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Steven J. Reina

Criminal defense Attorney at Pontiac, MI

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Steven

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Steve Reina was raised in a City of Detroit family short on money but long on faith: faith that hard work does pay off, faith that when people do things for the best of reasons, they get the best results and perhaps most importantly that we speak mostly truly when we speak through actions. Our ultimate signature in life is what we do. What Steve Reina did was graduate with honors from High School a year early. What Steve did achieve was an undergraduate degree with honors where he also served as Honors Student President. What Steve did achieve was graduate from Law School becoming editor in chief of the Wayne State Law Advocate. The day he was sworn in as a member of the state bar association, Steve was made law partner with retired Judge Joseph Linden and trial Attorney Arnold Dunchock at Dunchock, Linden and Reina PC. In 1993, Steve broke off to start his own firm which eventually had five offices in southeastern Michigan. When Steve was blessed with a wife and daughter, he temporarily downsized his practice for many happy years to focus on being a husband and father. After his daughter’s marriage Steve continued his practice and seeking to treat all clients like he would want his own family treated. 

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Location

Law office of Steve Reina
6696 Dixie Hwy. Ste. 1
Clarkston MI 48346
Pontiac, MI, 48346

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Posted by Morgan | October 3, 2023
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Best Lawyer
Steve Reina has represented me in every one of the hardest times in my life. He did not merely represent me, he guided me through the cases and fought for me with the respect, vigor, and understanding that the course of my life depended on the outcome. His passion is apparent, and he takes care of his clients. I hope that if you need an attorney to fight for you, that you have Mr. Reina by your side.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2022
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Excellent lawyer!!
Steve was excellent, again! This is the second time I’ve had Steve represent me and in both cases he went above and beyond. In what seemed like a no win case, in both cases, he prevailed! I would highly recommend to anyone who feels they have a no win case to give Steve a call. Thanks Steve. Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated!
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Posted by Mike | September 28, 2021
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Amazing legal service!
Quick to reply and extremely confident about court procedures! Very thorough, would recommend!
Posted by Chip | September 17, 2021
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Great lawyer
Steven Reina's legal services are of the highest quality. He returns calls and explains things better than any lawyer I know.
Posted by Pamela | August 9, 2021
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Juvenile case
Steve did an amazing job working with my son and dealing with the court. He was a blessing to us and we would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.
Posted by Victor | May 27, 2020
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Hire Steve Reina!
I hired steve for an old case that had just now started to be prosecuted upon. Steve was extremely considerate, listened to everything I had to say, my ideas, my thoughts on certain subjects pertaining to my case, literally everything. I'm so grateful that he was my attorney. Any person seeking strong, intelligent, counsel should hire Steve Reina. Thank you for everything!
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Posted by Kelli | December 14, 2016
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Excellent lawyer!!
Have hired Steve for a few different cases and he has been wonderful and accommodating! Very professional and easy to work with. He was extremely knowledgeable of all the laws pertaining to my cases and worked very hard to get me justice! He has gone above and beyond my expectations for a "lawyer". I would highly recommend him!!!
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Posted by Chris Paul | December 10, 2016
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Steve Reina is THE BEST!
I'm proud to say I've had Steve representing me on all sorts of matters for twenty years now. In all that time he's been the best at making sure he knows the facts and the personalities involved. He's produced top notch results because he himself is top notch. He's so good that after my divorce my ex wife made him her lawyer too!
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Posted by Mindy Edwards | December 9, 2016
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Steve Reina is the best lawyer!
Steve Reina is a great lawyer who knows the law and how to use it to help you. He's also very good with people, finding creative ways to solve problems which of course cuts down the costs as well. Without getting into specifics I was extremely pleased with the outcome on my matter and how quickly and inexpensively we got to it! For your legal problem, hire Steve Reina!
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Posted by Gary | February 10, 2016
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He Faced Down A Judge
I was referred to the Reina Law Office by a good friend who had done VERY WELL with them. When the Judge tried to make things difficult, It didn't surprise me that Steve went that extra mile to fight for me, I was very Pleased! I highly recommend the Reina Law firm, the always keep me in the loop, Returned my calls right away, gave me the answers I needed without fail, filed all paperwork immediately, although my case is still pending, I have total faith in Steve and Mark Reina.....Awesome job guys...Gary
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Posted by Wes | January 16, 2016
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Lawsuit
I don't no much about attorneys other than on TV but when i meet Steve I wasn't sure if he would be as recommended. The first day @ court on opening statements I new right then that this guy was the real deal. He totally annihilated the other defense. We haven't even won our case yet but whatever happens he will always be my attorney. He has been payed in full for a while now but still goes way out of his way to insure that we will win the case. He surprises me every time we go to court and meets with me constantly out of his time. Hands down the best attorney you'll ever need.
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Posted by Tammy | January 14, 2016
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My A-1 Attorney
I found Steve over 10 years ago now, at a point in my life where I didn't know what to do or who to turn to. He has been the best attorney I could've ever hoped he'd be. His ethics and morals make him an amazing guy to have in your corner, not to mention the fact that he is a great attorney in general. I couldn't be more pleased with the job he's done for me and I wouldn't hire anyone else to represent me. Steve Reina is #1 in my book. Thank you Steve, for everything...
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2015
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He is the right lawyer for you
Steve has helped me through my court process. He helped me understand every step of the way. He is a great one. You have a court date. He is the one you want to hire. I just wish I would have known him sooner.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2015
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friendly and professional
Based on my own professional experience with Steve and Mark they did a wonderful job for me went to court one time it turned out in my favor they are great lawyers I highly recommend them g God bless them both.H.B.
Posted by James lyles | March 30, 2015
dismissed charges
Great lawyer every attorney I talked to told me it's a lost case but Steve he worked a lot of hours went to court two times and got my felony dismissed you should hire him he's the best
Posted by Nick | February 26, 2015
Pro Bono Professional
I recently had a great experience where Steve volunteered to assist his brother in trial as my representation. They worked great together, and in the end got my 4th habitual FTD (felony) dropped down to simply Disturbing the Peace. Great lawyers, an even better team!
Posted by Richard | February 23, 2015
Steve Reina fights tirelessly!
I was there recently when Steve won a jury trial. He came in thoroughly prepared. He fought. And he won. On top of all that Steve took the time to give his client the extra care and support anyone would want from their lawyer. Steve didn't only win he did so in a way that made his client feel comfortable and at ease through every step of the process.
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Posted by Rob | February 20, 2015
Victory with dignity!
So glad I retained Steve Reina as my attorney. I felt the case was going to be a very difficult case to win and Steve got me a not guilty verdict. He worked with me on his fee and a payment plan and made sure that in this very difficult family case that my family was also going to be able to move on from this and heal.
Posted by Bill | December 10, 2014
My new family lawyer
I cant say enough about Steve. Never thought I would have a lawyer that I trust and depend on so much. He has came thru for me every time, and other members of my family have been so impressed with my family court outcomes, they have hired him as well with great success.
Posted by Jeff | July 16, 2012
For Any Legal Problem...He's the best!
I was there when I saw Steve Reina get a not guilty in 5 minutes! Five minutes! Not only were the results he got for us outstanding but he was also an amazingly nice guy to deal with and very comitted to our cause. I know if I have any more legal problems I'll go straight to him and I think others should too!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law office of Steve Reina
  • 2007 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Reina Hinote and Miller
  • 1997 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Reina and Hinote Attorneys at Law
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Attorney
  • Dunchock LInden and Reina
  • 1989 - 1995
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Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Jurvis
  • Not Guilty
  • People v. Baker
  • Motion to Quash - Granted
  • People v. VanDeusen
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • 6th Circuit Court Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Rochester Hills Historic Districts Commission
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Category One- Life Offense Cerified
  • Oakland County Circuit Court
  • 2001
  • Baron Scholarship
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • 1987

