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Dana B. Carron

Appeals Attorney at Detroit, MI

4.8   26 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Dana B. Carron, P.C.


Licensed for 31 years

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About Dana

Learn Dana’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    90%
    MICHIGAN AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL APPEALS ---- STATEWIDE.

    32 years, 1,080 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    3%

    32 years

  3. Federal crime
    3%

    32 years

  4. Car accident
    1%

    32 years

  5. Personal injury
    1%

    32 years

  6. Slip and fall accident
    1%

    32 years

  7. Workers compensation
    1%

    32 years

CRIMINAL APPEALS SPECIALIST. AMERICA'S MOST HONORED LAWYERS TOP 1% NATIONALLY 2022. STATEWIDE, STATE AND FEDERAL APPEALS OF TRIALS, PLEAS, SENTENCING; INC. 6500 & 2255 POST-CONVICTION MOTIONS, AND HABEAS CORPUS PETITIONS. PAYMENT PLANS > FREE CONSULTATION <

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, because of both the intellectual as well as the emotional challenges involved. In my spare time, I study the talmud, run marathons, and enjoy painting as a fine art.

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Licensed for 31 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/26/2022
State FL
Status Retired
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/23/2022
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1992
Updated 01/06/2023

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4.8 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Dana received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Daniel | April 26, 2015
Truly the best attorney I have ever dealt with!
Dana Carron is my 3rd "Court Appointed" Appellate attorney on my criminal appeal. I am without a doubt one of the most demanding clients that an attorney could ever have as I have a Bachelors degree in Paralegal Science and have worked in the legal field myself for almost 30 years (yes, I fired my first two appointed attorneys). I had almost resigned myself to self-representation (which is honestly rarely a good idea), when I first met Mr. Carron. He took the time to actually listen to my positions and appellate issues, including a plethora of research, which must have taken the patience of a Saint! I have never met an attorney or worked for one that is willing to so deeply delve into the facts of a case, the evidence, and the research, as Mr. Carron did in my appeal. The final appellate filing is masterful. I can truly say that I highly recommend Dana Carron. Court appointed or retained, Dana Carron is one of the best out there.
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Response from Dana Carron August 22, 2019
Daniel; Thanks for the positive review. The difficulties involved in your case were what they prepared us for in law school. Thank you for letting me put my schooling to good use.
Posted by Roxanne | November 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Over and Above ...
We never search for an Attorney when things are going great do we.... I just lost my husband everything was falling apart ,I literally just lost my whole world , Attorney Dana B. Carron was the Attorney I first spoke with not only did he listen to my story I cant express just how much he went over and above, he could have taken my case himself , instead he sacrificed what he could have earned and helped me get the best attorney available to handle the specific facts of my husband's medical malpractice/wrongful death case and I realized quickly this was the answer to my prayers, you've heard the phrase a beacon of light in the storm, .... exactly! when I say this Attorney has your back I mean this Attorney has your back!!! Forever grateful!
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Posted by Douglas | August 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
1 in a million
Coming to this site I had little hope, I had been on several different sites, Ask an attorney? Get legal advice? I was givin misinformation each time. So basically I was gonna give it one last try lucky for me Dana answered my question unlike all the other attorneys that I had asked he actually knew what I was talking about. In fact Dana had handled some cases like mine. So he began looking into this for me. We have been corresponding for several days as he was doing research for me. But unfortunately he ha d explained that I had misses the deadline to file a claim by 3 days. My heart sank if I hadn't gotten so many bad answers in the past by professionals who really had no clue & didn't care enough to do some research i would have been able to file a claim. So unfortunately we couldn't continue with my suit at this time. But Dana reassure me he will look into extensions for this deadline & if he can do it he will get a claim filed in my behalf. So this is why I say he is 1 in a million a rare breed because who does that for people? Spend days trying to help them even at home going far beyond what he needed to. So I do know that with Dana Carron not only do u get a smart guy who works hard you also get a guy who gives a damn & actually cares for his fellow man. So thats a win win. .....
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Posted by Linda | May 28, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring Professional
When I could not find anyone to help, Mr Carron stepped forward and assisted me personally by helping me find legal representation options. I have never experienced such actions in the legal profession before. I would recommend him for anyone interested in information or representation.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A very helpful attorney!
Mr. Carron is a very helpful attorney who first patiently answered several of my questions here, and then I consulted with him and he referred me to another attorney who could better help me with my case. Thanks again!
Posted by Matthew | October 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart. Kind. Empathic.
He went above and beyond. Recommended strategy. Referred me to others. Took phone calls. He's a good one.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT APPEAL ATTORNEY
I HIRED DANA CARRON FOR MY SON. HE IS THE FOURTH LAWYER THAT WE HAD. WE ARE VERY PLEASED WITH HIS WORK. MY SON'S CASE IS A VERY HIGH PROFILE ONE. WHICH DANA IS COMPLETING HIS APPEAL WORK INCLUDING SOME MOTIONS BEING FILED. UNLIKE A FEW OTHER ATTORNEYS HE IS DOING WHAT MY SON ASKED OF HIM. BECAUSE HIS LIFE DEPENDS ON THESE APPEALS. I MYSELF HAVE CALLED HIM FOR PERSONAL ADVICE AND HE HAS DONE LEGAL FAVORS FOR NO CHARGE. I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH HIM(06/13/19). HE CALL ME TO GIVE ME A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM MY SON. AFTER THAT I ASKED FOR MORE LEGAL ADVICE AND HE TOOK THE TIME TO TALK WITH ME WITHOUT CHARGING ME. SO I DECIDED TO DO THIS REVIEW ABOUT ATTORNEY DANA CARRON. THANK YOU DANA FROM MY SON AND FAMILY.(HE CARES ABOUT YOUR LOVE ONES).
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Posted by JaAnna | June 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So helpful
Dana was very informative, & helped me calm down when i was freaking out about something with my boyfriend. Thank you so much for the help
Posted by Derrick | January 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Most credible lawyer I’ve dealt with
