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Mr. Levine is a founding member of Levine & Levine. For more than 30 years, Mr. Levine has defended persons accused with the commission of serious criminal offenses in state and federal courts in and outside of Michigan. He has been retained as an expert witness in civil cases to offer his expert opinion on issues relating to criminal law and criminal procedure.
He has extensive experience in the defense of white collar crime, including mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, tax evasion, health care fraud, money laundering and embezzlement. In addition, Mr. Levine has defended persons charged with narcotics trafficking, homicide, criminal sexual conduct, weapons offenses, and computer crimes including but not limited to those charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. He has also obtained large jury verdicts in cases where the civil rights of incarcerated persons were violated.
Mr. Levine has earned notoriety in Michigan as the result of the successful defense of hundreds of criminal cases. He has been named a Michigan Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has been selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer since 2006, a designation reserved for only the top five percent of lawyers in Michigan. Mr. Levine is highly esteemed among his peers, consistently receiving the highest rating (AV) by Martindale Hubbell. He has also been named one of America's Best Trial Lawyers for several years.
Committed to the importance of education, justice and fairness, Mr. Levine has been an instructor of Crime and the Law at Kalamazoo College, served on the Board of Directors for the Kalamazoo County Legal Aid Association and served as a member of the Standing Committee on Character and Fitness for the State Bar of Michigan.
Mr. Levine graduated in 1976 from Michigan State University with honors and received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, graduating cum laude in 1979. He is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as a member of the Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association, the Kalamazoo Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Federal Bar Association.
Bar Admissions: Michigan
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum laude
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University, B.A., 1976
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: With honors
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association
Kalamazoo Bar Association
Standing Committee on Character and Fitness, State Bar of Michigan
Board of Directors, Kalamazoo County Legal Aid Association
Federal Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Michigan Top 100 Trial Lawyer, American Trial Lawyers Association
Michigan Super Lawyer, 2006
AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Teaching Experience: Instructor of Crime and the Law, Kalamazoo College
Established in 1987 as a small "boutique" law firm, Levine & Levine focuses in the areas of criminal defense and related civil litigation, business and estate planning, and family law. By limiting our practice to the areas in which we have developed expertise, we effectively serve the specific needs of our clients.
Our lawyers take pride in their work. We have an unsurpassed reputation in Southwest Michigan for thorough preparation and aggressive representation. These qualities have enabled us to obtain outstanding results. At Levine & Levine, we are committed to serving the needs of our clients, whether they are thrust into the legal system and need to make difficult decisions or they are engaged in strategic planning in business, estate and family matters.
For more than 30 years, we have successfully defended hundreds of criminal and related civil cases and achieved considerable notoriety. We are recognized as an AV rated law firm by Martindale-Hubbell, as members of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. We guide businesses from their inception, through their daily operations, and in matters involving transition and succession. We have represented families and businesses for generations. We are mindful of the need to maintain reasonable fees and costs. We structure fee agreements in a number of ways in order to accommodate our clients individual circumstances.
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