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, sexual assault, 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.
In 2016 and 2017 he won re-sentencing for two of his clients who were previously sentenced as juveniles to life without parole more than 20 years ago. Both men have now been granted parole and release from prison through his advocacy.
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 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.
In 2018 another federal jury trial not guilty verdict was returned in favor of Mullkoff's client Michael Rogers - this time after six weeks of trial and over 100 government witnesses brought before the federal jury in Detroit.
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