Past Client Reviews - Avvo.com
Hired for a DUI Case - Marcus L - 5 Star Review
I hired Mr. Paul to help me with a DUI case as I have to drive to work on a daily basis and fly around the country, and even outside the country.
I had a prior record and was very worried about what would happen with my case in terms of jail and my driver's license. Mr. Paul put me on a proactive plan, which allowed me to show that I was willing to make changes in my life and show that going forward I would stay on the right path, and was not a danger to the community.
In the end, we got a great result, and I was very happy with the plan and the result. I would highly recommend Mr. Paul for a DUI case.
The MIP Savior - 5 Star Review
John knows exactly the right steps to take with an MIP case. It takes a decent amount of work on your end, but the result is no MIP on your record, period. He saved me from a world of hurt, he can save you too.
Retail fraud case so glad I chose Jonathan Paul - 5 Star Review
When I was arrested for retail fraud and taken to jail, I could see my life goals shatter in front of me. It left me depressed. I looked up lawyers after I got bonded out and I found Jonathan Paul's website and the way he had explained things on there just left me amazed at the compassion he showed towards his clients. At a stage like this, apart from legal help, you also need some emotional and moral support which I foung in Jonathan. He put me on a proactive program that in the end made me look like a responsible and civilized person in front of the judge. Not only did he give me a good way of handling a situation like this, he also made me emerge as a better person through his program of service and learning. I would not have been so emotionally stable and hopeful if I were not on his program. So I am very glad I hired him as an attorney. It saved me a whole lot of pain I owuld have to go through otherwise.
The best part of having him by my side was knowing that he would answer every question I have with a very calm and detailed way that it made everything look so easy.
My court day was also particularly stress free since he made it all so much easier and got a dismissal deal with the prosecution. In the court room, he did all the talking and I didn't have to do much. In the end I got a year of non-reporting probation with a minor fine.
It seemed that he knee the judge very well and has had a lot of experience with these kind of cases. I highly recommend him.
Best result I could ask for... - 5 Star Review
I made a bad choice and got myself into a big trouble of second degree retail fraud. I talked to two lawyers before speaking with Mr. Paul. They both told me that jail time is inevitable because of the high value of the merchandise. Mr. Paul had a different idea. He told me that if I follow his instructions, I would not go to jail. I started his proactive plan three days after my arrest. I completed everything exactly as he told me to before my court date. On the court day, undoubtedly Johnathan was my savior. He had already worked everything out with the prosecutor and probation officer before I even entered the court. 6 month of probation, mail-in reports, on-time drug test and the best part is if I behave myself this will be sponged off my record.
By reading reviews about him and watching his videos, I kind of trusted he knew what he was talking about but right now, I believe he is the best lawyer around. If you did what I did, don't waste your time and money... call Mr. Paul immediately... and stay out of trouble ;)
Very Satisfied - 5 Star Review
Thank you Jonathan Paul for handling my case with such professionalism from beginning to end. I only recently moved to the state of Michigan and it was stressful to receive a ticket in Ann Arbor without knowing any lawyers or people to contact in the area. I'm really glad I found Jonathan. Using his program we were able to have my original charges dismissed, and I only had to pay a much smaller fine. I am overall very satisfied with the results of his work and I would highly recommend him to others.
Completely Satisfied! - Willy - 5 Star Review
I got an open intoxication citation on a Saturday. I emailed Jonathan on Sunday and he literally responded within 5 minutes. That day we put together a plan of action. Within a month everything was taken care of and I do not have to worry about this impacting my future. He is extremely responsive and knows what he is doing. Every time I had a question he responded to my emails within minutes. As a plus he got me excused from court so I did not have to miss school!
Great Experience - 5 Star Review
After a retail fraud charge at Walmart, I was terrified. I had never been in trouble, and after looking at all the possibilities at what could potentially happen to a first time offender, I became even more scared. I can definitely say after researching and choosing Jonathan as my attorney that I made a great decision. Jonathan not only kept me out of jail, he also got my retail fraud dropped to disordly which disappears from my record after a year unlike retail fraud which is permanent and may have potentially cost me a lot of things in the future like a new job. Jonathan Paul not only helped me but he is prompt and friendly. He never discouraged me or made me feel as if I were a criminal. He was always polite and reassured me nothing bad was going to happen. Super positive. So glad I chose him. If you're looking for a great attorney, pick him! He's worth every penny.
Excellent - Michael - 5 Star Review
Jonathan gave tremendous comfort throughout a process that typically can be a tad bit stressful. He was extremely confident and by following his plan I was able to get one of my charges dropped like we spoke about reaching the desired goal. I couldn't have asked for a better prepared lawyer.
Great job! - Roger - 5 Star Review
My situation was different than most. I was visiting from out of state and was an idiot by driving after I had been drinking. I got busted and ended up blowing high enough for a 'super drunk' violation. I have never been in trouble in my life and this was way off the charts scary for me. I had a lot to lose. I did some research and found Jonathan and liked what I read. I emailed him and he was on vacation but emailed me right back with an email that didn't deny the seriousness of my situation but was confident that he could help me lower the charges. Bottom line is that he was successful in getting the charges lowered to an OWAI. This was a fantastic outcome for me! I highly recommend Jonathan Paul as the go to attorney for any drinking and driving issues.
Tremendous Job - Rob - 5 Star Review
My son made a foolish mistake with a fake ID in Ann Arbor during a football weekend. We received paperwork in the mail for an Arraignment on a Wednesday. We contacted Jonathan after hours that evening via the phone number on his website, he promptly contacted us back that night and we began the process on a Thursday. Jonathan and Jen explained the process and there program we would need to get our son in to be proactive. We followed the program to the letter and just as we had hoped we got the case dismissed ONE week later. We as a family cannot thank you enough, the last thing anyone wants is to have an 18 year old with this charge on his record for the rest of his life. Tremendous Job
Help with Open Intoxicant Misdemeanor - Chris - 5 Star Review
Jonathan was extremely helpful in guiding me in the direction I needed to go to handle my open intoxicant misdemeanor. His program really does work and the proactive steps that he recommended I take helped make this case very easy and painless. With the help of Jonathan and with my own determination to complete the steps in the program, my charge was dismissed and this isolated event will have no impact on my future. Thank you, Jonathan!
