|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1994||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Lawyer in Detroit||Detroit Business||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Fellow - State Bar of Michigan Foundation||State Bar of Michigan||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|AV Rating - Current Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Adjunct Professor||MSU College of Law||2010 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Eastern Michigan University||2006 - Present|
|Bar Essay Preparation Lecturer||Bar-Bri of Michigan||2004 - Present|
|Sole Practitioner||Dinan & Associates, PC||1998 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||2007 - 2009|
|Special Assistant Attorney General||Michigan Attorney General Office||1994 - 2000|
|Associate Attorney||Siemion Huckabay Bodary Padilla Morganti & Bowerman||1994 - 1998|
|Forward Observer/Scout||Micihgan National Guard||1984 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lakeshore Bar Association||Executive Director||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Hellenic Bar Association||Member - Past President||1999 - Present|
|Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers||Member||1999 - Present|
|Business Networking International - Pipeline Chapter||President||2008 - 2011|
|CCW Defenders of Michigan, LLC||Executive Director/General Counsel||2008 - 2013|
|In Re Bar Applicant v. State Bar of Michigan||Client granted privileges to practice|
|See all legal cases|
|Practical Guide to Preparation for the Michigan Bar Examination||Preparation for the Michigan Bar||2009|
|Detroit College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1993|
|Michigan State Univeristy||James Madison College||Political Philosophy||1988|
|Uinversity of Detroit High School||College Prep||Diploma||1983|
|Webinar||Setting Legal Fees||2013|
|Webinar||MI Firearms Law||2013|
|Solo and Small Practice Institute||Practice Analytics||2013|
|Live Presentation||New Lawyers and Setting Legal Fees||2013|
|Meeting - State Bar of Michigan YLS||New Lawyer Seminar||2012|
|Start up Your Career!||Starting up a Practice - Leaving your employer||2008|
|Bar Preparation Lectures||Michigan Bar Examination Preparation||2008|
|Criminal Advocacy Program - Wayne County Circuit Court||Ethics and Efficiency||2007|
Posted by anonymous
I contracted Tim for a criminal defense matter, and he exceeded my (high) expectations in every respect. From initial consultation, to pre-trial, to conclusion, Tim shepherded me through the process with aplomb. He has a high level of discretion and I appreciated his attention to detail. I always felt as though he passed info to me in a timely manner, and would never hesitate to hire him again or recommend to a friend.
Posted by anonymous
Just spoke to Tim regarding a question I had about the bar application process. Tim took my call and was willing to answer my question right away, despite the fact that I did not have an appointment or any prior relationship. Tim was very friendly and helpful, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for help with the bar application / character and fitness process.
Posted by Andrew
I am a recovering alcoholic who had five years of sobriety when I relapsed and was arrested for DUI. It was my third DUI and that is a felony. My fears were twofold. I was worried both about the legal consequences I would face, as well as the impact this incident would have on my long term recovery from alcoholism. When I first hired Tim it quickly became clear that he was not only professional and highly skilled in the law, but also had a meaningful grasp of the human element involved in his work. I was not simply a client on paper to be rammed thru the legal system. He had an awareness and sensitivity to my individual issues, and that played a huge role as my legal situation unfolded.
The incident that resulted in my arrest was pretty straight forward and I never had any illusions that I would somehow walk away without any consequences. What I was hoping for was to find an attorney who could help me navigate the process and clearly communicate to me what was happening at each stage. Like anybody, I also hoped that my consequences would be minimal and that in my case they would not only satisfy my debt to society, but would also serve to bolster my recovery from alcoholism.
I am happy to report that with Tim's guidance and expertise, I was able to meet all of those goals. A felony DUI carries a mandatory jail sentence of 30 days to 5 years. Not only did I receive the bare minimum of 30 days, it was worked out that I was allowed to serve that time on weekends. In doing so there would be no interruption to my job, my recovery activities, weekly counseling, or contact with my family and other people in my support network. I received two years probation and, again, the terms were such that they both satisfy the court as well as help me to re-establish my recovery from alcoholism.
I was 100% satisfied with my experience from start to finish and I would absolutely recommend Attorney Tim Dinan to anyone in need of legal assistance. He made the process bearable, and in doing so helped set the stage for my continued recovery. This was a tough season of my life, and I don't think I could have picked a better lawyer to be at my side.
Mitchell Manwell, DUI and DWI Attorney
Mr. Dinan is an exceptional advocate for his clients. He is highly regarded in the legal community, and very well-respected by clients, judges, and fellow colleagues. I have seen Tim get incredible results for clients. I have personally dealt with him on a matter where he received a great outcome for his client. His depth of experience and his reliability are attributes that I greatly admire.
Steven Mamat, Criminal defense Attorney
I have known Tim since my days in law school when he taught our bar seminar regarding ethics. He's an extremely knowledgeable attorney regarding the ethics system in Michigan and issues with newly graduated lawyers facing bar exam issues and fitness issues. If you are a recent law grad with bar exam issues, admittance through the ethics board or just a current lawyer with ethics questions, Tim is the best resource around. Tim is also extremely friendly and easy to work with. I HIGHLY recommend Tim for any legal matter or questions you might have.
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