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Ayanna Alcendor
Great Lakes Legal Group PLLC, Lathrup Village
Ayanna Alcendor practices in the areas of probate and estate planning, taxation, family law (divorce, child custody, and parental rights), criminal defense, and civil and special education mediation. Before joining Great Lakes Legal Group, she was a principal at Allied Legal Consulting. Ms. Alcendor is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, Criminal Defense...View Full Bio

Mary Chartier
Chartier & Nyamfukudza PLC, Okemos
Mary Chartier is a criminal defense litigator and partner at the firm, which has offices in Okemos 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 crimes,...View Full Bio

Daniel T. Geherin
Geherin Law Group PLLC, Ann Arbor
Daniel T. Geherin is a National Board of Trial Advocacy 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...View Full Bio

Daniel W. Grow
Daniel W. Grow PLLC , St. Joseph
Daniel W. Grow is a criminal defense lawyer with a practice that covers all of southwest Michigan. Since 2009, he has limited his practice to criminal defense, with almost all of his cases relating to medical marijuana. He is chair-elect of the recently organized Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and serves on the board of directors...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

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

Stephen A. Milks
Ingham County Public Defender's Office, Lansing
Stephen A. Milks practices in the area of criminal law, handling misdemeanor, felony, traffic and license, and OWI cases. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and its Criminal Law Section. Mr. Milks graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He received the top-best-advocate award for his advocacy in moot court, advanced...View Full Bio

John A. Shea
Wilson P Tanner III PC, Ann Arbor
John A. Shea has been in private practice since 1988 and focuses primarily on criminal defense. He also represents clients in commercial and real estate litigation, professional malpractice defense, and in proceedings before the Attorney Discipline Board and other disciplinary agencies. He has appeared before courts and tribunals throughout Michigan, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court,...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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