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Colin Andrew Daniels

Criminal defense Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Colin A. Daniels was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Unlike many attorneys, Colin knew that he wanted to practice law as far back as the fourth grade. When he was nine years old, his Grandmother asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he promptly replied “a lawyer.” Eighteen years later, he is doing what he loves and was born to do: assist people in their struggles against an all-to-often oppressive and unfair criminal justice system.

Colin graduated from Albion College in 2004 with a degree in Political Science and several Dean’s List honors. After completing his undergraduate studies, Colin joined the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), determined to spend ample time helping those in need. For nearly a year, Colin traveled the Southeastern United States performing community service projects for individuals and organizations in desperate need of help. His work, which was all unpaid and usually consumed between 50-60 hours per week, included building houses with Habitat for Humanity, supervising and conducting controlled burns of overgrown forests, removal of invasive plant species, maintenance of hiking and canoe trails, and tutoring grade school children in math and science. It was during this important period in his life that Colin not only met the love of his life but also realized that his heart lay in helping others, and ultimately, in criminal defense.

Immediately following his term in Americorps NCCC, Colin attended The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit, Michigan. While attending law school, Colin participated in Moot Court and was in the top of his class in his Advanced Legal Writing Seminar. In addition, Colin interned with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office during his first two years of law school and with a small criminal defense law firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during his final year of law school.

Colin is now admitted to both the State Bar of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and is currently employed as a full-time associate at Neil Rockind, P.C. in Southfield, Michigan.

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Licensed for 14 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Rockind Law
36400 Woodward Ave.
Suite 210
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304

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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Colin helped me significantly in my case by convincing my judge to reinstate probation on a ten year old absconder from probation case. I was able to return to Maryland and continue probation here. Highly recommend!!!
Posted by Drew | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Right Guy For Your Case
Colin was instrumental in a reduced sentence for my domestic violence case from 2016. Facing possible jail time he was very efficient and vocal with the judge at the 40th district court in St Clair Shores about my non-history in the court system. He was very throurough in acquiring my past accomplishments which resulted in only a short (6 month) period of probabtion for the felony of fleeing the police of st Clair shores. Extremely grateful for his timeliness and attention to detail when the stakes were high. Colin will have composure in any case that he will take on. I was able to stay out of Jail and will recommend Colin to any person facing a situation requiring criminal defense as mine.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
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I was facing my second DUI charge and hired Colin to represent me. He got me the best deal possible and worked with me after probation was complete to get my license reinstated. We succeeded on the first try. I would recommend him to anyone needing a defense attorney.
Posted by Tim | December 18, 2018
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Multiple felony drug possession charges
I was facing charges for possession of 3 different narcotics, Colin took on my case and instantly made me feel like their was hope. He is an amazingly knowledgeable attorney, and it definately shows in court. The way he handles himself and keeps his composure is incredibly impressive, not to mention he made the police officer on the stand squirm in his pants during the cross examination. His cross examination alone was so powerful, that even though my case was pretty much a slam dunk for the prosecutor, Colin was able to gather all the leverage to enable a viable plea from multiple felonies to just small misdemeanors. I feel like I got all my moneys' worth, and couldn't have imagined hiring any other attorney. If you want an attorney that tells you how it is and gets you what you want, there's only one option... Colin Daniels. Not only do I recommend Colin, I insist.
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Posted by Brandon | December 18, 2018
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Diligent
Colin Daniels was hands down the best lawyer I have had.He goes to work hard for you and get results.knows his way around the court room and his knowledge of the law is impressive I highly recommend using Colin writing this review is the least I can do for him after he helped me out thanks for your representation in court.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2015
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OWI plus failure to report
Colin negotiated a dismissal of the OWI and failure to report charges with a plea to operating while visually impaired. Following his advice for sentencing preparation, I was sentenced to only fines and cost, no probation. Colin was professional, knowledgeable and provided me with great recommendations to receive the best sentencing terms possible. I recommend him to everyone I know who may need an attorney.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • ROCKIND LAW
  • 2009 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Simon & Geherin
  • 2007 - 2007

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Albion College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • People v. John Doe
  • Dismissal of ALL Charges

Associations

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • N/A
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Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Up & Coming Lawyers 2016
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Attorney Q&A with members of the Albion College Pre-Law Society
  • Practicing Criminal Defense
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Colin
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin is a tremendous attorney who zealously represents his clients and truly cares about the results he receives. He is a fighter every step of the way. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Colin is extremely hardworking, knowledgeable, dedicated. No one will fight harder for their clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Colin Daniels is an aggressive and tenacious attorney who cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. I had the privilege of working for Mr. Daniels at Rockind P.C. He is one of the most tenacious attorneys I've met. He is a brilliant legal writer and advocate who utilizes his skills to ensure his clients have the best possible defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin has extensive training in the science of DUIs. When you are arrested for DUI, you NEED an attorney who understands this science in order to properly defend you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Colin is one of the most productive, talented lawyers out there for criminal defense, and specifically felonies, legal writing, and for his understanding of evidentiary motions and pretrial procedure. Colin is a go-to of knowledge for all things criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Colin since 2005. Colin is the most passionate attorney I know. He is a zealous advocate who truly fights for his clients. He is sharp, compassionate and his tenacity is unmatched. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Colin is wonderful addition to the Neil Rockind, P.C. team. He has an extremely bright future. He wants to win. He wants to win for his clients. He wants to win for our clients. His passion is palpable. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had opportunity to work with this lawyer and I strongly recommend this lawyer for anyone desiring a hard fighting advocate."
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Bloomfield Hills Criminal defense Lawyer Colin Andrew Daniels
Colin Andrew Daniels
Criminal defense Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 14 years
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