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Michael L. Steinberg

Macomb County Criminal Defense Attorney

Royal Oak Defense Attorney, Michael L Steinberg

Don't Be Sold Out, I Fight For Your Rights

Accreditations and Training

Michael L. Steinberg is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and has the following accreditations and training:


  • Michigan State Bar, Bar License No P43481, 1990
  • Macomb County Bar Association
    • Criminal Law Committee
    • Juvenile Law Committee
      • Education Sub-Committee
      • Court Issues Sub-Committee
  • United States District Court, District of Maryland, 1990
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1991
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (
    • Constitutional Warrior, first Member to reach this status
    • Board of Directors 2002-present, terms end May, 2017
    • Education sub Committee
  • National College for DUI Defense (
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2011-2019


  • Trial Skills – Evidence Bootcamp 2015 – Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
    • Board of Directors 2002 – Present
    • Faculty, Trial Practice College, Small Group Workshop
    • Frequent presenter at the biannual conferences. Topics: Hand writing analysis authenticity, case issues, evidence, investigation, search and seizure, motion practice and sentencing issues
    • Faculty, Evidence Bootcamp since 2016
  • Macomb County Bar Association
    • Frequent presenter on criminal and juvenile law issues, including search and seizure, juvenile delinquency, investigation, witness identification, evidence, driver’s license restoration, and representing adults accused of crimes in family court
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Presented on nuts and bolts, trial skills, evidence, and search and seizure


  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial Practice College
  • Forensic Interviewing Protocol (child abuse and rape cases)
  • Patterns of Disclosure (child abuse and rape cases)
  • Medical and Legal Aspects of Death (homicide cases: gunshot wounds, blood splatter evidence, strangulation, vehicular homicide)
  • Accident Reconstruction (vehicular homicide)
  • Emergency Room Protocol and Procedures (child abuse, rape, and assault cases)
  • Narcotics Interdiction and Canine Alert and Detection (drug cases)
  • Weapons Discharge (homicide and assault cases)
  • Toxicology (homicide, rape, DUI, and assault cases)
  • Evidence Collection and Preservation Protocol (homicide, rape, child abuse, DUI, shootings, burglary, and arson cases)
  • Ballistics (Weapons)
  • Splatter Evidence (Assults and Homicides)
  • National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration (NTHSA)
    • Certified in standardized field sobriety testing (DUI cases)
    • Datamaster (DUI cases)

About Michael

Was born in October 1963 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and then went on to attend graduate school in Baltimore and graduate from Thomas Cooley Law School in 1990. Mike entered law school with the desire to be a criminal defense attorney and he tailored his education and professional experience to work with the best criminal defense minds in the business.

Michael Steinberg is an experienced Macomb county criminal defense attorney with offices in Oakland County (Royal Oak) and Macomb County (Mount Clemens), Michigan, Mike specializes in cases involving rape, murder, assault and battery, theft, and drug and alcohol offenses. He provides advanced training to practicing attorneys and mentoring for lawyers new to the practice, and he has conducted numerous seminars for criminal defense attorneys. In addition, Mike teaches advanced trial skills which helps to get the client story told.

Michael has intimate knowledge of Michigan laws designed to protect your rights, and he has successfully won hundreds of cases for his clients. He is an aggressive, thorough, and committed lawyer who knows all of the players involved in your case before he enters the courtroom and has effectively negotiated with prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement agents for reduced charges or lesser sentencing. From case intake on, Mike evaluates the case as if it is going to be tried. His ability to think out side of the box is his key to victory.

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  • Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
  • Defender Motion Book contributor
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan – Conference materials contributor
  • West’s Michigan non-standard criminal jury instruction , 3rd edition