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While I run a general practice law firm in Lansing, Michigan, my focus is on criminal defense. I have represented clients in a number of different criminal cases and I have secured excellent results. In numerous cases I have had clients who were facing years in prison, but when the gavel struck my client walked out the door a free man. How do I gain these great results? To put it simply -- I know the law. I will employ every legal and ethical mean to protect the interests of my clients. While I cannot promise the same results for you that I have secured in previous cases, I will dedicate myself in the battle for your rights.


The other part of my practice is general litigation. I handle a variety of different civil actions including personal injury, negligence, assault, defamation, fraud, and real estate.

In my personal life I enjoy reading, writing, singing and playing guitar.




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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    7 years, 120 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
    7 years, 30 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

PO Box 15174
Lansing, MI, 48933


MIActive And In Good Standing200908/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerToivonen Law Office2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Michigan v. McCraryCase Dismissed
Michigan v. TaylorNot Guilty
Fidelity National v. DebtorSettlement That Saved Client $40,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2009