Joseph A. Simon
Throughout his career, spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Simon has tried hundreds of criminal cases throughout the state of Michigan. He has established a reputation for providing vigorous and successful defenses to individuals throughout Washtenaw, Wayne, Jackson, Lenawee and Livingston counties in a wide range of criminal defense cases, including those involving OWI and DUI charges, domestic assault, assault & battery, theft offenses, traffic offenses, homicide allegations and alleged drug crimes.
Mr. Simon's ethics and thorough approach have garnered him several accolades, including achieving Martindale-Hubbell's AV-Preeminent* peer-reviewed rating for the highest standards in ethics and legal ability; AVVO's highest “10.0” rating; Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer in the specialty of criminal defense since 2007; named as a criminal defense Leading Lawyer since 2014; and listed in the Best Lawyers in America© directory since 2000. The Ann Arbor Observer has cited him as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the area.
A regular contributor to the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor, Mr. Simon has delivered seminars and taught classes on nine different criminal law-related subjects ranging from misdemeanor defense to handling felony assault cases. He also authored Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines, a computer program for scoring the state's sentencing guidelines that is used by probation agents throughout the state.
Mr. Simon practices before all Michigan state courts and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Michael H. Dagher-Margosian
After graduating from Michigan State University College of Law in 2014, Mr. Dagher-Margosian practiced law in Washtenaw County, exclusively handling criminal defense matters. Most recently, Mr. Dagher-Margosian was a trial attorney in the Lenawee County Public Defender Office. At the Lenawee PD Office, Mr. Dagher-Margosian navigated a demanding docket, handling over 750 cases in just over 2 ½ years. Mr. Dagher-Margosian received numerous not guilty jury verdicts, as well as favorable outcomes through motion practice and negotiation. In addition to practicing at the trial level, Mr. Dagher-Margosian has practiced at the appellate level, resulting in successful outcomes for his clients. He is licensed to practice in all Michigan jurisdictions and trial courts. Mr. Dagher-Margosian was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. Both his mother and father are criminal defense attorneys.
Mr. Dagher-Margosian graduated from Michigan State University in 2011, majoring in Psychology, and receiving a minor in Bioethics. Mr. Dagher-Margosian was a Dean’s List student and a member of National Honor Society in Psychology Psi Chi. After receiving his B.S., Mr. Dagher-Margosian continued his education at Michigan State University College of Law. During his time there, he was a member of the Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA).
Mr. Dagher-Margosian is an active member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM), as well as Gideon’s Promise. Both organizations are geared towards training criminal defense attorneys in all relevant areas. He has been a guest lecturer at the Washtenaw County “Constitution Day” program.