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Gary Francis Kennedy II

Criminal defense Attorney at Shelby Township, MI

3.9   7 reviews

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About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, Traffic Tickets, Violations of Probation, Drunk Driving Defense, License Sanction Defense

  2. Appeals
    10%
    Criminal Appeals

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%

  4. Family
    10%
    Divorce, Separation Agreements, Child Support, Child Custody, PPO's, CPS

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

I am primarily a criminal defense trial attorney who practices through out the State of Michigan with my primary office located in Shelby Township, Michigan in Macomb County. I primarily practice in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County. I do travel all over the state for cases so feel free to inquire. I am a MAACS Roster Attorney as well. A MAACS Roster Attorney handles criminal appeals for indigent defendants of felony convictions. The Roster only consists of approximately 120 attorney's in the entire State of Michigan. I handle all misdmeanor criminal matters, all felony criminal matters, and all criminal appeals matters. I am not afraid to go to trial on cases or fight for what is right for my clients. If you want a fighter, call my office. If you want a person who will give it to you straight, call my office. I will fight for you!! Call my office today for a free consultation. 

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Licensed for 11 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/26/2022

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

Contact Gary

Kennedy Law Office, PLLC
51424 Van Dyke Ave
STE 25
Shelby Township, MI, 48316

Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Terry | August 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Needed answers
Gary was very helpful today. He answered my questions. Clear, knowledgeable and compassionate. I was worried and Gary set my mind at ease by giving me clear, concise information about my situation
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2015
Fantastic Experience
I needed a lawyer and knew nothing about the situation that I was in. Mr. Kennedy was not only incredibly clear and positive in our communication about what would be taking place, but he was timely and very professional as well. I would recommend him to anyone that needed legal assistance. His pricing was incredibly fair and improved my situation a great deal based on his knowledge and expertise. I am very grateful to Mr. Kennedy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2014
Excellent
I needed a defense lawyer for the first time and Gary Kennedy was an excellent choice. He was very knowledgable and up front with me. He gave me all the facts I needed about my case and did an excellent job educating me in the process. I am very happy with how Gary Kennedy represented himself and me throughout this very stressful process.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2013
Great Attorney
Mr. Kennedy is a wonderful lawyer. He is caring, knowledgeable and dedicated. He answered all my questions and returned all my calls immediately. He gave me great advice on my case. I was very pleased with his representation and highly recommend him as a professional honest attorney.
Posted by Francesca | August 21, 2012
Very Knowledgeable
Attonery Kennedy went with me to the Court to review my file/case we went back to his office set down discuss the matter....he also help me to understand my case and what to expect to happen to my case after my probation ends. He also recommend I talk to my probation officer to make sure that my case would be dismissed, and if not he said I could ask for a review trial which I was not aware of. I appreciate his knowledge and time. I hope my case will be dismissed if not I will hire Attonery Kennedy to represent me for a review trial. Thanks Attorney Kennedy.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible at communicating
Gary failed. Gary was not able to communicate nor respond back in a timely manor. Gray did not have anything thing I mean anything for a trial that was in a week. I believe Gary could of had something he had well over four months to prepare and gather information for a criminal trial. Gary only contact two times and was far from consistent. you need results and a informative response let it be known to keep looking elsewhere.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
Sly
I could have paid $200 and been done with my case. But from the advise on this website an attorney was recommended. So I contacted Gary, from his positive reviews. Maybe for a big case he is good, but mine was a first time with no charges and I could have paid $200. to the company to settle. He said he would send a letter to the attorney that requested the $200. to make sure there was no other backlash than the $200., that they requested. He sent me a contract that had fees which I thought was for any further services which he outlined that could happen. Low and behold slick Gary when all was done charged me $950.00. He never said he was charging me for anything else and I thought the $200, I paid him covered the letter and the work to send and contact me and other attorney. Found it was for letter only!! Not to send it to them nor any response. I had to pay $150. for my copy of letter and BILL!!! So if I would have paid the $200. that was requested to settle my case, it would have been settled, but it ended up costing me $1150. I ended up borrowing money to pay him because of the interest and statement fees he would charge me monthly. Had I known he was going to charge me this, I would have never went forward with him or I could have been paying on this bill, since it took almost a year for him to draft his letter! I guess if you need someone who is sneaky, he is the one to hire, but watch your bill. $37.50 for every time he sends you or reads your text! He is not too fast to take care of things, forgets you. I think I paid $37.50 several times for him to apologize that he had not got back to me. What he did just makes me sick! He knew I did not have the money to be deceived the way he did. He is the true representation of all the jokes and quotes out there about lawyers!
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Response from Gary Kennedy May 29, 2015
I am sorry you had a bad experience with the Law Office. This matter does not sound familiar, and we strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor
  • Kennedy Law Office, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gary Segatti and Associates, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • District Court Law Clerk
  • Livingston County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Felonies Extern
  • Washtenaw County Public Defender Ann Arbor, Mi
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Central Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Associations

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Business Networking International
  • Member- Rainmakers Chapter
  • 2012 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (14)
Endorse Gary
Unknown Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney provides excellent advice to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a great and dedicated attorney who is well-respected in the legal community. He does an excellent job for his clients and is a solid choice if you are seeking legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have sent clients to Gary and they have been very happy with the results. I know Gary to be very persistent in obtaining the best result for his client. Gary and I belong to the same network group and many of our 45+ members have used Gary or referred him to others and over the last 3 years of referring clients to Gary the group has had nothing but glowing testimonials."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary works diligently and tirelessly to represent his clients. He is passionate about his work and strives for excellence in each and every case. I would highly recommend hiring Attorney Kennedy to discuss your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is at the sweet spot in his career being young enough to still be passionate every day about the cases he takes on yet experienced enough to have control over a matter. A great value for anyone looking in the area of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Gary and was very impressed. He was very passionate with his clients and efficient in the Court. He was a straight shooter and can easily diagnosis the strengths and weaknesses of a clients case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kennedy is a strong advocate for his clients so that I would recommend him to anyone needing an excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Top notch and highly respected in community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kennedy is an outstanding attorney with an excellent reputation. he is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly endorse his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Kennedy. He has the ability, expertise, and knowledge to represent and fight for his clients. Anyone hiring him will be completely and utterly satisfied."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and recommend Gary Kennedy as a knowledgeable and experienced advocate. He is a very intelligent and organized problem solver. If you chose Mr. Kennedy, you have a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kennedy is a very knowledgable attorney and someone who genuinely cares about his clients. His experience allows him to consistently obtain favorable results for his clients. When you hire Mr. Kennedy you are getting someone who is committed to you and who will give your matter the attention it deserves."
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Shelby Township Criminal defense Lawyer Gary Francis Kennedy II
Gary Francis Kennedy II
Criminal defense Attorney
Shelby Township, MI
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation