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 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): 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

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018

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About Joseph Simon

Admitted: 1986, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://simoncriminaldefense.com/career/

Honors and Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Preliminary Examination Practice, ICLE
  • Defending Misdemeanor Cases, ICLE
  • Technology for the Litigant, ICLE
  • Cross Examination, ICLE
  • Defense Use of Polygraph Examinations, ICLE
  • Habits of Highly Effective Litigants, ICLE
  • Defending Misdemeanor Assault Cases, ICLE
  • Defending Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases
  • Defending Felony Assault Cases, ICLE
  • Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines, CD-ROM

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

 

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Last Updated: 4/3/2018

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