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Mark J. Kriger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Detroit, MI

LaRene & Kriger, PLC
645 Griswold Street, Suite 1717
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-765-8687
Fax: 313-967-0199
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense, Appellate
Attorney Profile

Mark J. Kriger is a criminal defense attorney at LaRene & Kriger PLC in Detroit, Michigan. A partner of the firm, Mr. Kriger represents attorneys, business owners, doctors, executives, public officials, stockbrokers and other types of clients throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.

Mr. Kriger defends the rights of people who are facing a wide variety of charges, including assault, conspiracy, drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud, homicide, property crimes, public corruption, racketeering, robbery, theft and white-collar crimes. He has experience at the trial and appellate levels and is familiar with post-conviction relief matters, as well.  

Practicing law for over 40 years, Mr. Kriger has litigated criminal cases inside and outside of Michigan. He has argued before courts including the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 10th circuits. He is an active member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly named Mr. Kriger “lawyer of the year” in 2006 and Best Lawyers included him on its list of the “best lawyers in Michigan.” He has lectured for a number of law schools and has participated in the University of Michigan Law School Innocence Clinic. He also volunteers with the ACLU of Michigan.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Kriger went on to receive his law degree from Wayne State University Law School. He holds licenses to practice law before all Michigan state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Appellate
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Theft, Appeals


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About Mark J. Kriger

First Admitted: 1979, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • A.C.L.U. of Michigan, 2000 - 2013 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys 
  • Criminal Defense Attorney of Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997 
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1984
  • Michigan, 1979

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.G.S., Honors: magna cum laude, With honors 


  • In 2006, I was named lawyer of the year by Michigan Lawyers Weekly based on my successful defense of former Macomb County Prosecutor Carl Marlinga who had been indicted by a grand jury sitting in the Eastern District of Michigan., Michigan Lawyer of the Year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2006
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Office Location for Mark J. Kriger

645 Griswold Street
Suite 1717
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313-765-8687

Fax: 313-967-0199

Last Updated: 3/15/2021

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