Loren M. Dickstein

Loren M. Dickstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Southfield, MI

Lewis & Dickstein, PLLC
 | 2000 Town Center, Suite 2350
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-263-6800
Fax: 248-357-1371
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Dickstein, managing partner of Lewis & Dickstein PLLC, is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney whose many published cases illustrate his ability to develop strong defense strategies for clients. A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, he has defended more than 1,000 clients in state court and has appeared for the defense in a multitude of federal cases. He has successfully defended clients charged with domestic violence, retail fraud, RICO violations, criminal sexual misconduct, DUI and OWI, prescription drug fraud, first-degree murder, conspiracy and more.

He is a member of state and local bar associations and is certified in field sobriety testing, a credential that is invaluable when defending clients charged with drunk driving. Mr. Dickstein appears regularly in state courts in southeastern Michigan and has conducted more than 150 jury trials and 20 bench trials during his more than 17 years of legal practice.  His reputation for passionate, fearless and zealous advocacy has given him the ability to achieve results in cases that are not available to many other lawyers.

About Loren Dickstein

Admitted: 1995, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://www.notafraidtowin.com/attorney-profiles/


  • An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence., AV Rating (Preeminent), Martindale-Hubbell®, 2011
  • 10.0 Supurb, www.avvo.com, 2010
  • Completed Full Training on Field Sobriety Testing, Field Sobriety Testing Certification, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2009
  • Recognized as one of the most experienced and qualified attorneys in Oakland County, Michigan., Catagory I - Certified to Handle Life Offenses, Oakland County, Michigan, 1995
  • Highest Grade in Trial Advocacy, Top Litigator, Wayne State University Law School, 1995
  • Recognition for an Exceptional Grade Point Average., Dean Arnold E. Schneider Award, Western Michigan University, 1991

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NHTSA - Field Sobriety Testing Certification, 2009
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Advocacy, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Circuit Court Committee, Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Michigan
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Work for Oakland County Bar Association, 1995
  • Volunteer and Contributor - Adat Shalom and Jewish Federation, 1995

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest speaker to lawyer's fraternity on new changes in the law related to medical marijuana and super drunk driving., Guest Speaker, Medical Marijuana and Super Drunk Driving, Tau Epsilon Rho Law Fraternity, 2011
  • Suggestions for parties to be as prepared as possible to testify as a criminal defendant in a trial., How to Prepare for Your Testimony at Trial , 2009
  • A brief outline of steps a person can take to avoid any negative interaction with law enforcement at a traffic stop., What You Should Do If Pulled Over by Police , 2009


  • People v. Kirk Swafford, Complex Conspiracy, Multiple counts - Delivery/Manufacture Marijuana – Medical Marijuana test case
  • People v. Phillip Morris, First Degree Murder – Dismissed
  • United States v. Diven Patel, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), Unlawful Distribution of Vicodin – Sentenced to one day incarceration followed by Supervised Release
  • People v. John Hazley, Multiple Counts Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree – Found Not Guilty
  • People v. William Stokes, RICO, Conspiracy – Reduced to Misdemeanor

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Judicial Clerk - Hon. Fred Mester - Oakland County Circuit Court, 1993
  • Research Clerk - Judges Jessica Cooper, Barry Howard - Oakland County Circuit Court, 1992
  • Speaking EngagementsTrial Practice and Strategy - Business Networking International - 2010OWI Defense Practice and Field Sobriety Testing - 2010Trial Practice and Relationship Building Within The Court System - 2009What to do if there is a criminal investigation but not a charge - 2009Never Speak to the Police - Fifth Amendment - 2009Drunk Driving OWI/OUIL Update on the Law - 2008Criminal Defense Practice Seminar - 2007


  • Loren Dickstein is rated AV by Martindale.  AV is the highest possible ranking in the United States.  His zealous, fearless and aggressive defense of his clients in the criminal defense field has earned him multiple state and national distinctions.  He is widely considered to be one of the "most effective misdemeanor and felony defense lawyers in the State of Michigan."  He handles state and federal offenses throughout Michigan., AV Rated Martindale - Preeminent - Highest Possible Rating, Criminal Defense, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Western Michigan University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Honors: Dean Arnold Schneider Award – Outstanding Scholarship, Leadership and Service, 1987

Industry Groups

  • BNI
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys Of Michigan
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar Of Michigan
Office Location for Loren M. Dickstein

2000 Town Center
Suite 2350
Southfield, MI 48075

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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