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Shawn H. Head

Criminal defense Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

5.0   37 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 14 years
    Illinois - IL 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Shawn

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Shawn is the managing member of The Head Law Firm, PLC. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Shawn has been repeatedly recognized as one of Metro Detroit’s Top Lawyers in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense by DBusiness Magazine. Shawn has also been named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers every year since 2015.

Shawn graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. While attending Central Michigan, Shawn was a member of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, and he served as the Chapter President for two years. He then went on to law school where he graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. 

In addition to practicing law, Shawn is also co-founder and general counsel of Sharco Realty, LLC, a boutique real estate brokerage. Shawn enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two young children. Shawn is a former National President of Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc., and he presently serves as the National Director of Crisis Management for the organization. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Phoenix Seven Foundation, a collegiate scholarship foundation. Shawn is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar of Illinois, and the Livonia Bar Association.

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Location

The Head Law Firm, PLC
34705 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
Suite 160
Farmington Hills, MI, 48331

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Posted by David | December 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, informed and responsive.
Couldn't have picked a more professional and insightful firm and lawyer. Many thanks!
Posted by Ryan | September 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding law firm!
The Head Law Firm always puts their clients first! They take the time to get the best possible outcome no matter the circumstances. I highly recommend them for any and all legal situations!!
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Shawn Head did everything I asked of him and more. Shawn kept me very informed on everything going on in my case. He went to battle for me and did not just lay down for whatever was offered. I could not be happier with how my case was handled. Thanks again to Shawn and the staff at the Head Law Firm.
Posted by SAFA | December 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I'm so glad that i worked with Head Law and Shawn. He understood and involved my case very quickly. He listened and explained everything when i have concerns. They are very professional and i recommend it.
Posted by Steve | August 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy / Intelligent / Professional
Mr. Shawn Head represented me on two occasions involving estates. After our initial meeting, I felt a tremendous sense of relief and knew I was in good hands. Shawn and his team were friendly, took the time to listen to the details, kept me updated on any new developments, and were extremely professional. Shawn’s expert legal counsel helped resolve both matters, and I am grateful for his assistance. I would highly recommend Shawn Head and his firm.
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Posted by Patricia | August 6, 2020
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Excellent attorney!
Mr. Shawn Head and his firm handled my legal matter with professionalism, courtesy and compassion. His legal advice was excellent, staff efficient, and kept me informed every step of the way. With his help, my legal issue was resolved to great satisfaction. Thanks Shawn!
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
TOP NOTCH
Shawn and his team mobilized in less than 24 hours and were on site to represent me. After our very first meeting I was immediately at ease and knew that I was in the best possibly hands to help me thru a difficult situation. The end result was better than I could have hoped for. I would highly recommend Shawn to anybody currently involved with the legal system.
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Posted by Bryan | August 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly and responsive
I have Hyatt group legal and needed a law firm. I was having a tough time even getting a call back from other firms but The Head Law Firm stepped up to the plate and did everything I needed them to do. They were friendly and responsive and got the job done. I am thankful to the whole team. Thanks team(thumbs up)
Posted by Shawn | May 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Well rounded with realistic outlook
Shawn has patiently assisted me for years with several matters related to real estate, city/state regulations, and a criminal charge. I particularly like the fact that he explores and explains all scenarios, rather than just painting you a pretty picture to hope for. With one issue, a future real estate dispute was avoided due to his advice and in another, Shawn was able to negotiate a felony controlled substance charge down to a dismissal without probation. Shawn is a lawyer you want for the long term, (but hopefully won’t need).
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2019
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Professional- Friendly- Transparent
Mr. Head and his team took care of a property deed issue. Their responsiveness was very prompt and always update to the case. Professional expertise paired with friendliness and transparency in costs. Excellent! Definetly a lawyer contact to keep.
Posted by Scott | December 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Plan - Fast, Friendly, Professional!
Shawn Head and the entire Team were awesome! Shawn personally answered my initial call to discuss my estate requirements while his team rapidly worked behind the scenes with Shawn to prepare my documents. I was equally impressed with the quality and duration of our in-person meeting to review and finalize my estate plan. Lastly, and unheard of - Shawn personally followed-up with me to ensure I understood (and remind me) of my follow-up actions to finalize my estate plan (i.e signatures and distribute copies to my respective family members). Thank you, Shawn and Team for the speedy and professional work to develop and execute my estate plan before the end of the year! Scott.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2018
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Phenomenal Lawyer
