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Born into a family of prosecutors, Mrs. Ridley has long known the legal processes of the criminal justice system. Knowledge of how the prosecutor’s office works along with compassion for the issues that criminal defendants are faced with has given her a deep-rooted affinity for the rights of the accused. Her strong belief that all individuals have rights makes her an excellent addition to your criminal defense team. Mrs. Ridley’s knowledge of the prosecutor’s office allows her to handle your case proactively, know the next move that the prosecutor will likely make, and create an effective defense strategy. Mrs. Ridley graduated from the University of Tennessee Martin and went on to study law the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. During her time studying law, she worked with the Federal Public Defenders Office of Western Michigan. She graduated cum laude and wrote for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Mrs. Ridley first joined Grabel & Associates as a law clerk and then became an Associate after her graduation from law school in 2001. Mrs. Ridley has lived in the Lansing, Michigan area for over fifteen years and is very active in her community.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
  2. Juvenile: 33%
  3. Violent Crime: 33%



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Contact info

Grabel & Associates

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


MIActive And In Good Standing200205/14/2016
MEAdministrative - Not Authorized to Practice200407/13/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateGrabel & Associates2001 - Present
Law ClerkGrabel & Associates2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMember2001 - Present
Thomas M. Cooley Law ReviewMember2001 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Driver's License RestorationRestricted license with interlock.
Driver's License RestorationFull license privileges
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ingham County Legal NewsMonday Profile: Marcie Ridley2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Tennessee, MartinPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1996