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   3Joseph A. SimonAnn Arbor(734) 997-0870joe@simongeherin.comjoe@simongeherin.comSimon & Geherin PLLCwww.simongeherin.comwww.simongeherin.comsimonjoseph.jpgCriminal Defense Law: Felonies & MisdemeanorsCriminal Defense Law: White CollarCriminal Defense
Joseph A.
Simon & Geherin PLLC
1310 S Main St Ste 11
Ann Arbor MI 48104
Ph.(734) 997-0870 Fx.(734) 997-0872Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors    Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense Law: White Collar
Advisory Board Member
County:  Washtenaw
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Simon has been practicing criminal law for over 30 years and in that time has uniquely distinguished himself in his practice area. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America under the specialty of criminal defense. He was also selected as one of Michigan's criminal defense Super Lawyers from 2007 to present. Mr. Simon is an Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, attaining the highest rankings for professional excellence and ethical standards. He has also been recognized as "One of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys" in his locality by his peers.

Mr. Simon is also a frequent contributor to the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, where he teaches other lawyers substantive criminal law and procedure. Mr. Simon is also the author of "Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines," a computer application that automates Michigan's legislative sentencing guidelines and is used by probation agents throughout Michigan.

Mr. Simon attended both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University for undergraduate studies, obtaining a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State in 1982. He attended law school at the University of Detroit where he quickly distinguished himself as a talented advocate. In 1984, Mr. Simon won first place in the William Henry Gallagher Intramural Moot Court Competition for oral advocacy. Thereafter, he represented his school in national moot court competitions and was awarded membership in the National Order of Barristers.

In over 30 years of practice, Mr. Simon has defended virtually every type of criminal case and has tried hundreds of criminal cases throughout Michigan.

Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1986
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1986

Law School:  University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 1986

Law School Honors/Involvement:  National Order of Barristers

Undergraduate School:  Michigan State University, B.A. - Criminal Justice, 1982

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, 1986-present

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-present
Best Lawyers in America, 1999-present
Top Lawyers in Michigan Business
AV Preeminent (5 out of 5), Martindale-Hubbell

Teaching Experience:
Defending Felony Assault Cases, ICLE
Defending Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases
Defending Misdemeanor Assault Cases, ICLE
Habits of Highly Effective Litigants, ICLE
Defense Use of Polygraph Examinations, ICLE
Cross Examination, ICLE
Technology for the Litigant, ICLE
Defending Misdemeanor Cases, ICLE
Preliminary Examination Practice, ICLE

Published Legal Writing:  
Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines, CD-ROM

Firm Description:  
When you or a loved one, friend or colleague face serious criminal charges, you have no better ally than Simon & Geherin, PLLC, a law firm solely dedicated to excellence in criminal defense. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to representing people who are charged with a crime or being investigated by police. With more than 50 years combined criminal trial experience, Simon & Geherin, PLLC lawyers know that anyone facing criminal charges is looking for immediate answers to their questions and practical solutions for a difficult problem. In guiding our clients through the legal process, our attorneys, paralegals and support staff distinguish their services above other Michigan attorneys.

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