An Excellent Attorney to have on your side - 5 Star Review
Jonathan is a fantastic attorney. He helped me this summer after I was after I was involved in two separate accidents for rear-ending another car and charged with careless driving and violation of basic speed law. Jonathan doesn't normally take on these types of cases, but he believed that he could help me with the civil infractions as well as the personal issues that led to my predicament.
He was compassionate, honest, and realistic with my situation. His proactive plan for clients to help themselves before and after trial is what really made me believe that he was the right lawyer for me.
Jonathan responded to all my questions very quickly regardless of time or day. He also made sure that I was accomplishing all the goals we set before trial, including community service, driver improvement courses, and counseling.
In the end, the careless driving violation was dismissed and the violation of speed was reduced to a speeding violation of 5mph above the speed limit. Jonathan's experience, familiarity with the county prosecutor and judge, and mostly his proactive client plan helped achieve the outcome that he predicted from the beginning. He delivers results and at each step of the way, he is there when you need him. I recommend Jonathan without question.
Fantastic - LZ - 5 Star Review
Jonathan is a perfect attorney. He will always respond to your email in less than 5minutes with either kind explanations or the recent updates. I'm an international student.I was caught by the police 25 days before I left us permanently. At that time I was afraid that I might not get back as planned. However, Jonathan helped me make a practical plan,and I followed his schedule. Finally I was lucky enough to come back to China as scheduled, and the case end with a dismissal. Personally I really appreciate his help and his professional performance on my case.
Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer and case outcome! - Nicholas - 5 Star Review
I contacted Jonathan after receiving an Open-Intox ticket (a criminal misdemeanor) during tailgating festivities in Ann Arbor. I was holding an open cup of alcohol and walked onto the sidewalk when I was ticketed. This was my first Michigan tailgate and I did not know that I would be ticketed with a misdemeanor as a result of carrying the cup of alcohol.
I am not from Ann Arbor and could not easily make it back to attend my arraignment date. Jonathan got my arraignment date pushed back a few weeks, I was successfully excused from court, and he strongly suggested a few proactive steps to take in order to make my case easier to negotiate down to a civil infraction.
Jonathan negotiated my criminal misdemeanor charge down to a civil infraction with zero long term .
I STRONGLY recommend Jonathan for anyone who has received an Open-Intox ticket. He responded very quickly when I first e-mailed him about my ticket, and he quickly and reassuringly answered all of the questions I had (especially since this was my first criminal offense).
Jonathan was confident from the get-go that my case would reach the desired outcome. Thank you, Jonathan!
Great Attorney! - Douglas - 5 Star Review
Jonathan Paul is an excellent lawyer, who contacts you asap and no matter what day it is. He walks you through every step and gives great advice. He is friendly and easy to talk to and really knows what he is doing. I highly recommend him if you are in a tight situation and need someone that is smart, capable and going to get you the best deal or sentencing possible.
An Excellent outcome! - 5 Star Review
We cannot be thankful enough for what Jonathan had done for us. From the beginning of the case till the final court day, he was always there for us, be it text or e-mails patiently explaining the whole process, even if it has been past office hours and on weekends.
He is very knowledgeable and his pro-active solutions to the case resulted to the original charges dismissed down to a lesser charge and a dismissal as well after 6 months of probation.
He is very encouraging, positive and compassionate. His legal assistant, Jen, is very friendly and helpful. We definitely would recommend Jonathan to anyone who would need legal help.
Excellent Results! - 5 Star Review
Jonathan Paul is by far the best lawyer you should to turn to if you happen to need legal advice or services. Johnathan is quick to respond to your emails, and text messages- making the professional relationship you have formed with Jonathan one where you always feel a sense security.
I was unsure what the best approach would be on handling the my situation. In the eyes of the court I would look like a criminal, but with Jonathan's help he managed to win an argument in my favor against the prosecutor and have all three charges against me dropped.
Johnathan is very knowledgeable about the course of action that would best suit your case, and he arranges for you to take proactive steps before your first hearing. This approch was very helpful for my case, no longer was I viewed as a criminal who breaks the law, but now I am viewed as an individual who is working toward bettering onesself. Johnathan's unique and customized proactive approach entailed many objectives the court would have had me sentenced to do. By hiring Jonathan I was able to accompmish these tasks on my own, and avoid sentencing and a criminal record.
I would highly recommend Jonathan's services!! He is an admirable attorney and I thank him for his help and support!
Great Experience! !!! And great results for retail fraud - 5 Star Review
It is been great to work with Mr. Jonathan Paul. He had done excellent job to reduce my case from retail fraud to disorderly person at a great extend by providing the positive effects at court by doing proactive approach.
I was very much impressed with approach which I have followed seriously which makes him to argue at the day of sentencing and could reduce the charge to the lowest.
THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!!!! - 5 Star Review
I was charged with 3rd degree retail fraud in Clinton Twp. I was devastated!!!! I was scared, couldn't sleep and having anxiety attacks. I was at risk of losing my job!!! I was up all night on the internet looking up different attorney, when I came across Jonathan Paul's website I watched his Proactive video and decided to e-mail him at 12:30am. To my surprised, he replied right back!!! The next day a retained Mr. Paul to represent me, that same day Mr. Paul got me started in his Proactive Program. Mr. Paul did EVERYTHING he said he was going to do for me. My retail charge was DISMISSED and my disorderly person charge will be DISMISSED!!!!! I was only in court for 20min, ok well 25min because I had to go pay my fines. The judge was VERY IMPRESSED with the things Mr. Paul had me doing. I would highly recommend him to anyone that would need a lawyer!!!! Mr. Paul thanks again for being there for me during a devastating period in my life!!!!
Ann Arbor Disorderly Conduct - 5 Star Review
He was honest during my initial consultation. After I chose to hire him, he laid out a plan for me to reach my goal. I followed the plan and ended up receiving the result that I wanted from the beginning. His system works if you put in the effort.
