral."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have referred many cases to him, with excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is an outstanding advocate...savvy, experienced, ethical. I refer all difficult criminal cases to him."
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Ann Arbor Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph A. Simon
Joseph A. Simon
Criminal defense Attorney
Ann Arbor, MI
Licensed for 37 years
Virtual consultation available