Strong Defense for Serious Cases Serious felony charges demand a high-caliber defense. Time after time, LaRene & Kriger PLC has prevailed in some of the biggest criminal cases in Michigan. We understand what’s at stake. Put your trust in our long track record of trial and appellate success. Contact Us

Detroit Criminal Defense Law Firm

When You Need a True Defense in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, & Washtenaw County

Accomplished Trial Lawyers Fighting for You

Our three attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience defending those accused of serious crimes. Long-time partners Deday LaRene and Mark Kriger are well-known and respected in Detroit and throughout Michigan for their effective defense of those accused of serious crimes. Allison Kriger has become an effective litigator in her own right, with an impressive string of jury trial victories.

Our clients include doctors, business owners, executives, public officials, attorneys, stockbrokers, and other people with careers and much more at stake. We have handled the most serious felony charges, including homicide, robbery, fraud, public corruption, drug trafficking, and racketeering.

Modern Success with Old School Methods

LaRene & Kriger accepts only a limited number of cases so we can mount the sophisticated and spirited defense our clients need. Our attorneys do all the work themselves — the research, motions, briefs, everything — rather than delegating these tasks to a paralegal or law clerk. This approach ensures that every aspect of the defense receives first-rate attention.

Our firm also has in-house forensic computer evidence capabilities — a rarity among criminal defense lawyers that is invaluable in complex cases where electronic evidence can be of great importance. We stay current with evolving laws and technologies, but hard work and attention to detail never go out of style.

Work Directly with Top Defense Lawyers

Mr. LaRene and Mr. Kriger were honored as 2006 Lawyers of the Year by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for their successful acquittal of former Macomb County prosecutor and congressional candidate Carl Marlinga, who was accused of receiving a bribe while serving as the Macomb County prosecuting attorney. They are rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell for their legal abilities and professional integrity. They have also been recognized by Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

Call LaRene & Kriger at (313) 513-6533 to arrange for a confidential consultation. You will receive honest, candid information you can count on.

Client Reviews

Hear What Past Clients Have To Say
  • Best Sentencing Memorandum I've Ever Received

    “I'll tell you it's the best sentencing memorandum I've ever received and read. It was very, very well done.”

  • Was ALWAYS on top of everything.

    “An amazing attorney.... I can't say enough what he has done for my husband.”

  • I don’t believe I could have ever received better representation or counsel.

    “I would highly recommend Mark and cannot thank him enough as he did a tremendous job as my attorney.”

  • Achieved practically miraculous results.

    “We all think of him as a lifesaver and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need.”

  • The result he achieved was beyond my wildest expectations.

    “He was extremely conscientious and responsive to my concerns and anxiety. I cannot thank him enough and would recommend him to anyone.”

  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Avvo
  • Best Lawyers

The Difference at LaRene & Kriger

  • Superb Reputation With Judges Throughout Detroit
  • Skilled at High-Profile & Serious Criminal Cases
  • Work Directly With Our Attorneys
  • Each Case is Given Personal Attention
  • Nearly 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience

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