Jonathan Paul is a true gentleman and professional - Gary & Jacob - 5 Star Review
My son had found himself in trouble and we determined that we needed an attorney. Jonathan was quick to meet with us and treated us with curtesy and respect. He was understanding, compassionate and honest about the reality of the situation. He gave my son a specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound program to follow. It was not easy but really gave my son a sense of accomplishment when done. Jonathan was available for questions and updates at all times throughout this journey and in the end we achieved an outcome that was not only fair but will protect my son from having a criminal history at the age of 17. Thank you Jonathan for being the only one to care during the most frightening and devastating time my son and I were going through.
True professional. Ideal role model. Phenomenal lawyer. - Michael - 5 Star Review
Jonathan will forever be a role model for me because of his professionalism, immediate responsiveness, and availability. When I met with him, it was palpable that not only did he care about my case, but he really cared about me as a person. Not only did he give me legal advice for my situation, but he gave me life advice on how to deal with some of my personal issues that I've been dealing with. Honestly, it kind of felt like he was a big brother to me in the time we spent together, and not just my lawyer.
I'm grateful not only for his working with me, but for the time he spent with me giving me life advice.
About my case: I received an open intox while driving after being pulled over for a burnt out headlight, and I was scared for my future. He gave me a clear, detailed plan of action to follow before my court date, which I followed to a T. The charges were eventually dropped because of his guidance and advice, and I ended up having to pay only for a ticket for the burnt out headlight .
Relentless Pursuit of Perfection - 5 Star Review
Having worked with attorneys for the better part of 20 years in the corporate environment I have never come across an Attorney so responsive, for that matter any professional so attentive. He is diligent in his process and demonstrates a deep appreciation for my individual circumstance. I found myself in a predicament with a DUI that was personally traumatic for me and Jonathan's demeanour and hand holding truly was the inspiration that allowed me to see beyond the initial shock of a DUI and move quickly through it and onward through his program. I say without prejudice it was one of the most professionally engaging and hands on approach I have had, especially given the circumstance, I wish Jonathan would consider expanding his practice into corporate law but until then I recommend him 100% if your in a situation that requires a criminal attorney!
Very thankful to have found him - 5 Star Review
I'm a freshman at the University of Michigan and I received an MIP at a party in February. I was scared and angry and I didn't know what to do. Jonathan helped put my mind at ease and ensured me that this was just a little speed bump on in my college experience. He had me take measures before my trial (such as community service and an alcohol education course) that I would've otherwise had to do after my pretrial anyways. He was very quick at responding to my emails and always answered all of my questions with great knowledge. I would recommend him to everybody. Thanks again Jonathan.
2nd Retail Fraud Troy MI - 5 Star Review
I was charged with my second Retail Fraud in the city of Troy. Troy does not take retail fraud lightly, because they have two malls and see it constantly. Every lawyer I consulted told me they could not keep retail fraud off my record besides Jonathan. He helped me to do what other lawyers said was impossible. He has a unique proactive program which I believe did make a diffrence in my sentence. I was charged with disorderly conduct in the end.
Confidence regained - Paige - 5 Star Review
John made it very easy for me to figure out what I wanted to do during my situation. He made me feel confident and I knew I could trust him. It was also clear that he knew what he was doing. I'm glad that I chose him to represent me and I would choose him again if ever needed.
Ann Arbor DUI - 5 Star Review
I was arrested for a DUI in Ann Arbor this past October. I had a previous offense from another state that was going to come into light. I had registered a blood alcohol level above the .17 limit for Michigan, and so I was facing stiffer charges. I hired Mr. Paul once a court date had been scheduled. Right from the beginning, he came across as very knowledgeable, and put me at ease with the process. He immediately came up with a proactive plan to help my position with the court. By making the most of the time in between court dates with testing, community service, and counselling we were able to get a reduced charge, a much more favorable sentence, and probably saved me from being charged with a felony and keeping me out of jail. I appreciated Jonathans style, and demeanor during the entire process. I would not hesitate to recommend him for anyone who is in a similar situation.
Excellent Experience from Hundreds of Miles Away - Peter - 5 Star Review
I needed to work with Mr Paul from a different state due to my arrest being during a visit to Ann Arbor. He was excellent at keeping me up to date on all that was happening and what we needed to do over email and text. It felt like he was just a few miles.
Retail Fraud - 5 Star Review
Im charged with misdemeanor , this is first time I charge , even I never get traffic ticket , so I was scare that what's gonna be happen with me because I talked with other lawyer and he told me so may scary and worried things , that make me nervous , after I go online and I found mr. Paul and I read so many good review , than I decide to talk with him , he is really nice , helpful , proactive and responsive , he look forward to my case and suggest me that what I have to do , than on a court date he help me to come out from this case , my case was dismiss , I just pay fine and 1 year probation , and my all record will be wipe up, I have no word to thanks to him, I highly recommend jonathan Paul , I m very imprase with his work and personality,he is a very very good lawyer, thank you mr. Paul.
Retail Fraud Charge - 5 Star Review
I was recently charged with Retail Fraud 3rd degree. I've never been in trouble with the law before therefore I wanted the best attorney to represent me. In doing my research I came across Jonathan's website. After I read through his clients reviews, his proactive approach and his professional background I gave him a call. Because he took applications as to who he represents, I knew he would not be too busy for me and my thousands of questions...And I was right! Jonathan was available to me via text, phone and email 24/7..literally! He replies to my texts at midnight! (No joke)
Needless to say, my case was dismissed and I can't thank him enough. I truly believe that his proactive approach along with his previous experience working as a prosecuting attorney, all worked in my favor! If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, call Jonathan! He fought hard for me and he will definitely do the same for you.
Thanks again for everything - 5 Star Review
I emailed Jonathan Paul in a state of desperation after receiving a second MIP days before I was suppose to leave to study abroad in Spain. He emailed back within fifteen minutes and began working on my case the next day. He made sure studying abroad was not interrupted. While in Spain, he kept me informed the entire time via email. He came up with a pro-active plan towards getting this second MIP off my record. Not only did he achieve that but he also made sure I was allowed to leave for college the day after my court case( you usually are not allowed to leave the state of Michigan in these situations). He got me the lowest sentencing possible because the judge was impressed with the pro-active steps I took. I would strongly recommend him for anyone in a similar situation.
