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Gregory J. Boulahanis

DUI and DWI Attorney at Dearborn, MI

4.9   51 reviews

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About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    Attorney Greg Boulahanis has defended criminal cases since 1984. Greg has been recognized as a leader in this field and has represented thousands of clients.

    38 years, 7,500 cases

  2. Drug Crime
    20%

  3. Expungement
    10%

Gregory Boulahanis graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1979 with his Bachelor's degree.  Following that he graduated from the Detroit College of Law in 1983.  After working for a law firm for a five year period, he started his own practice in 1989 in the City of Dearborn.  He has more than 25 years of trial experience concentrating on Drunk Driving Defense.  His extensive amount of time devoted to this area of law has equipped him to handle the simplest to the most difficult cases with close attention and strong defense.

 

For over two and a half decades he has been representing people from all walks of life to have voice in a legal system that can be difficult to stand up to.  His time in the field has allowed him to see which strategies often prove more successful in protecting his clients from any form of drunk driving accusations.  Mr. Boulahanis is highly familiar with the trial and appellate courts in the State of Michigan, and his familiarity allows him to better prepare and provide for a smoother run for his clients. 

 

 

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Licensed for 38 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Gregory J. Boulahanis
21905 Garrison St
Dearborn, MI, 48124

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Mark | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and extremely knowledgeable
Mr Boulahanis did just a great job for me. I have a CDL and he saved it by taking it to court. The case was dismissed. He did a wonderful job, he kept me updated though out the whole thing. Thank you.
Posted by David | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and caring representation
From the initial free consultation, I knew I was going to hire Mr. Boulahanis. He was passionate caring and understanding, understood the law and never really cared about money. He was always there to meet in person or answer the phone call or a text. In the end his expertise was able to get me a dismissal of an OWI case. Thank you Mr. Boulahanis.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Greg is an excellent attorney and delivered the results that we had discussed. Greg was always available to talk whenever I called. More importantly, he was easy to talk to and compassionate about my situation. Thanks Greg!
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawer! You should consultate with him for any case!
Mr. Boulahanis is a very honest man and will try his best to help. He will take time to have a look at your case and will always have an answer for you. He helped me with an Assault / Battery case, which was exaggerated at first with the charge, and also with a unit eviction later on. Mr. Boulahanis will always answer your phone calls and will always help you. He is very good at what he does. I would strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Joshua | May 19, 2020
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Great lawyer
Fantastic lawyer who takes pride in his job and put real heart in his work. Helped me out a lot and always told me to stay focused and take everything one day at a time. I would strongly recommend him.
Posted by Nick | February 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and now friend!
Greg has been a great help with a recent issue. He left the OSU Michigan game just to meet with me and discuss my case. He has answered every call placed to him by both my family and me. I would recommend him to anyone in need for legal assistance.
Posted by Jared | January 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Job well done!
I hired Greg via OWI charges. My situation could have been very serious as it had some moving parts. Not being from Michigan, and the stakes involved at first I panicked. I had spoken to a few attorneys before I contacted him. I just did not like what I heard. They all seemed to just want it to end it as quick as possible and either use scare tactics or say everything is fine. When I contacted him he immediately picked up and began consulting me. He let me know the the possibilities but had a good deameanor about himself. There was no pressure on his end for me to hire him. He gave me his credentials said to continue looking and when my mind was made to call him if I wanted. I called him a few days later and he spoke again to me with no pressure. When I made the decision to hire him he insisted no matter what he was going to make this as painless on my end as possible so I can continue with my life. I have a history of alcohol problems and I emailed him to see if Michigan would allow me to go to inpatient treatment for my own well being. His response was not one of a lawyer but a concerned person. He said you need to take care of yourself and I'll handle it. The man kept his word 100 percent. He stayed in contact with my fiance while I was away and recently achieved a result I thought wasn't going to happen. I thank him very much and would recommend him to anyone in need of a good lawyer who knows what they are doing.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2019
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When you have no clue, call him.
Life lessons are hard learned. This is a very true statement. I found myself with a potentially disastrous career ending charge. Ive never been in the criminal justice system and had no idea what to do or where to go. He was able to defend me and I received the verdict that was needed to proceed with my life. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Daniel D | November 20, 2019
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Greg is the Man for the Job
I got an OWI in Dearborn Heights, it was my first offense. None of it seemed real until I lost my job as a CDL truck driver. My life was changing dramatically. I shopped around talking to many other Lawyers about the situation and to get some insight on what’s to come. I have a huge issue trusting people, especially on this type of level as in my career and many other factors are on the line. I contacted Greg Boulahanis and I got a better vibe about him than I did from the others I contacted. I appreciate everything Greg and his team did for me. He kept it real from the beginning and was completely honest and informative all the way through. This is his source of income and he recommended me saving my money for my court fees instead of him just pocketing it for a long shot with potentially the same results. At my sentencing he spoke very highly of me and it didn’t seem like he was just there representing me as a client but as a Friend. I told him at the end “ Thank you for your time and hopefully I never see you again but if I do I do”. and he shook my hand and gave me a pat on the back and said you won’t. Because he knows I learned my lesson. And even though we’re done he said I can still contact him at any time. He truly cares and will do the best he can for you. Don’t hesitate, GIVE HIM A CALL. He will be my first and only Attorney. Thanks Greg.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2019
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Case dismissed!
