Detroit Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorney at Law Alan Graff

Attorney at Law Alan GraffPracticing both criminal defense and family law in the Metro Detroit area, Alan has helped numerous clients understand the legal system and reach favorable outcomes. Alan takes great satisfaction in helping people when they are at a crossroads in their life, which is why criminal defense and family law issues are so well-suited to his personality and abilities.

Alan earned his Law Degree from the Thomas Cooley Law School. Throughout law school he was a court clerk for the Honorable Rudy J. Nichols at the Sixth Circuit Court in Oakland County, Michigan. Alan credits the clerking experience for making him a better trial attorney. As a clerk he had the opportunity to observe hundreds of trials firsthand. In addition, the clerking experience helped Alan develop a working relationship with numerous Oakland County Judges and Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys which helps him service his clients.

In addition to his Judicial Clerkship, Alan served as an editor on Law Review and was a recipient of an Honor's Scholarship. Prior to law school, Alan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Wayne State University and a Master's Degree from Walsh College.

Visit Alan's Criminal Defense Blog at http://alangraff.wordpress.com/

Notable Cases:

People vs. Client A: Oakland County Circuit Court. Client was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree and was accused of grabbing the alleged victim's genitals. A conviction would have resulted in client being placed on the Michigan Sex Offender List. The Jury returned with a Not Guilty verdict.

People vs. Client B: Southfield District Court. Client was charged with Domestic Violence for an alleged assault on his wife. Client and wife were in the middle of a divorce and living in the same household. Wife claimed that the client hit her while she was lying on her couch. The Jury returned with a Not Guilty verdict.

People vs. Client C: Washtenaw Circuit Court. Client was charged with Unlawfully Driving Away Of A Motor Vehicle and Malicious Destruction of Property. The charge of Unlawfully Driving Away Of A Motor Vehicle was dismissed after preliminary exam. A motion to dismiss the Felony charge was later granted in Circuit Court.

People vs. Client D: Oakland County Circuit Court. Client was charged with possession of a concealed weapon for possession of a taser gun. Client was 22 years old with no priors. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case.

People vs. Client E: Southfield District Court: Client was charged with Domestic Violence and Interfering with a Telecommunications Device. Girlfriend claimed that the client attacked her and took her phone away when she attempted to call 911. The Jury returned with a Not Guilty verdict.

People vs. Client J: Client was charged with Assault With Attempt To Commit Robbery While Unarmed. The original court appointed attorney told the client to waive his preliminary examination and plead guilty, which would have exposed the client to prison time. Attorney Graff held a preliminary examination. After the preliminary examination the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor assault and a plea was entered with probation and time served.

People vs. Client Z: Client was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree. A conviction would have resulted in the client doing prison time and registering as a sex offender. After demanding a trial the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to a Criminal Sexual Conduct 2nd Degree and giving the Client Probation, Youthful Trainee Status and No Sex Offender Registration.

In The News

Quoted in Detroit Free Press - 04/27/2008

[Client Name], 38, of Farmington Hills faced up to 2 years in prison after an 18-year-old neighbor accused [Client Name] of grabbing the neighbor's genitals. The neighbor testified he slapped [Client Name's] hand away once but the second time [Client Name] grabbed him. There were no other witnesses or evidence. The trial began in the morning, and he was acquitted before lunch, said his lawyer Alan Graff. "One person said it happened, and the other said it didn't," he said. "You think they'd have more than that."

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Association For Justice
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Creditors Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan