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Shaun Patrick Godwin

Criminal defense Attorney at Dearborn, MI

5.0   3 reviews

About Shaun

Learn Shaun’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    Constitutional violations / personal injuries against state actors and municipalities, including: First Amendment (retaliation, petition, assembly); Fourth Amendment (unreasonable search & seizure, police brutality, excessive force, malicious prosecution); Fifth Amendment (government takings of property); Fourteenth Amendment (due process, equal protection, selective enforcement, jail detainees, misconduct); Eighth Amendment (cruel and unusual punishment, prisoner medical)

    11 years

  2. Criminal defense

    11 years

  3. State, local, and municipal law
    Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation, drafting of requests for public documents and interpretation of claimed exemptions based on statutes and case law. FOIA is an essential investigative tool for Criminal Defense, Civil Rights Litigation, Constitutional Litigation, and access to the inner workings of government and police agencies.

    11 years

Licensed for 12 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact Shaun

Godwin Legal Services, PLC
21905 Garrison St
Dearborn, MI, 48124


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Antonio | October 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Michigan
Shaun Godwin is a great lawyer to have on you team it doesn’t matter what time you call he’s always there to answer or will return your call back ASAP, he leads you in the right direction to win your case or to get the best outcome for your situation. He’s willing to go the extra mile for his clients.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREGORY Robinson
Attorney Strong is the best Lawyer that I have come across. He makes no promises he can't keep and he is totally up forward his duties as the best lawyer in the world
Posted by James koester | November 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice and support
I was put in a situation gathering information about a recent car accident that I was involved in. Shawn knew exactly what to do and how to handle my situation. I couldn't have done it without him. I highly recommend him for your legal services. Thank You Shawn.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Godwin Legal Services, P.L.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Project Union Organizer
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • 2003 - 2005


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2010
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Denial of Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment
  • Vacated and Remanded


  • National Police Accountability Project
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Rising Star - Civil Rights
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star - Civil Rights
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Book Award - Highest Grade - Trial Practice
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 2010
  • Book Award - Highest Grade - Core Concepts
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Godwin really knows how to fight for his clients rights and does not give up."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shaun. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Godwin. He is an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney that fights for the best interest of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense