|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1986||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer, Criminal Defense||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Michigan Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Top Lawyers in Michigan||DBusiness||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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|CD-ROM||Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines||1999|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1986|
|Michigan State University||Criminal Justice||Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|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|
Posted by Dawn
Mr. Simon argued and aggressively defended our son in a legal situation. He is 100% honest and a passionate defender of his clients. He was an excellent role model for our son and both my husband and I agree that he was instrumental in helping him to truly see the cause and effect of his choices.
Our son has had zero legal issues since we worked with Mr. Simon, Esq. and his impressive staff.
Posted by Matthew
My wife was involved in a terrible traffic accident and was facing substantial penalties. We hired Mr. Simon on the recommendation of other attorneys in our area and we have been very pleased with the decision. After our initial discussion, Mr. Simon provided clear and well reasoned direction in the case and we were impressed not only with his clarity of thought, but also with his clear grasp of the strategy of the case. Mr. Simon took the time to explain the reasons for his recommendations and his predictions regarding the progress of our case were both prescient and accurate. Mr. Simon guided our case to successful conclusion and proper justice was done to my wife.
Mr. Simon proved to be an outstanding attorney who has a clear grasp of the law as well as the court system. I recommend him highly to anyone who needs legal defense. I pray that we never another legal issue like this again but if we ever do, we will be contacting Mr. Simon to represent us in the case.
Posted by anonymous
As fellow big-firm lawyers, we worked with Joe and were beyond happy with the result he obtained for us. He under-promises and over-delivers. You can't pick a better criminal defense lawyer for Ann Arbor related matters. We hired a different lawyer in Ann Arbor who made a lot of mistakes and Joe was able to fix them and get a fantastic result. Joe knows his stuff and the local system. He is quick and informative. He handled our matter in a professional and courteous manner.
Kelli Meeks, Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
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.