Joseph A. Simon, MICHIGAN CRIMINAL defense attorney
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One of the Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorneys in the State of Michigan Leading Lawyers Magazine 2020 peer review survey

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“Miracle Worker...Satisfied is an Understatement” - Client

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Simon is One of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ann Arbor, Say His Peers - Ann Arbor Observer

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“His cross-examination is unreal.  His ability to see two steps ahead is magical to watch.” - Client’s parent

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AG Drops Charges Against Northfield Township Police Lieutenant MLive

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“He was a mastermind of how to bring about the truth… He was able to protect my child’s reputation.” - Client’s parent

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Criminal Charges Dismissed Against Ex-Ann Arbor Priest MLive

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“Mr. Simon proved to be an outstanding attorney who has a clear grasp of the law as well as the court system.” - Client’s husband

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“Joe went above and beyond our expectations as a counselor. He was instrumental in protecting my son's reputation both in and outside the courthouse.” - Client’s parent

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“Joe Simon is AMAZING. As a parent of a son who was facing the scariest time in his life, Joe came highly recommended and exceeded all expectations.” - Client’s parent

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“Mr. Simon and his office resources will do everything in the power of the law to take your case on and offer the best possible outcome.” - Past client

Joseph A. Simon

Joseph A. Simon
Joseph A. Simon

Throughout his career, spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Simon has tried hundreds of criminal cases throughout the state of Michigan. He has established a reputation for providing vigorous and successful defenses to individuals throughout Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Lenawee and Livingston counties in a wide range of criminal defense cases, including those involving OWI and DUI charges, domestic assault, assault & battery, theft offenses, traffic offenses, computer crimes, homicide allegations and alleged drug crimes.

Mr. Simon's ethics and thorough approach have garnered him several accolades, including achieving Martindale-Hubbell's AV-Preeminent* peer-reviewed rating for the highest standards in ethics and legal ability;  being listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2000, under the specialty of criminal defense, having twice been selected as Ann Arbor’s criminal defense lawyer of the year (2013, 2015); Achieving AVVO's highest “10.0” rating; being selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer in the specialty of criminal defense since 2007; being named a criminal defense Leading Lawyer since 2014 and selected as one of America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys® since 2019**.

A frequent contributor to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor, Mr. Simon has delivered seminars and taught classes on nine different criminal law-related subjects ranging from misdemeanor defense to handling felony assault cases. He also authored Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines©, a computer program for scoring the state's sentencing guidelines that is used by probation agents throughout the state.

Mr. Simon practices before all Michigan state courts and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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Words cannot describe how AWESOME he is!!!!!!!!

Joe worked tirelessly going over every bit of information relating to the case and submerged himself into understanding every little detail...
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Miracle worker… Satisfied is an understatement…

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Joe is an amazing attorney.

Joe went into the courtroom totally prepared which made me feel very fortunate and confident. It was fascinating to watch him be so creative. Joe is an amazing attorney.
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Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Law Offices of Joseph A. Simon handles all criminal defense matters primarily in Washtenaw County but also service all surrounding counties. Contact us to receive a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys.