Attorney | Author | Life Coach
My name is Jonathan Paul, and I am a problem-solver for my clients. As a criminal defense attorney, I am passionate about transforming what may be one of the worst moments of a client's life into an opportunity for reflection and growth.
As an entrepreneur and former prosecutor, I know how to turn liabilities into assets. I pride myself on delivering excellent customer service, leadership, and long-term success to my clients. When I work with a client, I view myself as both an attorney and coach, providing legal guidance and mental, emotional, and physical preparation for the journey ahead.
I believe that every client has the potential to achieve a positive outcome, but it requires a game plan and a willingness to earn it. With my help, clients can embrace a growth mindset, turning a challenging situation into an opportunity to learn and reflect. I have successfully defended a wide range of clients, from doctors and attorneys to business professionals, military officers, and college athletes.
My proactive approach to criminal defense in Michigan takes a stressful situation and turns it into a manageable set of goals with a clear plan in place. I believe that a single moment should not define a client's life, and that every person deserves a chance to make a true impression, based on their past, present, and future.
My clients are not judged by their case, but by their family, career, reputation, and standing in the community. I work with clients to take proactive steps every day to improve their situation, using my role as a coach to guide their progress.
If you find yourself facing criminal charges in Michigan, I am here to help you turn your situation around and achieve long-term success.
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At our firm, we believe in focusing on our clients' journey and understanding how they ended up on the wrong side of the law. We lead with empathy and understanding, recognizing that our clients are not criminals, but good-hearted individuals who respect the law and want to be held in high regard. We work with a diverse pool of clients, partnering with them to take a proactive approach to every case.
As a former NYC and Michigan prosecutor with over a decade of experience in criminal defense, I don't like using the "criminal" label with my clients. My clients are not defined by their mistake, but by their willingness to take ownership and control of their situation. They may be frightened and embarrassed, worried about their uncertain future, and concerned about the poor "first impression" they may have made with the legal system.
My goal is to empower each client to make a "true impression" and understand how they ended up where they are. We provide them with the tools to show rather than tell what they have learned from their incident and where they are going in the future. There's nothing more fulfilling than hearing a prosecutor and judge praise my client for taking control of their situation.
Our clients excel in the criminal justice system because they are mere visitors; having the right exit strategy is key to navigating this challenging moment in their lives. We approach every case with cutting-edge best practices, using the expertise I've gained from earning an Executive MBA degree from Michigan's Ross School of Business and studying at MIT Sloan School of Management and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Our approach has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine, which selects only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Michigan. My selection by Super Lawyers Magazine has been featured in Hour Detroit Magazine and the New York Times. Additionally, my work as a Michigan criminal defense lawyer has earned me a "Superb" 10.0 Avvo Rating.
You only get one chance to handle your case. At our firm, we believe in taking a proactive, empathetic approach to help our clients achieve their goals and move forward in a positive direction.