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Scott Grabel

Criminal defense Attorney at Lansing, MI

5.0   126 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    11%
    Michigan premier criminal defense firm who devotes our practive exclusively to criminal defense throughtout the State of Michigan. Practice areas include criminal sexual conduct, drugs/possession/delivery ,DUI drunk driving, theft/fraud, internet crimes, driver's license restoration, probation violations, appeals, juvenile crimes, homicide/murder, weapons offenses,molestation, sex crimes, embezzlement, domestic violence

    29 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    11%

  3. Domestic violence
    11%

  4. Family
    11%

  5. Juvenile law
    11%

  6. Sex crime
    11%

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket
    11%

  8. Violent crime
    11%

  9. White collar crime
    11%

  10. Other
    1%

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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Location

Grabel & Associates
124 W Allegan Street
Ste. 636
Lansing, MI, 48933
Grabel & Associates
202 E. Washington Street
Ste. 407
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
Grabel & Associates
2922 Fuller Ave., NE
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI, 49505
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Reviews

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Posted by Douglas | May 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Atty Marcie A Ridley
Atty Ridley was very patient with me. She was also very informative and Thorough. I would highly recommend Grabel and Associates to others. Money Well spent.
Posted by Rhonda | January 26, 2024
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Mr. Grabel and law firm
They are by far the best. After I got denied for my license by sos they then appealed it. Within a few short months I got my license back after 14 long years of not having it.
Posted by Adam | January 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me my life back
I had a really great experience with Grabel & Associates. During what was the most stressful and difficult time of my life, Scott and his team were there for me. They were there with professionalism, attention to detail, availability and care. Its hard to find the right words with which to describe how grateful I am. I have and continue to recommend Grabel and Associates. If you have any questions and need legal help, make the right choice and utilize the wealth of knowledge and expertise available to you with Scott Grabel.
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Posted by Eric | January 18, 2024
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Liscense Restoration
My attorney made what seemed like an impossible process to apply and receive a restoration hearing much clearer. She guided me through the application process and prepared me for my hearing. My hearing was a success and I was granted my liscense back.
Posted by Kyle | January 17, 2024
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Drivers license restoration
Hired Zack Glaza from Gravel and associates law firm. Worked with me to figure out all paperwork I needed to submit and gave perfect advice for the video interview.
Posted by Tim cook | November 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great response time
Got back to me immediately when I had questions. Made project go smoothly.
Posted by Mark | September 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have back freedom!
From the very start, everyone at G & A were courteous and highly professional. My personal attorney contacted me straight away and explained to me the very complicated process of being granted an appeal hearing for my driver license restoration. Step by step, week by week, and month by month. Every step of the way he was clear and easy to understand. He was very knowledgeable about the whole process in detail. The end result is that I no longer have a breathalyzer interlock and got my full driving privelages back, along with a brand new Michigan driver's license. I can now go anywhere I want to and am planning my next road trip. 100 percent recomnend!
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Posted by Ray | August 24, 2023
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Great lawyer
Megan was my lawyer and she did an awesome job let me know everything I needed to take care of my situation but most definitely recommend her and your law firm.
Posted by Matthew | August 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A+
I was very satisfied with the results of my court case after hiring Grabel Law. The outcome of my case was in my favor and I will not hesitate to hire them again for any legal manner in the future. Scott was very understanding about my case from day one and assigned me a great attorney that worked with me diligently to get the truth. I highly recommend Grabel and Associates to the general public for any legal matter that may arise in your life. Thank you so much to Scott and Joe for the counsel that you provided me during the difficult time that I experienced. A top notch A+ law firm who cares about it's clients!
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Posted by Ryan | June 4, 2023
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Highly recomend!!!
Grable and associates help me with a felon in possession of a firearm, Joseph brugnoli did a great job with finding a very fast solution to my case and got me out of some major trouble, I didn't get any jail time or probation and only a 200$ fine. I am beyond greatful for Joe and Scott and highly recomend them and will definatly keep them on speed dial in case of any further troubles! Great people, great services. Fast and effective!!!!! Thankyou guys very much
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2023
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Megan was fantastic
Megan was a fantastic attorney, she helped more than I can imagine. After years of trying to get license back.
Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Granted my license after 15 yrs!!
I received great service and would refer them to Anyone, I went to court and within a half hr. Was determined approval to get my license back!! After 15 yrs of not have it !! Thank you so much this has changed my life !!
Posted by Barry | April 5, 2023
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License restoration/ restricted license
Magan Smith did a great job in representing me for the Secretary of State right now I have a restricted license with more rules to follow with an Interlock system for a year that I am grateful that I had her to help me to retain this within the first year.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2023
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Joe Brugnoli
