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Steven M. Dodge

Criminal defense Attorney at Brighton, MI

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1987
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All state court misdemeanor and felony matters

    36 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Licensing

    36 years, 150 cases

  3. General practice

    36 years, 1,000 cases

I have been practicing criminal defense law since I earned my law license in 1987. The cases that I have handled have included everything from homocides to trespassing tickets. My primary counties of practice are Livingston, Washtenaw, Ingham and Oakland However, I have also covered other neighboring counties as well such as Jackson, Clinton, Genesee, etc.


My favorite pastimes are bike riding and traveling.


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The Law Office of Steven M. Dodge, PLLC.
7960 West Grand River Avenue
Suite 280
Brighton, MI, 48114


4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by dennis | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks again for all your hard work and advice.
Mr. Dodge represented me in a dui case and license appeal. I couldn't of hoped for better results in both cases. I listened to all the advice he had to give and everything went better than expected. I was granted my restricted license the first go around which was great, especially after hearing it take many people multiple tries. I would strongly recommend Mr. Dodge for anyone in simular predicament as myself.
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Posted by James | June 23, 2013
I highly recommend Mr. Dodge
Mr. Dodge has been my attorney for over 7 years and has represented me with excellent service. Mr. Dodge shows compassion and understanding for his clients and is honest and trustworthy.
Posted by Michael | February 21, 2013
DUI and License Re-instatement
Mr. Dodge not only was extremely well prepared for all the proceedings in which he was involved, he ensured that I was equally well prepared. That is likely his greatest attribute in my mind, his ability to communicate the expectations that the court has of the individual, and ensure that the individual is prepared, or at least has the tools to prepare. Throughout all of my court appearances, I never once was surprised by any of the outcomes, I knew beforehand what the possibilities were (best and worst case scenarios) as well as the likely outcome (which was always extremely close to the actual outcome). The only surprise I really had during my whole proceeding was in how easy the last step was, actually getting my license reinstated, when I followed the strategy that Mr. Dodge presented to me. The hearing was more of a Q & A session then a review, as all of the documents had already convinced the official that I was deserving.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2010
One good guy
Mr. Dodge is Honest about what to expect. He does not suger coat anything. He patiently answers your questions and always returns your phone calls in a timely manner. He is dedicated to you and your case.
Posted by James | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wouldn't recommend
If you need a aggressive attorney for a criminal case don't hire or if he's court appointed ask for a different attorney. Mr. Dodge became hostile when a continuance was requested, it was almost like having 2 prosecutors and a judge in the court room, he lacks the testicular fortitude to mount a aggressive case against the courts. Mr. Dodge had the courts best interest in mind and bent at everything the judge said. Save yourself the hassle and jail time and hire a different attorney.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 195-215 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Advocate
  • Office of Public Advocacy
  • 1988 - 1990


  • University of Detroit
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984


  • Criminal Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • 1987 - Present
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Best Brief Award
  • University of Detroit School of Law
  • 1984


  • State Appellate Defenders Office
  • General Forum
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their knowledge and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Attorney Steve Dodge for over 25 years. His knowledge of the law and breadth of experience is superior. I would highly recommend Mr. Dodge on any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Dodge has one of the sharpest legal minds in the Michigan criminal defense bar, and the respect of colleagues and of courts throughout Livingston County and neighboring communities. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Dodge. He is a leading expert in Criminal Defense, and he fights very hard to achieve the best possible results for his clients. A top notch attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Dodge is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I know that if I or a family member were ever in need of a criminal defense attorney I would hire him. I have often referred clients to Mr. Dodge for their criminal matters and they have always reported being very satisfied with his representation. I know that Steve prides himself on knowing the law and being prepared for every case he handles."
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