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Karl Numinen has over 20 years of trial experience handling a wide variety of claims ranging from multi-million dollar divorce cases to state and federal criminal trials. He proudly represents people accused of serious crimes, going through difficult divorces, or who have been severely injured.
In the past year alone, attorney Numinen won a full acquittal after a jury trial for a client charged in federal court with illegal possession and transportation of explosives, won a full acquittal in state court after a jury trial for a client charged with criminal sexual assault, won a federal court civil jury trial on behalf of a Grand Rapids business owner whose independent contractors were claiming hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime pay, and won a major victory before the Michigan Supreme Court representing a corrections officer in a non-duty disability claim.
Karl serves on the Board of Directors of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and was twice elected by his peers to serve on the board of the Family Law Council for the State Bar of Michigan. The Michigan Court of Appeals selected Karl as a mediator for their Domestic Relations Settlement Program. And the American Arbitration Association appointed Karl as an arbitrator for construction industry claims.
In addition to being a partner at Pence & Numinen, P.C., Mr. Numinen is Of Counsel to the Barone Defense Firm, the premiere DUI defense firm in Michigan.
State Bar of Michigan, 1992
United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1992
United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tribal Court
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
- Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Board of Directors
- Executive Committee, Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, 2012
- Barrister, American Inns of Court
- Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Super Lawyers of Michigan, 2011, 2012
- "The Best Lawyers in America," 2012
- AVVO - rated "Superb" 10/10 rating, 2011