Stacey M. Washington

Stacey M. Washington

Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Phone:
888-769-0091
734-274-6567
Fax:
734-929-9731
Email:

If you are looking at my profile, you are going through a tough time.  You may be scared and confused about what will happen to you next.  I want to and can help you clear up the confusion and protect your rights.  Contact me today.

My law practice focuses on DUI/OWI drunk driving and criminal defense. I believe that I can be a more effective attorney for my clients by focusing on only one area of law.

I previously prosecuted DUI/OWI drunk driving and other criminal offenses for the City of Ann Arbor, have substantial experience trying criminal and civil cases, and now use that experience to defend individuals facing DUI/OWI, misdemeanor and felony criminal charges in Washtenaw County and some courts in Wayne County.

My approach to client representation is team and resolution oriented to achieve the client's goals. I make every effort to resolve matters through negotiation first. I have significant criminal and civil trial experience. However, I recommend litigation or trial only as a last resort when amicable resolution is not possible or the evidence and law make trial appropriate.

I am sensitive to the personal and emotional needs of clients and assist clients in resolving legal issues with professionalism and the least amount of stress and disruption. I educate and guide my clients so they can make good, informed decisions. I know that each client's case is of great importance to the client. Each client deserves an attorney who is personally responsive to the client's needs. Therefore, I provide attentive, assertive, efficient and effective legal services with personal attention to each client. I use voicemail and email (and, sometimes, text messaging, Skype or Face Time) to maintain regular and timely contact with clients. I personally handle each case.

I have practiced law since 1987. I have lived and worked in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County since 1992 and have strong ties to the legal community and an excellent reputation. I previously lived and worked in Detroit, Wayne County for several decades. I am very experienced and familiar with the court system, attorneys, prosecutors, other professionals, and community.

I make appropriate referrals for areas outside my area of expertise.

Other Professional Activities

Solo Practice University, DUI Defense Instructor (2013 to Present)

Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Law Advisory Board member (2011 to present)

Institute of Continuing Legal Education, contributing author - “Michigan Drunk Driving Law & Practice, Sixth Edition” and “Handling Plea Bargaining Effectively”

Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors member (2016 to present

Ozone House Youth & Family Services, Volunteer for career related matters (2013 to 2014)

American Inns of Court, Washtenaw County Chapter, Master level participant for preliminary examinations (2013 to 2014)

Washtenaw County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee (2013 to 2014)

Washtenaw County Trial Court Case Evaluator (1998 to 2009)

Wayne County Circuit Court Case Evaluator (2004 to 2011)

Washtenaw County Bar Association Speaker and Panelist (October 2005 - Bias Awareness Week)

Institute of Continuing Legal Education Instructor and/or Moderator (June 2006 - Deposition Skills; May 2005 - Deposition Skills; 1998 - ADA, FMLA and Worker’s Compensation Interplay)

Washtenaw County Bar Association, Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section (2006 to 2007)

Ave Maria School of Law, Speaker at Pathway to Law (2007 & 2008)

Year Joined Firm

  • 2005

Areas of Practice

  • 100% DUI/Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanor

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation and Facilitation, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1987

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • B.A. cum laude - 1984
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, contributing author - “Michigan Drunk Driving Law & Practice, Sixth Edition” and “Handling Plea Bargaining Effectively”

Classes/Seminars

  • Solo Practice University, DUI Defense, Instructor, 2013 - Present
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Criminal Law Advisory Board member, 2011 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Washtenaw County Chapter, Master level participant for preliminary examinations, 2013 - 2014
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association Speaker and Panelist (October 2005 - Bias Awareness Week)
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education Instructor and/or Moderator (June 2006 - Deposition Skills; May 2005 - Deposition Skills; 1998 - ADA, FMLA and Worker’s Compensation Interplay)
  • Ave Maria School of Law, Speaker at Pathway to Law, 2007 - 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA)
  • National Employment Law Association (NELA)
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Criminal Defenders Association of Michigan
  • Vanzetti M. Hamilton Bar Association
  • Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Women's Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW)
  • Women Business Owners of Southeastern Michigan
  • Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors member, 2016 - Present
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, 2013 - 2014
  • Washtenaw County Trial Court Case Evaluator, 1998 - 2009
  • Wayne County Circuit Court Case Evaluator, 2004 - 2011
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association, Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section, 2006 - 2007

Past Employment Positions

  • Eisenberg & Bogas, P.C., Associate Attorney/Of Counsel, 2005 - 2006
  • City of Detroit Law Department, Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel, 2003 - 2005
  • Law Office of Stacey M. Washington, Attorney, 2001 - 2003
  • Hamilton, McDonald & Carter, PLLC, Of Counsel, 2001
  • City of Ann Arbor, Assistant City Attorney, 1992 - 2000
  • UAW-GM Legal Services, Staff Attorney, 1990 - 1991
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of MI, Staff Attorney, 1988 - 1989
  • Contract Attorney, Various Law Firms, Of Counsel, 1987 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • Washtenaw Literacy, Volunteer, English as a Second Language Tutor
  • Growing Hope, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Washtenaw Dispute Resolution Center, Pro Bono Mediator
  • Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan, Volunteer/Pro Bono Attorney and Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Washtenaw County/Eastern Michigan University Legal Resource Center, Volunteer
  • University of Michigan Silver Club, Volunteer
  • University of Michigan Law School, Volunteer Judge/Moderator/Instructor for various Student Competitions
  • Ozone House Youth & Family Services, Volunteer for career related matters