Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney and Staff Profiles

Lewis & Dickstein, Southfield, MichiganAn advocate, in the discharge of his duty, knows but one person in all the world, and that person is his client. To save that client by all means and expedients, and at all hazards and costs to other persons, and, amongst them, to himself, is his first and only duty; and in performing this duty he must not regard the alarm, the torments, the destruction which he may bring upon others.

– Lord Brougham, House of Lords (1821).

Loren Dickstein

Mr. Dickstein received his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. He practices law in all Michigan state-level district, circuit, and appellate courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He’s handled major felony cases in courts throughout the United States. Before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Dickstein worked as a judicial and legal research clerk for multiple circuit court judges. His previous experience working as a clerk in the Circuit Court has given him invaluable insight into the inner workings of the criminal justice system and the ability to work with the courts to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.

As a trial attorney, Mr. Dickstein’s practice focuses on felony and misdemeanor charges in both state and federal courts. Mr. Dickstein is passionate about defending the falsely accused and those mistreated by the authorities or the legal justice system. He has served as the lead trial attorney on numerous complex cases, and other lawyers hire him to assist in cases throughout Michigan. He has training from and courtroom experience with nationally prominent medical, psychological and scientific experts. Mr. Dickstein has obtained dismissals and ‘not guilty’ verdicts throughout Michigan.

He frequently participates in continuing legal education to keep himself updated on the most current laws, techniques, areas of expertise, and court rulings that might affect his clients. Mr. Dickstein’s professional memberships have included the State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

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  • Avvo – 10.0 Superb (Highest Possible Rating)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys – Top Attorney Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell – Platinum Client Champion
  • Expertise Award – Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Detroit
  • Thompson-Reuters – SuperLawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent (Highest Possible Rating)
  • “10 Best” DUI/DWI Lawyers
  • America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • NAFDD – Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney
  • dBusiness Top Lawyers – White Collar Crime
  • Lawyers.com – Highest Possible Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Top Attorneys in Michigan – Published in the New York Times

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  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Dean Arnold E. Schnieder Award
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Top Attorney in Michigan – Published in Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award – American Institute of DUI/DWI Lawyers
  • 2018 Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year – Acquisition International
  • 2018 Elite Lawyer Award
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Top 1% of Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100

Randall M. Lewis

Randall ‘Randy’ Lewis received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University in 1992. Mr. Lewis has been admitted to practice law in all Michigan State Courts in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He clerked for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office from 1990-1992 in the Appeals Division, writing appellate briefs. This experience gave Mr. Lewis extensive experience and knowledge in criminal law and the inter-workings of a prosecutor’s office. Since 1992, Mr. Lewis has successfully practiced criminal law defense throughout Michigan and even outside Michigan on pro hac vice basis. Mr. Lewis worked as a solo practicing criminal defense lawyer from 1992-1998. During his early years as a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Lewis quickly earned a reputation as one of the most effective, aggressive new criminal defense lawyers in Southeastern Michigan. In 1998, Mr. Lewis joined forces with successful criminal defense attorney Loren Dickstein to form LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. to strengthen and continue his focus on successfully defending people charged with criminal offenses.

As a practicing trial attorney, Mr. Lewis has successfully defended thousands of people charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses. This successful track record includes dismissals to outright ‘not guilty’ verdicts by juries in courtrooms across Michigan. Randy has achieved “not guilty” verdicts in cases other criminal defense attorneys thought were unwinnable. Randy Lewis’ practice focuses on the successful representation of an accused, whether the crime is a misdemeanor, felony, or someone under investigation for an alleged crime. Mr. Lewis has successfully defended people charged with criminal driving offenses, felonies, complex white-collar crimes, to capital offenses such as murder. His extensive courtroom experience and successful track record make him the ideal attorney for anyone in Michigan charged or under investigation for a state or federal offense. He simply does not take “no” for an answer.

