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Patrick S. Fragel
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

As a former Prosecutor and seasoned Criminal Defense Lawyer, Patrick Fragel has in-depth knowledge of Michigan law and courtroom procedure. Patrick Fragel has achieved a "distinguished" rating for ethical practices and... Read More »
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Christopher K. Cooke
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer

Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolMichigan
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Kelly M. Neumann Esq.
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(800) 525-6386 300 E Front St
#460
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationGrand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Kelly M. Neumann who is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan received a dual major in Criminal Justice and Political Science at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan and received her Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.

Neumann has worked with Boston City Counsel's Legislation Department, the Trial Division of the Attorney General's Office of Massachusetts and at an Insurance Defense Law firm. She also ran the Tort and Workers Compensation Department at one of the biggest personal injury law firms on the East Coast.

Neumann has successfully settled a personal injury matter for over $9 million,...
Patrick S. Fragel
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 468-7004 620 Woodmere Avenue
Suite B
Traverse City, MI 49686
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As a former Prosecutor and seasoned Criminal Defense Lawyer, Patrick Fragel has in-depth knowledge of Michigan law and courtroom procedure. Patrick Fragel has achieved a "distinguished" rating for ethical practices and legal knowledge from the Martindale-Hubbell independent lawyer rating service.

He has recently obtained a "not guilty" verdict in a life offense case, and succeeded in having incriminating statements suppressed due to a lack of Miranda warnings. He has successfully defended 100's of criminal cases.

His firm has helped thousands of clients over the past 20 years. Choosing a lawyer is an important decision since it involves...
Nicholas Roumel
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(888) 312-7173 415 Cass Street
Suite 2C
Traverse City, MI 49684
Criminal, Civil Rights, Education and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Nicholas Roumel is a trial lawyer with over 30 years' experience. He has an excellent record in jury and bench trials, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and appeals. His primary areas of practice are:

Employment and Civil Rights Law - Counsel and litigation in all areas of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, First Amendment, due process and wrongful discharge; contract review; non-competes; and severance packages. Nick is the chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section.

