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Alexander Walter Hermanowski

Criminal defense Attorney at Ypsilanti, MI

5.0   63 reviews
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  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 9 years
    New Jersey - NJ 10 years
    New York - NY 10 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Alexander

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EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE AND DEDICATED. CALL NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

My name is Alexander Hermanowski, and I’m a criminal defense, estate planning, and personal injury attorney.  Before becoming an attorney I was a financial advisor and planner helping people plan their financial future.  It is there where my passion to help people grew.  As a financial advisor and planner during the financial crisis, I saw how people’s lives could change quickly.  It is there that I decided I could better help people as an attorney.

After deciding to pursue a career helping people, as an attorney, I left my job and attended law school in Michigan.  There I was very active in mock trial and moot court.  I earned the high grade and a Certificate of Merit in Advanced Writing, which many people consider the most difficult course in law school.  I also volunteered for a local attorney and practiced law as a student attorney with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s office under the supervision of an Assistant Public Defender.

I helped defend people charged with felonies while volunteering for the Public Defender’s office.  This was a great experience as I was able to gain courtroom experience and learn how to navigate the courtroom before graduating from law school.  This is where I recognized the need for attorneys to help criminal defendants.

After law school, I took the New York, New Jersey, and Michigan Bar Examinations.  I passed all three and decided to stay in Michigan where I was hired as a Staff Attorney at the University of Michigan – Student Legal Services.

Working for Student Legal Services allows me to help currently enrolled student at the University of Michigan.  Often times, students are away from home from the first time and learning to navigate life.  They sometimes make poor decisions which leads to interaction with the police.  As an attorney who deals with students I pay extra attention into helping defend them and get another chance by avoiding a public record or convictions.

Helping students is one of my passions and I am very proud to help young people regain control of their lives.

Seeing there is a need for quality criminal defense outside of the university, I also take on private cases for individuals that are not enrolled as students of the University of Michigan.  My private practice is called Hermanowski Law.  I am able to help others with legal issues on a private basis outside of the university as long as they are not currently enrolled students at UM and the matter is not against the University of Michigan.

I look forward to helping you as a staff attorney through UM- Student Legal Services or on a private basis at Hermanowski Law, the goal being to provide you the best representation I could and making sure you understand your options before you make them.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2017
Top Contributor
2017

Location

Hermanowski Law
3150 Packard Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI, 48197
Hermanowski Law, PLLC
147 West Michigan Avenue
Clinton, MI, 49236
UM Student Legal Services
715 N University Ave Ste 202
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104-1605
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, good criminal defense attorney!
I'm an international student and had a legal issue with a misdemeanor, which could have ruined my entire career. I came completely perplexed and distressed to Alex with my situation. He explained the options I had very calmly and clearly. He has been quick in response to a zillion questions I've asked him, with utmost patience. He did the best throughout his representation and got me the best deal. I am glad to recommend him.
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Posted by Donald | May 12, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
Alexander is a very careful and hardworking lawyer that will work towards getting you the best possible outcome in your case. For example, my case I was looking at doing some time but he got it reduced to probation. I highly recommend get him for your case.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2021
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Estate planning
My husband and I hired Alex to create our End of Life documents. This included a Will, Health Directives, Etc. He did research to be sure all was as it should be and completed The documents in a timely manner. We are very satisfied with the services provided.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2021
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Made a difficult process much easier
Mr. Hermanowski defended me in a misdemeanor retail fraud case. He answered all of my questions promptly throughout the entire process and clearly laid out the steps that I needed to take to ensure the best possible defense. His poise throughout the process was a great comfort during this difficult time, and in the end I got the most desirable outcome possible with no hiccups. Due to his work I will not have a public record and can move forward to rectify my actions. I would strongly recommend Mr. Hermanowski to anyone seeking defense in the state of Michigan.
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Posted by Ryan | March 22, 2021
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Fantastic Attorney
Alexander is a first rate attorney that we used to covers our family's Will & Trust. He specializes in this area and it was great to know that our family will be protected and our wishes met at the time of our passing. My wife and I highly recommend Alexander for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Steve | February 16, 2021
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Estate Plan Update
Alex helped us review and update our estate plan, which was around 10 years old. He was very professional, reasonably priced and explained things in English, not lawyer speak. He strikes me as a man of high integrity and I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. A great attorney and better person.
Posted by Will | January 14, 2021
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Will A
I was pulled over for speeding doing 50 in and 40mph zone. This citation was 2 point infraction and something that I did not want on my record. I retained Alex who was able to the ticket reduced to a zero point infraction which was my goal with this. Alexander set a realistic expectation from the beginning, effectively communicated throughout the process and go it done.
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Posted by Sabrina | February 28, 2020
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Perfect
I couldn’t have found a better lawyer for my case. My case was very unique and very difficult and I was very worried and upset, and had never needed a lawyer before so I had no idea who to turn to. My family googled lawyers in our area and Alex popped up in the results and so I called and explained my case to him and that I was very worried about my case. I had called other lawyers, but Alex was the only that I felt truly cared about my situation and actually wanted to help me and make things right. Multiple lawyers my family talked to didn’t even want to take my case because it seemed too difficult and they didn’t want to bother trying, but Alex was completely willing to help and said he was up for the challenge. He worked closely with my family and I and truly put his best foot forward. After all his hard work he was able to help me win my case and bring peace to my mind. He was definitely a blessing from God and my family and I are so grateful for all his help and hard work and I definitely recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2020
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Disorderly Person Misdemeanor
Was ultimately able to get my case dismissed. Very professional and very experienced in this area of the law. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
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Excellent
Alexander Hermanowski was incredibly professional and helpful. He made a stressful situation extremely manageable and painless. Ultimately, my case was resolved with an outcome far better than I expected or hoped because Mr. Hermanowski went out of his way to ask for a reduction. I am very grateful to have had him with me in court today!
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Posted by Andrew | December 6, 2019
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Highly Recommend
He was timely in responding to questions, knew what he was doing, and was able to resolve my case in a timely manner, ending with a much more favorable outcome than I would have had if I had not hired him.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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Thankful
How do I put it in words, Attorney Alex Hermanowski took the bull by the horns with a case that could have changed my life. He stepped in after my original attorney turned his back, his communication and follow up was second to none, his work ethic was impressive he even has gone as far as helping get property from another case back without added fees. And the best part I went from facing guaranteed jail time to the charges being dismissed in the courtroom. Couldn't recommend a better man.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2019
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Student
I came distressed to Alex with my situation. He was able to calmly explain to me to options in my situation and never forced me to one decision, but gave a fair analysis of the benefits and consequences of each option. During the hearing, he got the best deal possible and I was very pleased. He's an excellent lawyer with strong communication skills and gets the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2019
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Great to work with
Mr. Hermanowski was great to work with. He took his time to understand the situation, made me feel confident and reassured in my case, and was professional in the courtroom. He had a good working relationship with the people he came into contact with, which made me feel that this professionalism was a real part of his character. I would recommend him to anyone for similar services.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2019
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Great defense attorney, knocked down misdemeanor
Alex really knew what he was doing and helped explain all the steps of the legal process to me. He was able to get my misdemeanor knocked down to a civil infraction and help with my situation.
Posted by Kevin | April 1, 2019
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Phenomenal Lawyer
I was served a misdemeanor that would’ve came with a $700 fine had I not gotten a lawyer. Not only did Alex get the charge reduced to a civil infraction, he also got the fine reduced to $250. Alex was representing me and at least 4 others simultaneously so I really admire his organization, his preparedness, and his ability to negotiate speedily. Alex is an easy person to talk to and will do his best in representing your case, ensuring you get the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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Great attorney
My attorney right from the beginning was very comforting to talk to about my legal situations. He was very professional about everything and was very knowledgable about my case any time I asked him any questions about it. He is very prompt to respond to emails as well as phone calls.
Posted by Alex | March 22, 2019
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Reliable and Professional
I retained Mr. Hermanowski's services after being arrested for alleged possession of cannabis at the University of Michigan back in October. His help made the legal process far simpler and significantly less stressful. He was consistently available to answer any inquires that I had, and always responded to any communications within a day. Mr. Hermanowski kept in constant contact with the prosecutor's office so that he could provide me with the best information possible. I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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Got my Misdemeanor (MIP) down to a Civil Infraction.
Alex was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable throughout the process, even while I was under the impression that I was going to have to deal with the MIP. He responded promptly to my emails and always made time to meet with me when he was in his office. From the result I can tell that he did everything he could behind the scenes to make the result as favorable to the client as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
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Thank you:)
I was so scared about habing a misdemeanor on my record, but Mr. Hermanowski handled the case very professionally and it was great working with him! I got the misdemeanor charge dropped thanks to him!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • University Of Michigan - Student Legal Services
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Hermanowski Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Student Attorney
  • Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan - Trial College
  • Trial Skills
  • 2015
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Drexel University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Ann Arbor v. D.H.L.
  • Dismissed
  • B.S.L.P. v. P.T and A.G.O.B
  • I defeated the motion in favor of my client. Judge said the Plaintiff had no right to the liquor license.
  • State of Michigan v. S.W.
  • Not Guilty at Trial
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Associations

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Director At Large
  • 2018 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Ypsilanti Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • CDAM (Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Merit - Advanced Writing
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2012
  • Mock Trial Team Participant
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2012
  • Moot Court Participant
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2012
  • National Mock Trial Team Member
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2012
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2010
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Constitution Day 2017 - Ann Arbor
  • The 1st Amendment for 7th Graders
  • 2017
  • Constitution Day 2017 - Ann Arbor
  • The 6th Amendment for 6th Graders
  • 2017
  • Constitution Day 2016
  • The 14th Amendment for 8th Graders
  • 2016
  • Constitution Day 2016
  • The 4th Amendment for High Schoolers
  • 2016
  • Constitution Day 2016
  • The 1st Amendment for 7th Graders
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (14)
Endorse Alexander
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Alex, as I have worked alongside him, as well as observed him represent countless defendants over the past few years. Alex is professional in court, relates well to his clients and advocates strongly for them. His knowledge of the law and court rules along with his passion for his clients and their issues makes him an excellent trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alexander Hermanowski is a phenomenal lawyer - period. His combination of aggressiveness, compassion, and attention to detail delivers a knock-out punch that can't be beaten. He is THE MAN in Washtenaw County, so if you are facing criminal charges there, don't hire any lawyer until you at least talk to Mr. Hermanowski. He's got the personality and negotiation skills to cut the deals that save his clients from jail and prison, yet when the time comes, he's also the type of guy who'll take the prosecutor to the mat and duke it out in-front of a jury with passion and persistence. Most lawyers can only do one or the other. Alex is a rare breed who can do both, and that's why I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Other
"I have known Alex since we attended law school together over ten years ago. I fully endorse Alexander Hermanowski as a lawyer that will tirelessly fight for justice for you and your loved ones. If you are considering hiring a lawyer in the state of Michigan, then you should probably hire him to represent you on your legal matter."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's knowledgeable, professional, and experienced. He is also a leader in the county legal community and well respected by us all."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alexander is a very well respected attorney in the Washtenaw County Bar Association and Ann Arbor area. He has a lot of experience working in a variety of practice areas and is trustworthy. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is an excellent attorney and and a pillar of the young lawyers in the Washtenaw County area. Alex is thoughtful, diligent and hard working, and I am proud to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex does a fantastic job for his clients. He works out creative deals that put his clients in a position to succeed in the long-term. He is a hard worker and dedicated to making sure his client both understands the short term of their case, but also how the result will help them in the long run. Hiring Alex for your case is the first step in achieving your desired result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex Hermanowski deserves a strong recommendation. I have seen him stand up for clients in court on many occasions, and have been impressed by his knowledge and ability. He has obtained great results for his clients through persistence and commitment to their representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alex for several years when we first met at law school. He was always pushing the envelope with his creativity, even back then, and continues to do so today for his clients. I would highly recommend Alex."
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Ypsilanti Criminal defense Lawyer Alexander Walter Hermanowski
Alexander Walter Hermanowski
Criminal defense Attorney
Ypsilanti, MI
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available