Michael A. Rataj

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Detroit, MI

Michael A. Rataj, PC
 | 500 Griswold Street, Suite 2450
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-963-4529
Fax: 313-963-9310
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    My name is Michael A. Rataj, and I founded my Detroit law office in order to protect the futures of those charged with criminal offences in the Detroit metropolitan area, Wayne County and surrounding eastern Michigan. Because of my unique approach to criminal law, the residents of the Detroit area have turned to me for over 30 years as they face a range of criminal charges.

    I began practicing law in 1989 after earning my law degree from what was then Detroit College of Law and my admission to the State Bar of Michigan. Since I began my legal career, I have earned a reputation for providing outstanding service to my clients. I hold a “Superb” rating through Avvo, I have been voted by my peers as a Super Lawyer, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel has designated me as a Top One Percent Lawyer. I have also been involved in numerous high-profile cases both in State and Federal Court. Having served in the United States Marine Corps, I bring a disciplined mindset, work ethic and attitude to the defense of those accused of crimes.

    If you want an attorney who will treat you with respect and will provide aggressive representation, you can turn to the law firm of Michael A. Rataj, PC. I pride myself on treating all of my clients as if they were members of my family. This approach is unusual in criminal law, but it ensures that my clients receive the highest-quality representation that I can deliver. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of choosing my law firm, you can take advantage of my offer for a free initial consultation.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Criminal Defense
    • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021

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    About Michael Rataj

    Admitted: 1989, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: http://www.michaelrataj.com/attorney-profile.html


    • Nation's Top 1%, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
    • Super Lawyers, 2013-2020
    • "Superb" peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell
    • Top Ten Lawyer Ranking, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Michigan, 1989
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1989
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1989
    • Detroit Bar Association
    • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • State Bar of Michigan

    Educational Background:

    • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan J.D. Honors: magna cum laude, 1989
    • Wayne State University, B.S.B.A., 1985
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    Office Location for Michael A. Rataj

    500 Griswold Street
    Suite 2450
    Detroit, MI 48226

    Phone: 313-963-4529

    Fax: 313-963-9310

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    Last Updated: 3/12/2021

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