Greg was nothing but professional and courteous to me. He listened to me and immediately he saw that we had a winnable case. He presented our case for dismissal to the prosecutor and the prosecutor agreed. Thank you Greg and your staff! RFE
Posted by DW | October 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Highly Recommended
Greg was always available from day 1 and responded very quickly to every question I asked. I was facing serious DUI charges, which if convicted would have seriously turned my life upside down. While I was waiting to be charged he gave me great advice to help mitigate the damages. The advice given must be followed, because it will make all difference once you’re in the court room. I don't think I could have asked for a better attorney. He was able to get my alcohol offense dropped to a non-alcohol driving offense. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help on their DUI case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2019
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Recommendation for Greg J. Boulahanis
I was extremely satisfied with the experience of having Greg Boulahanis as my attorney. He was kind, empathetic and extremely knowledgeable. Greg thoroughly investigated my case, which ended up getting me the best results possible. He also responded to my texts and calls promptly and always offered to answer any and all of my questions. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by WR | September 14, 2019
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Highly Recommend
We highly recommend Mr. Gregory Boulahanis. Our eighteen year old daughter was arrested for Minor BAC (criminal charge). We were terrified of what the ramifications of this could be. We hired Mr. Boulahanis based on on-line reviews and we could not have asked for better representation. Greg met with us within hours of our call. He truly fought for our daughter and it was not easy. He takes the time to get to know you personally and put you at ease. It was only because of Mr. Boulahanis' hard work and expertise that our daughter's case was resolved with the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
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Committed and cares
I hired Greg to help me attain my license after not having it for 16 years due to multiple OUI’s. He laid out his plan, took me through the process and was very detailed and thorough the entire time. I not only was able to get my restricted license, but after another year I was able to get my full unrestricted license. It seemed to me that Greg honestly cared the entire time, and I would recommend him to anyone going through the license restoration process. Greg made things simple for me, and always answered phone calls and emails right away. The paperwork and timing of a license restoration can be difficult, but Greg will guide you in the right direction! Highly recommend, an outstanding person and lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2019
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The best criminal lawyer in the state of Michigan!
I hired Mr. Boulahanis for the first time in the 90s. He was very approachable and professional. Any problems I’ve had since then I know who to call. Greg was always accessible and compassionate. I highly recommend him to anybody I know!
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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Helped changed my lift
I was facing serious DUI charges in Michigan for a solo auto accident I was in where my BAC was over 3 times the legal limit. I am from California and was unable to attend court appearances. Greg represented me and was able to get the charges reduced to impaired driving with a plea by mail, probation by mail, community service, fines and costs. Greg cares about his clients and takes a personal approach when handling their cases. His efforts helped change my life and I’ve since sought help for my issues with alcohol. I’ve been sober for quite some time.
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Posted by Steve | February 7, 2019
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Great Attorney! Would definetly recomend!
“I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Greg Boulahanis fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Thanks
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Posted by Maria | January 9, 2019
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The Real Deal
You will NEVER find a more kind, supportive, yet thoroughly knowledgable, and aggressive [when necessary] attorney than Greg. You know you have an excellent attorney when you go to court and the other lawyers around you stand up to shake your lawyer's hand! I went through some very tumultuous family court issues in 2018 and I happy to say that I didn't have to do it alone. When you hire an attorney, there are certain traits that you would look for: knowledgable about the law, easy to contact, willing to help answer any and all questions and mostly, to give sound advice. I don't trust many people, but I ALWAYS did (and still do) what Greg recommended I do. His "way" never fails to be the best way to handle a situation, and it most cases, it ends up with an even better outcome than expected! I tend to be a.. let's say... "passionate" person, and he was always able to calm me down and help me to remember the big picture. It feels like you're "in this" with a family member that genuinely wants the best for you, and in my instance, my children as well. That is invaluable! Even though my events are past, I know that I can always call him. He is the most optimistic person that you will ever meet (sometimes annoyingly so when you're sitting there "ugly crying" in his office), and his positive demeanor seems to make everything better. I would hire Greg again in a heartbeat (although I pray I don't have to)! Anyone who would like to WIN a case, HANDLE a judgment or have someone willing to FIGHT for your family should hire him too!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2018
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Experience and committment
I retained Greg Boulahanis after many years of disappointing results at the hands of inferior attorneys. I have given Greg five stars; 1 for commitment, 1 for experience, 1 for professionalism, 1 for compassion and last but not least, 1 for results. He was available for consultation and questions at any time of the day. Greg answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns in ways I understood. He made sure I was prepared for all court hearings and interviews and he made me comfortable with the whole process. After 2 years time, Greg was able to restore my license in full, after nearly 20 years without one. I would recommend Greg Boulahanis to anyone who needs drivers license restoration. He gets results!!
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Posted by Lynette | November 5, 2018
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Gets the job done!
Mr. Boulahanis will get the job done! He is easy to get a hold of and has an open line of communication! He explained things very well and answered any questions I had. I was comfortable and definitely felt more confident in the court with Mr. Boulahanis representing me. He took care of my first case (1 out of 2) by negotiating and we got the best possible outcome! I really Recommend hiring him, you won’t regret it!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Boulahanis & Associates, P.C.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Gregory Gilbert
  • 1984 - 1989

