Law Office of S. Allen Early

Law Office of S. Allen Early

Michigan Criminal, Appeals & Federal Habeas Corpus Attorney Provides Meticulous and Effective Legal Services

Firm Overview

Reputable Detroit law firm delivers high quality legal representation
As one of the most respected attorneys in Michigan, recognized in publications as one of the Best Criminal Lawyers in Detroit, S. Allen Early is well known for his exemplary legal service defending clients in both federal and state courts throughout Michigan and federal court in Chicago. Testimony to his hard work and integrity is his AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell listing, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

The Law Office of S. Allen Early can help you with the following:
-Federal court cases
-Appeals in all federal and state courts
-Criminal trials in all federal and state courts
-White collar crime
-Federal habeas corpus
-Drug crimes
-Sex crimes
-Driving while intoxicated
-Section 2255 federal habeas corpus for federal prisoners
-Section 2254 federal habeas corpus for state prisoners
-Forfeiture law

Personalized legal service from an experienced Wayne County lawyer
At the Law Office of S. Allen Early, our commitment to our clients is our number one priority. We work hard to obtain the best resolution for you in the most cost-effective, efficient manner possible. As precise and winning litigators, our goal is to provide each of our clients with unsurpassed personal attention from the initial consultation through the conclusion of your case.

We assist clients in a wide range of matters of varying degrees of complexity. Our goal is to obtain a resolution that is consistent with the goals of each individual client. We stand ready to provide clients with the most zealous courtroom representation.

The Law Office of S. Allen Early represents clients throughout the metropolitan Detroit area, including in federal courts in Detroit and Ann Arbor and state courts in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties, in Michigan and federal court in Chicago.

Main Office

Main Office
65 Cadillac Square, Suite 2810
Detroit, MI 48226



Criminal Defense

Michigan Criminal Trials, Federal & State Courts Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime in Michigan, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. For more than 40 years, attorney S. Allen Early has been fighting to defend the rights of his clients. The Law Office of S. Allen Early in Detroit has built its reputation on getting results. We are intimately familiar with all facets of the Michigan criminal justice system, and have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

We have represented clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-Assault and battery
-Possession of drugs
-Theft and larceny
-Homicide - murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White collar crime

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated we can help you get those charges sealed or expunged, or represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that we strive diligently to help you overcome it, and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
At the Law Office of S. Allen Early, we go the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. We have taken an oath to provide exemplary service, an oath that we are dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and a firm attention to detail, our efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. We personally speak with witnesses, rifle through police records and examine the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, if necessary. We also bring in experts who challenge the prosecution and help us prepare trial strategy.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact us today.

S. Allen Early

Law Office of S. Allen Early

Practice areas
-Criminal defense
-Criminal trials
-Federal habeas corpus
-White collar crime
-Drug crimes
-Sex crimes

-Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1971
-U.S. District Court, Chicago, 2010
-District of Columbia, 1972
-California, 1978
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1985
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

-Yale University, J.D.

Associations and memberships
-State Bar of Michigan (Member, Criminal Section)
-State Bar of California
-American Bar Association (Member, Criminal Section)

Biographical details
-Member, Board of Editors, Yale Law Journal, 1969 - 1971. Law Clerk to Hon. Harold R. Tyler, Jr., Southern District of New York, 1971 - 1972. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, District of Columbia, 1972 - 1975. Named one of the Best Criminal Lawyers in Metro Detroit in dbusiness magazine, Detroit's Premier Business Magazine; AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for professionalism and ethics.


Yale University
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