Amazing and quick results - 5 Star Review
Mr. Paul is an amazing lawyer and had me in and out of court with same day pre-sentencing and sentencing. I received HYTA and all the charges will never show up on my record. He responds to e-mails and texts very promptly and is very helpful and reasonable!
Thank you!!! - Billy - 5 Star Review
Mr. Paul took me as an out of state client with a local OWI. I am required to travel at any given time which proved to be very hard to have my case resolved. Without reservation, Mr Paul was able to navigate me through all the legal issues while I was in other countries and states. I cant even describe the motivation and how dedicated he was. My outcome was minimal compared to what it could have been and I stress minimal. He worked his way around the Judge and after sentensing to get me in and out of the courthouse. He stood by me. I was definately blessed to have hired Mr. Paul and recommend with the highest recommendation. He saved my time, stress, and my career.
Expungement - Kevin - 5 Star Review
As a person who refuses to enter a court room without an attorney, I was Very pleased with the quality of service from Jonathan Paul. The Judge even commented on how thorough the motion was. I hope to never need his services again. But if I do I will give him a call.
Responsive and trustworthy - 5 Star Review
I received an MIP (minor in possession of alcohol) and promptly hired Jonathan. Because of him, it stayed off of my record -- I just got 6 months of non reporting probation and a fine (which is SO much better than something on my record for future employers to see). Jonathan always responded to my emails immediately which made everything so much less stressful, whether I was contacting him early in the morning, late at night, or even on weekends. He's a great guy, and really is trustworthy. I would definitely recommend him.
Effective plan coupled with great communication skills can give great results - 5 Star Review
Been charged for a misdemeanor was of a great concern for me as it could have adversely affect my prospects , promotions and professional growth. Jonathan helped me out from this problem. It required a comprehensive plan. But before a comprehensive plan to deal with a complex legal system can be carried out, a good insight and understanding of problem as well correct direction to put efforts are cornerstone. Jonathan, by improving my insight and by setting a right direction enabled me to deal with the problem. At final step he effectively communicated at pre trial level to elaborate things in a way that misdemeanor charges were completely dismissed.
Terrific Attorney - 5 Star Review
Johnathan Paul is amazing. For being someone who has a past criminal record he was able to drop the charges and get me a much lesser charge that will not damage my nursing career. I highly recommend Johnathan Paul.
Overall experience - 5 Star Review
Excellent lawyer and person. Got back with us very quickly about taking our case. We couldn't be happier with the outcome and overall experience working with him. And if we ever need legal representation again he will be our first call.
Great criminal defense lawyer!!! - 5 Star Review
Attorney Jonathan did a great job from start to finish.he put me in the program for shoplifting prevention classes before my court date.i had immigration issues and wanted my charges to be dismissed completely or changed to disorderly conduct from theft/shoplifting.
thats what he got for me.my charges will be dismissed after just three months of non reporting probation and no shoplifting on my record.i avoided the immigration consequence and no jail time.i will recommend him to anyone who need a criminal defense lawyer.
Jonathan Andrew Paul Review - 5 Star Review
Jonathan Andrew Paul did a great job representing my case and I always felt secure knowing he would help me through my time of need. He is trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable, and he always kept me informed whether it was through email or in person.
Outstanding Attorney - 5 Star Review
I am truly blessed to have Attorney Jonathan Paul representing me as my attorney. He is extremely experienced, personable, friendly, and down to earth. He treated me as a teammate, and not just "another client". This was very important to me because it demonstrated that he sincerely cared about my well-being.
I was charged with the following:
1. OUIL (Operating Under the Influence of Liquor)
2. Reckless Driving (2 point driver's license offense)
Attorney Jonathan Paul was able to have the judge successfully reduce the above charges to the following:
1. OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired)
2. Impeding Traffic (0 points on my driver's license)
Not only were my charges reduced, but I was also able to keep my driver's license from day one. Attorney Jonathan Paul made sure I was able to drive with a restricted driver's license. This was all thanks to his experience, strategic planning, and due diligence.
He took the time to get to know me as a person before he formulated a plan to approach my case. The plan he created was proactive which played a tremendous role in my favor. His proactive plan has also been helping me work on myself as a person, and become a better member of our society.
The deal I got is very rare, and not easy to get. I have talked to many people who have been in the same circumstance as I, and the deal I got was the best one of them all.
I highly recommend having Attorney Jonathan Paul represent you, and am extremely confident you will obtain the best results possible both in and out of court with his help.
I am extremely grateful to have him as my attorney
Helpful, supportive and friendly - 5 Star Review
Mr. Paul was very supportive throughout my entire case and willing to meet with me and my family. He clearly explained the options I had and how we were going to move forward. He was also very attentive to my needs and answered all my questions in a speedy manner. I trusted him to get the best possible result and would recommend him.
Top notch attorney - 5 Star Review
Jonathan is a top notch attorney who listened to me, thoroughly reviewed my case, formulated a plan of action and executed it perfectly achieving the goals we set. Jonathan is a true professional who always made himself available to address any questions or concern I had during my case. I really enjoyed working with Jonathan and would recommend him to anyone who in need of a top notch attorney.
Back2Back Retail Fraud - 5 Star Review
Jonathan Paul was a great lawyer. I felt as if I could speak with him at any time and he would answer my questions. I had doubts about my situations, but he gave me the necessary information to be a positive person and not get down on myself. Things could have gone bad, but he was able to tell me what I should do to be pro-active and I believe because of this information, both of my cases were deferred.Thanks to him, these two situations will not be on my record. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is seeking a lawyer.
Jonathan Paul: an attorney with a plan - 5 Star Review
Jonathan handled my daughter's first offense DUI/OWI. I contacted him online after business hours and he called back first thing the next morning. He took the time to speak to both my daughter and myself about her case. He had a very pro-active approach to her case, a plan, when we had no plan. He offered good advice that worked in getting her case reduced to the lowest offense without going to trial. Jonathan was exemplary in contacting us via email and by phone, and we always knew exactly what was going on in the case. We would recommend him to our family and friends.
