Skip to main content


Not yet reviewed

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    40 years, 500 cases
  2. Ethics: 20%
    40 years, 300 cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    40 years, 75 cases

Attorney endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

Contact info

150 W Jefferson Ave Ste 100
Detroit, MI, 48226


MIActive And In Good Standing197505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in DetroitD Business Magazine2013
Best Lawyer-Criminal LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Leading LawyerChambers USA2013
Top 100 Lawyers in MichiganSuper Lawyers2012
Detroit Criminal Lawyer of YearBest Lawyers in America2010
Gilman Award:Outstanding Practitioner of Criminal,LawFederal Bar Association1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderButzel Long1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Sentencing CommissionPractitioner Advisory Group-Voting Member2013 - Present
International Society of BarristersFellow2007 - Present
American Inns of CourtMaster of Bench1996 - Present
American Law InstituteFellow1996 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow1993 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow1985 - Present
Michigan State Bar FoundationFellow1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v TokaiRikasettled
US v MacKenzieClient acquitted of all charges
S.E.C. v RozanskiResolved mid-trial
See all legal cases 
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawCorrectionsMA - Masters1971
Wayne State University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Lawyers SeminarGrand Jury Practice2013
MICPA Annual ConferenceAccounting Fraud2011
Federal Bench/Bar ConferenceMedia and Law2011
Crains General and InHouse Counsel SummitInternal Investigations2011
6th Circuit Judicial ConferenceSentencing2011
MICPA Annual ConferenceInternal Corporate Investigations2008