Mr. Lewis’ professional memberships and associations have included the State Bar of Michigan Criminal Law Section, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association, Michigan Association for Justice, and Oakland County Bar Association.
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George MacAvoy Brown

George MacAvoy Brown has over ten years of experience in the legal field, is licensed to practice in Michigan and Illinois, and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Before joining LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., Mr. Brown headed his own successful criminal defense practice in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, where he quickly built a reputation as a ferocious and effective advocate for his clients. He was hand-picked by LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. because he was widely becoming known for being one of Michigan’s most effective criminal defense lawyers. His past legal career involved complex corporate litigation at Kirkland Ellis LLP in Chicago, representing Fortune 500 companies in multi-million dollar lawsuits. He also served in various leadership positions in presidential and congressional campaigns throughout Illinois. Before law school, Mr. Brown worked as a paralegal with the litigation arm of Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP in Washington, DC, where he prepared Supreme Court briefs and represented presidential campaigns, corporate clients, and American Indian nations. His experience in the nation’s capital extended to communications roles with members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon and New York.

Mr. Brown’s adaptability and rich diversity of professional experience have served him well in his very successful criminal defense practice. In federal and state courts, he represents those accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes, including drunk driving, domestic violence, fraud, possession of controlled substances, probation/parole violations, and many other offenses. Mr. Brown additionally provides representation to those seeking expungements, driver’s license reinstatements, gun rights restorations, corrections of erroneous criminal records, personal protection orders, and other quasi-criminal matters. What he relishes most about his position as a criminal defense attorney is the ability to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, viewing each case as a unique opportunity to bring his expertise, knowledge, and tenacity to bear in the pursuit of creative solutions to complicated legal problems. He has built a widely known reputation for tenaciously fighting to achieve the client’s objectives, even in the most challenging cases and despite overwhelming odds.

Mr. Brown received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University and his Juris Doctor from Western New England College of Law.

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Parisa Sadrnia

Parisa Sadrnia earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Wayne State University in 2013 and her Juris Doctorate from Western Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2018. She graduated with honors and was in the top 15% of her class. While in law school, she interned at the Attorney Grievance Commission, served as an Academic Teaching Assistant, an editor on Law Review, and was the Editor-in-Chief of Cooley’s Law Journal of Practical and Clinical Law.

Parisa is admitted to practice law in all Michigan State Courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Her past legal experience includes a variety of judicial clerkships at the district, circuit, and federal levels.

Parisa’s extensive courtroom-related experience, exceptional writing skills, and exacting attention to detail make her a warrior for her clients, with an Avvo 10.0 rating, the highest possible rating for criminal defense lawyers. Parisa routinely works late, speaking with clients, working on motions and briefs, reviewing discovery, and studying her cases. She puts everything into her clients’ defense, from pre-investigation to final disposition and has obtained “not guilty” verdicts and dismissals throughout Michigan.

Parisa participates in continuing legal education, and her professional memberships include the Oakland County Bar Association and the Detroit Bar Association.

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Jessica Hollan

Jessica Hollan earned her Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree in Forensic Psychology from Tiffin University in 2019 and her Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 2022. While in law school, Jessica interned at the Victoria County District Attorney’s Office, worked as a law clerk at Legal Services of South Central Michigan, served as Editor and Researcher at the Citing Slavery Project, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Animal and Natural Resource Law Review at Michigan State University College of Law. Jessica’s research and writing skills have resulted in multiple legal publications and written opinions. She previously served as a Judicial Clerk in the Rochester Hills District Court.

Jessica has a well-earned reputation for being a zealous advocate within the Oakland County Bar and prides herself on her work ethic, professionalism, and comfort within the courtroom. Jessica is admitted to practice law in all Michigan State Courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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Nic Monarrez

Nicolas “Nic” Monarrez earned his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor Law School and a Bachelor in Governmental Studies with an Emphasis in Legal Studies from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Nic was a board member of the Student Bar Association and Chicano Latino Law Student Association during law school. While in law school, Nic gained valuable experience in criminal law through his involvement with the Post-Conviction Clinic. This early exposure to cases and clients helped Nic to develop a client-facing approach to his work and experience with criminal appeals. In law school, Nic worked with R&R Law Group, an aggressive and accomplished Criminal Defense Firm in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Nic started his career in criminal defense as an attorney with R&R Law Group. He worked in various Arizona counties, successfully defending his clients and winning multiple jury and bench trials.

