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Raymond A. Cassar
The Law Offices of Raymond A. Cassar PLC, Farmington Hills
Raymond A. Cassar has handled many high-profile criminal cases in Michigan's state and federal courts since 1984. He is a member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Criminal Law Section of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Cassar has been designated a Michigan Super Lawyer for many years and been recognized...View Full Bio

Mary Chartier
Chartier & Nyamfukudza PLC, East Lansing
Mary Chartier is a criminal defense litigator and partner at the firm, which has offices in East Lansing and Grand Rapids. She has extensive experience litigating serious and complex criminal defense cases and has successfully defended clients in numerous federal and state trials. Ms. Chartier has served as lead counsel in many cases and has represented clients accused of white-collar...View Full Bio

Bernhardt (Chris) D. Christenson III
Christenson & Fiederlein PC, Flint
A principal with the firm, Bernhardt (Chris) D. Christenson III practices in the areas of criminal law, business and contract litigation, real estate and construction law, general civil litigation, and probate administration. Active in the State Bar of Michigan, he is a past chairperson of its Young Lawyers Section and served on its Board of Commissioners from 2007 to 2010....View Full Bio

Timothy A. Dinan
Dinan & Associates PC, Grosse Pointe Park
Timothy A. Dinan has experience in criminal and civil litigation. He represents respondents before the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission and the Attorney Discipline Board. Mr. Dinan also represents applicants to the State Bar of Michigan. He teaches at Michigan State University College of Law and has taught at other institutions....View Full Bio

John Freeman
Law Office of John Freeman PLLC, Troy
John Freeman has exclusively practiced criminal law since graduating from law school more than 20 years ago. He served as a state prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office for seven years before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit where he served for another seven years. As a prosecutor, Mr. Freeman handled a variety of state and...View Full Bio

Daniel T. Geherin
Geherin Law Group PLLC, Ann Arbor
Daniel T. Geherin is an NBTA board-certified trial attorney and former prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience. His trial-based practice focuses exclusively on criminal defense/drunk driving, civil litigation, juvenile delinquency, and driver's license appeals. He has completed more than 200 trials, argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals, and conducted thousands of Secretary of State driver's license appeals...View Full Bio

Novia M. Gonzalez-Nichols
Gonzalez-Nichols & Nichols, Ann Arbor
A partner in the firm with her husband, Kevin Nichols, Novia Gonzalez-Nichols has been involved in many aspects of the law, including criminal defense, family law, and probate law. She is also certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to practice as a patent attorney. A graduate with honors from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Ms. Gonzalez-Nichols is a...View Full Bio

Michael B. Kelly
Kelly & Kelly PC, Northville
Michael B. Kelly practices in the area of criminal defense, including drunk driving, drug crimes, property crimes, and juvenile delinquency. His practice primarily focuses on misdemeanor criminal defense as well as counseling and defending against the collateral consequences of criminal allegations. Mr. Kelly earned his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and his Bachelor of...View Full Bio

Daniel J. Larin
Daniel J. Larin PC, Birmingham
Daniel J. Larin practices in the areas of criminal law and driver's license restoration. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Kansas Bar Association. While attending Washburn School of Law, Mr. Larin was an editor for the "Washburn Law Journal." He is a frequent presenter at ICLE courses and has contributed to ICLE publications as...View Full Bio

Jessica R. Mainprize-Hajek
The Law Office of Jessica R. Mainprize-Hajek PLLC, Flint
Jessica R. Mainprize-Hajek practices in the area of criminal law. She is licensed to practice in Michigan courts as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Mainprize-Hajek worked as an intern at the City of Flint and as a judicial advisory assistant before starting her own law firm. A graduate of the Michigan...View Full Bio

Hon. Travis M. Reeds
52nd District Court, Novi
Hon. Travis M. Reeds is a judge of the 52nd District Court, in Novi. Before his election to the court in November 2014, he practiced in a variety of areas, specializing in criminal defense with a particular emphasis on drunk driving. Judge Reeds is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School and had practiced with his father since his...View Full Bio

Stacey M. Washington
Stacey M. Washington, Attorney and Counselor, Ann Arbor
Stacey M. Washington has been practicing law in Michigan state and federal courts since 1987. She has practiced in a number of legal areas, including labor and employment, alternative dispute resolution, family, and probate. Ms. Washington is currently a solo practitioner focusing on drunk driving and criminal defense. She received both her bachelor's and law degrees from Wayne State University....View Full Bio

Rachael M. Sedlacek
ICLE Advisory Board Liaison
Rachael M. Sedlacek joined ICLE in 2012. She works with ICLE's contributors to update and edit publications and online resources in the areas of criminal law, insurance law, business torts, and no-fault. Ms. Sedlacek is also a member of ICLE's interactive education team, moderates on-demand seminars, and handles ICLE's copyright issues. Before coming to ICLE, Ms. Sedlacek practiced at a...View Full Bio
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