Education

  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Dearborn bar association
  • President-Elect
  • 2015 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Hellenic Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1989 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Cum Laude
  • University of Michigan
  • 1979

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Gregory
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Greg knows the law and how to get great results. He does it professionally while caring for his clients and their concerns. It's hard when you get arrested for a DUI or DWI, but Greg helps ease your anxiety and does everything possible to make sure a mistake doesn't end up defining your life."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg is extremely diligent in representing his client, yet wisely recognizes that the best way to reach a good result is by ensuring both sides feel they have been heard. Greg's confident, respectful manner helps open the space for deeply divided parties to reach resolution."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Greg for many years. Not only is he talented in the areas of family law and criminal defense, he treats his clients fairly, honestly and with compassion. I know from matters we have worked on together that Greg provides high quality legal representation and services at reasonable rates. He earns his fees. As such, I have no hesitation in giving my endorsement to Greg."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Boulahanis as he has demonstrated he is an outstanding litigation attorney in both criminal defense as well as family law and divorce cases. I have referred him clients requiring legal help in those areas as he is not only an excellent attorney in the court room, but he has the ability to explain complex legal issues to the client and ensures they are fully informed throughout the process."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He always puts his clients first!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Greg professionally for over 20 years. He is a knowledgeable and zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
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Dearborn DUI and DWI Lawyer Gregory J. Boulahanis
Gregory J. Boulahanis
DUI and DWI Attorney
Dearborn, MI
Licensed for 38 years
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