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José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law Attorney José R. Fanego

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Oakland County

I have been practicing law for 30 years. I earned my Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School in 1989. I spent four years as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office until 1993, when I was admitted to federal practice and became the owner of my own law firm in Oakland County.

For the last 26 years, I have focused exclusively on criminal defense. I utilize my experience on both sides of the courtroom to give me an edge when creating a strategy for each case. I handle a range of cases from traffic tickets to first-degree murder. No matter the case, if you have been accused of any wrongdoing by the government, I am the right attorney for you.

I am proud to serve my community of Oakland County and actively participate in various law associations. I have been a member of the Oakland County Bar Association since 2014 and am a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the State Bar of Michigan, the Federal Defender Panel, and the WSU Moot Court Program.

Criminal Prosecution and Defense Background

  • Lecturer at the White Lake Citizen’s Academy
  • Instructor at National College of District Attorneys
  • Guest lecturer at the National College of District Attorneys
  • Former Panel Attorney for the Federal U.S. Eastern District Court

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of Marshall Goldberg Award
  • Law Day Competition Winner
  • Jessup Competition Winner
  • Two-time Best Oralist Award

Learn From Those He Has Represented

5 / 5 stars
I was arrested last year on drug charges. I didn’t know any lawyers so I asked my neighbor and some guys at work. They all gave me the same name: José Fanego. I hired him and we went to court for the first time together a few weeks later. We walked into the courtroom and the judge literally interrupted a hearing that was in progress to say ‘Good morning, Mr. Fanego. It’s a pleasure to see you.’ It blew my mind! That was the moment I realized everything was going to be okay. José is really well known in the courts and is highly respected by his peers. He knows every single person we dealt with by first name, and knew how to get from point A to point B the easiest possible way. Two trips to court later, and I ended up with a brief period of probation, no jail and no criminal record. I now know it was not a coincidence that several different people gave me the same attorney name. He’s just that good.

To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, call (248) 516-0988 today.

Why José R. Fanego, Attorney at Law?

  • Highly Responsive Attorney

    I am highly responsive to my client's communication and legal needs.

  • Dedicated Attention to Each Case

    My clients work directly me until the completion of the case.

  • 26 Years of Criminal Defense Experience

    My years of experience and knowledge allow me to properly navigate the system and successfully defend your case

  • Practicing Criminal Defense Law Exclusively

    By limiting my practice to criminal law, I am able to preserve the quality of my representation & remain well-versed in my field.

Worried? Do you Have Questions? Call me (248) 516-0988