5.0 stars 22 totalReview Scott Grabel
Posted by anonymous
I e-mailed Scott via the website and received a reply right away. Then had a personal call with him, consulting with me about what I feared was a possible criminal case against me. He has had much experience with other's like mine and assured me it was a scam, and even did follow up to me it was so. I am very happy with Scott and recommended him wholeheartedly!
Posted by anonymous
Grabel & Associates represented my son's OWI case. We had our first call with Scott Grabel and then we met with the case manager Dan Trudeau. After meeting with Dan, who is a very knowledgeable person, we felt a deep sense of comfort that there may be hope for my son to come out of this problem. Our son’s case was handled by Scott’s associate Zachary Glaza along with Shawn Glaza. We can't say enough about Zachary. He was patient as he guided us through every step. He kept us informed every day, answered all our questions with detail, and gave us confidence during this difficult period of time for our family. He helped us in achieving the best result. The OWI charge was reduced to MIP with six month probation. We will highly recommend Grabel & Associates as a trustworthy and professional legal firm.
Posted by Paul
I'm deeply grateful to Grabel & Associates for their diligence and care. They gave may case their full attention. Peace of mind in troubled times is priceless. Their reputation precedes them and it sends a powerful message, that you have a great team of gifted highly respected professionals on your side. Grabel & Associates now has my utmost respect and gratitude.
Posted by anonymous
In December of 2016 I had called the police to my home as a victim of a crime and instead was arrested for OWI and transported to jail in my nightclothes while bleeding profusely. This was both a shocking and terrifying experience. In my 45 years, I had never been in trouble with the law and was under the belief that law enforcement was there to help. It was a rude awakening. I was released on bail after about 4 hours and both humiliated and afraid, I began combing the internet to learn about OWI laws in Michigan and what I was facing. I had personal issues in my life that had created a sort of tipping point and under immense pressure I had made some errors in judgement. I didn’t know where to start and how to go about dealing with this pending charge. Later that night, close to midnight on a Saturday, I found Grabel & Associates’ website and began reading the information compiled there. There was a 24 hour toll free number published and I decided to call. My call was answered promptly by an answering service and I was told I would be receiving a call back from an attorney. I was surprised and pleased when Scott Grabel called me back immediately.
What struck me right away was Scott’s no-nonsense approach to this initial call. I was hysterical and he pointed that out and told me to calm down so he could ascertain the facts, though he was not dismissive or disrespectful. Quite the opposite. I could tell initially, that he knew what he was talking about and that he cared about my situation and wanted to help. After a 20 or 30 minute consultation he said he would call me back the next morning which he did. After hiring Grabel & Associates, Renee Wagenaar was assigned as my attorney, though Scott stayed involved and was a reassuring force throughout the ordeal. In addition to guiding me through the process he gave solid legal and sound life advice that helped tremendously. As a result of this incident, I was able to examine some things in my life that needed attention and it helped to have an understanding and empathetic legal team behind me.
Scott and Renee were supportive of going to trial and came up with a solid strategy for doing so. Both he and Renee advised me that my case was winnable as I wasn’t actually guilty of the charge against me though I had incriminated myself to the police. Initially I wanted to go to trial but changed my mind when I weighed the risks.
My charge was plead down and resolved with fines and costs only, no probation or other difficult impositions. The Judge went against the State’s request for probation and agreed with Renee, stating he suspected this was a one time thing. My case was resolved yesterday to my satisfaction and I am able to put this behind me and move on with my life. I am happy with my result and f I would highly recommend Scott Grabel, Renee Wagenaar and Grabel & Associates if you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law. It is my intention to never be in a position again where I am in need of a criminal defense attorney but if that day ever came, I would call Grabel & Associates without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous
My son was arrested for possession of marijuana on the MSU campus in late January, 2016. After reading all of the wonderful reviews on Scott Grable & associates, we placed a call. Within a day, a case manager met with us at our home and we did not hesitate to retain an attorney in his firm. After waiting almost 4 months, we finally received the letter with the charges in the mail. My son was fortunate enough to be directed straight to the diversion program and did not need representation after all. After explaining the situation to Scott, he was kind enough to refund a large portion of the money that we had already paid despite the fact that we signed a "nonrefundable" contract.
