Michael L. Steinberg

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Royal Oak, MI

Law Offices of Michael L. Steinberg
 | 300 East Fourth Street, Suite 3
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone: 248-542-1010
Fax: 248-542-1089
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    For more than 25 years, Michael L. Steinberg has developed an intimate knowledge of Michigan laws and has dedicated his practice to providing the best possible representation to his clients. Mr. Steinberg, who operates three different law offices in Detroit, Royal Oak and Mount Clemens, works primarily on criminal defense cases, which includes defending against charges such as murder, rape, theft, assault and battery as well as drug and alcohol offenses such as DUI, driving drugged, drug trafficking and manufacturing. He also practices in Family Law Court and works with cases involving the termination of paternal rights and parental neglect.

    In 1985, Mr. Steinberg graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a bachelor's degree, and he obtained a law degree in 1990 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he focused on building experience in criminal defense. Currently, Mr. Steinberg is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the American Civil Liberties Union. He serves on the board of directors for the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and received the designation of Constitutional Warrior. Since 1991, Mr. Steinberg has also been a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Macomb County Bar Association criminal law and juvenile law committees. He is also on the Member Board of Directors for the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, and he received a certification in defending against drug recognition experts in Michigan in 2013.  Mike is currently serving on the Macomb County Indigent Defense Tash Force to implement legislative mandates on defending the poor

    Mr. Steinberg also gives back to the legal community by advanced training to practicing attorneys and working as a mentor for new lawyers. He speaks at many seminars designed to help educate criminal defense attorneys and offers courses on advanced trial skills.  He has over 20 years of service to CDAM's Education Committee and just presented on evidentiary issues in domestic violence cases at the Spring 2016 conference

    Practice Areas
    • 90%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


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    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

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    About Michael Steinberg

    Admitted: 1990, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: http://www.mikesteinberglaw.com/michael-steinberg

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Graduate Criminal Defense Attorneys of MI Trial College, 2004
    • National Highway Safety Transportation Administration-Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (DUI cases), 2007
    • Certification in defending against  Drug Recognition Experts in Michigan, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Civil Liberties Union 1991 - Present
    • Macomb County Bar Association, Juvenile Law Committee
    • United States District Court, District of Maryland, 1990
    • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (www.cdam.net)
    • Macomb County Bar Association Criminal Law and Juvenile Law Committees 1991 - Present
    • National College of DUI Defense 2002 - Present
    • Macomb County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
    • Macomb County Bar Association, Court Issues Sub-Committee
    • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
    • Criminal Defense Attorneys of MI, Member Board of Directors 2002 - Present
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys 1991 - Present
    • Michigan State Bar, Bar License No P43481, 1990
    • Macomb County Bar Association, Education Sub-Committee
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1991
    • Criminal Defense Attorneys of MI, member 1991-present  Constitutional Warrior 2005 - Present
    • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (www.cdam.net), Education sub Committee
    • Oakland County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee 1991-1998

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
    • Defender Motion Book contributor
    • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan - Conference Materials Contributor
    • West's Michigan non-standard Criminal jury instruction , 3rd edition
    • Faculty, Trial Practice College, Small Group Workshop, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
    • Frequent Presenter, Biannual Conferences. Topics: Hand writing analysis Authenticity, case issues, evidence, investigation, search and Seizure, Motion practice and sentencing issues, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
    • Frequent presenter on criminal and juvenile law issues, including search and seizure, juvenile delinquency, investigation, witness identification, evidence, driver's license restoration, and representing adults accused of crimes in family court, Macomb County Bar Association
    • Presented on Nuts and Bolts, Trial Skills, Evidence, and search and Seizure, Oakland County Bar Association
    • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial Practice College
    • Forensic Interviewing Protocol (child abuse and rape cases)
    • Patterns of Disclosure (child abuse and rape cases)
    • Medical and Legal Aspects of Death (homicide cases: gunshot wounds, blood splatter evidence, strangulation, vehicular homicide)
    • Accident Reconstruction (Vehicular Homicide)
    • Emergency Room Protocol and Procedures (Child Abuse, Rape, and Assault Cases)
    • Narcotics Interdiction and Canine Alert and Detection (Drug Cases)
    • Weapons Discharge (Homicide and Assault Cases)
    • Toxicology (Homicide, Rape, DUI, and Assault Cases)
    • Evidence Collection and Preservation Protocol (Homicide, Rape, Child Abuse, DUI, Shootings, Burglary, and Arson Cases)
    • Ballistics (Weapons)
    • Splatter Evidence (Assults and Homicides)
    • Datamaster (DUI cases), National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration (NTHSA)

    Representative Clients:

    • Clients charged with homicide, assault, weapons charges, drugs and rapes.  Parents charged with abuse and neglect. Children who are wards in abuse and neglect cases. Juvenile charged as delinquents

    Educational Background:

    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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    Office Location for Michael L. Steinberg

    300 East Fourth Street
    Suite 3
    Royal Oak, MI 48067

    Phone: 248-542-1010

    Fax: 248-542-1089

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    Last Updated: 2/22/2021

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