Douglas Mullkoff Attorney at Law

  Douglas Mullkoff, Attorney at Law
specializing exclusively in criminal defense

       402 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 761-8585
doug@kmhlaw.com
Education
University of Michigan, B.A. 1977
Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. 1981


Practice
Federal and state trial representation
Appeals and habeas corpus proceedings


Bar Admissions
State Bar of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of MI, Western
District of MI and Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth and Seventh Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court


Professional Memberships
American Constitution Society
International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards
(Commissioner), 2003-2006
Criminal Defense Lawyers of Michigan - President,
1998-2000
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Washtenaw County Bar Association
        Criminal Law Advisory Board, Institute for Continuing
                Legal Education (ICLE)


Awards and Distinctions
Champion of Justice Award 2013
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Leonard R. Gilman Award for Outstanding Practitioner of Criminal Law 2010 
                Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District
                of Michigan

        Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings 
                AV-Preeminent, highest possible rating in both
                legal ability and ethical standards, awarded
                annually since 2001

Michigan SuperLawyers, Criminal Defense
Years of selection 2006-2013

        Best Michigan Attorneys selected by peer review 
                 2012-2013, as published in 'Best Lawyers'

        "Lawyer of the Year": Ann Arbor Criminal Defense:
                Non-White-Collar, 'Best Lawyers 2014'   

        'The Best Lawyers in America 2014':
                Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar and 
                White-Collar

        DBusiness magazine, Top Lawyers in Michigan in 
                White Collar Criminal Defense 2013-2014
        Professionalism and Civility Award 1996
Washtenaw County Bar Association

Mr. Mullkoff’s distinguished career as one of Michigan's prominent criminal defense attorneys spans over thirty years. He has been repeatedly honored as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in white collar and general crime in Southeastern Michigan, named "Super Lawyer" in the category of criminal defense by his peers and given the highest available AV rating by the national Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

In 1989 he argued successfully on behalf of a client before the United States Supreme Court. He has appeared in federal appeal actions before the 6th Circuit over 80 times and argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals on over 150 occasions.

Having handled well over a hundred jury trials in state and federal courts, Mullkoff has won acquittals in numerous cases including homicide, assault with intent to murder, mail fraud, racketeering, conspiracy, and computer crimes.

Over the years, Mullkoff has gained extensive experience in white collar defense,
handling cases such as health care fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, investment banking fraud, mortgage fraud and intellectual property crimes.

In 2003 and 2004 in the federal district court in Washington, D.C., Mullkoff brought a habeas corpus
action which resulted in the repatriation to Saudi Arabia of a Guantanamo detainee.

Mr. Mullkoff was elected president of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and served in that capacity from 1998 through 2000. In 2003 Governor Engler appointed him to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and he served in that capacity through 2006.

In 2012 a federal grand jury in Detroit found John Cook not guilty of murder
after a three week trial. Douglas Mullkoff represented Cook from the time of his original indictment, which was started by the government as a death penalty case. In 2011 the Department of Justice withdrew their plan to seek the death penalty but pursued the matter seeking a sentence of life without parole for what they claimed was a murder ordered by Cook in the course of a separate drug conspiracy crime "Continuing Criminal Enterprise". The jury, after three days of deliberations acquitted him of both these and six additional gun and drug charges.

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