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Raymond A. Cassar

DUI and DWI Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

5.0   141 reviews

About Raymond

Learn Raymond’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%

    38 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    My firm specializes in defending people who find themselves in trouble with the law. We handle all types of criminal cases from complex internet pornography cases to drunk driving cases. We are different from most criminal attorneys because we are a Law Firm that specializes in Criminal Defense. Our clients appreciate the fact that we have a team approach to every case we handle. We love what we do and that gives us an advantage every time we step into the court room.

    38 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

  4. Drug Crime
    10%

  5. Sex crime
    10%

 

The Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar, PLC, is one of Michigan’s preeminent Criminal Defense law firms.  We are committed to doing everything possible to win every case, for every client.

 

We believe that the way to become the best at what you do is to specialize in one specific area of law.  That’s why we focus our efforts entirely on providing superior criminal defense. 

 

You will not find more professional, aggressive, skillful, passionate defense attorneys. We have over 40 years of combined legal experience in the field of Criminal Defense. We have earned a reputation as the law firm to go to for the highest quality legal team.

 

We represent individuals who have been accused of any crime, misdemeanor or felony in all Michigan and Federal Courts. Our attorneys are pleased to advise to you if you have been charged with a crime in a Michigan or Federal Court.  You may call us, or learn more about us on our website at: www.crimlawattorney.com

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Licensed for 38 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 10/06/2022

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

Contact Raymond

Law Offices of Raymond A Cassar PLC
30445 Northwestern Highway.
Suite 220
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer!
I contacted Ray with questions regarding my 14 year old son. He didn't ask for any money, instead he was concerned about the future of my son being ruined. He offered his advice pro bono. I would recommend his services to anyone in need.
Posted by Scott | October 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
True gentleman
Mr. Cassar is a breath of fresh air when it comes to such a stinky thing like dealing with the justice system. He truly listened and took the time to walk me through all my options. Trust, character and integrity is upmost in any facet of life but Mr. Cassar exemplifies those key characteristics in action and not just words. You can put your trust in him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing plea deal
Ray had a very uphill battle with our family member. The case was very serious and our family member was being very difficult to deal with and wouldn't listen to Ray at all. He was looking at 25 years to Life and Ray made a plea deal of 8 years. He gave our family member his life back instead of dying in prison. Ray is easy to talk to and he wants your input always in the case. He was always available to talk to about the case and kept us in the loop since day one. He was truly a blessing to our family.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional Consultation
I contacted Ray for a second opinion on a pending case. Ray was very professional, unbiased, and generous with his time. Despite not yet having retained him as counsel at the time of my call, I had the sense that he was "on my side" and could feel his mind working any possible angle to help me in my case. Ray is definitely very experienced and knew ALL of the players in my case. What speaks to Ray's character the most, is that he helped me sort through pieces of my case and even gave me advice on direction that would be useful even if I went forward with different counsel. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Ray in the future, or refer him to anyone I know in need. Make sure you look to Ray & his office first.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bad Situation but Great Decision
Ray and his team really did a wonderful job for my son, walking him through every step of the process to getting his life back on track. He was always honest and up front, no surprises. He took time for a few anxious phone calls, always reassuring us that it would be ok. I will always appreciate the kindness and compassion he showed our son. Wish I could give you more than 5 stars Ray!!!! P.S. Alexandra and Rita were wonderful too!
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2022
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Best Defense Attorney
I was referred to Ray and hiring him was the best decision I could have made. Ray and Alexandra are a great team who will take care of you. At the time, I was taking 21 credits at school and working a full time job, and I will always remember Ray telling me, “Make sure you focus on finishing up school and let me worry about this case.” Ray exceeded my expectations and made me feel at ease. Thank you, Ray and Alexandra. I wish you the best.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lost Without Him
During the lowest point in my life, I incurred a DUI. In my 40's, I've never had any experience with litigation/legal issues. During my search for representation, my skepticism led the way. After speaking with a dozen attorneys, I was going to go with the most expensive one due to the fear of a potential unfavorable outcome. I made the 13th call and the energy from his office made me feel at home. Ray and his team never made me feel like a burden or this was just another case to get through. The legal counsel in addition to the personal counseling enabled me to focus on what was most important...moving forward with life. Ray said "let me focus on the case, and you focus on the bigger things...life". His approach, attention to detail, and performance in the court enabled me to have a favorable outcome throughout the entire process. I learned more than just law from Ray...I learned how to navigate uncertain times. Ray, thanks to you my life is back on track and I'm better and stronger than ever. I could be in jail but thanks to you and your team...I'm able to orchestrate my 3 businesses, my corporate career (got a promotion in the middle of litigation), and be with my family with freedoms in palm. You and your team will always have my support as you did me. I can't thank you enough.
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Posted by Chris | May 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't Have Chosen a Better Lawyer
Ray was extremely passionate and an amazing person to work with. He was very understanding and had a positive attitude that certainly resonated with me. When I first walked into this office, his advice was for me to focus on the big picture, which was my life, and that he would focus on the smaller picture, being my case. Ray helped me gain very much needed confidence during this difficult time. Thank you very much Ray.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Review of Ray
Contacted Ray concerning a situation I experienced and he immediately put me at ease concerning this particular event. He spoke with confidence which was a reflection of his many years of experience dealing with this kind of event. I will definately hire Ray if needed in the future!
Posted by Ryan | April 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ray Really Cares!
Ray took time to discuss my traffic ticket. He asked about incident details of course.. and then background, career and how the charge would affect me, before giving advice. It wasn't as desperate of a situation as I thought for me personally, but beyond some easy parking ticket. He made it clear early on that he was only helping me think through the process and that it wasn't based on an expectation that I hire him, if I couldn't afford it, or wanted to take the risks that he laid out. He gave his time to break down what was likely to happen at my pre-trial. Realistic expectations for what he could do for me vs what I could do alone and what outcomes other lawyers would offer me that were unrealistic or unlikely. Very personable, positive about my situation without acting as if it would all turn out perfectly.. while not trying to scare me about worst case scenarios. The reviews here all seem right- to me, he sounds like a friendly guy that if you shared a meal with, you'd come away wiser. Smart but not talking down to you..optimistic, again, without false promises. Wasn't the cheapest option, yet clearly cared, more than others who threw a little lower number over the phone, said "get back to me soon," and hung up. Appreciated his advice and thoughts. He asked for a positive review if he helped me. Here you go, Ray!
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Posted by Ryan | March 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Raymond Cassar is the best at what he does he went above and beyond to help me with everything he could not only on a professional level but a friendship level as well he is a great professional lawyer his secretary's are great also would highly recommend him to anyone without a doubt!
Posted by Ryan | February 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ray is the Best!
Ray represented me from across the country and did a better job than I could have even dreamed possible. He endeared himself to my family and I from the very first meeting and he was in my corner every step of the way. It was a genuine pleasure to hear from him and Alex because the confidence the exuded put me at ease in a very stressful situation. I can't recommend Ray enough!
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Posted by Adam | January 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Look No Further!
Ray and his colleagues Alexandra and Rita really outdid themselves. Rita is the sweetest woman you could ever meet and the glue that holds the office together. Alexandra is a class act and a professional at that. Ray was very professional with me. He's been practicing Law for years and years and as such, he's seen a lot of court rooms and is known by many districts. Rays experience precedes him. His counsel is very valuable, and his many years of expertise makes me very very thankful that I retained him. 11/10 would recommend the Law Offices of Raymond Cassar.
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Posted by Julie | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well worth the call
I hired Mr.Cassar for a case and when I left his office I felt like a 1000 pound weight was lifted off my shoulders. I Believe in him and he did everything he said he would do to help me with my case. Great guy!! If you have any questions he will call you right back. If I ever need an attorney I would most definitely hire him !
Posted by Mark | June 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Advice and Generous with his time
I practice law in areas unrelated to Ray's practice. I needed detailed advice on short notice regarding a criminal law situation involving a special needs juvenile. Ray cut to the heart of the matter very quickly and provided practical and invaluable insights and advice which helped me, and the subject of the case, immensely. I would recommend Ray without hesitation.
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Posted by Lauren | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 Defense!
I had the best experience you could have considering your life is on the line, literally. Ray is straightforward, honest, and easy to talk too. His positivity and experience made me feel confident that I was in "good hands." I highly recommend his services and will be forever grateful!
Response from Raymond Cassar March 15, 2021
Lauren, Those same compliments apply directly to you too. Thank you for having so much faith in me and my firm. I am always just a call away.
Posted by Maureen | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
New Beginnings....
Ray Cassar is on of the most caring, kind, and professional people I have had the good fortune of encountering. He really takes care of you, and is committed to obtaining the best outcome possible. His team is great, and I will always be grateful that he and Alex were able to help me through the challenges that I had, and help me work through them. I didn't worry as much, because I trusted both Ray and Alex. My case was somewhat complex, and it took a lot of attention to detail, none of which were missed by Ray and Alex. I would highly recommend them to anyone I come across!! Thank you Ray and Alex for all of the work you did on my behalf, I am extremely grateful. I am now able to move forward in my life in a positive direction. As Ray would say, the sun is shining!
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Response from Raymond Cassar March 8, 2021
Maureen, Thank you so much for your kind words. Good people like you sometimes find themselves in trouble because we make decisions based on emotions. This doesn't make us a criminal, but it does require a good attorney to get to the heart of the matter and clear the issue up. Helping you get your life back on track was very worthwhile. Stay well my friend. Alex and I are always here for you.
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Posted by Alex | February 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!!!
Don’t second guess yourself if you need a Lawyer! Raymond Cassar is the best! He went above and beyond anything I could have expected to come. I showed up to his door with two severe cases and he tackled it no problem. Assured me that my job was to focus on My Life and my recovery. While he said My cases are his focus! He is fantastic and I will refer him to anyone in need!
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Response from Raymond Cassar March 8, 2021
Alex, You did everything that I asked you to do. You even went above and beyond what was needed to get back on track. Frankly, you are an inspiration to others who find themselves in a bad situation. I know that you will pay our great success forward to others in need. I am proud of you and I will always here for you.
Posted by Sydney | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic!
Mr. Cassar is absolutely fantastic! He is so professional, so nice, & so very hardworking. He always gives you 110% & is always working hard for you! He truly helped my case so much. I wouldn’t suggest anybody else but Ray for any of your needs!
Posted by Therese | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I appreciate and highly recommend the Law Offices of Raymond Cassar
I have the utmost respect and admiration for Alexandra Giuliani and the Law Offices of Raymond Cassar! Throughout the whole process, I felt acknowledged and respected. I had the pleasure of working with Alex, and she was diligent and proactive with my case even during this pandemic. Alex is compassionate, understanding and nonjudgmental in addition to being highly knowledgeable and informative. I will be forever thankful for her and this firm, and I highly recommend hiring the Law Offices of Raymond Cassar for help in any legal matters.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar PLC
  • 1984 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Oakland Community College
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • U.S. v (Robinhood)
  • Excellent

