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Joseph "Joe" Simon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI

Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon, PLLC
1310 South Main Street, Suite 11
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-887-6200
Fax: 734-997-0872
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice exclusively on criminal defense representation, Joseph "Joe" Simon is the principal attorney at his own firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He assists clients who have been issued misdemeanor or felony charges throughout Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Lenawee and Livingston counties, as well as other parts of the state. Mr. Simon's broad range of experience includes cases involving driving under the influence, domestic violence, homicide, drug possession and distribution, theft, assault and battery, white collar crimes and weapons offenses.

Mr. Simon's successes on behalf of his clients have led to widespread acclaim from his fellow professionals. He is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. Additionally, Mr. Simon has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and DBusiness Magazine has named him to its annual list of Top Lawyers. He is admitted to practice in Michigan and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Simon is a 1982 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Michigan State University. He pursued his legal education at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1986. While in law school, Mr. Simon participated in several moot court competitions, and he was selected for membership in the Order of Barristers. He was a partner in an Ann Arbor criminal defense firm before founding the Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon, PLLC. Mr. Simon is frequently asked to deliver presentations to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor on topics such as felony assault defense. He is a member of the Washtenaw County Bar Association and the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022

About Joseph "Joe" Simon

First Admitted: 1986

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 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
  • Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines, CD-ROM
  • Defending Felony Assault Cases, ICLE

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, 1986 - 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1986
  • Michigan, 1986


  • William Henry Gallagher Intramural Moot Court Competition for Oral Advocacy
  • Top Lawyers in Michigan Business
  • Leading Lawyer, Criminal Defense, 2014-Present
  • Membership in the National Order of Barristers, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1986
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1999 - 2011
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer, 2007-Present

Educational Background

  • Michigan State University, B.A. in Criminal Justice, 1982
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Office Location for Joseph "Joe" Simon

1310 South Main Street
Suite 11
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734-887-6200

Fax: 734-997-0872

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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