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Southfield, Mich. — April 14, 2016 — Neil Rockind, founder of Southfield-based criminal defense law firm, Rockind Law, was selected for inclusion on the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s (NADC) 2016 list of the nation’s top one percent of attorneys.

NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other attorneys to emulate.

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. In 2015, 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. In October 2015, he was a presenter for TEDx Oakland University. 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 about NADC or the selection process for the 2016 list, please visit

About Rockind Law
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