Criminal Lawyer in Ann Arbor, MI

Representing high asset, educated clients
One mistake shouldn't ruin your life

Arrested?   Your Criminal lawyer's reputation could hurt or help you.

The Guilty

Honest people make mistakes. I clean up that mess if you are remorseful, established, and can learn from your mistake.

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The Innocent

They are accused too often. If you are wrongly charged or bullied by the prosecutor then we will go to trial to win

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The Results

Growing weed inside of a Meijer's Supermarket in Ypsilanti. No jail time and all the cash in his pocket was returned

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“Punctual, loyal and a winner. James will fight tooth and nail for you. It is amazing to watch what he can do in the courtroom. From both sides of the bench, he is probably the most well respected criminal defense attorney in Ann Arbor.”

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Win Without Fighting

Judges and prosecutors eventually get to know the lawyers in the local community and they also get to know the types of clients that they represent. If I were to continually bring in bad people, without guilt or remorse, the judges and prosecutors would notice this, and be very hesitant to work with me to obtain the outcome my clients would want. It is sad but true - your freedom is often tied directly to the stature of the lawyer you hire.

James started Fifelski Legal to allow him to pick and choose his cases and clients. James's goal is to take a certain type of client, he does not want to represent career criminals. Fifelski Legal is a firm that wants to represent good people that have made mistakes and are remorseful or that have been wrongly accused. Continue to full bio...