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I have owned my own firm since 1999, and have had a passion for criminal defense since I passed the bar. My previous experience working at the Michigan Court of Appeals combines with my decades of legal experience and allows me to offer my clients aggressive, passionate, and top-notch representation. I am active in the legal community as a member of my local bar associations and through participation as a mentor in the Ingham County Bar Association's Sixty-Minute mentoring program. I have also appeared as a guest commentator on Court TV's Best Defense.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    21 years



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  • Renee Lynn Wagenaar

    Scott is incredibly knowledgeable about the law, and he works diligently to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients.


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MIActive And In Good Standing199505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Best Attorneys of AmericaRue Ratings2016
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in MichiganThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys In MichiganThe National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Supervising AttorneyA. Scott Grabel & Associates1999 - Present
Regional Director of AttorneysMiller & Associates1996 - 1999
OwnerUnemployment Benefit Group1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan NORMLMember2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers' Criminal Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2012 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsMember2012 - Present
Ingham County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2012 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2011 - Present
Michigan Supreme Court Historical SocietyMember2011 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd DegreeNot Guilty by Jury
Home Invasion 2nd DegreeDirected Verdict
Drug Delivery and Possession with Intent to DeliverNot Guilty by Jury
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Richard Stockton College of New JerseyAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NightlineCommentary On Zach Anderson Case2015
Constitution Day Educational ProgramConstitution Day2013
TrueTVCommentary on the Orange Taylor III Case2007
Adjunct ProfessorIntroduction to Legal Methods1997