Loren M. Dickstein

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Southfield, Michigan

Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.
Loren M. Dickstein
Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crimes

Licensed in Michigan since: 1995

Education: Wayne State University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023
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Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.

2000 Town Center
Suite 2350
Southfield, MI 48075 Phone: 248-263-6800 Email: Loren M. Dickstein Visit website


Mr. Dickstein, the managing partner of LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney whose many published cases illustrate his ability to develop zealous, strong, and effective defense strategies for clients. He has successfully defended thousands of clients in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and the United States. Mr. Dickstein has provided a winning defense for countless clients charged with white-collar offenses, fraud and embezzlement, domestic violence, retail fraud, drug trafficking, RICO violations, criminal sexual conduct, weapons crimes, assault charges, DUI and OWI, prescription drug fraud, homicide, conspiracy, and many more.

He is a member of state and local bar associations and is certified in field sobriety testing. This credential is invaluable when defending clients charged with drunken or drugged driving. Mr. Dickstein has conducted hundreds of jury and bench trials during his 30 years of legal practice. His reputation for passionate, fearless, and zealous advocacy has given him the ability to achieve results in unattainable cases for many other lawyers.

LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is a criminal defense law firm with multiple experienced criminal defense lawyers. Our Defense Team utilizes a unique "team approach" to provide the most robust and effective defense possible.  

First Admitted: 1995, Michigan

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

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member, Circuit Court Committee, Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Research Clerk - Judges Jessica Cooper, Barry Howard - Oakland County Circuit Court, 1992
  • Judicial Clerk - Hon. Fred Mester - Oakland County Circuit Court, 1993
  • 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
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Member - Hebrew Free Loan, 1995
  • Pro Bono Work for Oakland County Bar Association, 1995
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • NHTSA - Field Sobriety Testing Certification, 2009
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Advocacy, 1994
  • 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
  • Top 1% of American Professionals, America's Most Honored Professionals, Michael Moran, CEO - AMHF, 2014
  • Membership among America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled White-Collar and General Criminal Defense Attorneys., America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, America's Top 100, 2018
  • Selected by Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement, Top Attorneys in Michigan, Crain's Detroit Business, 2022
  • Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit for Criminal Defense, Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, dbusiness Business Journal, 2016
  • Recognition for an Exceptional Grade Point Average., Dean Arnold E. Schneider Award, Western Michigan University, 1991
  • 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
  • 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®, 2022
  • Completed Full Training on Field Sobriety Testing, Field Sobriety Testing Certification, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2009
  • , 10.0 Supurb, www.avvo.com, 2022
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • People v. Mansour - CSC - Not Guilty, 2019
  • 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. Kirk Swafford, Complex Conspiracy, Multiple counts - Delivery/Manufacture Marijuana – Medical Marijuana test case
  • People v. William Stokes, RICO, Conspiracy – Reduced to Misdemeanor
  • People v. Phillip Morris, First Degree Murder – Dismissed
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


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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