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Great law firm! by vmako on CitySearch

I needed an attorney to help with a DUI, so I looked in the yellow pages and called several firms. Scott Grabel and Associates was the only firm that virtually guaranteed that I could be successful at getting my driver's license back. The firm was great at letting me know what I needed to do, and supported me every step of the way. Marcie was my direct contact, and was wonderful at getting with me, and making sure every detail was taken care of. I am currently using them again to get my license back permanently. I have every confidence that they will make it happen. They are thorough and do what they say they will do. I would never have a hesitation to refer anyone to them for any criminal issue.

The best attorney in town by Mikeaziz0201 on CitySearch

My Driver license was suspended for seven years as a result of 3 DUI and a MIP. Mr. Scott Grabel came very highly recommended through a mutual friend who had the same situation as me. Scott and Marcie walked me through every step of the way. Without them and there help and k nowledgeI would have never gotten my driver license. They know exactly what I needed and helped me retrieve all information neccesary to obtain my license back. I would definetly reccomend Mr. Grabel to anyone I know. Thanks again Scott Grabel you really gave me my life and frfeedom back, so THANK YOU.

Legal Expertise, Professionalism, Compassion by ACT 1 on CitySearch

In addition to being an EXCEPTIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, and EXTRAORDINARY attorney, Mr. Grabel is a very compassionate, good, and decent human being. I was in a panic strcken and helpless state when I contacted Mr. Grabel. My son had been arrested for his second DUI and I was hundreds of miles away. I contacted Mr. Grabel who immediately begaIn doing everything he could to ensure my son's safety, alleviating some of my stress (which he did), as well as finding out (by personally calling) when my son would be released (all of this without having received a penny). Mr. Grabel never passed judgment nor rushed me during the initial and subsequent consultations. He was kind enough to return calls on his private time. No matter how busy he was, he would always return calls.

He was/is VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE about the law and educates his clients so that they to will feel knowlegable and empowered.

My family and I were VERY PLEASED and GRATEFUL with the way Mr. Grabel handled my son's case. He was always honest, and upfront with us every step of the way.

Mr. Grabel is a man of his word, when he tells you he will do something, considerate it done!

In closing, I/My Family would highly recommend Attorney Grabel.

Legal Expertise by Joseph1020 on CitySearch

The legal system is not my area of expertise. Attorney Scott Grabel saved my life. When I was pulled over and charged with a DUI I found out that the law has changed.

What would have been a misdemeanor is now a Felony! You are now charged with all offenses for drinking and driving in a life time being counted together. Drinking and driving offenses from 20 years ago or more are counted together and if you have two others in a life time, impaired or otherwise, you are charged with a felony. With the changing of the motor vehicle code and the new laws against drinking and driving, you are now facing one to five years in prison. You need Scott Grabel to fight for you.

I contacted many Attorneys. Most were indifferent. All were willing to take thousands of dollars from me and to roll over for the Prosecutor to deliver me to prison. I was not nor am I a criminal. But the laws have been changed and I was in over my head. Scared and trying to find someone to champion my case I am grateful I found, “A. Scott Grabel & Associates.”

His expertise saved me. He explained everything and answered any questions I had. Most importantly he fought for me. He did not lie down and roll over to let the system rail road me. If I had counted on a public defender I may as well have put my head between my legs and kiss my ass goodbye.

Scott is a man of integrity. He is respected in the legal community. And you can count on him to do everything in his power to protect you. He will work within the system to see that you are represented fairly.

I paid heavy Court cost and fines. I got 960 hours of community service. Scott got that down to 460. I was given 5 years probation. Scott got that to 2.5 years. I am now a free man with this behind me I have a new lease on life. I know what I did was wrong. But it did not use to be a major crime. Society has changed its opinion on drinking and driving. It is no longer socially acceptable. No one was hurt nor was there any property damage but it was still a Felony. If you should get pulled over and find yourself in the position I was, “You need Attorney Scott Grabel & Associates,” to protect you, your life, and your future.

The right choice by wingznt on CitySearch

I was pulled over for speeding and got a dui for being under the leagle limit with my daughters in the truck. At that time I received a child indangerment charge as well. Didn't know what to do or where to go so I called Scott Grabel to represent me. The Grabel law firm got the indangerment charge dropped the dui was reduced to a owi and i didnt go to jail. I received 6 months probation and restricted driving for 90 days thats it. Without the law firm it could have been much worse. Make Grable & Associates your choice.

