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Over 42 years of experience and proven success representing clients in criminal law matters, personal injury cases, white collar criminal defense, grand jury proceedings, and complex civil litigation. Certified mediator, facilitator, and arbitrator. We know how to look out for your best interest.

Martin Baum runs this firm with a client-first, no-nonsense attitude. Currently he divides his time between white collar criminal defense work and complex civil litigation. The practice includes suits against insurance companies whose agents have given inappropriate investment advice in violation of securities laws. We offer expert representation in matters of felonies, drugs, DUI, thefts, and sex cases. Visa accepted.


Martin Baum earned his law degree in 1966 at the University of Michigan School of Law, and his reputation for excellent trial work in the courts of Metro Detroit as well as the US Supreme Court. Well known and respected in the legal community, Martin Baum chaired the Circuit Court committee of the Oakland County Bar Association and is an active member of a similar committee for the Metro Detroit Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Lawyers (NACDL), and the criminal, negligence, & family law sections of the State Bar of Michigan. In September of 1999 he instructed his fellow bar members at a seminar in Detroit on Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Michigan. Mr. Baum has been rated A-V-- the highest rating in ability and integrity-- by nationally respected Martindale Hubbell legal directory. In 2001, Martin Baum was certified by the Wayne County Circuit Court as an mediator, facilitator, and arbitrator after an intensive 40 hour course covering 5 days.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%



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  • Patrick Thomas Barone

    I first met Marty when he tried and won a criminal case in the Oakland County Circuit Court. He did an unbelievable job representing his client and was able to win what looked like an impossible case. In 2003 he brought me in to assist him with the intoxication evidence in a high profile drunk driving causing death case. We tried the case together over a three week period and I was astonished at how hard Marty worked and how much he wanted to help our client any way he could. He was funny and smart and incredibly talented in the courtroom. Marty was and is an inspiration on how to prepare and try a case the “right” way.


    Patrick Barone DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

BAUM & Associates

39400 Woodward Ave, Suite 200

Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304-5153


MIActive And In Good Standing196705/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ABaum and Associates1978 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Metro Detroit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Billingsley v. Birzgalisclilent released from mental institution
Arlee v. Lucaschanged MI law to vote absentee
U.S. v. McCalebevidence supressed. Case dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawN/A1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oakland County Bar Association State of the Law Day, in Pontiac, MichiganThe new state court rules and rules of evidenceN/A