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I have a statewide Criminal Defense practice. I have represented clients in more than 50 of Michigan's 83 counties, including the Upper Penninsula. 

I treat my clients like I would want to be treated if I hired a lawyer. I give all my clients my cell phone and make it a practice to return all calls the same day or within 24 hours. 

I have handled all types of felonies and misdemeanors, for example: Murder, Assault with Intent to Murder, OWI/DUI/OUIL, "Super Drunk" Driving and all types of drug possession and delivery. 

I also offer a free consultation, so please contact me with your legal issue and I will how I can help you. 


Languages spoken: German, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    10 years
  4. Mediation: 5%
    6 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Grabel & Associates

120 N Washington Square, Ste 805
Lansing, MI, 48933



MIActive And In Good Standing200608/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Clients' Choice - Criminal DefenseAvvo.com2012
Board MemberEast Lansing Rotary Club2008
MemberEast Lansing Rotary Club2007
Cum LaudeThe Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law2005
MemberGolden Key National Honor Society2002
High HonorsMichigan State University2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberThe Leydorf Law Firm, PLLC2008 - Present
Associate AttorneyMaddaloni & Associates, P.C.2008 - 2009
Associate AttorneyGoldstein Law Offices, PLLC2006 - 2008
General CounselGoldstein Enterprises, LLC2006 - 2008
Law ClerkGoldstein Law Offices, PLLC2005 - 2006
Law ClerkAnne Arundel County Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Associate EditorThe Catholic University of America - Law Review2004 - 2005
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States Court Of Federal Claims2004 - 2005
Law ClerkMontgomery County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ingham County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Michigan Association of OWI AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Clinton County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2007 - 2009
East Lansing Rotary ClubBoard Member2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Expungement after 40 yearsConviction Set Aside
People v. EPCharges dismissed after completion of probation and will remain a non-public record
People v. WCCharges were dismissed at preliminary examination
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Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Criminal Attorney's BlogCriminal Law in the Wireless Age: WiFi and Theft2011
Michigan Criminal Attorney's BlogWhat You Tweet May Be Used Against You2011
Michigan Criminal Attorney's BlogIn Michigan, “Sexting” Could Land Your Child in Prison and on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry2011
The State NewsMinimizing MIPs2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Miami School of LawN/AN/A2003
Michigan State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Ovid-Elsie High SchoolN/AN/A1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Time SlotMedical Marijuana2010
Time SlotCriminal Law2008