Justice Is Worth Fighting For
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Karl P. Numinen

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Our team of skilled attorneys and staff all share my belief that justice is worth fighting for.  I’ve worked hard over the past 30 years to hone my trial skills and become the best and most effective courtroom advocate I can be.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor - 1992
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Trial Workshop
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Family Law
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Representative Cases

  • Nason vs. State Employee Retirement Board, 290 Mich App 416, 2011
  • In Re: Caldwell, 225 Mich App 801; 571 NW2d 218 (1997), rev’d 228 Mich App 116 (1998), cert denied 457 Mich 865 (1998)

Professional Associations

  • Executive Committee, Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan, 2012 to Present
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Family Law Council, State Bar of Michigan, 1995 to 2000
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • President, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Current Employment Position

  • Partner


  • Super Lawyers of Michigan, 2011 – Present
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, Martindale-Hubbell “AV Rating”, 2014 – Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 – Present
  • AVVO — Rated “Superb” 10/10 Rating, 2011 – Present
  • President, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, 2020 – Present


  • Karl P. Numinen is Of Counsel to the Barone Defense Firm, the premiere DUI defense firm in Michigan

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.