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Brian R. Watkins


Michigan defense attorney Brian Watkins
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"Brian defended me throughout the hardest thing I've ever dealt with. His skill alone gave me hope, and it was obvious he works day and night for his clients. Brian was not only a top-notch lawyer, but an amazing supporter also. He fought for me, and I left with the best possible outcome. Words cannot do this man justice."
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About Us

The Law Offices of Brian R. Watkins is a Michigan-based law firm specializing in criminal defense, criminal appeals, university misconduct, and Title IX litigation. We represent clients throughout the state of Michigan including: Detroit, Oakland County, Macomb County, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Grand Rapids.

Brian Watkins is a leading Michigan defense attorney. Best known as a gutsy advocate and firebrand for defending the accused, Brian brings vision, grit, and inspired representation to every case he takes. Moreover, he has a reputation for being one of the hardest-working lawyers to set foot in a courtroom. Real Justice hustles harder.

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Practice Areas

We successfully defend real people facing serious criminal charges in all Michigan state and federal courts. Our office handles all types of criminal cases, including: sex crimes, violent crimes, drug crimes, weapons offenses, theft and property crimes, DUI, white collar cases, and juvenile cases whether in juvenile court or charged as adults.
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Many of our clients come to us after they were convicted and need a skilled Michigan criminal appeals lawyer. We effectively appeal convictions and sentences, and we fight to rewrite injustice through 6.500 motions and actual innocence claims. Other post-conviction services include probation violation hearings, parole hearings, and record expungements.
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Title IX Defense

We are one of the few firms experienced at representing students and faculty accused of misconduct at Michigan universities and colleges. Many are accused of sexual assault under Title IX. Whether you are going through the administrative process or facing an appeal, we can help. And we will sue schools that deny our clients Due Process and fair treatment.

“My son was charged with a serious felony and faced years in prison. Brian worked hard to prepare for the case, which he got dismissed. Brian is so very passionate about what he does and truly believes you are innocent unless proven guilty. He believed my son was innocent and never gave in. Brian would work around our schedules to prepare for the case, which sometimes meant weekends. Yes, Sundays. I have never seen a more dedicated, hard-working person than Mr. Watkins. He is a true definition of a great lawyer.”

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