Former Domestic Violence Prosecutor
Selected By Super Lawyers Magazine Six Years in row
My name is Jonathan Paul, and I'm a criminal defense attorney in Michigan. As part of my practice, I defend doctors, fellow attorneys, executives, senior military officers, teachers, professional and college athletes, airline pilots, and the good hard working people of Michigan who find themselves charged with a criminal offense.
I am also an author of four books, and a former professor criminal and constitutional law professor.
I educate and lecture on criminal defense with ICLE (Institute of Continuing Legal Education) for other Michigan attorneys looking to improve their own knowledge and career success.
I currently live in Ann Arbor with my wife and kids, and prior to entering private practice, I was an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, and an Oakland County (Michigan) Prosecutor. As a prosecutor, I successfully prosecuted thousands of high profile felony, and misdemeanor offenses.
I also have a background in divorce and custody cases, which allows my to better assist clients who are charged with DV who may in the near future may either file for divorce /custody or their significant other may do it first.
While I'm usually the lead attorney on most criminal cases, we use a team approach, which gives the client multiple legal minds working on their case, and helping the client get the absolute best outcome.
Since leaving my career as a prosecutor, I've been selected and recognized in 2013 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 by Super Lawyers Magazine. This selection by Super Lawyers Magazine was featured in Hour Detroit Magazine and the New York Times. My work as a Michigan criminal defense lawyer has also earned me a "Superb" 10.0 Avvo Rating.
I'm licensed to practice law in Michigan and New York. I graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. I currently serve as the criminal law co-chair for the Washtenaw County Bar Association and I'm a member of the Oakland County Criminal Law Committee.
To discuss your case, give me a call at 248-924-9458 or email me. I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. It may take me a moment to get back to you as I may be in court or with my family, but I will do my best to respond within this time frame.