Very knowledgeable man. Excellent council, I could only imagine the man in a court room. If your looking for solid work start here. Start with a consultation you won’t regret it.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you!
I didn't know who to turn to... Thankfully I found this website and Mr. Carron. He took the time to listen to my problem and gave me great advice. I would recommend him highly to anyone who needs an appeals attorney. Thank you again!
Posted by Robert | September 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He's awesome
At no cost, he spent a half hour reviewing my case, providing valuable input and direction. Though too small for an attorney of his stature, he sent me to an attorney in my area. We need more attorneys like this.
Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
Robert; I am glad that I was able to help. Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review.
Posted by Rita | July 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Truly Outstanding,Caring Man....
Not knowing where to turn, I consulted this attorney.He took the time to listen and go over every fact of our situation,Helped me Tremendousley to understand and guided me, I am Forever Grateful!, Dont Hesitate!, Hes your Man...
Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
Rita; Nice comments come from nice people. Thank you. I am glad that I could be of help. Best of luck in the future.
Posted by Narema | April 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best and Prossenial Attorney
Mr. Carron is known to be one of the most highly and professional lawyer I have come across with. My son was incarcerated for 10 years after my length research I found Mr Dana Carron. ESQ., with no hesitant I consulted him and right away with no doubt I retained Mr. Carron yo be my son legal attorney. From August if 2017 to April of 2018 Mr. Carron prove his delinquencies and professionalism with hard working to argues my son case for re- trial. If wasn't for Mr. Carron my sin would have never been released earlier than anticipated. My son has now been free from all charges as of April 2018. I would highly recommend Mr. Dana Carron as any one legal attorney without any doubt. Thank you Mr. Carron for all of your hard works, communications promptly, compassion and making a mother happiness comes alive once more. Enough words can not express my gratitude to you Mr. Carron. God bless you always. Thank you.
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Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
Narema; Thank you. I am glad that I could help. G-d bless.
Posted by Kristen | June 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extemely Proffesional Lawyer
Dana was extremely proffesional and got my issues resolved very timely. I recommend him to anyone who has an appeal or sentence correction they need help with.
Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
Kristen; Thank you for the recommendation. I am glad that I could help.
Posted by Charlie | May 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable
Atty. Dana Carron is very helpful on answering all the question I asked, he talked to me like an equal, he was very patient with me. I will consult with Dana for now on. Thank you so very much. Sincerely Charlie W.
Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
Mr. W.; You are very welcome.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very informative and accepts weekend calls!
Mr. Carron is an excellent lawyer and was very informative on providing me with information I will now be able to use to draft a strong argument and appeal my very troublesome case in court. proverbs 22:1 a good name is more desirable than great riches, to be self esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
I am glad that I was able to help you, and that you are able to take care of this on your own. Thank you for the positive review.
Posted by Ricky | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Appeal
Dana carron is a great lawyer he got my brother Jess h case took care of very quick and he is very reasonable and works well with his clients thanks again Dana great job . Saginaw mi
Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
Ricky; Jess's case was a nice win for me. I am glad that I was able to get him the relief on appeal that he wanted.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2015
Appeal
Dana Carron, is a wonderful attorney that worked well with me on giving me a reasonable fee that I could afford, and he prepared an impressive argument and got my appeal file very quickly on a timely matter.I really appreciate him!
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
He answered my question and gave me great advice. He is consistent and quick with responding, very smart. He explains issues and things to where i can understand.(I don't know the legal system like he does) I look forward to working with him.
Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
Thank you for the positive review.
Posted by Anthony | December 4, 2014
SAGINAW, MI
I had a conviction on my record that was attempted to be taken care of by two other attorneys, but none were successful. After the unsuccessful attempts I was almost ready to give up, but as I was doing some research I came across Attorney: Dana Carron. I decided to hire him, and it was the greatest choice I ever made. He got my conviction removed from my record. For anyone who feels like they can't get a positive outcome on a conviction, there is hope with Attorney: Dana Carron he is book smart and a excellent attorney. If you decide to hire him make sure you let him do his job and don't bother him, he will update you on your situation. (Patients is everything, remember nothing happens over night)
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Response from Dana Carron May 8, 2019
Anthony; Thank you for the positive review. I pride myself on "persistence", and take pride in the fact that we could get the job done where others failed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 80-275 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • United States Court Of Appeals For The Sixth Circuit CJA Panel
  • 2002 - Present
  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Offices of Dana B. Carron, P.C.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Michigan Assigned Appellate Counsel System Panel
  • 1992 - 2018
  • Criminal Appeals Intern
  • Law Offices of Joseph L. Stewart
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Research and Writing Clerk
  • Sachs, Nunn, Kates, Kadushin, O'Hare, Halveston & Waldman
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Barry L. Howard
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Pepperdine/Malibu/ University School of Law
  • N.A.
  • 1989
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.F.A.
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Handled Over 1001 Michigan Appeals
  • Remands, Reversals, Resentencings, Dismissals, and Affirmations
  • PEOPLE v LASENBY
  • Given 2 years credit time-served, between when free after Michigan failed to pick him up after release from an Ohio prison and his later arrest. This equitable relief was despite no Michigan case law previously supporting this decision.
  • STATE OF MICHIGAN V. KELLY
  • Remanded for New Trial
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - 2021
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - 2002
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Awards

