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Patrick T. Barone Esq.

Patrick T. Barone Esq.

Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, DUI & DWI ...
  • Illinois, Michigan
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Patrick T. Barone is the founding partner and CEO of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is limited to zealously defending citizens accused of State and Federal crimes. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan, and also maintains offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School and he served on the Faculty Advisory Board for BAC-Tracker International, Inc. Mr. Barone frequently lectures at national and state seminars attended by lawyers, judges, and scientists, and he has provided expert commentary in newspapers, on television and on the radio. In 2010 Mr. Barone accepted a position as a legal skills instructor for the CDAM/Cooley Trial Practice College, and in 2012 he graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College. In addition to “Defending Drinking Drivers,” Mr. Barone is also the author of “Michigan DUI Law: A Citizen’s Guide,” "Entrepreneur's Guide to Michigan Medical Marijuana Law," and "Armed and Educated, Michigan Gun Law." He has also authored chapters in Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012/2014 eds., and a chapter in Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, 2015 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Role of Witnesses in DUI Cases (Inside the Minds) (Aspatore Books). In 2017 Mr. Barone became a Board-Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama; an action method adapted to the courtroom and used by many of the Nation’s top trial lawyers for trial preparation and presentation. No other Michigan lawyer has this distinction. Patrick T. Barone has received much recognition and numerous awards including an “AV” (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and “Superb” and 10/10 by Mr. Barone is included in the book “Best Lawyers in America,” and has been consistently named a “Michigan Super Lawyer."

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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State Bar of Michigan
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Partner / CEO
Barone Defense Firm
Adjunct Professor
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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Professor of law. Teach the Law and Practice of Intoxicated Driving Cases.
Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
Founding President of the Michigan Association of Operating While Intoxicated Attorneys whose mission is to assist lawyers, judges, juries, and citizens criminally accused of drinking and drugged driving offenses by increasing their understanding of the best-practices necessary to effectively advocate for those charged with violating Michigan’s drunk and drugged driving laws.
Judical law clerk
Oakland County Circuit Court
Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Kuhn.
Michigan State University College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Oakland University
B.S. (1987) | Biology/pre-med
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America's Best Lawyers
U.S. News and World Report
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
American Association of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama
Practitioner Applicant for Trainer (TEP)
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Michigan Psychodrama Center
Co-Founder and Practicing Psychodramatist and Teacher
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Activities: Teach psychodrama and associated trial skills to trial lawyers around the country. Also co-lead psychodrama workshops for personal growth.
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Michigan Association of OWI Lawyers
Founding Past President and Member
- Current
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National College of DUI Defense
Sustaining Member
- Current
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NACDL National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
- Current
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Illinois State Bar
- Current
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Michigan Bar Association  # P44677
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Speaking Engagements
Fourth Amendment Law and Breath and Blood Testing in DUI Cases, CDAM Summer Conference - Fourth Amendment Law, Kalamazoo
Websites & Blogs
Patrick T. Barone's Website Profile
Barone Defense Firm Website
Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Barone Defense Firm
Birmingham Office
280 N Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
Telephone: (248) 306-9158
Barone Defense Firm
Grand Rapids Office
61 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 365-5780