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day at Congregation Beth Shalom
  • The Leo Frank case
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (16)
Endorse Steven
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Steve Reina since I first began practicing law over 20 years ago. He has always impressed me as a diligent and dedicated attorney who works very hard to achieve the best results for his clients. He is an excellent trial lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve always works tirelessly for his clients. He is knowledgeable, persistent and has great insight into the intricacies of the law. I wholeheartedly endorse Steve Reina."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can enthusiastically endorse Steve Reina. Having opposed him when I prosecuted and now as a fellow defense attorney I have always admired Steve's dedication to ethics, professionalism and zealous advocacy for his clients. He brings his considerable intellect and creativity to bear for any client in a difficult situation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Steve Reina. As a new lawyer starting out, Steve guided and mentored me and taught me all aspects of the legal profession. He is extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As an assistant prosecutor, I had the opportunity to work with Steve on several occasions in various courts in Oakland County. He is a very passionate advocate for his clients, very detail oriented, and highly knowledgeable in criminal law. He is well respected by judges and opposing counsel alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an excellent attorney, with extensive experience in criminal defense. He has offered his time and help on past complicated cases of mine. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is the one attorney whose creative legal mind I have always admired. He is the kind of smart that one must be "outside the box" prepared in order to hope to keep pace in the battle. That advantage is one that many prosecutors do not see coming. Just this week a clerk who watched him get his most recent jury NG said to me when describing the trial, "you know Steve - he's so intellectual and so energetic in front of the jury..." I do know Steve. I keep detailed mental notes of our conversations because he always provides such rich information. He is a legal force to be reckoned with. You have been warned!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a thorough, tireless, knowledgeable and zealous advocate for his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve has been a fellow lawyer here in Clarkston for decades. Over the course of many years, on numerous cases, we have observed the highest level of professionalism from Steve. He fights for his clients every step of the way. If you have a pressing legal matter in Oakland County, you cannot go wrong retaining Steve. In the area of criminal defense, he is fearless because he tries cases frequently, knows the courtroom, and is an expert regarding the rules of evidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Steve for many years and have prosecuted criminal defendants that he has defended over those years. He takes great pride in being a great counselor and lawyer for his clients. Steve is an intelligent man who can immediately spot the issues involved in criminal cases and handles them effectively. I have no doubt that he provides excellent representation to all of his clients, having witnessed it first-hand on numerous occasions."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Steve Reina without reservation. Steve is an exceptional attorney that has earned the respect of his colleagues and the loyalty of his clients through years of hard work and dedication. He is always thoroughly prepared and aggressive when necessary. Steve is a professional advocate for those that he represents and anyone needing assistance on a criminal defense or family law issue would be wise to consult with him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is an advocate who cares deeply about his clients, and works hard to get them great results. For these reasons, I am pleased to offer him my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve Reina is a zealous advocate for the clients that he represents in court. I am proud of him as a lawyer and a brother."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven works hard for his clients. He has great trial experience, and knows his way around a Courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve and I tried a very difficult sexual assault case together - and won. I was impressed by his creative thinking and his fierce committment to his client. Over the years I have learned a lot from Steve. When it appears that there is no defense, Steve finds one. I have recommended clients to him and will continue to do so."
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