JAP Review - 5 Star Review
It is with great pleasure that I now recommend Jonathan Paul.
Jonathan is a quick learner. When Jonathan took my case he learned all the facts of the cases and started to conduct legal research for different motions and issues involved in my case. Jonathan’s drive has led him to achieve a successful legal career as well as a very successful outcome in my particular case.
Tremendous asset for my son's stupid mistake - 5 Star Review
My 15 year-old son went on a really dumb adventure late one night last summer. Jonathan was who we hired, and he was great. He was straight forward and kept us in the loop through the whole process. He was professional with not only us, the parents, but with my son. He also realized our son was not just a kid in trouble, but a kid with a strong future and he nurtured that. We could not be happier with the outcome Jonathan realized for us.
An OWI Client - Jennifer - 5 Star Review
I first came across Jonathan's name on this exact website, and I read all of his amazing reviews. This, plus the fact that he works from Northville (which is where I was arrested for OWI) are really what prompted me to contact him. I sent him an email detailing lots of things from my terrible experience, and he emailed AND texted me back right away, even though it was a Sunday and he was out with his wife. He later sent me an even more extensive email telling me when he thinks he could do to help me in my particular case. This kind of prompt and thourogh feedback was standard the entire time I worked with Jonathan.
Some background on my case in particular: I was arrested in Northville Township for OWI with a BAC of 0.21. This technically falls under the Michigan Super Drunk law. However, as it was my first offense of any kind, they only charged me with misdemenor OWI. I spent the night in jail, my car was impounded, it was terrifying. I am almost done with college in the medical field and I just kept thinking "my life is over."
So I hired Jonathan after meeting with him. He used to be a prosecutor so he knows both sides of the game. He put me on a unique "proactive approach" which was AMAZING and completely helped me out in the eyes of the court. He also really helped to walk me through the process and ease my mind about what to expect in terms of sentencing.
Well today I had my day in court, and I have been dreading this day for a month now. Thanks to Jonathan's approach, he was able to convince the prosecution to give me a lesser charge of OWVI (the lowest and cheapest alcohol-related driving charge). This is a HUGE success, especially since I could've been charged with felony Super Drunk. I was also given 9 months of reporting probation with only holiday blows, 5 days of community service of my choice, and an alcohol class that probation recommends. I did NOT lose my license (which was another huge fear of mine), and only have a restricted license (work, school, medical appts) for 90 days.
I am so happy I chose to work with Jonathan Paul. Without him I probably would have never been offered the lesser charge, as it was his unique proactive approach that finally made the prosecutor offer it to me. He really makes you see that you're not a bad person because you got a DUI/OWI, you just made a really bad mistake. I would highly, highly recommend Jonathan Paul to anyone in need of a DUI Lawyer, because I could not have gotten that outcome without him.
Possession of Marijuana - 5 Star Review
Jonathan Paul keeps realistic expectations and works hard to get the best possible outcome. He is highly responsive and very easy to keep in touch with. I felt confident with his representation.
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Review Jonathan Andrew Paul - 5 Star Review
Facing multiple misdemeanors and, quite frankly, unsure of what to do, I began as many would: with a simple Google search. What I thought would be an arduous task - a painstaking exercise stretching over multiple days, involving a myriad of calls, emails, and consultations - turned out to be quite the opposite, and in mere hours I knew exactly how to precede: hire Jonathan.
As a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and a Super Lawyer, Jonathan posses an unassailable pedigree - a pedigree that places him squarely above nearly all defense attorneys in the area. While, of course, a good resume is requisite to being recognized as a preeminent attorney, that is not why I chose to hire Jonathan.
Upon speaking with Jonathan, it was immediately evident that he was - and is - different from the other equally well qualified attorneys with whom I spoke in a simple yet immeasurably important way: he cared. I wasn't a case with facts, but a human being with a story. From the very outset, Jonathan believed in me, and believed that the mistakes I made were just that - mistakes - and, as such, were not indicative of me as a person. To this day I remain adamant that this belief in me was integral in persuading the judge to levy the sentence s/he did.
This brings me to the result of the case, which is, naturally, the most important part, but, for the sake of brevity, I'll keep it short: Jonathan got me the shortest probation ever handed down in this particular courtroom. Even better, due to an agreement Jonathan struck with the prosecutor, mere weeks from the date of sentencing and upon compliance with the terms of my probation, all charges will be wiped from my record, and it will be as if nothing ever happened.
If you want the best - an attorney who will work tireless on your behalf and will get results - the answer is simple: hire Jonathan Paul.
My son faced marijuana possession charges - 5 Star Review
In March 2015, my 19 year old son called me because he had gotten into trouble. While out of town for dinner in Novi, he turned right at a red light (which was prohibited). He was pulled over and the police officer asked if he had marijuana. He was truthful that he and his girlfriend did indeed have a small amount. They were arrested for possession, his car was impounded and they stayed in jail until they could be bailed out. Neither had been in trouble like this before and they were scared. Fearing that a conviction would result in a drug charge on his record, I sought an attorney who would be able to help him take responsibility for his actions but that his punishment not follow him for the rest of his life. I contacted a couple different attorneys who looked like they had a successful history defending cases like this. As I understood it, Oakland county is very strict in these situations. Ultimately, my husband, son and I felt like Jonathan met our needs. We liked his proactive approach. His approach was very beneficial for my son as well. He was able to grow as a person during the process and had learned a very valuable life lesson about one of the consequences of drugs. When they finally went to court, after meeting with a probation officer for his sentencing suggestions, the outcome was very successful. My son is on probation for 9 months, drug tests every other Monday, and ten hours of community service. Most importantly, there was dismissal of drug charges, a factor which could prevent him from obtaining employment or renting a apartment, etc in the future. Our family is very thankful we hired a proven lawyer who had our son's best interest in mind. He didn't just want to get him out of trouble, but wanted to make sure he learned a lesson and grew as a person. I would definitely recommend Jonathan Paul!
Disorderly Conduct/Resisting arrest reduced to Public Intoxication - 5 Star Review
Very responsive. Replied to emails almost immediately. Came up with a plan of action that the judge seemed to appreciate. Gave us a chance to have the prosecutor lower the charges. Very satisfied with his service.