Shawn Head is a phenomenal lawyer. I never felt lost at any point in the process- he did a great job of keeping in contact and answering all my questions. Both he and his legal assistant are friendly and personable. They made me feel at ease during what was an upsetting situation for me. They truly went above and beyond- they answered questions not directly related to my case and assisted in various matters. I loved that they didn't just take the easy route like most lawyers- they really dove in and tried to argue my case in ways other people wouldn't have. I was supremely happy with the outcome of my situation and was so glad I was referred to Shawn. I don't think another lawyer could have gotten the same results- Thank you Shawn! You're the best.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2018
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Incredibly knowledgeable
The Head Law Firm was a a fantastic choice for me. Mr. Head answered all my calls and all my questions whenever I had them. He is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and detail oriented. I would definitely use this firm in the future and would recommend it to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
WII Case
Shawn Head is a wonderful attorney. Stays cool under pressure and does his research to the full extent. I was arrested for OWI, my second offense. Shawn was able to keep me off of a tether. Shawn, in doing his research, found that after seven years from the first OWI, that I could not be sentenced to increased penalties for a second offense. Shawn was wonderful to work with. He is very kind and seems to genuinely care about his clients. Providing as much information as possible and showing you every avenue to take.
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Posted by Sanford | October 1, 2017
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I will always refer to him as "COUNSELOR"
COMPETENCIES: Analytical skills, critical thinking, legal writing, negotiating, organizational skills, attention to detail, logical reasoning, sound judgment, efficient, resourceful and strategic. Shawn showed every last competency listed above while handling my case. Shawn displayed a commitment to my case that I have never experienced in the legal arena before. On top of that, I received a refund in the mail for an accidental overpayment I had made. Accompanying the check was a handwritten note from Shawn once again thanking me for my business. I remember thinking "I knew I found a talented one, and he's honest!" And did I mention he also WON? I will not get into specifics of my case, I will say I was being sued and counter suing for a substantial amount of money by a large business that wasn't exactly being honest. In the beginning Shawn had to spend more time "talking me off the ledge" then working on my case. I really thought from the moment I was served papers, this wasn't going to end well. It was truly a "David and Goliath". Somehow in this giant mess Shawn managed to counsel me and negotiate a substantial settlement avoiding litigating the case. This saved me tens of thousands of dollars as Shawn was being paid hourly. I'm so relieved that all of this is over now. And it sure feels good to know a honest, talented and committed COUNSELOR.
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Posted by Hunter | August 26, 2017
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A phenomenal lawyer, an incredible person
Mr. Shawn Head is the pinnacle of what it takes to be a professional in this field. He handled everything in my case with the upmost care, and he always made sure I was 100% aware of what was happening, and what would happen next. Mr. Head not only gave myself and my family as good of a defense as was possible, he gave us peace of mind. When we worried about the outcome, he informed us of the best/worst case scenario, and made sure that we understood every word he said. There was no problem in communicating with him either, every single time I needed to contact him he got back to me as fast as possible, and he never once let me down. I couldn't think of a more qualified attorney to handle my case, and Mr. Head did everything in his power to make sure that I was represented fairly, and that I was treated correctly. If I had not had his aid, I do not know what could've happened to me. I cannot thank this man enough for everything that he did for me, and I would recommend him to anyone going into any sort of legal scenario. He is truly an intelligent, and incredible attorney, and I will be indebted to his service for the rest of my days. Thank you again for everything sir.
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Posted by Brian | June 6, 2017
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Practical Litigator
Shawn and I were co-counsel in litigation in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit). We successfully represented a business in a case involving federal IP causes of action (cybersquatting and trademark) as well as state law (defamation and tortious interference) claims. Throughout motion practice, court-ordered case evaluation and trial prep, Shawn was both practical in his legal counsel and insightful in his strategic approach. I value Shawn as a colleague and trust him on client matters.
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Posted by Tom | January 20, 2017
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PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL
I truly could not have had a better experience from start to finish. I feel any time you obtain council is likley not the best time in your life. From the first phone call to shawn I felt completely comfortable and in great hands. He was not only had true professionalism but he was presonal as well and you didnt just feel like a number. Shawn was able to get my charges dropped and knocked down to beyond lowest possible. Highly recommended
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2016
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Professional, and Diligent Lawyer
I had received a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. Going into the situation, I was expecting with high hopes that my council would negotiate for me to get HYTTA, and some sort of probation period. Shawn was upfront, and honest about the outcomes of the situation, he looked out for my best interest. Shawn was able to knock my charges down from a misdemeanor, that carries numerous penalties, to a civil infraction. Thanks to Shawn's experienced litigation skills, he saved me hundreds of dollars in fines and a tarnished record. I highly recommend Shawn to anyone that is searching for an honest, hardworking lawyer that fights for your best interest.
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Posted by Darion & Danelle | October 25, 2016
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Reponsive, Informative & Professional
Shawn was very knowledgeable about the legal aspects of our case. Being out of state, he kept us well informed and was very responsive to our phone calls and emails. He was a fantastic lawyer and went the extra mile. We highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Member
  • The Head Law Firm, PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • General Counsel, Member
  • Sharco Realty, LLC
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Attorney - Of Counsel
  • The Law Offices of Dean Koulouras
  • 2009 - 2017

