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Dana B. Carron

also known as Dr. Carron

About me

        Having at one time, myself, been homeless and befriended by the other homeless on the streets of Ann Arbor, I am equiped with a personal altruistic motivation to empathize with and assist in the defense of those who commit crimes out of frustration or desperation. 

        Taken under the wing of friends, clergy, and lawyers, while I was unemployed and homeless, I was hired to work as a law clerk for the Honorable Barry L. Howard who assisted my entry into law school.  Educated under the strict guidance of the Jesuits at the University of Detroit School of Law, and guided by the tutelage of Constitutional Law Professor Patrick Keenan while there, as well as trained by Superior Court Judge Bernard Kamins in criminal trial practice while I was a student at Pepperdine University Law School in Malibu, California, I was ultimately able to obtain one of the highest scores ever recorded on the essay portion of the Michigan bar examination. 

        I enjoy the work that I do as a criminal appeals attorney because of both the intellectual as well as the emotional challenges involved.  In what spare time I have, I study the talmud, run marathons, and enjoy painting as a fine art.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 100%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • Barry L. Howard

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carron worked for me for several years. He is a self-starter, very bright and his work ethics are impeccable.


    Barry Howard Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Robert P Garven

    I endorse this lawyer. He is young, aggressive and ambitious and dedicated to providing top appellate service for his clients.


    Robert Garven Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Law Offices of Dana B. Carron P.C.

36500 Ford Rd # 230
Westland, MI, 48185


MIActive And In Good Standing199105/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers/MichiganAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
25 year Anniversary AwardMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top Contributor AppealsAVVO2015
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO2015
20 year Anniversary AwardMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Scorer: Amongst highest ever on Michigan Bar Exam essaysMichigan Bar Exam1991
President Bursley Hall WingUniversity of Michigan1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyUnited States Court Of Appeals For The Sixth Circuit CJA Panel2002 - Present
AttorneyMichigan Assigned Appellate Counsel System Panel1992 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Dana B. Carron, P.C.1991 - Present
Criminal Appeals InternLaw Offices of Joseph L. Stewart1990 - 1991
Research ClerkSachs, Nunn, Kates, Kadushin, Ohare, Halveston & Waldman1989 - 1990
Law ClerkHonorable Barry L. Howard1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar AssociationAttorney Member1993 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1992 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitAttorney Member1992 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAttorney Member1992 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of MichiganAttorney Member1991 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationAttorney Member1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Handled Over 1001 Michigan AppealsRemands, Reversals, Resentencings, Dismissals, and Affirmations
STATE OF MICHIGAN v ROBINSONConviction set aside, and charges dismissed.
STATE OF MICHIGAN v DENSONResentenced to time served where improperly had probation revoked.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Business Law JournalEditorial Staff1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Pepperdine University School of LawLawN.A.1989
University of Michigan, Ann ArborN/AB.F.A.1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AMR ConferenceHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in the Workplace2002