Criminal, Real Estate, & Business Law Attorney in Farmington Hills, Michigan



When Shawn set off for Central Michigan University, he fully intended to become a teacher. Instead, he discovered a knack for leadership and law.

Today, Shawn’s aptitude for guiding others brings incredible relief to his clients. Not only does he help them resolve their disputes, but he also empowers them with knowledge of their rights and options.



John’s background in criminal justice and recordkeeping gives him useful insight when it comes to matters of criminal defense, civil litigation, and probate.

Here at The Head Law Firm, John uses this insight to help our clients get through the legal process as smoothly as possible.

Helping Students Overcome Criminal Charges

College is supposed to be an adventure for young adults discovering their independence. Unfortunately, though, the adventure sometimes leads to criminal charges such as OWIs/DWIs, MIPs, drug possession, and sexual misconduct.

We at The Head Law Firm believe that one mistake, misunderstanding, or blatantly false allegation shouldn’t put a student’s entire future in jeopardy. We work closely with local Michigan college students so that we can personally fight to get such charges or convictions reduced, dismissed, or expunged whenever possible. In many cases, our help allows students to:

  • Maintain their financial aid
  • Pursue their dream job
  • Live wherever they’d like
Fight for these opportunities
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Recover from a conviction with expungement & driver’s license restoration

Being convicted of a crime can change a lot, but it doesn’t necessarily seal your fate. In many cases, you may be able to expunge your record and/or restore your driver’s license with the help of an experienced legal team. By doing so, you could be saving yourself from a lot of future stress, as potential employers, landlords, lenders, and other important decision-makers will not see that arrest on your record. To learn whether you are eligible for expungement and/or license restoration in Michigan, we encourage you to give us a call.

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Areas of Practice

Past Successes

False Allegation of Sexual Misconduct

Criminal Defense

When a local fraternity brother was accused of criminal sexual conduct, we advised him to take two lie detector tests to prove his innocence — both of which he passed.

False Allegation of Sexual Misconduct


Prosecution dismissed case at an early stage, keeping the client off the sex offender registry and out of jail.

Escaping an Unfair Real Estate Deal

Real Estate Law

This client was planning to buy a house and put down a large deposit on it. After realizing the seller was not forthcoming and the deal was not what he wanted, he asked for our help to terminate the agreement.

Escaping an Unfair Real Estate Deal


We got the client out of the deal and got his down payment back.

"Super" Drunk Driving Case

Criminal Defense

A college student was found to have a BAC level nearly three times the legal limit. After reviewing evidence, we discovered that the officers who arrested her administered her breath test incorrectly.

"Super" Drunk Driving Case


We got the client's sentence reduced to the lowest charge.

Working to better your life as a whole

Choosing your attorney is a big decision whether you’re looking for general advisement or you're involved in a serious legal bind. No matter the nature of your case, you deserve a team who understands how important your situation is to you and who is willing to go the extra mile to help you reach your goals.

For you, maybe those goals involve improving or protecting your business. Maybe they have to do with getting through the probate process as quickly and painlessly as possible. Or maybe they revolve around recovering from a criminal charge. Whatever the circumstances, trust that our priority is helping you past any hurdles that stand in your way while coming out better for the experience.

Allow us to give you an example. We once had a client who made the same mistake that so many other college students have made — she got behind the wheel after having a few drinks too many.

As much as we do not condone drunk driving, we also believe that in this case, the punishment did not fit the crime. Our client was looking at hefty fines and possible jail time for a brief, regrettable lapse in judgment. After reviewing the evidence, we discovered that her arresting officers had skipped a crucial step in the arrest process, which gave us an opportunity to fight for a second chance on her behalf. When it was all said and done, our client’s sentence consisted of paying fines and costs and the case was closed. We helped her get counseling and she learned an important lesson without sacrificing a bright future.