In 2023, Nic and his family moved to the great city of Detroit to be near family. Nic brings the experience gained from exposure to different courts and areas of law to LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C., along with his tireless work ethic, persuasive writing skills, negotiation skills, and attention to detail.

Nic is a State Bar of Michigan member and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Nic maintains memberships with the Detroit Bar Association, the Michigan Association for Justice, and the Hispanic Bar Association.

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Angela B. Peterson

Of Counsel to LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.

Angela B. Peterson is a veteran criminal defense lawyer who dedicated her career to the zealous and passionate defense of clients charged with felony and misdemeanor charges in state and federal court.

Ms. Peterson received her Bachelor of Communication Arts from Wayne State University and her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. She was a Merit Scholar at WSU. She is admitted to practice law in all Michigan state courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

As a lifelong musician, entertainment law initially piqued Ms. Peterson’s interest and became the starting point of her career. Her desire to help people caused an expansion of her practice to include family law. It wasn’t long after that that her innate abilities as an advocate and keen sensibility for the facts and ensuring that the rights of people are not violated, quickly led her toward criminal defense. She has now enjoyed a successful 15 years defending criminal charges, with an impressive acquittal rate that has earned the respect of countless judges and prosecutors. The respect she has earned due to her continuous and exemplary results allows her to handle felony and misdemeanor cases from a power position.

She is active in public service and community outreach. Although her focus today is on providing exemplary retained criminal defense practice, she proudly dedicated several years sharpening her litigation skills while providing public defense in Wayne and Oakland counties. She’s tried many capital cases (including homicide and criminal sexual conduct), and her ability to persuade a jury is highly renowned. She maintains a great rapport with the bench and bar as a vigilant defender and consummate professional, affording her clients the benefit of zealous and effective negotiations when necessary.

Ms. Peterson’s passion, professional relationships, and experiences have distinguished her as an attorney known for her prowess in and out of the courtroom. She has earned a reputation as fearless and tenacious in fighting for the best results for her clients.

Ms. Peterson participates in continuing legal education, and her professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan (Criminal Law and ACES sections) and the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association.

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Spencer M. Bondy

Of Counsel to LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C.

Spencer M. Bondy earned his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law, where he completed the Trial Practice Institute (TPI) certification program and served as a member of the elite College of Law’s American Bar Association Negotiation Competition Team. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. He is licensed to practice in all state courts in Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Spencer’s past legal experience includes complex family and civil litigation, including several years at a reputable municipal and insurance defense firm located in metro Detroit where he earned significant litigation experience while obtaining invaluable insight into the operation of local government. At his prior firm, Spencer’s practice centered on municipal liability, employment litigation, and constitutional law focused on police liability. Spencer’s practice focuses on providing the highest possible level of representation in both misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal court. As a result of his diversified experience and track record of success in court, Spencer approaches his cases with the attention to detail required for thorough, personal, and successful representation of the firm’s clients. He is committed to providing compassionate and honest legal counseling and vigorously advocating for all clients to achieve the best possible outcome. His reputation with judges and prosecutors for being a fearless and tenacious defender of his client’s interests has put him in the elite group of esteemed lawyers who can achieve extraordinary results.


  • Michigan State University College of Law, JD, Magna Cum Laude 2016
  • Michigan State University, BA, Criminal Justice 2013


  • Co-author of an article for the Oakland County Bar Journal’s February 2018 edition of Laches, entitled: “The Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Privacy Act: The Implications for Police Departments and How They Can Stay Ahead of the Curve.”
  • Featured co-speaker on the “Practical Law” television show in April 2018, “Body-Worn Cameras.”

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