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Our Michigan sex crimes and child abuse attorneys are uncommonly talented and invested in the well-being and success of our clients. We make your case our primary concern, putting in the extra time, work, research, and effort to ensure that you get the best legal defense possible. Because we have a keen focus on sex crimes and child abuse cases, we have a deep and intricate knowledge of the practice area that others cannot match.

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Sex crimes are heavily penalized in the state of Michigan. If you have been charged with a sex crime, we strongly advise you to retain the immediate representation of our Michigan sex crime lawyers. We have the in-depth legal knowledge and exceptional track record of success necessary to combat your criminal charges. Our dedicated trial and appellate lawyers have more than two decades of experience defending the rights of the accused.

When you hire Satawa Law, PLLC, you can rest assured knowing your case is in capable and expert hands. We will fight tirelessly in order to defend your rights and protect your future. In addition to providing zealous representation to individuals facing sex crime charges, we represent clients who have been charged with matters related to child abuse.


Attorney Mark Satawa and Attorney Stuart Friedman of Satawa Law were recently featured on the Netflix docuseries The Confession Tapes. The show discusses some of the country's most interesting stories of false confessions and the legal teams that uncover them. You can tune in anytime with your Netflix account and choose Episode 4 – Trial By Fire – to learn more.

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Mark Satawa has extensive experience in successfully defending all forms of sex crimes such as child molestation, sexting, child sexually abusive activity, sexual assault, criminal sexual conduct, child pornography, date rape, and sexual harassment at work. He also has an unmatched expertise and success in defending scientifically/medically intensive criminal allegations, including shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, medical child abuse, Munchhausen by Proxy, child abuse, forensic interviews, sexual assault cases with medical evidence, and cases involving DNA.

Michigan sex crimes and child abuse defense attorney Mark Satawa has lectured extensively on many criminal law and trial advocacy issues including Shaken Baby Syndrome, Medical Child Abuse, defending allegations of criminal sexual conduct, DNA, handling experts, Daubert evidence issues, and all phases of trial practice – to defense organizations and bar associations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.


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As experts and specialists in sexual assault, we are often asked — is it true that sex crimes and sexual assault is under reported?

Well, the answer is interesting. While there are multiple studies that sex crimes are, in fact, the most under reported crime, that is only half the story. Because at the same time they are as many (or even more) studies that show that sexual assault is also the most over reported crime, and by a large margin.

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About Mark A. Satawa


SEX CRIMES AND CHILD ABUSE ATTORNEY SERVING MICHIGAN

Mark Satawa is an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney who excels at representing clients in the full range of felony and misdemeanor charges, but specializes in sex crimes, child abuse, and federal offenses. A former Assistant Prosecutor in Wayne County and a Michigan Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Satawa’s trial experience consists of hundreds of felony jury trials, including 100 capital trials and 50 murder trials. Quite simply, Mark Satawa wins cases.

A DYNAMIC APPROACH

Mr. Satawa has successfully litigated a broad range of criminal cases, including weapons and narcotics offenses, racketeering, drunk driving, telecommunications fraud, tax fraud, robbery, domestic violence, and assaults. Mr. Satawa’s practice has a particular emphasis on:


  • Defending allegations of sexual assault against adults and children
  • Child Abuse
  • Medial Child Abuse
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Internet crimes
  • Homicide
  • Federal crime/white collar crimes
  • DNA cases

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Mr. Satawa is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (former Board of Directors and CLE chair), Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (former Board of Directors and Co-chair of Education Committee), the State Bar of Michigan (Criminal Law Committee) and the Oakland County Bar Association (Inn of Court, and Criminal Law section). Mark is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a Michigan Super Lawyer, a Top Lawyer in Detroit by dbusiness, and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by American Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Satawa was named one of America’s most trusted lawyers 2019 by the prestigious organization:

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About Stuart Friedman


SKILLED APPELLATE ATTORNEY SERVING MICHIGAN

Stuart Friedman is of counsel to Satawa Law PLLC, and works closely with Mr. Satawa on many trial court matters, and most appeals and post-conviction cases. He is an experienced appellate and post-conviction attorney whose practice focuses on the defense of individuals after trial. Mr. Friedman has handled literally hundreds of appeals both representing individuals wishing to overturn their criminal convictions and resisting prosecution appeals of defense wins in the trial court.


Mr. Friedman has an Avvo 10 rating, is a Michigan Super Lawyer, and was awarded a Business Top Lawyer in Appeals recognition by Detroit Business Journal. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious “Top 50” award from SuperLawyers.

Mr. Friedman also participated in the drafting of the Michigan Court Rule which provided inmates with some due process protection against prosecution parole appeals, and has obtained the release of the first 650 drug lifer under Michigan’s modification to its “650 drug lifer law.” Mr. Friedman is also a frequent speaker and writer on Michigan legal issues, including being the author of the definitive article on Michigan Post-Conviction Remedies.

A DYNAMIC APPROACH

Stuart Friedman has a unique and dynamic approach to appeals, collateral attacks on convictions, and other post-conviction remedies. His focus is on everything that went wrong in the trial court – not just legal errors, but also the facts and what should have been presented at trial such as experts, witnesses, and other defenses – has proven time and time again to be an effective way to win post-conviction cases. 


Mr. Friedman has handled literally hundreds of appeals both representing individuals wishing to overturn their criminal convictions and resisting prosecution appeals of defense wins in the trial court. Mr. Friedman also regularly drafts “friend of the court” briefs on behalf of numerous organizations including:


  • The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Families Against Mandatory Minimums
  • The Prison & Corrections Section of the State Bar
  • The American Civil Liberties Union

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