Labor Law - As a former union local president, Nick is well suited to provide representation to unions and their members in arbitration, unfair labor practice...
Steven A. Lee Esq.
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 525-6386 300 E Front St
#445
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Warren Wahl
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(800) 525-6386 300 E Front St
#460
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationCriminal, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
William Burdette
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(231) 995-9100 13709 SW Bayshore Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Criminal, Collections, Construction and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I specifically practice in the fields of criminal law, property law, civil litigation, personal injury, collections and construction law, including construction liens and foreclosures. In my practice I believe that an attorney has to be overly prepared and be ready to go to trial in order to adequately represent their clients. This includes extensive legal research and investigation into all legal theories and defenses. In addition to being admitted to practice law in Michigan, I am also admitted to practice law in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the US District Court for the Western...
Christopher K. Cooke
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(800) 525-6386 300 E Front St
#460
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationCriminal, Employment, Estate Planning and Family
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Michael Horowitz
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(231) 263-8333 108 E. Main St.
Kingsley, MI 49649
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Michigan Law School
The Law Office of Michael Horowitz is a defense firm providing criminal and civil defense in Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, and throughout Northern Michigan. Attorney Horowitz has effectively and successfully represented thousands of individuals and has tried dozens of misdemeanor and felony trials. Attorney Horowitz also specializes in criminal appeals and all types of intoxicated driving including DWI, OWI, DUI, and OUI. Attorney Horowitz also provides civil legal services for clients involved in all sorts of civil law proceedings, including family law matters such as child support and custody. Attorney Horowitz takes pride in providing aggressive, effective, honest legal...
Janet M Mistele
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(231) 944-3996 2640 Hedwidge Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Criminal, Animal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Janet M. Mistele, J.D. is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (1989), the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan (1991), and the North Carolina State Bar (2003). Ms. Mistele earned her Juris Doctor degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was a member of the National Trial Team, and earned American Jurisprudence Awards for top honors in seven of her law school courses. Upon graduation from law school in 1989, Ms. Mistele accepted a position with the Michigan Court of Appeals in Lansing, Michigan as a Prehearing Attorney,...
Lauren K. Pfeil
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(231) 714-9878 160 E State St #202
Traverse City, MI 49684
Criminal, Divorce and Family
LAUREN K. PFEIL graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with highest honors from The University of Texas at Austin and received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she specialized in family law. While in law school, Lauren received family and child law fellowships from both Loyola University Chicago School of Law and The University of Michigan School of Law. Her article “Recognizing Race as a Reality, Not a Barrier: The Problems within Colorblind Adoption Policy within a Race Conscious America” was published in the spring edition of The Children’s Legal Rights Journal. Upon graduation from...
Paul T. Jarboe
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(231) 922-3452 160 E State St #202
Traverse City, MI 49684
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Paul Jarboe is an experienced and dedicated trial attorney with over 30 years of legal experience. Mr. Jarboe graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1982. Mr. Jarboe is a former prosecuting attorney, and has an extensive background in the areas of divorce, child custody, criminal defense and civil litigation, which includes State and Federal Criminal cases. Mr. Jarboe’s practice includes: Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury & Estate Planning.
Matthew Benedict
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(231) 883-4170 618 Clyde Lee Drive
Traverse City, MI 49696
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Matthew Benedict is a Traverse City native. He worked for nine years with his father, Hon. Richard L. Benedict, serving clients from all of northern Michigan. Matthew Benedict is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Thomas Cooley Law School.
Gerald Chefalo
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(231) 929-7744 13919 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Suite 106
Traverse City, MI 49684
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Upon Graduation from Law School in 1997, Attorney Chefalo worked in Lansing Michigan for the 30 th Judicial Circuit Court as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas L. Brown. While there, he researched complicated legal issues and drafted proposed opinions on all civil and criminal matter that came before the court. In 1999, Attorney Chefalo moved to Traverse City Michigan to work in private practice. When asked why he picked Traverse City, Attorney Chefalo stated: “if you are going to start a law office from scratch, you might as well do it in a beautiful place.” His goal...
Jesse Latta Williams
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 920-8340 125 S Park St
Ste 100
Traverse City, MI 49684
Criminal
James Aprea
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Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 947-1200 511 Depot View Drive, Suite 21
Traverse City, MI 49686
Criminal
Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 947-5600 400 E 8th St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 947-1100 423 E 8th St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Criminal and Personal Injury
Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 941-9660 1241 E 8th St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 929-4878 202 E State St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Criminal, DUI and Education
Grand Traverse County, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 947-2540 449 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 922-6800 697 Hannah Avenue
Suite B
Traverse City, MI
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ms. Jodi J. Doak
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Charlevoix County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(844) 362-5529 219 E Main St
#1
Boyne City, MI 49712
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Aggressive, professional legal representation in Family, Criminal, and Business law. The smart choice. Free 1/2 hour. At the Doak Law Firm we commit ourselves to the things that matter most to you: family, quality, professionalism, getting the Job done efficiently, and done right. We give you the voice that you need at the most important times in your life. Who represents you does matter. Jodi Doak graduated first in class of the largest class ever, starting with over 500 students, from Thomas Cooley Law School. During Mrs. Doak's time there she received multiple awards, including 11 certificates of...
Robert Banner
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Charlevoix County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(231) 582-1710 213 S. Lake Street
Boyne City, MI 49712
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Michigan State University
Robert Banner has 28 years experience serving clients in Northern Michigan. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Divorce, Child Custody, Parenting Time, Drunk Driving, Estate Planning including drafting Wills and Trusts. We serve clients in Boyne City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne Falls, Bellaire, Central Lake and Gaylord. Mr. Banner was appointed by the Attorney General's Office in April 2018, as Public Administrator for Charlevoix County, Michigan.
Todd H. Nye
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Crawford County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(989) 821-1225 10393 S. Merrio Rd.
Roscommon, MI 49738
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Nye practices throughout the State of Michigan, primarily in Central and Northern Michigan. Todd Nye has 15 years of success in representing injured persons and criminal defendants through trial. A sample of our successful outcomes for clients can be seen at nyelaw.org. Consultations regarding any injury, civil rights, or criminal matter are always free.
Larry J Brown Jr
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Otsego County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(517) 398-3188 440 W Main St
Suite C
Gaylord, MI 49735
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Patrick Allen Cherry
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Wexford County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(231) 775-1391 120 W. Harris Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
Criminal, Juvenile, Probate and Traffic Tickets
A native Michigander and veteran of the United States Air Force, Patrick Cherry received his B.A. degree with high honors from University of Michigan in 2012. He then worked as a judicial intern and law clerk while attending Wayne State University Law School, graduating in 2015. After graduation, Patrick moved with his family to Interlochen to enable his oldest son to attend the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy. Patrick joined McCurdy, Wotila & Porteous in April 2016 as the newest Associate Attorney in the firm. As a trial lawyer, Patrick represents our clients in all types of litigation including...
Mark R. Mitchell
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Wexford County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(231) 775-7300 124 E Chapin St
Cadillac, MI 49601
Criminal, Business, Collections and DUI
Jason J. Elmore
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Wexford County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
120 West Harris Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Ravi R Gurumurthy
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Wexford County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 577-4822 2604 Sunnyside Drive
Cadillac, MI 49601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Mr. Kirk Yodzevicis
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Otsego County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(989) 748-4888 100 W. 1st St.
P.O. Box 1338
Gaylord, MI 49734
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
Ohio Northern University and Alma College
Sierra Rose Koch
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Crawford County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(989) 344-5500 234 E Michigan Avenue, Ste 2
PO Box 683
Grayling, MI 49738
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Michael B. Brown
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Crawford County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(989) 348-6141 306 State Street
Grayling, MI 49738
Criminal, DUI, Family and Social Security Disability
Anthony Cicchelli
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Benzie County, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 352-6300 917 Main Street
POB 352
Frankfort, MI 49635
Criminal
John Daugherty
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Benzie County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 882-4404 249 S. Benzie Blvd
POB 498
Beulah, MI 49617
Criminal
Charlevoix County, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 582-2252 302 State St
Boyne City, MI 49712
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Benzie County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 882-4290 6569 Hoadley Rd
Benzonia, MI 49616
Criminal and DUI
Charlevoix County, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 547-1111 1404 Bridge St
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Missaukee County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(231) 839-4326 1501 S Morey Rd
Lake City, MI 49651
Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Wexford County, MI Criminal Law Attorney
(231) 775-7725 107 N Mitchell
Cadillac, MI 49601
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Crawford County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(989) 348-5588 115 E Michigan Ave
Grayling, MI 49738
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Real Estate
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