Our firm is made up of skilled trial and appellate attorneys who are dedicated to examining all aspects of your case. We effectively use the latest technology to convey your case to the judge or jury. We pride ourselves in providing creative and innovative solutions that are specifically designed for our clients, instead of out-of-the-box legal remedies offered by other firms. Our firm has the capabilities and resources to conduct in-depth investigations that can yield information, which is essential to winning your case.
Contact a Michigan attorney at THE WOLF LAW FIRM today to learn more about how we may be able to help you. A lawyer at our firm can meet with you to discuss your personal or business needs.
Established in 2000, THE WOLF LAW FIRM is dedicated to providing experienced and effective legal counsel in a wide range of legal matters. Our firm is staffed with educated and experienced attorneys who utilize the latest technology to prosecute and defend cases on behalf of our clients.
Representing Clients In An Array Of Legal Matters
Leading our firm is principal Attorney Allen Wolf, a highly regarded and well-known Detroit area lawyer. Mr. Wolf is a former President of the Rochester Bar Association and Vice President of the Michigan Fire Safe Foundation. He is a former Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor, Special Assistant Michigan Attorney General, and Assistant United States Attorney. Having begun his career in broadcast journalism, Mr. Wolf became a successful attorney who is known for his innovative and avant-garde approach to handling legal matters and courtroom presentations.
Our Of-Counsel associates include Mr. Robert C. Davis, Mr. Edward J. Cibor and Mr. Howard Y. Lederman. These exceptional lawyers enhance the firm's ability to offer clients experience and knowledge in many different types of cases.
At our firm, Mr. Davis handles a broad range of cases at both the litigation and appellate levels, including complex contractual disputes, environmental and land use issues, zoning law, election/voter proposition law, municipal matters, and ski safety act claims.
Retired as the Chief Prosecutor in several divisions of the Oakland County Prosecutor's office, Mr. Cibor is now using his extensive trial and administrative skills on behalf of THE WOLF LAW FIRM clients in the criminal juvenile, district and circuit courts around the state.
Mr. Lederman has applied his research and writing skills throughout the course of his practice, assisting in a variety of complex civil and criminal matters in the trial and appellate courts. He practices in appellate law, franchising, trust and employment law matters.
Other "Of Counsel" attorneys work with THE WOLF LAW FIRM on an "as needed" basis in other specialized areas.
Of Counsel Emeritus
Attorneys Thomas M. Slavin and Dana L. Ramsay, who were of counsel attorneys to THE WOLF LAW FIRM passed away in 2014 and 2013 respectively. They were brilliant attorneys and well-respected in the legal community. We continue to honor them by listing them as Of Counsel Emeritus on THE WOLF LAW FIRM website.
Under Mr. Wolf's guidance, our firm is able to provide comprehensive representation to several different types of clients, including:
Contact a Detroit Metropolitan Area Attorney at THE WOLF LAW FIRM today to learn more about how our firm may be able to help you.
ALLEN WOLF is a former award winning broadcast Journalist turned Attorney. He has been practicing law for over 37 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 the 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, current Vice President of the Michigan Fire Safe Foundation and is a former 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. 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, and has the rating of "Superb" on AVVO, a well know Independant Attorney Review Service.
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
FOIA/Open Meetings Law
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death/Products Liability
Civil and Criminal Appeals
White Collar Crime
Internet & Computer Crimes
Personal Protection Orders (PPO)
Arson/ Explosion/ Fire Investigations
OWI / DUI / OUIL / OWVI / MIP
Drivers License Restoration
Grand Jury Subpoenas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
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: Radio, TV & Film
Legal Analyst for CBS Radio (WWJ) in Detroit, Michigan
Former Legal Commentator for Post New Week Station WDIV Channel 4 Detroit
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 Trials", "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