Associations

  • Oakland Bar Associations
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Criminal Defense Association of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyers 2021 In Criminal Defense
  • Detroit's Premier Business Journal
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit
  • DBusiness Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers of Michigan
  • Hour Detroit Magazine
  • 2020
  • Lead Counsel Verified
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating Highest Ethical and Legal Ability
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • TRENDS IN DUI DISCOVERY, Authored Chapter on Building A Successful Strategy For DUI Cases Using Discovery
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Young Lawyers Summit
  • Strategies for Trial Practice
  • 2021
  • Michigan State Police Expert Witness school
  • Defense Perspective of Expert Witnesses
  • 2021
  • Podcast
  • Zoom Court Hearings
  • 2020
  • Regional Seminar
  • Expert Witnesses in Sexual Assault Cases
  • 2019
  • Oakland University Autism Symposium
  • Special Challenges for Defendants and Clients with Special Needs
  • 2016
  • Webinar
  • Effectively Running a Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2012
  • Farmington PTA
  • Sexting and Child Pornography in our schools
  • 2012
  • Charley's Franchise Convention
  • Hiring and Firing for the Franchisee
  • 2012
  • Michigan Corrections Annual Meeting
  • Community Corrections and the Need for Change
  • 2011
  • Michigan Youth's Conference on Leadership
  • Leadership In The Law
  • 2010
  • Criminal Law Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • 2010
  • Young Lawyer's Association
  • How To Help your Client's When They Are Charged with a Crime
  • 2008
  • ACCESS Training Centers
  • Criminal Records & Expungements
  • 2008
  • National Association of Polygraphers
  • Use of Polygraphs for the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray is an outstanding lawyer and person. He is trustworthy and honorable and represents his clients with integrity and zeal. I have known Ray for many years and you could not have a better lawyer on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ray is an excellent attorney because he truly wants to help people who are in trouble with the law. I am fortunate enough to learn from one of the best in the State of Michigan. Ray has an excellent reputation in the community and is very well-respected. If you want someone who is competent and caring, as well as someone who will fight for what is right, you will want Raymond Cassar as your attorney! You will not be disappointed!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray is an outstanding attorney. He truely cares about his clients and about people. I highly recommend him for any criminal matter. If you need help, you want Ray on your side. Hands down the best criminal defense attorney in Michigan."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is a true professional and exhibits the highest degree of integrity. Ray will fight for his clients' constitutional rights and provide the best defense possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer.Ray is a terrific passionate lawyer who believes in his clients and will always ethically, morally, passionately provide the highest quality of representation. He was a terrific mentor to me and I am lucky to have both a professional and personal relationship."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cassar is an elite criminal defense attorney. He is absolutely the best of the best in the entire State of Michigan. His courtroom prowess is renowned but his research and preparation skills are equally as impressive. He is accorded the utmost respect from judges, prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys. He is equally adept in Federal Court as he is in the State Courts."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray is one of the best lawyers in the business. I refer criminal cases that are outside my expertise to Ray. He is respected by the federal and state prosecutors. I know that when I send a client to Ray her or she will be getting the best legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"There are very few lawyers in Criminal Defense that have a reputation for zealous representation of each and everyone of their clients. Raymond Cassar is one of those attorneys. He gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I often explain to people who are prospective clients that there are different types of criminal defense lawyers. At one end of the spectrum are attorneys who are out just to make a living. At the other end of the spectrum are attorneys like Ray Cassar, the attorneys who are truly the pinnacle of the legal community and the essence of aggressive, passionate, effective criminal defense. Ray Cassar is the type of criminal defense lawyer who can achieve exceptional results for his clients, whether at trial or by plea-bargaining, that many other lawyers just are incapable of achieving for their clients. He has a reputation for being highly intelligent, zealous and a true fighter. I do not hesitate for a moment to put my reputation behind Ray Cassar."
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