A person that really helps you out - David - 5 Star Review
I first want to state that Jon was very willing to work with me to achieve my goal. he kept me informed threw the whole process, which was nice as I wasn't in the dark of what was happening and what he was doing. I felt that I was apart of the process instead of sitting on the side and took time for to understand what was going. Jon is a lawyer that you can trust to get you the best deal you can possibly get in any scenario. I have nothing but good things to say about him and how he handles his job. very professional and motivation to keep my head up through my case. he took the time to look at all the options and his recommendations and truly the ones that are the most helpful. never did I feel that my case wasn't getting his full attention, my case was taking seriously and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone that would need a lawyer that will give you the best possible outcome. 11 stars out of 10
Urinating in Public - Sorin 5 Star Review
I was ticked for Urinating in Public in Ann Arbor. It was a pretty embarrassing ticket. I go to find out that it can result in a misdemeanor and potentially being registered as a sex offender. I contacted him and he responded right away with a game plan to get the offenses dismissed. within a few weeks, we were able to get it cleared off my record and reduced to a fine that was a fraction of the costs. I would highly recommend him to anyone. he was very responsive. An hour or two would not go by and i would already get a response to my question (email).
Representation for Retail Fraud - 5 Star Review
I am extremely satisfied with my interaction and representation from Mr. Paul. He was very responsive when I first reached out to him and when we met I was scared, ashamed and lost. He listened, he was concerned and he was knowledgeable. This interaction had an immediate positive impact on my morale.
His approach holds his client accountable and he expects that you will take responsibility for the things that you can control. This is extremely important for the outcome. When he laid out the plan, I followed it to the letter. Not only did this help my case to be completely DISMISSED, it also helped me to get to the origin of why I found myself in trouble. Now I am working on solving those issues so I do not find myself in this place again.
MIP Experience & Outcome - 5 Star Review
As the parent of a teenager, receiving a phone from your 17 year that they have been written up for an MIP is not something you are at all prepared for. After contacting Jonathan Paul via text message/e-mail, his response was immediate and his availability was literally 24/7. Jonathan and his colleagues were straight forward and forthright about the process and provided thorough answers to every question we had. There are a lot of "what if's" in situations like this, and following his program is critical. The program that Jonathan placed our daughter on required her to embrace the potential of the consequences and make efforts to achieve the best outcome possible. We followed every instruction and request that was made by Jonathan and took his advice seriously as the expert that he is. As a result, our daughter had a very positive outcome, one that I know would not have been possible without the expert guidance of Jonathan Paul and the team from Kelly & Kelly. As much as we do not want to see our children make poor choices that ultimately get them in trouble, it was reassuring to know that there are experts like Jonathan available that can guide you through a very unsettling process that can negatively affect your child's future. If you do find yourself in the same position we did as parents, do not hesitate to give Jonathan a call. It will be the best call, and investment, that you will make.
Helped get fake ID charge reduced - 5 Star Review
My son was caught using a fake ID while out of state visiting friends. I was not aware of the seriousness of this charge until discussing this with my local attorney, who recommended I contact Jonathan. Jonathan recommended some proactive steps that convinced the prosecutor that we were serious about this charge, which was reduced to something that will not permanently impact my son's record.
Jon helped me get something off of my record quickly and painlessly - 5 Star Review
Listen....this guy went the extra 10 miles to make me feel calm and reassured that my record would be clear of a charge that was literally keeping me from getting a job in my field off of my record. I am 110% satisfied.
Couldn't have asked for a better lawyer 5 Star Review
Anytime you have to contact a lawyer, obviously you're in trouble. Jonathan not only was an amazing lawyer, but he gave me pro-active steps to help my case. In the end, due to his advice, I got the lightest sentence for the case I was being tried for.
An amazing lawyer, and a great guy who actually seems to care about his clients. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Discharged two charges of Retail Fraud
Jonathan managed to get two charges of second degree retail fraud dropped - a task that I assumed was impossible, and would be for most lawyers.
I could not have picked a better lawyer in terms of professionalism and the ability to get what needs to be done completed.
There is a "no BS" mentality when dealing with Jonathan that is hard to come across. He simply knows what needs to be done and helps you get there.
If you want the best, clear, helpful solution to getting a legal issue solved, then look no further! Simply not a question if you are serious about your future.
Jonathan save my life from being charged of domestic violence - 5 Star Review
I was being accused of domestic violence. I am not a U.S citizen and just found a new job in the U.S. Any immigrant, if any crime convicted, will face the serious immigration issue including the possibility of being deported. It is a very serious moment in my life. I found Jonathan and contacted him on a Sunday night. He replied me very quickly and professionally in only 5 minutes. Although I did not meet him in person at the moment, I felt he is very trustworthy so I decided to cooperate with him. The result is awesome - my case was finally dismissed after our comprehensive plan was put in place. I can stay in the U.S, start my new job and have no legal issue anymore - it's just like nothing happened. I really appreciate his help.
JONATHAN IS AMAZING! - Michele - 5 Star Review
I got arrested for an OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) in Ypsilanti in January of 2015. I went online and found Kelly & Kelly and emailed Jonathan about my situation and he emailed me back not even 10 minutes later saying he could help me. Jonathan immediately gave me a program to follow which consisted of AA meetings, 50 hours of community service, and attending a MADD meeting (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). I did exactly what Jonathan recommended I do. Before I went to court he had recommended I take a Substance Abuse Assessment, in which I also did. Jonathan said we were going to plead to the lower charge of Driving While Visibly Intoxicated and try to keep my license from day one. Jonathan met with me about a week before my court date and told me exactly what was going to happen at court, and what the judge was going to say, and he told me to act confident and not nervous. This helped ALOT knowing what to expect. On my court date Michael Kelly came with me because Jonathan had an emergency felony case, but Jonathan made sure I was in good hands. Michael Kelly was also amazing and had a great statement to the judge about how I did AA meetings, community service, a MADD meeting, and a substance abuse assessment. I walked out of the court room with the lower charge of Driving While Visibly Impaired, only a restricted license, and NO PROBATION!!! Michael said he has never had a case where someone charged with drunk driving has no probation at all so that was amazing. These two were extremely helpful, confident, and comforting along the way and helped make this awful experience a much better one. If you are smart enough to hire either of these guys make sure you DO EXACTLY WHAT THEY TELL YOU AND FOLLOW THE PROGRAM THEY GIVE YOU!!!
