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Fifelski Legal, PLC is directed by Attorney James Fifelski.  Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the law firm defends people in the criminal justice system and has focused a large part of its practice on cases involving medical marijuana. The Fifelski Legal staff understands the challenges faced by those being charged with a crime or getting involved in the medical marijuana industry. They work hard, case by case, to provide every client with the highest quality legal representation. Aggressive advocacy and personalized service are two of Fifelski Legal's strongest commitments.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    13 years
  2. Health Care: 40%
    8 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    13 years



Hourly ($450/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cevin C. Taylor

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fifelski is a very vigorous advocate for his clients. He recently won an appeal in the Michigan Court of Appeals for one of his clients that will change Michigan law for the better. He also cares deeply about his clients, and is a very ethical attorney. I have referred many clients to him, and he has always done a great job for them.


    Cevin Taylor Public finance and tax exempt finance Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Fifelski Legal, PLC

455 E. Eisenhower Pkwy.
Suite 360
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108


MIActive And In Good Standing200308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Rising Stars / MichiganSuper Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Top Lawyers in MichiganThe Legal Network2015
Rising Stars / MichiganSuper Lawyers2015
Rising Stars / MichiganSuper Lawyers2014
Rising Stars / MichiganSuper Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys Rising Stars in MichiganThe New York Times2013
Rising Stars / MichiganSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerFifelski Legal, PLC2010 - Present
Attorney - PartnerVincent & Fifelski, PC2003 - 2010
Judicial Intern/Interim Law ClerkU.S. District Court, Eastern District Of Michigan2001 - 2001
Law ClerkThe Vincent Law Firm, PC2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Supreme Court of the United States of AmericaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States District Court, Eastern District of MichiganAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
State Bar of MichiganAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. NunleyIn favor of Mr. Fifelski's argument
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyMailing certificate testimonial, state clerk must appear at trial2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ave Maria School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Franciscan University of SteubenvilleN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999