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Michigan DUI/OWI Attorney Patrick T. Barone
Attorney Patrick T. Barone has been exclusively defending clients who have been accused of drinking and driving since 1999 and has been handling drunk driving as part of a broader legal practice since 1992. He is the founding member of Barone Defense Firm, a law firm that handles DUI/OWI cases throughout the State of Michigan.
Attorney Barone received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Oakland University. He then went on to the Detroit College of Law, now Michigan State University Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1991.
Because of his extensive knowledge regarding DUI law, Attorney Barone has authored two books on how to defend drinking drivers, in addition to writing articles on the topic for the country's top legal publications. He is the Executive Editor for DWI Journal: Law & Science, the only publication of its kind that is dedicated to providing valuable information for other DUI attorneys throughout the nation.
Attorney Barone shares his knowledge with a new generation of lawyers as an Adjunct Professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he teaches a course on "Drunk Driving Law and Practice." In this course, he goes teaches students about the science involved in DUI law, such as alcohol metabolism, and blood, breath, and field sobriety testing. He also instructs students on how to apply this information in court room by incorporating trial practice skills into the class material.
Attorney Barone was appointed as one of only three moderators for Michigan's DUI listserve. He is also an active participant in a National DUI listserve. These listserves serve as a place for the top DUI attorneys to share information and ideas about drunk-driving defense.
Attorney Barone is a member of several professional organizations. These include: the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Michigan Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He was recently honored with a unanimous nomination to the position of sustaining member by the Board of Regents for the National College of DUI Defense.
Knowing how important it is to understand law enforcement procedures, Attorney Barone has been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police as an instructor of the standardized field sobriety tests. This certification gives him the ability to successfully review and defend his client's DUI/OWI cases.
Attorney Barone has also attended a 24-hour certification course conducted by the National Patent Corporation, which manufactures the DataMaster. The DataMaster is the breath-testing machine used by the State of Michigan. He was deemed competent to operate and perform calibration checks on this machine. There are very few attorneys that have gone through this intense training, which allows Attorney Barone to point out the flaws in his client's breath test results.
Attorney Barone attended and successfully passed a proficiency based Forensic Blood and Urine seminar at Emory University in November 2008. This seminar consisted of more than 46 hours of scientific and legal training and included a laboratory tour where various gas chromatography instruments where inspected and their use demonstrated and explained. World renowned Toxicologist Dr. A.W. Jones was on faculty for this seminar, as was Mr. Barone, who lectured on various forensic legal issues. At the conclusion of the seminar students were required to take and pass a comprehensive written examination. No other Michigan lawyers attended or taught at this Forensic Blood and Urine Seminar.
Patrick Barone was recognized as “Seriously Outstanding” by SuperLawyers magazine, and after 2009 was added in America’s Best Lawyers. He also has the “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is their highest rating given by the organization.
In August of 2011 Mr. Barone graduated from the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College and is on the teaching staff of the Michigan Trial Practice College. He is also an auxiliary teacher at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he instructs Drunk Driving Law and Practice.
Attorney Barone oftentimes speaks at state and national DUI/OWI seminars attended by attorneys, judges, and scientists. He contributes expert editorials on TV, newspapers, radio, and internet blog sites.
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• The Emotional Impact of a Michigan DUI
• Hiring a Michigan DUI Attorney
• Retain the Representation of the Barone Defense Firm
• About Michigan Breath Test Defenses
• Michigan DataMaster Information
• Call The Barone Defense Firm Today
• The Michigan DUI Book
• Other Problems with the DataMaster Breath Machine
• Conviction Consequences for a DUI in Michigan
• Michigan DUI Counseling Information
• Defense Strategies for a Michigan DUI
• About DUI Discovery in Michigan
• Michigan DUI Investigation FAQ
• Our Dedicated Lawyers and Support Staff
• All DUI Lawyers are Not Created Equal in Michigan
• What are the Potential DUI Penalties in Michigan?
• Michigan DUI License Suspension
• About the Michigan DUI Plea Bargain
• How to be a Witness for Your Own DUI Case
• Michigan DUI Field Sobriety Testing
• Definitions of OWI laws in Michigan
• What is drunk driving Per Se crime in Michigan?
• Michigan DUI Pre-Trial Motions
• Sample Michigan DUI Jury Selection and Trial (Part 1)
• Sample Michigan DUI Jury Selection and Trial (Part 2)
• Sample Michigan DUI Completed and Opening Arguments (Part 3)
• Sample Michigan DUI Jury Trial (Part 4)
• Am I Going To Jail For DUI
• DUI Arrest Information and How the Barone Defense Firm Can Help
• Deciding on Trial in a DUI Case
• How to Beat the Breath Test
• Drunk Driving Arraignment
• The Drunk Driving Pre-Trial
• OWI First Offense Information
• About Sobriety Court Law
• The New DUI DataMaster (DMT) Machine
• Super Drunk Law Information
• Parts of the DUI Trial Process
• Sentencing for Drunk Driving
• About The Barone Defense Firm Team
• Unreliability of Field Sobriety Tests