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Joseph Edward Richotte

White collar crime Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. White collar crime
    55%
    I regularly counsel corporations and professionals who are under investigation for, or charged with, federal and state white-collar crimes. I am experienced at defending against accusations of securities fraud, antitrust violations, misappropriation of trade secrets, government contracting fraud, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, mail/wire fraud, and general business crimes.

    17 years, 55 cases

  2. Appeals
    45%
    I handle federal and state criminal appeals, and civil appeals involving business/commercial high-stakes and complex disputes.

    17 years, 40 cases

Repeatedly honored by DBusiness as a top appellate lawyer in Detroit, Mr. Richotte co-chairs the Firm’s appellate practice team. He focuses on high-stakes civil appeals, criminal appeals, and media appeals.

Mr. Richotte is also a member of the Firm’s government enforcement and white-collar defense practice. Recognized as a “rising star” within the white-collar defense bar by Michigan Super Lawyers, he counsels corporations, executives, and other professionals who are under investigation or prosecuted for white-collar crimes. He also helps them navigate complex parallel civil proceedings that often shadow criminal matters, such as asset forfeitures, debarment actions, and private civil suits that capitalize on the government’s investigation.

Location

Butzel Long, P.C.
Stoneridge West
41000 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304-5130
Butzel Long, P.C.
Madden Building
150 West Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100
Detroit, MI, 48226
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Butzel Long, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Wayne State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Richardson
  • Case Dismissed at Preliminary Exam - No Probable Cause for Trial
  • Grievance Adm'r v. Capello
  • Case Dismissed After Full Hearing

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Practice Section
  • Secretary
  • 2019 - Present
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Southeast Michigan Regional Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Communications Law
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Criminal Law Committee
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Practice Section
  • Councilmember
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Defense Research Institute, Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations Section
  • Steering Committee
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers: White Collar Crime
  • dbusiness
  • 2016
  • Rising Star: White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Michigan SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star: White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Michigan SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star: White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Michigan SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers: Appeals
  • dBusiness
  • 2013
  • Golden Gavel Award
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • 2013
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Publications

  • The Bulletin (MPA)
  • FOIA Exemption 1J–1K
  • 2020
  • The Bulletin (MPA)
  • FOIA Exemption 1F–1G
  • 2019
  • The Bulletin (MPA)
  • FOIA Exemption 1H–1I
  • 2019
  • MLRC
  • Survey of Michigan Employment Libel Law
  • 2019
  • The Bulletin (MPA)
  • FOIA Exemption 1C–1E
  • 2019
  • The Bulletin (MPA)
  • FOIA Exemption 1A
  • 2019
  • Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Michigan Criminal Procedure: Discovery and Investigations
  • 2018
  • The Bulletin (MPA)
  • Did You Notice That? Part II
  • 2018
  • The Bulletin (MPA)
  • Did You Notice That? Part I
  • 2018
  • Media Law Resource Center
  • Libel and Privacy Law Survey
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan Press Association Annual Convention
  • Developments in Michigan's Open Government Laws
  • 2015
  • National Association of Surface Finishers Annual Meeting
  • EPA Corporate Enforcement Actions
  • 2012
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorneys' Annual Meeting
  • Electronic Discovery in Criminal Cases
  • 2012

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