Katzman & Michaels Criminal Defense
Katzman & Michaels Criminal Defense

Katzman & Michaels Criminal Defense

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Introduction: I am an experienced attorney with a stellar education from some of the country’s top schools. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1986, and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law in 1990. I have been practicing criminal law for over 20 years. After graduating from law school, I spent time working as a Public Defender, which gave me exposure to and experience with a multitude of crimes. During this time, I was in the courtroom all day, every day. I have tried hundreds of cases, felony and misdemeanor. I focus on you, your situation and how we can protect your rights. Innocent until proven guilty.

Hired 37 times

Serves Bloomfield Hills, MI

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17 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

14 reviews


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Missy H.

Criminal Defense Attorney

I GIVE ELLEN 10 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I needed a criminal defense attorney for something I was wrongfully accused of! I interviewed at least 10 attorneys and each one of them told me the same thing. “Plead guilty and I will get you a reduced charge.” I was very upset and frustrated because I didn’t understand why I would have to plead guilty for something I didn’t do? That’s when I spoke with Ellen and she was completely different from all the other attorneys! She listened to my story and believed in me and right away stated I should not plead guilty for something I didn’t do and she will fight for a dismissal! Her fee is very affordable and she is not in it for the money! She was very compassionate! She was on time to all my court dates and communicated with me the whole time so I could understand what was going on! She is well known in the courts and was very aggressive in fighting my case! Even the Judge made a comment on how well she fights for her clients! She kept up to everything she told me she would and got me an excellent outcome!! If you want an aggressive attorney that is different from the others and has passion and professionalism and will fight hard and will not waste your money then hire Ellen because you will not regret it! I highly recommend Ellen! You will have a 10 star attorney!!
May 24, 2021
Aleiah S.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Ellen was amazing with my case. I reached out to her late late in the evening one night and she got back to me within a couple hours. I am so thankful that she was able to get my case dismissed. She is very professional her responsiveness is very quickly she has good value to her work and good quality as well. I recommend her to any and everyone that is going through something that needs a defense attorney. SHE was amazing. Also everyone else that I reaching out to for a defense attorney was trying to charge me almost $4000. She is very low cost and also she set up with a payment arrangement with me. I’m telling you guys reach out to this defense attorneys she is the best.
Mar 9, 2021
Robin A.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Ellen Michaels has been so helpful and comforting to me. I feel as though she genuinely cares and applies herself in a different manner, as compared to other attorneys I’ve spoken to.❤️
Dec 7, 2020
Elaine B.

Criminal Defense Attorney

So far Ellen has been great. She's very caring about her clients. I can't say ENOUGH good things about her.
Apr 6, 2021
Felicia S.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Still working with the attorney
Apr 18, 2021
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Ellen Michaels


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Every case is unique. Every client is important. All of my pricing is fair and commensurate with my experience and background. All of my pricing is upfront. There are no hidden costs and no additional charges down the road. I quote the complete case never adding fees along the way. You can be confident that my fee is accurate.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    For me, it is of the upmost importance that I get to know the client and develop a strong relationship. I take time to learn about their situation and understand the details of their experience. All the while, I am applying the law and building a defense. I am a fighter and in order to win, I have to fight hard. To do this , I take every client's situation, create a strategy, and build a solid defense.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Law is full of details, history and is very complex. I graduated from University of Michigan in 1986. I attended Northwestern Law School. Which is one of the top law schools in the country. My education has been exemplary. I have always been an A student and taken learning seriously. Laws are intellectual, situations require common sense. I have both and therefore put together winning strategies that make sense and address the laws. I know the ins and the outs.

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