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Michael Lynn Oakes

Criminal defense Attorney at Lansing, MI

4.9   14 reviews

also known as MR. MOUTHPIECE

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I am from Muskegon Heights, MI and enjoy traveling across the state representing individuals in what are sometimes very interesting cases. I strive to be a voice for individuals who are seldom heard and to fight for the underestimated.  When I'm not working I enjoy cooking as well as restoring American Muscle Cars.

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Licensed for 16 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/26/2022

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Oakes Law Group PLLC
2800 E Grand River
Suite B
Lansing, MI, 48912
Oakes Law Group PLLC
2811 E Genesee
Saginaw, MI, 48601
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4.9 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Christopher | February 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best in the business
Attorney Oakes was very professional and extremely efficient. I went to court almost immediately and had a quick and easy process overall.
Posted by SJ | September 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Results!!
Mr. Michael Oakes was professional, knowledgeable and provided excellent legal representation. I hired Mr. Oakes to represent me in resolving a monetary dispute with an unethical creditor who had filed a court summons against me. Mr. Oakes succeeded in obtaining a significantly reduced final settlement agreement. I was very pleased with his service and plan to hire him in the future as needed.
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Posted by B Jean | May 3, 2018
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Attorney Oakes have voluntarily assisted me with resolving a traffic infraction. He has also assisted family members in criminals and civic problems which I witness. He was caring, concerned and quite professional in resolving each matter. If legal matters arise, he would be my first choice for representation.
Posted by Bethany | May 2, 2018
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Amazing services!
I have been working with Michael for a year now; including cases regarding drug charges, divorce, and child services. I had many open cases and needed a lawyer that would be there to actually listen to my issues. I hired Mike in May of 2017. Since then, he has traveled long distances numerous times to attend my court dates. He has not only had many of my serious charges reduced, but he also has had me released from jail numerous times and found rehabs that I could attend. I would highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Darnell | April 5, 2013
I have tried other attorneys to handle my Child Support Situation and the attorneys that I went to wanted to work something out with the mother of my child, when I did not want to. The mother of my child wanted back child support and wanted to put me on Child Support, even though, I fully take care of my child and the mother of my child. I was referred to Mr. Oakes and told him my situation and he simply said, "I got you." Needless to say, I am not on Child Support and I have custody of my son. Mr. Oakes is calm under pressure, stays 3 steps ahead of the opposition, and will get the job done. Dont go any where else except to his office!
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Posted by Cinque | April 4, 2013
A job well done!!!!
I was able to utilize Mr. Oakes legal advise and services on a case, which the State of Michigan refuse my unemployment claim. Mr. Oakes asked his colleagues for some advice when taking on a unemployment case and they suggest he refuse his services and told him the State of Michigan don't lose. They were all wrong, because Mr. Oakes took their advice, used his knowledge and will to study similar court cases, and won this unemployment claim against the State of Michigan, which was very helpful for my family. I feel Mr. Oakes provides compassion for his work, which allows the client to feel more comfortable with their situation during the legal proceeding. Thanks Mr. Oakes for taking my case when other local and state Lawyer stated this would be a waste of both of our times.
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Posted by Shon | April 4, 2013
Ingham County
Mr. Oakes represented me in a Criminal drug case in Ingham County as well as a probation violation. I was currently a 3rd habitual facing prison time. Michael was able to get me less than a year in jail. Mr. Oakes was easily accessible. I was able to call, text or fax information to him. He went above and beyond by visiting me in jail on a Sunday. I would/have recommended him to family & friends.
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Posted by Chiquita Braggs | April 4, 2013
The Best attorney in Michigan Ever
I have 5 felonies and for each case I retained Mr. Oakes and I have never been to prison. Everytime I'd ask him what the outcome will be and he would say for instance probation. That's what would happen. He has always had my back and fought for me. Personally he is the best attorney in Michigan. He is always on top of his cases and he never slacks. I love this man to death for the miracles that he has made happen for me. Just recently I went for a probation voilation and I'm on probtion for 2 felonies he assured me that my probation would only get extended for 6 months. The recommendation was for a year and the judge only gave me a 6 month extention like he said. He is a man of his word whatever he says is going to happen thats what will happen. I can't thank him enough for the hard work he has put in for me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2013
You have tried the rest, now go with the BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. Oakes has done a great service for me, by being available for me and my family to talk and answer any questions that we had prior to going to court. Very professional in and out of court. I hired him a few months ago and i am very satisfied thus far
Posted by Hakim | April 3, 2013
Mike is very dependable and keeps you updated about your case. does not lead you on and is very knowledgeable. I would recomend his service to anyone who asks.
Posted by Keith | April 3, 2013
Someone you can Count on
Michael Oakes was very helpful in my situation he kept me informed and he was very knowledgeable and always answered or looked into any question I had I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for attorney representation and I wouldnt hesitate to call him again if i needed to
Posted by LaKiyia | April 3, 2013
Mike Oakes, Awesome Representation
Mike has such a great energy. He was well respected just by the mention of his name. I never had to wonder what was being discussed on either end. Upfront, honest, productive and realistic. He represented me in a criminal case and not only was able to work out a deal that enabled me to continue to live my life but it also didn't disrupt my pockets. Always prompt and knowledgeable. I recommend him highly, his courtroom etiquette is none less than a blessed gift.
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2011
Great Attorney
Mr. Oakes showed great detail to my case and made himself available to me after hours due to my work schedule. I was most appreciative of his honestly, he always kept me informed what was happening on my case. Additionally, his prices are fair for the services he provide - he was not the cheapest attorney but I feel he was worth every dollar.
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Posted by Sharron | April 3, 2013
A Compassionate, Concerned, and Helpful Attorney
Mr. Oakes is a compassionate, concerned and caring attorney. He is very accessible and works diligently to assist, keep me informed, and guide me when I veer off the track. It is always a pleasure working with Mr. Oakes.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 2006 - Present


  • Jackson State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Lansing Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Lynn Oakes
Michael Lynn Oakes
Criminal defense Attorney
Lansing, MI
Licensed for 16 years
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