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Allen M. Wolf

Criminal defense Attorney at Lake Orion, MI

5.0   26 reviews

also known as Al Wolf, THE WOLF LAW FIRM

  • Licensed for 43 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1980
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Allen

Learn Allen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    State and Federal Courts; Former State and Federal Prosecutor

    37 years

  2. Personal injury

    34 years

  3. DUI and DWI

    43 years

  4. Expungement

    43 years

  5. Life insurance

    39 years

  6. Wrongful death

    37 years

  7. Business

    22 years


ALLEN WOLF is a former award winning broadcast Journalist turned Attorney and former State and Federal Prosecutor.  He has been practicing law for over 35 years and is the founder and principal member of  THE WOLF LAW FIRM. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in 1980, he left journalism and was appointed as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney by then Oakland County Prosecutor L. Brook Patterson. Patterson told the Detroit Free Press that Wolf was "one of the most exciting professional trial attorneys" he's ever seen. According to Patterson, Wolf "takes a case, works the hell out of it and gets fantastic results."

In 1986, the U.S. Department of Justice recruited Wolf to become an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit. During his tenure as a Federal Prosecutor, Wolf was cross-designated as a Special Assistant Michigan Attorney General by then State Attorney General Frank Kelly in connection with Wolf's assignment to coordinate a joint Federal/State Arson Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wolf completed assignments in the White Collar Fraud and Special Prosecution Units before leaving federal public service for the private sector in 1988. It was at that time his legal experience expanded to include civil law as an Associate in a large Southfield insurance defense firm, and then as a Partner in a business firm.

In 2001, Wolf opened his own law office on Lake Orion in Oakland County, Michigan after the Oxford Police, Fire and EMS Commission retained him as Special Counsel to conduct an internal investigation of its police chief. Wolf's law practice includes business litigation, insurance and personal injury law, and criminal defense.  Attorney Wolf handles cases in products liability, fraud, computer crimes, OWI/DUI, health care fraud, contract disputes, noncompete agreements, collections, subrogation, arson and fire investigations, appeals and grand jury investigations.

Mr. Wolf is a former President of the Rochester Bar Association,  President of the Michigan Fire Safe Foundation and is a former member of the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee.

When not practicing law, Wolf enjoys kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and snowmobiling at his cottage on Lake Huron in northern Michigan. Wolf is a computer and electronics enthusiast and holds a FCC Extra Class Amateur (Ham) Radio License which allows him to communicate with other hams around the world for emergency, public service and hobby purposes.

Allen Wolf has been selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer .  Nominations for this prestigious honor are limited to 5% of the practicing attorneys in Michigan.  Dbusiness Magazine has also listed Wolf as a "TOP LAWYER" in the areas of Criminal Law and Complex Civil Litigation.  Attorney Wolf has also received a national "AV" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbel/Lexis, which is their highest designation for ethical standards and legal ability awarded to attorneys nationwide.