Take the stress off by going with Jonathan Paul - 5 Star Review
I'm in my last year of college and got charged with 3rd Degree Retail Fraud. This was my first offense and arrest. I contacted Jonathan Paul right away and he set forth a game plan for how to approach this. His program does require work from you but trust and believe that doing that work IS worth it and doing it before your trial is imperative. In the end I getting my charges dismissed after 6 months probation and it won't be on my record at all. I couldn't have asked for a better result and throughout the ordeal I was reassured and stress free.
3rd Degree Retail Fraud Sterling Heights - 5 Star Review
I was arrested for 3rd degree retail fraud in Sterling Heights. At that moment I was devastated. Not only was I at risk of losing my job but also at risk for not being accepted into the master's program at my college. Immediately after I was released I searched for lawyers and found Jonathan Paul's website.
After working with him the amount of gratitude I feel toward Jonathan and the service he provided can't be put into words. When I first contacted him he responded immediately and every time after that (even when he was out with his family). During my pretrial/arraignment, the judge was impressed that i was proactive and had completed steps to show I was a productive member to society. All the Thanks can go to Jonathan's proactive approach. I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with him. His proactive program really works and you can be sure he will fight for you. "You only get one chance to defend yourself". I remembered that statement when i was in court, in front of the judge, as Jonathan highlighted everything I had done since my arrest and remember thinking how satisfied I was Jonathan was the one defending me. Instead of jail time I earned 6 - 12 months of non-reporting limited probation and a dismissal at the end of my probation period. (6 months if my probation is not violated)
My sentence shows his program works and I know you will also benefit from Jonathan defending you. If you need exceptional results he's the right person to have standing right beside you at court.
Oakland County Super Drunk - 5 Star Review
I am a working professional looking at a promotion until I got a super drunk charge in Oakland County. After discussing my goals w/ 3 other attorneys, Jonathan's proactive strategy made the most sense to minimize risk of losing everything I had worked for. Jonathan's biggest contributions were two fold.
First he was able to get the charge lowered to impaired, the lowest possible charge. As a result I never lost my driving privileges.
Secondly, the proactive measures he recommended went a long way in sentencing and minimized my restrictions and fines.
As a team we were able to meet our overall goals of the case which minimized my risk exposure to losing or at a minimum hindering my career progression. I recommend Jonathan's services to anyone who has the desire to do everything possible from Day 1 to help mitigate your overall risk and personal loss.
Fantastic Experience….look no further….Jonathan is the lawyer you want on your side - 5 Star Review
Jonathan was everything and more than I expected. He was quick to respond and very clearly described the process and how he would be able to help. He was very sincere in helping me through this ordeal and kept me updated throughout the process. I highly recommend Jonathan to anybody in need of assistance in Ann Arbor.
Excellent Attorney - 5 Star Review
On behalf my niece and the rest of my family, I just want to say thank you Jonathan for all your assistance in this matter. You really helped to ease our concerns. We appreciate your professionalism, positive attitude, encouragement and counsel throughout this initially stressful and scary process. You did an excellent job!!! Thank you!!!
MIP - 5 Star Review
I recently got an MIP while visiting Ann Arbor and was really worried about finding a lawyer from out of state. Jonathan kept me updated via email and text. He used a great proactive approach to get my charges dropped quicker. He was very professional and knowledgable about the whole process. I definitely recommend him.
Thank you! - 5 Star Review
Jonathan was everything I could have asked for in an attorney. Very responsive and trustworthy. He made sure that my record stayed clear!
Review for Jonathan Paul - 5 Star Review
Jonathan was very professional and very helpful when dealing with my case. I would highly recommend Jonathan for representation when dealing with charges such as but not limited to MIP, UIP, open intox, and noise violation.
Very Professional - 4 Star Review
Jonathan was very professional. He would contact me back very quickly. He was the first lawyer to appear for court (quite early too!) and saved me a lot of time. Highly recommended.
Extremely Helpful - 5 Star Review
Jonathan recently helped me with a court case. He was very responsive at all times and immediately answered any questions I had pertaining to the case.
Couldn't ask for better - Amanda - 5 Star Review
After searching through 7 different lawyers, chatting with 5 of them, and meeting with two, I chose to hire Jonathan Paul. He was quick, responsive,and incredibly proactive. My case had an even better outcome than I expected, and that was all due to Jonathan and his preemptive system. I hope to never need an attorney again, but if I do, Jonathan is my first call.
Excellent choice! - 5 Star Review
Jonathan Paul is a fantastic lawyer, he is great with clients and was able to keep me very calm throughout the entire process (searching for a lawyer, preparing for court, seeing the magistrate). He thoroughly explained every part of the court room procedure to me and always kept me up to date, often emailing texting or calling me.
Jonathan is a very experienced lawyer and I would hire him again if I ever need a lawyer.
Best possible outcome - 5 Star Review
Overall great experience with this lawyer. Very attentive and recieved response immediately after I initially contacted him. His proactive plan was crucial to the success of my trial. He was there every step of the way and made sure I understood exactly what was going on throughout the entire process.
I recommend this lawyer and would hire again if needed.
Proactive, kind and experienced lawyer - 5 Star Review
Crashing my car and receiving an Operating While Intoxicated charge, I thought my case was hopeless. I was terrified of what was going to happen. This was something I never had experience with and was completely out of character for me. I researched a few different lawyers and contacted Jonathan for the first time on a Friday night via e-mail to let him know my situation. I received a response within 30 minutes and was shocked - I wasn't expecting to hear anything until Monday. He immediately put me at ease. He not only responded to me, but gave a thoughtful and detailed response about how he can help me and gave me action items right away to ensure I would get the best possible outcomes. Jonathan handled my case proactively and helped me get a reduced charge to Operating while Visibly Impaired, which meant I got to keep my license. He always had my best interests in mind, asked me what my goals were, and looked past my terrible mistake to understand the good person that I am. He was clearly respected not only by other attorneys and the prosecutor at court, but also by the judge. Ultimately, the result of my case was the best possible outcome. Jonathan kept me updated along the way and gave me tools and a plan to get to that result. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer or better outcome.
