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Loren M. Dickstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Southfield, MI

Lewis & Dickstein, P.L.L.C.
2000 Town Center, Suite 2350
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-263-6800
Fax: 248-357-1371
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
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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 strong defense strategies for clients. A graduate of Wayne State University Law School, he has defended thousands of clients in state and federal courts throughout Michigan and the United States. He has successfully defended clients charged with 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, a credential that is invaluable when defending clients charged with drunk driving. Mr. Dickstein has conducted hundreds of jury and bench trials during his more than 27 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. 

LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. is a criminal defense law firm with several lawyers who exclusively practice criminal defense. Our defense lawyers utilize a unique "team approach" to provide the most robust and effective defense possible.  

About Loren M. Dickstein

First Admitted: 1995, Michigan

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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,, 2022


  • 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
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Office Location for Loren M. Dickstein

2000 Town Center
Suite 2350
Southfield, MI 48075

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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