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436 S Broadway St Ste C
Lake Orion, MI, 48362
Rochester / Rochester Hills Location
Rochester, MI, 48307
44th 52/2 52nd District Courts
West Bloomfield, MI, 48332
The Wolf Law Firm
2590 Lake Shore
Harrisville, MI, 48740
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5.0 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He just replied to my question after two hours, and he advise me what should I do!
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation
The Wolf Law Firm represented me with professionalism and vigor. I highly recommend this very well respected firm. Thank you, Allen.
Posted by Erin | November 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
OUTSTANDING, INTELLIGENT, CARING,. Best attorney I have ever met. Well worth every penny. Will always call him, if needed.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Allen did a great job for me. My original charge of OWI was dropped to visually impaired driving which meant that I did not lose my driver's license for any length of time despite this being my second drunk driving violation. I was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but this was less than expected.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Methodical and thorough
Al did an exceptional job in representing me with my case. With his calm demeanor and extensive network of relationships and knowledge of the law, my case was dismissed in short notice. His legal assistant Michelle is amazing. Timely contact, communication and availability was above par the entire way through from both. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Allen Wolf
Thank you so much for the great job on my case. I have not had many attorneys, but my experience with Mr. Wolf was paramount. I will definitely seek your services in the future if needed and will refer anyone in need of an excellent attorney to your office.
Posted by Jackson | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I recently hired Al and closed out my case. He was very helpful from the very beginning and walked me through the process and what to expect. Any questions I had he answered clearly. When it came to visiting the courthouse, Al made the process go quickly and smoothly. I'm happy to say that in the end he helped me get the best results I could hope for. I can't imagine going through this process without his help.
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Posted by Richard | March 22, 2019
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Richard Flusty, D.C.
Great law firm, they make you feel at ease. They get the job done in a professional manner. I would use them again and recommend them to everyone.
Posted by Robert Dustman | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Complete Satisfaction
Allen Wolf has represented me in two separate misdemeanors over the past 15 years. Mr. Wolf is an outstanding attorney who represented my interests vigorously. He served me with caring, compassion and a full-throated defense. There is no one better.
Posted by Renee | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Allen is an excellent attorney. He is not only very professional, he’s extremely knowledgeable. He gave 150 percent to my case . He brings years of experience to the court room . I’m so glad I’ve met him,hired him,and now call him a friend. Best phone call I ever made . Don’t make the mistake of calling someone else. - relieved client-
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The name says it all
Mr Wolf recently represented me in a breach of contract dispute in a "big guy versus little guy" scenario. He was able to get me the results I was looking for with only pen to paper and some phone calls, saving me a lot of money and time. He tells it like it is and treats you with respect. I appreciate him as well as his assistant for making an obviously wrong situation turn into a positive one. You cannot go wrong by choosing Mr Wolf. I know I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Vinnie | March 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t be happier
Very sharp lawyer here. Has been doing it a long time, I went to 4 lawyers before choosing Mr. Wolf. I could tell he knew what he was doing and really cared about people. The fact that he has been on both sides of the law really helped with my case. He got me a result that even the Judge was shocked at when she heard our plea. I was facing some serious charges and I am so glad I sent for the Wolf! He communicates well and knows the local court system well. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone out there especially if it’s serious. Thank you so much!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Wolf was very helpful and efficient in his first response to my question. Thank you for your time and help.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Mr. Wolf was everything I hoped my lawyer would be. He treated my case as if it was the most important one he's ever tried in his career and we got an incredible outcome! I highly recommend Mr. Wolf for any and all legal needs!
Posted by Lewis | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consider yourself fortunate if Allen is your attorney. Period.
Could not possibly recommend Allen Wolf enough. I hired him for a variety of issues and his range is amazing. The amount of care, concern, passion, knowledge and overall tenacity that Allen showed to me was just incredible. His integrity and concern for me as a client is something I have taken with me throughout my career. Truly outstanding attorney!
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Posted by Jennifer | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Loved My Experience!!
Excellent lawyer!! Very knowledgeable and on top of your case at all times. Shocking he even bothered with my case considering it was a much smaller issue than he is use to dealing with. Don't get me wrong it was a huge deal to me and I wanted the best, which is why I reached out to Mr. Wolf. I wasn't wrong, he was very passionate about helping me and walking through every detail and angle of the case. I felt at peace that I could leave this in his hands and not have to worry he forgot about me in the months to follow. He was very reachable when I did have questions or was starting to panic. I highly recommend this lawyer if you need someone who will really do their homework and fight for you. From what I gathered from the time we spent together I would say being a lawyer has become a huge love and passion for this man. Even before the trial Mr. Wolf was burried in legal books doing research. The out come was the best I could hope for and I am very happy. Hope this helps someone out there who needs help, good luck!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Overwhelmingly happy with the results
Mr. Wolf handled my case with complete intelligence and professionalism from the first consultation to the final verdict. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge and aggressiveness in and out of the court room to resolve any issues at hand. I felt confident and comforted by his accessibility outside the courtroom to guide and answer any questions I may have had. I'm forever grateful and glad I chose him for representation.
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Posted by John | August 13, 2015
Highly Satisfied!
We were very pleased with Allen Wolf as our attorney. He was very knowledgeable, professional, & caring. He always made himself available and responded back to us quickly. We got great results. We would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Joseph Cappello | April 14, 2015
Great Attorney, great results.
I would highly recommend Allen Wolf for anybody seeking defense counsel in Michigan. I had a rather serious situation and was very afraid of what the outcome could be. Allen was incredibly professional and attentive. He was persistent and kept on top of any and all developments so that we were not surprised or caught off guard. He always made sure that I knew what was happening and what we could expect and never made any promises that he could not deliver on. The outcome in my case was as favorable as I could have hoped. I am very grateful for his services.
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Posted by Jerome | January 18, 2015
Best Decision!!
I used Al Wolf on a two very tough cases that depending on the outcome ultimately decided on whether I'd still be employed at my current career or not. I found Mr. Wolf highly recommended by the reviews I'd read. I met with three other firms along with this one and found what he offered to be the best decision for my case. He lived up to and beyond what I expected. He worked very hard on my case and returned very satisfactory outcomes in both of the difficult cases ultimately saving my career. I am very glad in my decision to use him and his firm. I'd use him again and I highly recommend him and his firm!!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Attorney
  • Nedelman Romzek Smith & Wolf
  • 1992 - 2000
  • Trial Attorney
  • Denenberg Tuffley
  • 1988 - 1992
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Oakland County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1980 - 1986
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  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2016
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gorowski et al v Wyatt et al
  • $3-Million Dollar Judgement
  • People v Kirkpatrick
  • Murder Conviction Reversed/Acquitted at Retrial


