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DOUGLAS R. MULLKOFF

Mr. Mullkoff’s distinguished career as one of Michigan’s prominent criminal defense attorneys spans over twenty-five years. He has been repeatedly honored as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in white collar and general crime in Southeastern Michigan, named “Super Lawyer” in the category of criminal defense by his peers and given the highest available AV rating by the national Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

In 1989 he argued successfully on behalf of a client before the United States Supreme Court. He has appeared in federal appeal actions before the 6th Circuit over 80 times and argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals on over 150 occasions.

Having handled well over a hundred jury trials in state and federal courts, Mullkoff has won acquittals in numerous cases including homicide, assault with intent to murder, mail fraud, racketeering, conspiracy, and computer crimes.

Over the years, Mullkoff has gained extensive experience in white collar defense, handling cases such as health care fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, investment banking fraud, mortgage fraud and intellectual property crimes.

In 2004 Mullkoff represented Sharon Spangler who was acquitted of first and second degree murder after a Lapeer County jury found she acted in self defense when she shot and killed her husband.

In 2003 and 2004 in the federal district court in Washington, D.C., Mullkoff brought a habeas corpus action which resulted in the repatriation to Saudi Arabia of a Guantanamo detainee.

Mr. Mullkoff was elected president of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and served in that capacity from 1998 through 2000. In 2003 the Governor appointed him to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and he served in that capacity through 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

FBA to Present Gilman Award to Mullkoff. Mayor Bing Keynote Speaker
Legal News
April 1, 2010

Education

University of Michigan, B.A. 1977

Detroit College of Law, J.D. 1981

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Michigan

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of MI, Western District of MI and Northern District of Indiana

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court

Professional memberships

American Constitution Society

International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law

Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (Commissioner), 2003 - 2006

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan - President, 1998-2000

Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan)

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Lawyers Guild

Washtenaw County Bar Association - Professionalism and Civility Award (1996)

Practice

Federal and State trial representation

Appeals and habeas corpus proceedings