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Why Barone Opened a Drunk Driving Defense Firm

Question: What made you want to open your own drunk driving defense firm in Michigan?

Answer: I wanted to be a surgeon, so I embarked on a pre-med degree. In my junior year, I started reading a lot about philosophy and government, and this ultimately led to my interest in law. After completing my medical degree, I applied to law school, and in my final year of law school, as I started to think about actual legal careers, I was looking for a way to combine both my training and knowledge and education in science as well as the law. While I was in law school, I worked for a circuit court judge, and as a law student working for the judge, I observed dozens of felony trials, criminal felony trials, and as a young law student I was always intrigued by the criminal law, but I didn't think I could make a living that way.

So I decided to work for a law firm handling medical malpractice cases instead. And then after about a year with that firm, I made the decision to go out on my own, and my first interest was criminal law. So I started handling criminal felony appointments, and I also picked up a few DUI cases. After handling those cases, I quickly realized that my background in science and my pre-med education was very applicable to drunk driving cases, because they always involve things like breath and blood testing as well as scientific concepts like the metabolism of alcohol. I knew this was the right fit so I decided to specialize in just drunk driving cases. In the early years, I never really thought about opening my own law firm. I was just trying to get by. But as my reputation grew, so did my caseload, and this meant hiring both support staff as well as associate lawyers. And the firm has grown ever since.

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.