  • Michigan Fire Safe Foundation
  • Vice President
  • 2000 - Present
  • Michigan Arson Prevention Committee
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Rochester Bar Association
  • Former President
  • 2008 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Michigan Supreme Court
  • 1980
  • National Radio Broadcasters Association/Columbia University
  • 1978
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  • Criminal v Civil Procedure
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • MAPC Insurance Seminar
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • N/A
  • International Conference IAAI
  • Creating Demonstrative Evidence-From Low-Tech to High Tech
  • N/A
  • Annual Seminar
  • Beyond the Chalkboard--High Tech in the Courtroom
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is a fabulous attorney with an impressive track record, particularly in criminal defense. I have done business with Allen and know him to be kind, decent, and trusted by clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is dedicated to achieving a favorable outcome for his clients. He is extremely thorough in his handling of cases and is very knowledgable as well given his many years of experience. I fully endorse this extraordinary attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Al Wolf is a superb attorney. His dedication to client's cases is without compare. I endorse Al because I have seen, firsthand, the level of commitment and fervor he applies to each case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Al is by far one of the best lawyers in the country. We worked up a couple cases in a trial lawyer seminar up in Wyoming. He is professional and dedicated to his work. I would recommend Al to anyone who is looking for a top-notch, high grade attorney."
Federal crime Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse Allen Wolf. He is uniquely qualified to assist clients due to his extensive experience and track record of success. I have worked with Allen on a federal matter and would not hesitate to seek his counsel again. He is also a well-respected member in the legal industry."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen is a very knowledgeable attorney with a clear desire to help those in need of the best possible legal representation. If you are injured and have a claim in his area, you would be well served by seeking his consult."
Business Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He enjoys the highest level of respect among fellow attorneys. Mr. Wolf is a dedicated and passionate attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An 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 | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wolf offers excellent responses and advice on Avvo relating to Criminal Defense. It is obvious that he is an experienced and analytic criminal defense attorney. He received my full endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Honest advice, practical answers on AVVO. He is a skilled and concerned advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Allen Wolf is an excellent, aggressive and accomplished trial lawyer having extensive experience in both state and federal courts. His personal character, integrity and ethical standards are of the highest caliber. I recommend his retention to anyone having business, commercial or criminal issues that require representation by the best."
Wrongful death Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Attorney Wolf. He skillfully and zealously represents his clients. Also, as opposing counsel in a high-stakes case involving catastrophic losses, Attorney Wolf was the epitome of professionalism and dignity. Michigan is fortunate to have Attorney Wolf as a member of its bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. I've known him as his client and as his friend for over 30 years. As an attorney myself, I have never failed to be impressed by his legal skills, his abilities at achieving win-win settlements, and when needed, his courtroom accomplishments. Even transcending all of that, is a personal integrity and sense of ethics you'd have a tough time finding elsewhere."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Allen is a solid, skillful practitioner. He has a background as a Federal Prosecutor, as well as a Criminal Defense Attorney. I first came in contact with Allen, when he was a local television commentator during the OJ Simpson trial. He is creative, tough, and has a great sense of humor!"
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Lake Orion Criminal defense Lawyer Allen M. Wolf
Allen M. Wolf
Criminal defense Attorney
Lake Orion, MI
Licensed for 43 years