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Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC

Criminal Defense, Family and Business Lawyer in Southfield, Michigan

Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC

24725 West 12 Mile Road
Suite 110

Southfield, Michigan 48034

Phone(248) 356-8900 or(888) 399-7979
Fax (248) 356-8901

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Law Firm Overview

The Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC zealously serves the legal needs of individuals, families, and businesses throughout Michigan.
Our office advises and represents clients facing a wide range of legal issues, backed by a commitment to excellence and a dedication to the highest standards of the profession. We provide focused, aggressive representation with the flexibility to negotiate, litigate or pursue alternative dispute resolutions.

Our respected Southfield law office is never far from your late-breaking questions and concerns. We remain available to you by phone or e-mail to address whatever's bothering you. We welcome your input as it guides our negotiations. If a courtroom battle becomes necessary, we are prepared to aggressively represent your interests. You can depend on our longstanding commitment to excellence. Whether you are struggling with a family law issue; awaiting trial on a drunk driving charge; setting up the storefront for your company; or preparing for litigation, Julian J. Poota is here for you.

At our dynamic law firm, it's all about your rights: knowing them, preserving them and protecting them at all costs. Whether you are fending off criminal charges at trial, pursuing what's rightfully yours during your family law case, or protecting your business companyís interests in litigation, your rights and opportunities under the law come first with us. We throw every ounce of our energy, legal knowledge and client availability into your case.

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Federal Crimes; State Offenses; Violations of Restraining or Personal Protection Orders (PPO); Stalking; Harassment; Terroristic Threats; Ethnic Intimidation; Kidnapping; Prescription Fraud; Conspiracy; Solicitation; Public Corruption; Indecent Exposure; Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; Bank Fraud; Securities Fraud; Mail Fraud; Immigration Fraud; Medicare Fraud; Welfare Fraud; Mortgage Fraud; Health Care Fraud; Public Corruption; Extortion; Obstruction of Justice; Larceny; False Pretenses; Odometer Fraud; Retail Fraud; Conspiracy; Counterfeiting; Forgery; Breaking and Entering; Carjacking; Collections; Bankruptcy Chapters 7, 11, 13; Non-Compete Agreements; Lease Agreements; Business Succession Planning; Liquor License; Misdemeanors; Property Division; Parental Relocation; Post-decree Modifications; Enforcements; Guardianships and Conservatorships; Dog Bites; Misrepresentation; Eviction; Easements; Mechanicís Liens; Quiet Title Actions; Loan Modifications; Short Sales.

Areas of Law Description

Our practice includes:

- Appeals

The Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC handles both civil and criminal appeals. While judges and juries strive to decide cases according to proper procedures and an adequate basis under the law and the facts of the case, the legal process is prone to human error and mistakes can be made. If you have been negatively impacted by a poorly-made decision, you need an appeals attorney to protect your rights. If you believe that the judge or jury reached the wrong result in your case, you have the right to appeal that decision. You need an attorney who will zealously advance your position.

- Bankruptcy

Filing individual or business bankruptcy is a major decision - but a really practical and positive one for some people and businesses with a need for debt relief. At the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC we understand that even considering personal or business bankruptcy is a decision that few take lightly. You need a lawyer who will carefully assess your financial situation, reliably determine the ideal legal option for you, and assist you accordingly. You can rely on our solid business and real estate knowledge as well as our strong grasp of the nuances, benefits and risks of bankruptcy.

- Business Law

You may be planning to get into a business transaction that could help your business remain profitable. You could be unsure as to which corporate entity is suitable for your company. You might have encountered a dispute with another company over a contract issue or non-compete agreement or you may be in need of a skilled business litigation attorney for your upcoming or pending lawsuit. From business start-up to business sale to business litigation, our experienced law firm can steer your company in the right direction. You will like the commitment to excellence that our lawyer extends to all of our commercial clients.

- Civil Litigation

When you are involved in any type of dispute that may proceed to court, you need a lawyer who is zealous and not afraid of arguing your case before a judge or jury. The Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC handles civil litigation cases for individuals and businesses with a variety of legal needs. From recovering compensation for a personal injury to resolving a business contract dispute or a family law matter, we work diligently to protect our clients' interests and achieve a favorable outcome. We handle all kinds of civil disputes between individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partners, and any other form or entity.

- Criminal Defense

Attorney Julian Poota handles all felony and misdemeanor charges, including but not limited to: Weapons Charges; Theft / White Collar Crime; Drunk Driving / DUI; Traffic Violations; Drug Crimes; Sex Crimes; and Assault & Domestic Violence. Our firm is known for its commitment to excellence in protecting and advancing your interests, pre-trial and in court. We know criminal law. Criminal charges filed against you in Michigan deserve the attention of the most dedicated, effective defense attorney you can find. We know how high the stakes are in your case, and what a conviction could mean.

- Theft and White Collar Crimes

If you were arrested for theft, embezzlement, fraud, or white collar crime in Michigan, you deserve the attention of the most dedicated, effective defense attorney you can find. Our full-service theft and white collar crime defense attorney can meet with you at a police station or jail cell, or meet with your family at our office or their home. We want to hear what happened, leading up to your arrest for theft or a white collar crime. We look forward to finding out how we can help put these troubles behind you.