Our lawyer was Mr. Joe Brugnoli, we cannot express enough gratitude for his kindness, expertise and patience throughout our entire ordeal. Our son was facing unthinkable accusations, and had maintained his innocence from day 1. After a grueling 18 months, Joe was able to get the case dismissed and advocated for our son every step of the way. He offered his expertise, guidance, support, and was extremely patient when my anxiety was at an all time high. He took my calls and texts any time and talked me through my 1 million questions and concerns. I would 1,000% recommend him for representation in all of your legal needs!
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Posted by Demetrius | December 18, 2022
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All around great OWI representation
From the finance team to my lawyer, I felt taken care of and in good hands. I was very impressed with my lawyer, Megan, who knew exactly what to do and guided me every step of the way. The SOS hearing officer threw us both for a loop in the hearing by giving us some bad news that neither of us knew about but she pushed through and represented me fantasticly. The hearing officer also was known for taking very long to render a decision and she knew how to push & ask them to get a decision in a relatively good time frame. All around, I was very happy with the service and if I or anyone I know ever needs legal representation, I would use or highly recommend Grabel & Associates.
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Posted by Richard | November 21, 2022
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Joe Brugnoli
Joe was my DUI lawyer he was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question. He was able to get my charges reduced with no jail or probation
Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2022
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Great Service
The lawyer that was appointed to me by Grabel and Associates was nothing short of exceptional. I was advised along every step of the way on how to best prepare for both of Hearings with the Secretary of State, which led to my full driving privileges being reinstated. It is a lot of work, and you have to hold up your end as their client, but it is worth it and you will be informed as you accomplish each step on their checklist. I felt supported the entire time and my attorney was always willing to answer questions and inform me of what I needed to know.
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Posted by Nicholas | October 28, 2022
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Grabel & Associates law firm
The Grabel & Associates law firm are a Very hardworking, straight to business, take care of you in a pinch type of law firm. If you ever find yourself in need of criminal help, do not hesitate to call the Grabel & Associates law firm!
Posted by Mike | October 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
License restoration
My lawyer Megan Smith was very knowledgeable and kind. She was very good at communicating and keeping me informed. I would highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Nicole | September 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyers
Scott and his team did a wonderful job on getting my felonious assault with a dangerous weapon dropped down to a misdemeanor with me only having to pay my fines and court costs along with a few hours of community service and a life lesson class. Thank you Grabel & Associates.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supervising Attorney
  • A. Scott Grabel & Associates
  • 1999 - Present
  • Founder
  • Grabel & Associates
  • 1900 - Present
  • Regional Director of Attorneys
  • Miller & Associates
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Owner
  • Unemployment Benefit Group
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree
  • Not Guilty by Jury
  • Home Invasion 2nd Degree
  • Directed Verdict
  • Drug Delivery and Possession with Intent to Deliver
  • Not Guilty by Jury
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers' Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Michigan NORML
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys In Michigan
  • The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Rue Ratings
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Constitution Day Educational Program
  • Constitution Day
  • 2013
  • TrueTV
  • Commentary on the Orange Taylor III Case
  • 2007
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Introduction to Legal Methods
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is incredibly knowledgeable about the law, and he works diligently to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Extremely intelligent, caring and compassionate. Provides excellent answers to legal questions on Avvo. As an attorney who has been practicing for 24 years as a judge, prosecutor, magistrate, criminal defense attorney, and law professor, I would refer anyone and everyone to Mr. Grabel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I HIGHLY endorse this lawyer. I personally rate Scott the most skilled and professional Criminal Defense attorney in the Lansing area. Anytime I receive a call for a matter in the Lansing or Mid-Michigan region I call Scott's firm with a referral. I am extremely confident in his abilities. He is a master trial lawyer as well as a great advocate for his clients when they want to settle their case. If you are confronted with any criminal or alcohol offense I highly encourage you to call whom I feel is the best lawyer in his area and among the finest in the entire State of Michigan."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for and with Scott Grabel for over a decade, and I can say without question that he will provide the best representation in any criminal matter. His attention to detail and knowledge of the law is a step above the rest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Grabel is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Grabel (Scott) unequivocally in the area of criminal defense. Scott is very knowledgable, receptive to his client's needs, dedicated and hard-working. Quite simply, Scott takes great care of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Grabel zealously advocates and represents his clients interests to the fully extent permitted until the law. Mr. Grabel is proven leaders in the field of Criminal Defense and consistently gets good results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a former Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor, I knew of Scott Grabel’s reputation as an excellent defense attorney. Recently, I have been able to watch Mr. Grabel firsthand, and his ability and skill match his reputation. I would highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Scott to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney in Michigan. Scott's diligence and passion are just two qualities that make him an excellent lawyer. While many lawyers tend to only handle cases in one geographic area, Scott has handled numerous complex cases across Michigan with tremendous success. He is also easily accessible for clients and strives to keep them informed."
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