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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own firm based in Detroit, Michigan, Michael A. Rataj, provides criminal defense representation to residents of Southeastern, Michigan who have been charged with federal and state crimes. Mr. Rataj handles all types of crimes specializing in white collar crimes, RICO conspiracies, health care fraud, drug cases, homicides and sexual assaults.

After serving three years in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Rataj pursued his undergraduate education at Wayne State University and received a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1985. He subsequently enrolled at what was then known as Detroit College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1989. After graduation, he joined an international law firm based in Detroit and was an associate until starting his own practice in 1994. Admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts, Mr. Rataj is also admitted to practice before 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.

During his career, Mr. Rataj has earned a reputation for integrity and honesty. His high degree of ethics, as well as his successful track record on behalf of his clients, has resulted in his receipt of numerous accolades, including a "Superb" peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Rataj seeks to stay abreast of current developments in criminal defense trial tactics through his active participation in a variety of professional organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, the Federal Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

*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
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Criminal Defense (100%): Drug & Alcohol Violations, Tax Evasion

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Drug & Alcohol Violations, Tax Evasion

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017

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About Michael Rataj

Admitted: 1989, Michigan

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1989
  • Michigan, 1989
  • 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:

  • Wayne State University, B.S.B.A., 1985
Office Location for Michael A. Rataj

500 Griswold Street
Suite 2450
Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313-963-4529

 

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Last Updated: 7/24/2017

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