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Southfield, Mich. — Feb. 13, 2015 — Neil Rockind, founder of Southfield-based criminal defense law firm, Rockind Law, has been named one of Michigan’s 30 Leaders in the Law by the legal trade publication Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The Leader in the Law is awarded to lawyers for their significant achievements in the legal field, outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Michigan, leadership in improving the justice system in Michigan, seeking improvements to the legal community and setting an example for other lawyers. Rockind and his fellow honorees from throughout the state’s legal community will be celebrated at an award luncheon on Thursday, March 26 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy.

Rockind has more than 20 years of experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney and litigator, and since establishing Rockind Law in 2000, has represented a wide array of defense clients in Michigan. He has noted expertise in cases ranging from drunk driving to complex federal cases, and his high profile cases include the Basketbrawl (Piston v Pacer) assault case at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Nov. 2004. In fall 2014, Rockind became the first attorney in Michigan to get court approval for an acquitted client’s blood samples to be returned.

In addition to his case work, Rockind serves as a legal expert for WDIV Local 4 News and other media outlets and is a contributing author to Michigan Model Criminal Jury Instructions. He has a passion for fighting against the growing number of Michigan laws he views as encroaching on the civil liberties of state residents.

Rockind holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He is active in a variety of professional organizations, including membership in the State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Defense section of the State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers among others.

To learn more and to view the complete listing of the Leaders in the Law for 2015, visit the Michigan Lawyers Weekly website.

About Rockind Law
Rockind Law is a Southfield, Michigan-based criminal defense law firm aggressively pursuing justice for individuals facing criminal charges, including white collar crime, drunk driving, narcotics and assault. To find out more about the firm’s services and resources, visit

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