- Traffic Violations Defense

If you have received your first traffic ticket in years and wish to protect a clean driving record, or, if you have received a succession of traffic violations that endanger your Michigan driving privileges, you need the assistance of an experienced lawyer who will look out for your legal rights. At the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC, we are recognized for our commitment to excellence in representing motorists such as you. We know traffic violations law, investigate thoroughly and fight for your need to stay behind the wheel.

- Sex Crimes

A sex crime conviction in Michigan can brand you as a sex offender forever. We know how high the stakes are ó your freedom, reputation, professional career, family and life ó could all be at risk. We know the defenses that judges and juries find credible and we are familiar with the variety of tactics prosecutorís employ at trial. You can benefit from all of Mr. Poota's knowledge, and more. Julian J. Poota has the courtroom abilities and investigative talent that can turn your life around, for the better.


We are dedicated to excellence in representing you, at the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC. Our respected, Michigan-born and educated DUI defense lawyer takes charge of your drunk driving case - from start to finish. We want to put you back on the road as soon as possible, so you can continue pursuing your livelihood. We question the validity of breath and field sobriety tests. We carefully examine every facet of your drunk driving arrest. We argue for reductions and dismissals of charges, and alternative penalties that can restore your driving privileges.

- Weapons Charges

At the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC, we can capably defend you against all weapons charges. We examine every aspect of your alleged weapons violation and carefully scrutinize the actions of the arresting officers. We want to know if everything was done "by the book." You could benefit from the wise counsel and aggressive advocacy of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Julian J. Poota.

- Drug Crimes

The drug crime charge against you in Michigan carries harsh penalties, and could take you away from your liberties and loved ones. Don't let this happen to you. Act now by discussing your drug crimes case with our experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC. Our skilled Michigan drug crime defense lawyer looks carefully into your case for any evidence of illegal search and seizure and asset forfeiture. Throughout our work together, we will explore every avenue to restore your freedom and reputation.

- Assault and Domestic Violence Defense

If your work and family life in Michigan have been derailed by a criminal charge for assault or domestic violence, you need aggressive legal representation immediately. Ours is a truly full-service domestic violence criminal defense law office serving Southfield and surrounding areas. Our domestic violence clients have valued our gift for defense strategies and maximum availability to their spontaneous issues. You too will appreciate what we can do for you: in negotiating with those who have accused you, and at trial, opposing those who would convict and incarcerate you.

- Divorce

There are numerous factors you have to consider if you are contemplating divorce. Among those factors are spousal support and property division; child support, custody and visitation considerations; and the desire for an amicable settlement versus the last option of litigation. The attorneys at the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC can assist you through the divorce process in a calming, informative manner. We want to clear a path to a serene post-divorce future for you. We want to be your rock during this troubled time that you probably thought would never happen.

- Estate Planning

Over the course of a lifetime assets are acquired. Once we pass on those assets remain and they will be reallocated. The question is, will you have a say in the matter? Estate Planning is the process that gives you a say. In the event that you become incapacitated and even when you're gone, estate planning keeps you in control. There a variety of tools, including wills and trusts that guarantee you keep control even when you can no longer speak on your own behalf. Which instruments are used depend on the specifics of your circumstances. Estate planning is beneficial for single, married, and cohabitating individuals.

- Family Law

Family law disputes can have a direct impact on your personal well-being, your financial security, and the best interests of your children. At our firm, we are committed to providing strategic, tailored solutions in cases involving divorce, child custody, child and spousal support. When it comes to your personal rights and interests, you should be sure to work with a family law attorney who will zealously advocate your position. Attorney Julian J. Poota knows that family law disputes can be contentious and require both a skilled negotiator and an attorney with the ability to take any case to court. We know how to protect your rights, your family, and your long-term interests.

- Guardianship & Conservatorship

If a family member or close friend is struggling to care for themselves or their property, you can establish a conservatorship or guardianship to ensure the person is properly cared for and his or her property is handled competently. A conservator is a person or financial institution appointed by the probate court to handle an individual's property and financial affairs. Sometimes the same person serves as both guardian and conservator. Once appointed, a conservator takes title to and manages the individual's assets. A conservatorship can be limited by the court in such way the individual continues to control part of his or her property.

- Personal Injury

At the Southfield Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC, our lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with quick, professional, and zealous representation. We handle cases throughout metro Detroit. We are dedicated in getting full and fair compensation for our clients, including payment of medical bills, lost wages, future lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will discuss the legal process with you with regards to procedure, time, and the value of your case so you can become actively involved.

- Real Estate

Real estate transactions commonly deal with large sums of money and can often involve your most valuable asset. Disputes involving real estate can easily become emotionally charged and complicated. Whether your issue is with a contractor, buyer, neighbor or realtor, our experienced attorney is ready to provide you with the sound legal counsel and skilled representation you need to put it behind you. At the Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC, we are dedicated to providing solutions for individuals and businesses in all areas of real estate and property law.

- Social Security

Whether your case is an Adult or Child Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim, you can trust our firm to insure the proper handling of your application, request for hearing, and appeals. If we accept your case, you will need no money to hire us. The sooner you involve an attorney in your claim, the sooner we can begin to properly prove and protect your right to disability benefits. Our fee will be a small percentage of past due benefits sent directly to us from the Social Security Administration only if you win.


  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association


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