Jonathan Paul Law Review - 5 Star Review
Jonathan worked tirelessly and swiftly to help grant me the best judgement possible. After being given an MIP Jonathan did everything in his power to reduce the amount of probation for me and was ultimately able to get the charges reduced. Jonathan went far beyond what I would have expected a lawyer to do in this situation. I would recommend Mr. Paul to anyone in trouble with the law, he truly values his clients and doesn't stop until he obtains the best possible outcome.
Jonathan helped me get the best results possible - 5 Star Review
Jonathan made all of the difference in what could have been the worst experience of my life. After I was arrested for a DUI, I had no idea what to do next. My BAC was so high and since I turned the wrong way down a one way street, I thought my case was hopeless. I spoke to several recommended lawyers who either weren't familiar with the Plymouth Township area or left me feeling even worse about sentencing than before. After I found Jonathan on this site, I emailed him after business hours and he immediately emailed me back to reassure me I could do things to help myself and he could help me turn this around. He even met with me for an hour before I retained his counsel to explain what the police were doing, how the prosecutor could handle my case, etc, which immediately put me more at ease. He outlined a proactive, effective plan on how I would spend the weeks before my sentencing date to show the court that while I made a terrible decision, it wasn't characteristic of me. I never knew how valuable the time you have between your arrest and your court date is, and without Jonathan, I believe my case would've turned out much differently. When we were at court, I could tell he was well known and well respected, and after the prosecutor, the probation officer and the judge saw the work Jonathan had encouraged me to do, they dropped my "Super Drunk" charge completely and knocked down my Driving While Intoxicated charge to Driving While Impaired. They also only gave me 6 months of non-reporting probation, the lightest they could give me. My insurance, my job, my court fees....Jonathan helped me get the best result possible concerning all of these. He is an excellent communicator, very knowledgeable, and always available to talk to clients. His plan is what both the judge and the probation officer specifically recognized as reasoning for my charges and probation terms. Who you choose to represent you in a case like this is so important, and I would recommend anyone in my position to hire Jonathan.
Case Dismissed - Angela - 5 Star Review
Mr. Paul did a great job with my son's case. He had an assault charge in which Mr. Paul got dismissed, with no fines and no probation. He is very responsive and contacts you back right away. He was patient and answered all questions and addressed all of our concerns. He was very encouraging to work with and also very knowledgeable. He also personally encouraged my son after the case to stay positive and focused. We could not have asked for a better outcome! We were very pleased with his services.
Organized, Responsive and a Great Result - 5 Star Review
Hiring a lawyer was like hiring a doctor for me. I wanted someone who I trusted with my well-being, and would have a game plan that I was comfortable with. Jonathan told me that he was very selective with who he represented, and I would need to follow his game plan to even be considered as his client. He told me I would need to do community service, attend special classes and commit myself to working hard outside of the courtroom. I liked his game plan and trusted the reasons behind it. Ultimately, I got so much out of this proactive approach, and it ended up getting my case dismissed! I can so thankful for Jonathan's guidance, and for doing my research to find his services. Every other lawyer just wanted to go to court and kept telling me how aggressive they were - this wasn't very appealing, it was like a doctor telling me they'd be aggressive, but without a real direction our purpose. Working with Jonathan was like working with a world-class surgeon who kept me informed at every step and I saw results while working with him. My life is back on track and my mistake is now in the past thanks to his hard work. Thank you!
Possession of Marijuana - 5 Star Review
I started out my possession of weed case with another lawyer who I was unhappy with. After getting Jonathan Paul on the case things completely turned around for me. Jonathan quickly came up with a plan for me. He was able to get me on the right path and reverse the damage done by my former representation. He kept me very well informed and responded very quickly. In the end I really enjoyed working with him and got the best outcome possible in my situation. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a lawyer.
Excellent, Professional, and Effective - Juvenile Case - 5 Star Review
Jonathan is profesional, yet I did not feel like I was talking to a machine. He was friendly, and kept me posted on a regular basis on what was happening with my case. He was able to reduce me from a misdemeanor to a CI just by talking with the prosecutor. Could not have been happier, I would highly recommend him.
Medical Professional with OWI Charge
Jonathan represented me through a first offense OWI charge in one of the toughest counties in the state of MI. He was very upfront with me, kept me well informed and promptly answered any question that I had throughout the six week process. He was very thorough from beginning to end and was able to get my charge dropped to OWVI. The lesser charge prevented my drivers license from being suspended for thirty days and thus, preventing severe, life-altering consequences. He helped me prove that a person of good character can make a very poor decision that warrants punishment but it doesn't have to be the most severe. Because of Jonathan's guidance and representation, I was only given a one day class on alcoholism, two days of community service and six months probation with only two visits and no drug testing. I highly recommend him as a attorney with great skill and character.
Under age Drinking Charge - 5 Star Review
My son recently was in trouble for under age drinking and driving. Jonathan was able to structure his case and win a consent agreement. This was the best outcome for a mistake in judgement that could have impacted my son's future in a much worse way. I appreciated Jonathan emphasizing to my son how important it was for him to own up to the mistake and face the consequences. He was very straightforward with him and always explained possible outcomes. Jonathan conveyed understanding to my teen, always listened to him, engaged his ideas, and made the experience as comfortable as possible in a very intimidating arena for a teenager. We would highly recommend Jonathan.
An Excellent Lawyer from a Well Respected Firm - 5 Star Review
Jonathan represented me in the pre-filing stages of a serious criminal investigation. It was a very traumatic time, but his calm demeanor, knowledge, and diligence with responding to my inquiries made a huge difference. Thanks to his advice, no charges were ever filed -- by far the best possible outcome. What I appreciated most was how he was always patient with my questions and requests for information. He promptly responded to every inquiry and kept me updated when new information arose. Even though my case was denied, I would have felt comfortable going to trial with his representation. Thanks to him I have my life back.