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Lisa Dwyer

Lisa Dwyer

HIghly Experienced, Impeccable Reputation, and Personal Care
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, White Collar Crime ...
  • Eastern District of Michigan, Michigan
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Summary

After graduating law school, I went to work for the Wayne County (Detroit) Public Defenders' Office. I tried every imaginable case: murder, carjacking, armed robbery, assault cases, theft cases, a disinterment case (!)--all with not guilty verdicts each time. Naturally, I negotiated many plea agreements with the prosecutors' office and the Court. These plea agreements were outstanding. My clients are set apart. I work with them on their cases, I work with them on their personal matters and I give them my devoted time.
Now, after over 25 years of criminal defense practice, I have the same fire I had day one at the Defenders' Office. I fight my cases. Today I have gun, drug, RICO and explosives cases in federal court and I have a couple sex crime cases and DUIs in state court, to name the ones that immediately come to my attention. Most are set for trial or dispositive motions. I have confidence in them and can report back to you, if you're interested.
Essentially, I love my work and think it is a privilege to speak for those who can not be heard.

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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • White Collar Crime
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Municipal Law
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Hangouts
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Over 30 minutes on the phone, probably means we should set an office meeting.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of Michigan
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Michigan
State Bar of Michigan
ID Number: 47961
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President
Law Office of Lisa Dwyer, P.C.
- Current
Specially-appointed Attorney
State of Michigan Attorney General's Office
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I represented a state defendant in the Flint Water Crisis criminal and civil cases. My co-counsel and I negotiated a dismissal of his state case. Presently, I have resigned as his civil attorney, as the case requires a specialist.
Mayor
City of Clawson, State of Michigan
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Senior Associate
Law Office of Kevin Ernst. P.L.C.
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Criminal defense and civil section 1983 claims in federal court.
Adjunct Professor Entertainment Law
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
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Public Defender
Legal Aid and Defenders' Association of Michigan
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Associate
Advantage Legal Services
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Family law, plaintiff and defense, in a fast-paced, low-fee structure, firm. Great background for my criminal practice on all levels.
Associate
Sheldon Halpern, P.C.
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Worked with Shelly as a law student, then, as a practicing attorney. Got my writing lashes there. Man, he was tough on the paper page. But, I grew and fostered my voice.
Legal Affairs Intern
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
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Taught defensive litigation techniques, risk management and general legal functions for the hospital, as in, posting timely notices regarding federal and state regulations, for one.
Research Intern
Professor Howard Abrams (U of DM)
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I was Prof. Abrams research assistant as he was writing his Copyright Treatise for Clark Boardman. I easily evaluated over 100 law review articles for topics and accuracy, while source-checking and proof-reading numerous chapters for publication. Loved this work. Prof. Abrams became a mentor of mine in Entertainment Law.
Education
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Saint Louis University
B.A. (1989) | English; Science & Technology;
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Honors: Honors Society
Activities: Student Government V.P. Newspaper
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Awards
Top Criminal Defense Attorney
Lawyers of Distinction
Exceptional Achievement
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Awarded to the attorneys representing the FGM Defendants.
Top Criminal Defense Attorney
Lawyers of Distinction
Top Criminal Defense Attorney
DBusiness Detroit Business Journal
Voted on by my peers
Top Criminal Defense Attorney
Lawyers of Distinction
Voted on by national peers.
Professional Associations
NACDL
Life Member
- Current
Activities: First Amendment Strike Force
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State Bar of Michigan Appellate Law Section
Member
- Current
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Americana Music Foundation
Voting Member
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan Marijuana Law Section
Member
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Activities: Daily list-serv reader and attends fall conferences. In 2017, accepted appointment to Section Council and attended monthly meetings to advance the educational purposes of the section. Resigned in 2019, due to professional commitments.
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Federal Bar Association
Sustaining Member
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan Criminal Law Section
Member
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State Bar of Michigan Arts & Entertainment Section
Member
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CDAM
Education Committee
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State Bar of Michigan Marijuana Law Section Council
Council member
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Speaking Engagements
Probation Services--Is there better to come? , Oakland County Brown Bag , Oakland County Bar Offices
Oakland County Bar
Cross-Examination of Police , Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Fall Conference , Boyne City, MI
CDAM
Presented twice over weekend conference with great feedback.
Contact & Map
Law Office of Lisa Dwyer, P C
32121 Woodward Ave
PH
Royal Oak , MI 48073
Telephone: (313) 510-2793
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: By appointment after hours and on weekends.
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