Ann Arbor criminal defense attorney Robert Elmen was admitted to practice law in Michigan in 2014. Included in the Ann Arbor lawyers practicing criminal defense, he focuses on defending people accused of all manner of crimes, and frequently represents people accused of assault and domestic violence. He also defends people who have been accused of drunk driving / OWI / DUI, and drug charges.
Robert’s caring approach to the practice of law and ease with which his clients can discuss their situations sets him apart from other lawyers. He recognizes that people come to him during some of their darkest hours, and are looking for help, and hope. Whatever criminal charges you are facing, Robert can help.
Some of Robert’s clients are facing criminal charges as the result of a mistake, or not knowing that they were doing something that was against the law. Others face the complexities of enhanced penalties due to prior convictions. Whatever the circumstance, Robert takes a caring, compassionate approach to his clients, but has what it takes to go toe-to-toe with the most aggressive prosecutors - and win.
Robert prides himself on offering personal attention and accessibility that you won’t find in a larger law office or with other Ann Arbor lawyers. His caring approach to working with his clients, and the easy way with which he relates to people, are the foundation on which he created Elmen Legal, PLLC.
Robert is a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and draws on his martial arts background to help himself and his clients remain calm in the face of what may seem like insurmountable adversity. He enjoys the mental and physical challenge of martial arts, which he draws on when facing the pressures of practicing criminal law.
Professional Memberships / Admissions
Supreme Court of Michigan
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Washtenaw County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Awards and Recognition
National Trial Lawyers 40 Under 40
Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Grand Valley State University, B.A.