The Best Criminal Defense Attorney by JSmichigan on CitySearch

I was in need of help badly! I was very selfish and was drinking and driving and by the time I had reached my 5th one, every attorney said I would do jail time. I called Mr. Grabel he spent over a hour on the phone with me trying not only to calm me down but find the reasons why I was drinking so much! I hired Mr. Grabel and I know he fought hard with the Judge in Ionia. Don't throw this young girl in jail, let's help her and that is what happened. I did not do 1 day in jail! I was placed on 1 year probation and a home alcohol device which called my house and I had to blow into a machine that was hooked to my phone. 2 weeks after being sentenced I found out I was pregnant! That year of living sober and coping with issues and facing them sober has helped me in so many ways! I have been sober since 1999 the year it happened. Mr Grabel was not there just for the money as most attorneys are, he does care and he HELPS his clients! I have a beautiful 9 year old daughter and my life couldn't be better! Thank you so much Scott! You were my angel when I needed one the most! 5 years later I also went back to Mr. Grabel to get my drivers license back and YES I got it back! B.N. Michigan

Scott Grabel basically saved my life with 2 felony DUI's by AR on CitySearch

I interviewed a dozen or so ‘DUI specialists’, and every other attorney I interviewed hastily concluded that I was facing prison, without even getting into my details and spending the time to actually score my record grid.

They spent most of their initial interview talking about how much they were going to charge me. Several attorneys gave me ten minutes of their time driving down the road and talking to me on their cell phone, then demanding for me to make the decision to hire them. The average interview was a hard sell, instead of an actual fact-finding meeting.

One attorney briefly looked over my case, and then assured me I absolutely would serve 12-18 months in prison. He spent the rest of the interview explaining how my first nine months of prison would go.

Scott Grabel completely floored me with his approach. He was very patient and listened to my complete story. Then he stepped back and made a detailed analysis of my situation. Scott was the only attorney that actually took the time to actually run my scoring grid.

Then he called me and said “you are NOT going to prison. I will GUARANTEE that.”

Then he sent his most knowledgeable investigator, Dan, to my house on two separate occasions, to go over the complete details of my case.

All of this was before I paid Scott one cent. His entire focus was on my case, not his fee, and I could feel that right from the start.

My action of driving drunk had absolutely no excuse. I was caught legally and the arrest was a good one.

I’ve suffered chronic pain and numerous health problems, and made the insane decision to self-medicate and drive a vehicle.


Scott treated me with total respect and with a most professional manner. Rather than condescending and trying to frighten me out of my wits, he quietly listened to the ‘whole’ story.

In the past, I have dealt with other attorneys that were very responsive until they got their retainer, and then seemed to lose interest in my case.

Scott is totally different. He is the most proactive and meticulous attorney I have ever met. I got calls in the morning, evening, weekends - from his office, his home, and while he was on the road. He even called me once while he was in a pet shop with his kids. He completely took charge of my situation and orchestrated a miraculous defense. He covered every base possible, and was on top of every element of my unfortunate dilemma.

First, Scott correctly concluded that I was facing up to a year in county jail. He took a lot of time to study my health situation, talked extensively to my doctors, and reviewed my medical records.

Then he began to create a unique defense, based on the fact that I have to sleep in a hospital bed due to my health condition. He informed the jail and the prosecutor of my special needs, which they were reluctantly unwilling to accommodate, due to liability concerns.

When I say Scott saved my life, instead of one year in county jail, he had the charge reduced to six months on an alcohol tether, with absolutely NO jail time at all. I’m free to live my life and work on getting it together, rather than flushing it down the drain in jail.

With all my heart, I am telling readers of this letter that every word is the truth, and I guarantee Scott will give you more effort than you ever expected. If you make the insane decision to drink and drive and get caught for it, you need the strongest defense you can get.

And that is Scott Grabel.



Highly recommended lawyer! Mr. Grabel is very professional and knowledgable. My case happened suddenly on Saturday, but Mr. Grabel is 24/7 on call, which was what I needed. I called on Saturday night and the front desk told me I would hear back from the lawyer shortly. Only 30mins later, I got a call from Mr. Grabel himself and he eased my anxiety quickly by explaining the situation and options I had. I knew I was in good hands. What impressed me most was he is very familiar with the needs of international students and suggested the most proactive plan to my case. We met the next day morning and had a detailed conversation on my case. Mr. Grabel started handling everything immediately after the conversation was over and I received feedback from him for every step he took. Luckily, a few hours later, he found out my case was a ''false alarm", there was no charge nor tickets issued at all. Mr. Grabel was so kind enough to offer a full refund to me though we signed a non-refundable contract.The whole experience was so pleasant and reassuring, I would highly recommend Mr. Scott Grabel to anyone in need, especially to international students

- Z. W.