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Ellen Michaels
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Phone: (248) 202-3345

500 Griswold St #2340
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Ellen Michaels is a well-educated, aggressive criminal defense attorney who does not back down. She is a winner. She is currently accepting new clients in Michigan.


Ellen Michaels is an experienced attorney with a stellar education from some of the country’s top schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1986, and she went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law in 1990. She has been practicing law for several decades.

After graduating from law school, Ellen Michaels spent time working as a Public Defender, which gave her exposure to and experience with a multitude of crimes. During this time, she was in the courtroom all day, every day. Because of these experiences, Ellen Michaels knows the courtroom inside and out, and she was also able to develop deep relationships with all of the different courts, which helps her to better serve her clients today.


Ellen Michaels is a smart, results oriented attorney who knows that every client’s case is unique. She is also an empathic person. She understands that clients sometimes find themselves in difficult situations, and she is always respectful of every client regardless of his or her background. She also works hard to be accessible to her clients at all times. If you have any questions or concerns about your case, she will make herself available to address the issue quickly.

Whatever charges you are facing, you can count on Ellen Michaels to act as your fierce advocate, protecting your rights every step of the way. She handles all types of criminal defense cases, including gun charges, assault and battery, drug offenses and more. In every case, she is not afraid to take on the courts and win.

Contact Ellen Michaels

If you have been charged with a crime in Michigan, you need a respected, passionate attorney like Ellen Michaels on your side. To learn more about working with Ellen Michaels or to schedule a consultation, please contact Ellen K. Michaels and Associates PLLC today. Call 248-202-3345


J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 1990

B.A., University of Michigan, 1986
Political Science

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Michigan
Client Reviews
“I hired Ellen Michaels to represent me after I was charged with retail fraud 3 in Livonia. She was wonderful to work with, she understood my financial situation and worked with me even after others would not. She is genuinely caring and she has one of the most reassuring personalities of anyone that I have met. I was given 9 months of probation and 6 days of work program and nothing on my record. I was so fortunate to have met her.” Ashley
“Ellen represented my daughter when she received an MIP. She not only fought for a full dismissal, which she was able to get, but she listened to and supported my daughter throughout the process. We were so thankful for this as we live 2000 miles away and were unable to join the proceedings in person. She treated our daughter like her own, and we can not recommend her highly enough. Kind and smart! A great combo.” Nancy
“Ms. Michaels fought for me every step of the way. She was smart and tough. I was so grateful to have her fighting for me. I was accused of Domestic Violence and it was all lies. Ms. Michaels believed in me. She got my case dismissed because she knew the law and knew my rights. I highly recommend Ellen Michaels.” Jon