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Central Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Associations

  • Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc.
  • National Director of Crisis Management
  • 2019 - Present
  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Phoenix Seven Foundation, Inc.
  • Trustee on Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Livonia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc.
  • National Director of Risk Management
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity, Inc.
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Top Lawyer - Commercial Litigation
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2020 Best Real Estate Lawyers in Detroit
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2019 Top Lawyer - Commercial Litigation
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2019
  • 2018 Top Lawyer - Criminal Defense (non-white collar)
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Lawyer - Commercial Litigation
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement in Pre-Trial Litigation
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • 2008
  • Excellence For The Future Award - the study of Advanced Advocacy
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Collection Techniques and the Law
  • Evaluating the Collection Claim
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (23)
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Shawn on a few matters. He knows his stuff, works hard, and delivers results. Shawn thinks outside the box and comes up with creative, cost-effective solutions."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn and I have known each other for years, and he has become my go to guy for insight. He is a walking legal encyclopedia. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Shawn and I first met during a probate dispute. He was great to work with and we have since referred numerous matters back and forth. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn is an outstanding attorney who does not cut corners. He is passionate, diligent, meticulous, and a true professional. I have had the pleasure of working with Shawn on several matters, and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel and/or representation."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn Head epitomizes advocacy and professionalism. Whether it be his clients, opposing counsel, or his peers in the community, I am continually amazed by his natural ability to command the respect and trust of seemingly everyone he encounters. Shawn is a trustworthy and effective advocate who is dedicated to his clients, and he is an attorney who I wholeheartedly endorse."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shawn and I have opposed each other on different matters. I have always found him to be an excellent advocate for his clients, and a true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients and friends to Shawn over the past several years for different legal issues including civil litigation and criminal defense. I have received nothing but positive feedback regarding his presentation of his clients. His attention to detail and passion for representing his clients truly sets him apart from other attorneys in his field. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shawn has proven himself to be a fantastic addition to the legal profession in Southeast Michigan. Finding a hard-working, compassionate, and court-savvy attorney is difficult and Shawn embodies all of these highly coveted qualities. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shawn since 2005, and he has proved himself as an advocate time and time again. His conscientious advice gets clients the results they are looking for. Shawn's pragmatism and candor make him an excellent attorney. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Head both in law school and as a sharp attorney. Mr. Head possesses the tenacity and fire that is lacking in many other attorneys. He is a skillful advocate who is not afraid to fight for his client rather than take the easy road."
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Farmington Hills Criminal defense Lawyer Shawn H. Head
Shawn H. Head
Criminal defense Attorney
Farmington Hills, MI
Licensed for 15 years