Allen M. Wolf

Allen M. Wolf

Location:
Lake Orion, Michigan
Phone:
866-221-2159
Fax:
(248) 693-5850
Email:

ALLEN WOLF is a former award winning broadcast Journalist turned Attorney. He has been practicing law for over 28 years and is the founder and principal member of THE WOLF LAW FIRM. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in 1980, he left journalism and was appointed as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney by then Oakland County Prosecutor L. Brook Patterson. Patterson told the Detroit Free Press that Wolf was "one of the most exciting professional trial attorneys" he's ever seen. According to Patterson, Wolf "takes a case, works the hell out of it and gets fantastic results."

In 1986, the U.S. Department of Justice recruited Wolf to become an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit. During his tenure as a Federal Prosecutor, Wolf was cross-designated as a Special Assistant Michigan Attorney General by then State Attorney General Frank Kelly in connection with Wolf's assignment to coordinate a joint Federal/State Arson Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wolf completed assignments in the White Collar Fraud and Special Prosecution Units before leaving federal public service for the private sector in 1988. It was at that time his legal experience expanded to include civil law as an Associate in a large Southfield insurance defense firm, and then as a Partner in a business firm.

In 2001, Wolf opened his own law office on Lake Orion in Oakland County, Michigan after the Oxford Police, Fire and EMS Commission retained him as Special Counsel to conduct an internal investigation of its police chief. Wolf's law practice includes business litigation, insurance and personal injury law, and criminal defense.  Attorney Wolf handles cases in products liability, fraud, computer crimes, OWI/DUI, health care fraud, contract disputes, noncompete agreements, collections, subrogation, arson and fire investigations, appeals and grand jury investigations.

Mr. Wolf is a former President of the Rochester Bar Association, Vice President of the Michigan Fire Safe Foundation and is a member of the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee.

When not practicing law, Wolf enjoys kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and snowmobiling at his cottage on Lake Huron in northern Michigan. Wolf is a computer and electronics enthusiast and holds a FCC Extra Class Amateur (Ham) Radio License which allows him to communicate with other hams around the world for emergency, public service and hobby purposes.

Allen Wolf has been selected as a Michigan Super Lawyer for 2008. Nominations for this prestigious honor are limited to 5% of the practicing attorneys in Michigan. Wolf has also received an AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest designation for ethical standards and legal ability awarded to attorneys nationwide.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal and Civil Litigation
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law and Subrogation
  • Corporate/Municipal Investigations and Cost Recovery
  • Crime Victim Restitution Specialist
  • Health Care Law and Fraud
  • Employment Disputes
  • Defamation
  • FOIA/Open Meetings Law
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death/Products Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Civil and Criminal Appeals
  • Automobile/Truck Accidents
  • White Collar Crime
  • Internet & Computer Crimes
  • Personal Protection Orders (PPO)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employer/Employee Contracts
  • Internal Investigations
  • Arson/ Explosion/ Fire Investigations
  • OWI / DUI / OUIL / OWVI / MIP
  • Drivers License Restoration
  • Dog Bites
  • Fraud
  • Environmental Issues
  • Grand Jury Subpoenas
  • FBI Investigations

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • Juris Doctorate - June, 1980
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • Bachelor of Arts - June, 1976
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Journalism
    • Major: Radio, TV & Film

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal Analyst for CBS Radio (WWJ) in Detroit, Michigan
  • Lecturer, "Criminal and Civil Procedure", Annual State-Wide Insurance Industry Seminar, International Association of Special Investigation Units
  • Lecturer, "Insurance Fraud for Prosecutors", Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council Annual State-Wide Training Retreat in Gaylord, Michigan
  • Lecturer, "Creating Demonstrative Evidence From Low-Tech to high-Tech", International Association of Arson Investigators International Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Lecturer, "Converting Civil Insurance Investigations into Criminal Prosecution", "SIU Seminar", National Insurance Crime Bureau in Southfield, Michigan
  • Lecturer, "Using Electronic Visuals to Win Trails", "Annual State-Wide Seminar", International Associations of Arson Investigators in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
  • Lecturer, "Investigative Interviewing", "Insurance Industry Seminar", Michigan Arson Prevention Committee in Lansing, Michigan
  • Lecturer, "Not So Totally Hidden Video", Insurance Fraud Seminar, International Association of Special Investigation Units in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Lecturer, "Repeals of the Michigan Standard Fire Policy", "Insurance Industry Fire Investigation Seminar", Michigan State Police Academy
  • Lecturer, "Examination Under Oath Process", "Insurance Industry Seminar", Michigan Arson Prevention Committee
  • Lecturer, "Beyond the Chalkboard... High-Tech in the Courtroom", Annual Seminar, Michigan Adjusters Association
  • Co-Founder & Coordinator, "Arson School for Prosecutors", Michigan Arson Prevention Committee and the Michigan State Police Fire Marshal Division
  • Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence, Michigan State Police Advanced Fire Investigation School
  • Lecturer, High Tech Demonstrative Evidence, Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Lecturer, "Thinking Trial at the Fire Scene", International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Lecturer, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Arson for Profit Investigations
  • Lecturer, Evidence and Trial Techniques, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Guest Lecturer, Demonstrative Evidence and the Use of Audio-Visual Aids in the Courtroom, University of Detroit Law School
  • Lecturer, Criminal Law, Oakland County Police Academy

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • "AV" Rating (Highest) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Michigan Supreme Court Letter of Commendation for Assistance in Producing Judicial Training Film on "Privileges"
  • National Radio Broadcasters Association/Columbia University "Armstrong Award" for Superior Programming in the Community Service Category
  • Detroit Press Club Foundation First Place Award for Best Documentary
  • Associated Press Broadcast News Competition First Place Award for General Excellence of Individual News Reporting
  • Ohio University's Helen Wilcox International Speech Tournament First Place Award for Radio News
  • Bradley University's L.E. Norton International Speech Tournament First Place Award TV News Category
  • Wayne State University Journalism Department Scholarship Recipient

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Former and Current Affiliations:
  • Rochester Bar Association, President
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Oxford Police, Fire and EMS Commission, Special Counsel
  • FBI Agents involved in "Critical Incidents", Approved Counsel
  • Michigan Fire Safe Foundation, Vice President
  • International Association of Arson Investigators, Advisory Counsel
  • Michigan Arson Prevention Committee
  • Arson Sub-Committee, Detroit Chamber of Commerce
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units
  • Victims Rights Committee - State Bar of Michigan
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Oakland County Law Enforcement Association
  • Oakland Criminal Investigators Association