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Orosia Adams

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Phone: 248-421-5259

280 N Old Woodward Ave #200
Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Orosia is an accomplished and skilled lawyer with comprehensive experience in providing legal guidance to a business client base. She advises organizations on data privacy and cybersecurity risks on both a national and international basis, including proactive compliance, incident response strategies and management, and defense of regulatory enforcement actions. Orosia has worked on numerous data breaches and privacy incidents where she worked closely with local, state and federal law enforcement, forensic investigators and third-party cybersecurity vendors to offer clients efficient and effective breach response services in compliance with the numerous state, federal, international and industry-specific legal obligations. Her experience covers a multitude of regulatory areas including privacy, data security, data breaches, export compliance, tax compliance, and the developing cannabis industry.

From the Attorney:

My Story

The daughter of Spanish immigrant parents, I was born and grew up in the Detroit area. My mother did not speak English and we only spoke Spanish in the home, so I became bilingual. Growing up I enjoyed school, friends, and the community of other Spanish speaking people that in fact became our family.

Unfortunately, my childhood ended abruptly when at 17 years of age my mother was killed by a drunk driver. The world as I knew it had changed forever but matters were about to get worse. Six months after the death of my mother, my father passed away leaving behind 3 children. I had graduated from high school and was getting ready to begin college but now I was an orphan.

I was determined to make the best out of my situation and worked at local area malls while attending the undergraduate program at The University of Michigan – Dearborn. I worked my way through school and successfully graduated in December of 1988. Immediately thereafter, I went to work for General Motors. While working at GM I earned my MBA from Wayne State University Business School in 1991 and later convinced GM to sponsor my attendance in law school. I attended Wayne State University School of Law in their evening program while maintaining full-time employment at GM and graduated with my JD in 1998. Again, I was determined to excel despite of the past.

For the longest time in my life, I did not understand drunk drivers and I certainly did not have any sympathy for them at all. Afterall, my life had been uprooted because of the decision of a person to drive while intoxicated. I held on to the belief that all drunk drivers should go to prison, until my own son received his DUI. I remember sitting in the courtroom at his sentencing, when I realized that this time I was on the opposite side of the courtroom. My son is a good person and made a poor decision.

Quickly, I began to reflect and did a lot of soul searching as to where my life had led me. All drunk persons are not bad people, they are in fact good people that made bad choices. I eventually did forgive the drunk driver that killed my mother. Everyone deserves the ability to win back their lives.

I am now an attorney at The Barone Defense Firm, and I bring the same determined, can-do attitude to serving the client’s needs. I strive to exceed the client’s business objectives all while maintaining compliance to legal requirements.

Education

J.D., Wayne State University Law School, 1998

MBA, Wayne State University Business School, 1991

B.B.A., University of Michigan – Dearborn, 1988

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Michigan, 200
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Michigan Bar Association
Member Since: 2000

Representative Clients
  • General Motors
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Caterpillar
  • Kraft Heinz
Featured Pro Bono Activities
  • Lakeshore Legal Aid Driver License Restoration Clinic
Languages

English & Spanish

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Patrick Barone is the ONLY choice for DUI defense. He was realistic from the start and made it a point to look at my case before taking my money. As a business owner, when I think of attorneys, I think of the "shark infested waters. Patrick is a shark alright, but his prey is not the client; it's justice for his client. Ten stars Patrick!! Chris F.
★★★★★
Attorney Patrick Barone was very helpful and helped me understand the charge and sentence absolutely clearly. He also guided me through step by step helping me form a statement. His instructions were clear and detailed. It was obvious he cared about me understanding every important detail within my case. I would absolutely recommend this defense firm to anyone in need. Aaron B.
★★★★★
The Barone Defense Firm is the firm I recommend. They are truly concerned about the person, not just the legal issue, but the person as well. They are the most knowledgeable defense firm that I am aware of, having actually written the book on DWI Defense. If you are faced with a DWI you will not find a more professional and skilled law firm. But, most importantly, they care about how the accused individual recovers his or her life when the case is complete. Very remarkable group of lawyers. William H.