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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1996||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Distinguished Service Award||Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney||2000|
|Principal||Law Offices of Joseph A. Lavigne||2003 - 2015|
|Partner||Lavigne & Sawicky, PLLC||2001 - 2003|
|Commercial Litigation Attorney||Maddin, Hauser, Wartell, Roth, Heller & Pesses, P.C.||2000 - 2001|
|Assistant Prosecuting Attorney||Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oakland County Bar Association American Inn of Court||Master||2014 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Foundation||Life Fellow||2010 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee||Past Chair||N/A|
|Michigan State University Alumni Association||Life Member||N/A|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|People v Reginald||Defendant avoided premeditated murder conviction|
|People v Timothy||Client blew 0.24 but drunk driving case was dismissed.|
|P v [non-public disposition]||Defendant caught with 20 individually wrapped baggies of marijuana charged with possession with intent to deliver but convicted by jury of only possession; charge then taken under advisement at sentencing.|
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|Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University Law Review||A Misapplication of the Exclusionary Rule to Voluntary Confessions: The Fallacy that Knowingly and Intelligently Made Statements are Constitutional Prerequisites to Admissibility||2000|
|Laches (OCBA)||Concealing the Truth from the Jury: The Irreconcilable Differences of Voluntary Confessions and the Exclusionary Rule||2000|
|Laches (OCBA)||The Ever-changing Evidentiary Law of OUIL Cases: Standards for the Admissibility of Blood Alcohol Test Results||1999|
|Wayne Law Review||Michigan Criminal Law: 1996-97 Survey||1997|
|University of Detroit Mercy Law Review||For Limited Times? Making Rich Kids Richer Via the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1996||1996|
|Michigan Business Law Journal||A Business Lawyer's Guide to Empowerment Zones: What's in it for You?||1995|
|University of Detroit Mercy School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude||1996|
|Michigan State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Oakland County Police Academy||Past Legal Instructor||N/A|
|Multiple Seminars--Oakland County Bar Association||Various Criminal Law topics||N/A|
|Michigan Judicial Institute/Michigan Judges' School||Domestic Violence||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Lavigne was amazing to work with. He came in the middle of the case and really saved the day. He really took the time to understand the situation for the best result possible. He is extremely knowledgeable and versed in the law. Additionally, he is very familiar with courtroom procedure. He is very fair with his billing and did not over charge for any services. I would recommend him.
Posted by Leah
Joe really made a difference in my legal life! He took such good care of me, and really won over my judge! I would recommend him because not only is he perfessional but he is very smart to respond to judges questions without being to pushy! He made sure I had all the paperwork sent to me and copies of everything we discussed. He was very honest about his time spent with me and made sure I knew exactly what was going on with my case!
Posted by Johnathon
On september 22 I recieved a ticket for Disturbing the peace. I contacted Mr.Lavigne about this incident since he was helping me out with a owi charge that is comming up and I did not want this to effect the situation with my other case. With haste he took care of this situation and my results were that I ended up with a impeding traffic fine, which will show up and a traffic violaation like a parking ticket and will not effect my insurace or my case up and comming. I was equally impressed with how well his name was recognised through the court room as well as his reputation with the judge. Very professional and very knowledgeable Attorney, I will reccomend him to all my friends and family.
Julie Cotant, Probate Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I highly recommend Joe. I've been referring criminal defense matters to him for nearly a decade an he never disappoints. Joe is personable, knowledgeable, diligent, and attentive. He is a pleasure to work with. I am always pleased to have an opportunity to refer clients to him because of the excellent representation he provides.
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