I highly recommend Scott's team to you if you are looking for experienced, empathetic and honest representation.
Posted by anonymous
I am from Chicago and April 5th I received a call from my son that almost killed me. I never thought I would ever need an attorney, but I thank God he led me to Scott Grabel. He took the time to look into my son's case before I hired him and while he was on vacation. My son and I would like to let the world know Scott is an excellent attorney, who worked tirelessly for him. I highly recommend him. He is skilled and knowledgeable. He called my son weekly keeping him abreast of his case. He once told my son he would do the same for his own son. He is honest, very very patient, thorough and straightforward. If Scott told me he had to call me back, he did just that. Scott was not only his attorney, but he built a rapport of confidence with my son. I strongly believe Scott took my son's case to heart and believed in him because he showed it through his representation. Scott always told me, "Don't worry I am not going anywhere." Before my son's sentencing he was accepted into another college and Scott was willing to do what he could to assist him in his enrollment. Scott went above and beyond for my son. He has assured my son and I that he will be there two years from now because my son received a delayed sentencing that will be reduced to a misdemeanor. Thanks Scott
Posted by Les Anderson / Justice 4 Zach
Scott is an incredibly talented and gifted attorney. He cared about our sons case before he was even hired. He is extremely passionate, caring and intelligent. He knows the law inside and out. Answers every telephone call, available at all times, including weekends and holidays. We not only hired an attorney but gained a friend. We could not have made it through this with out his expertise and legal council. If you need an attorney in the state of Michigan, Scott is your man. Never met an attorney who cared so much for his clients. Highly recommend!! He not only dealt with our case in Michigan but also argued in Indiana. Never quits until he has the results that are right.
Posted by Jim
Scott Grabel and Associates have represented me twice in the last two years. They helped me navigate the justice system, and made me aware of options I never would have discovered without their help. A very knowledgeable team with excellent communication skills. Scott and his team are the people to seek out when you need professional legal advice and representation! Thank you Scott Grabel and Associates.
Posted by Dan "roger that" P
I've read all the comments here, and they are all true. I spent almost a year defending myself with Scott as my lead attorney. I was falsely accused and facing 4 felony counts with a potential of 15 years in prison. Anyone who's been to court knows that its not about truth, justice or right and wrong. Scott was tenacious in my defense and helped me make some difficult choices. He always told me the hard truth, and guided me to making the right choices. I am forever in Scott's debt for getting me out of an impossible case. If I was convicted, my family's life would have been over... He is a friend and confidant. He is smart, aggressive and takes the time to listen. He is always welcome in my house, and I have no words that fully describe my gratitude for his help. Hoorah Scott, you a good man and a great lawyer... Thanks for everything you've done. I would not be here without you.. Dan
Posted by Al
After a night of irresponsible drinking in East Lansing, I found myself charged with two counts of disorderly conduct (drunk & disorderly, obstruction/hindrance) and one count of minor in possession of alcohol. Understanding the grave nature these charges could have on my permanent record, I knew I had to hire a more than competent attorney. Upon calling Mr. Scott Grabel's office on a Sunday morning and talking to an amenable secretary, I found Scott personally reaching out to me within the next half-hour. From our very first contact to the date of the trial, Scott made me feel like I was in great and reassuring hands. Mr. Grabel regularly kept in touch with me, calling even on weekends to ensure that I understood the entire process that we were going through, and also made it his policy to let me know that I could reach out to him at any time. In the end, Scott accomplished what he told me he would - he kept these charges off my record. One charge was dismissed, another charge became a littering ticket, and the last count I received six months of probation for (which will not appear on my record if I successfully complete my probation).
Overall, Mr. Grabel is a terrific lawyer. He is a very confident attorney with considerable knowledge of the laws and culture in Michigan and many years of experience to back his confidence up. I could not be more pleased with my experience of working with Scott. I highly recommend Mr. Grabel and I know that hiring Scott was the best decision I could have made.