Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas: appeals in all federal and state courts, criminal trials in all federal and state courts, federal habeas corpus, white collar crime, drug crimes, sex crimes, murder, assault, theft, felonies, driving while intoxicated, misdemeanors and forfeiture law.
S. Allen Early is a former federal prosecutor who has practiced law for 47 years and has achieved successful results as a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Early is a second-generation lawyer whose family has practiced law in the federal and state courts in Detroit for more than 100 years. In addition to trials, S. Allen Early has had great success with appeals after other attorneys have lost cases at trial. Recently, for example, S. Allen Early was able to set aside a first-degree murder conviction rendered by a Wayne County jury in a case where another lawyer was the trial attorney. Mr. Early has been successful in reversing convictions, setting aside sentencings and achieving dismissal of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, DWI causing death and major drug cases.
Mr. Early was recognized as one of the Best Criminal Lawyers and Best Appellate Lawyers in Metro Detroit in dbusiness magazine, Detroit’s Premier Business Journal. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.
If you are arrested, it is important that you contact Mr. Early immediately for representation at trial. If you have been convicted after a trial, it is imperative that you contact Mr. Early as soon as the jury renders a verdict so that an appeal can be filed. Also, Mr. Early is available to handle trials and appeals in federal courts outside of Michigan.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1971||06/27/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Peer and Judicial Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Rated AV Preeminent for 30 years, 1987- 2017||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|AV Preeminent Peer and Judicial Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|AV Preminent Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Best Criminal Lawyers in Detroit||D Business Magazine||2010|
|Board of Editors, Yale Law Journal||Yale Law School||1970|
|Managing Partner||S. Allen Early||1994 - Present|
|Partner||Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, PLC||1987 - 1993|
|Attorney||Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering||1975 - 1977|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||U.S. Department Of Justice||1972 - 1975|
|Law Clerk||Judge Harold Tyler, S.D.N.Y.||1971 - 1972|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||N/A|
|Yale Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|Olivet College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|Ryan Correctional Facility NAACP Prisoner Presentation||Recent Devlopments in Criminal Law||2002|
|Ryan Correctional Facility NAACP Prisoner Presentation||Recent Developments in Criminal Law||2001|
|Ryan Correctional Facility NAACP Prisoner Presentation||Recent Developments in Criminal Law||2000|