  • AV Preeminent - Peer Rated Highest Level Professional Excellence
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2023
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers Top 1% Nationally
  • American Registry
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent - Peer Rated Highest Level Professional Excellence
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent - Peer Rated Highest Level Professional Excellence
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Top Tier Lawyer (Top 2% Nationally)
  • American Trial Academy
  • 2020
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10% Nationally
  • The American Registry
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation
  • The Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers/Michigan
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • 25 year Anniversary Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Appeals
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Scorer: Amongst Highest Ever on Michigan Bar Exam Essays
  • Michigan Bar Exam
  • 1991
  • President Dormitory Wing Government
  • University of Michigan
  • 1979
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Publications

  • Michigan Business Law Journal
  • Editorials/Editorial Staff
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • AMR Conference
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act in the Workplace
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (21)
Endorse Dana
Appeals Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is young, aggressive and ambitious and dedicated to providing top appellate service for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has an excellent reputation among for his appeal workl"
Appeals Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Appellate work takes a special amount of caring and expertise in the legal profession outside of typical pleadings. Dana Carron will handle your legal matter with the utmost care, compassion and diligence."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented and thorough attorney."
Appeals Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very dedicated and committed attorney. Well respected."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Carron are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Carron is a well respected attorney in the legal community and advocates zealously on behalf of his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Carron. He is a professional who works tirelessly for each client he represents, a top qualified choice for legal counsel in Michigan, with a sterling reputation amongst his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he is an experienced appellate attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to appellate criminal practice, experience is everything. Only a select few attorneys practice exclusively criminal defense. Even fewer practice only criminal defense appeals--and Dana Carron is one of them. He will search the trial court record for any errors that might get his clients a reversal. And he knows what arguments to make to give his clients the best chance for success. Simply put, you'll be in good hands with Mr. Carron as your attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Carron has many years of experience in appellate practice. It takes a unique set of skills to be an effective appellate attorney, especially for criminal appeals. I have watched Mr. Carron over the years champion appeals for the those who had no hope and were poorly treated by the trial courts, prosecutors, and police. He is not afraid to champion an appeal and understands how to navigate the tedious appellate court system. His experience alone is the reason to hire him; his passion for justice is why you will be glad that you did."
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Detroit Appeals Lawyer Dana B. Carron
Dana B. Carron
Appeals Attorney
Detroit, MI
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation