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Ann Arbor Law Firm with a Proven Track Record of Getting Results

Laurence Margolis and Ian Cross have over three decades of experience as trial lawyers.

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Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense
Personal Injury
Civil Rights
Post Conviction Remedies

Why Choose Margolis & Cross to Represent You?

We are an ambitious office dedicated to serving individuals in our community who need a tough and thoughtful lawyer. We are aggressive litigators who stand by our clients for the duration. We maintain the highest standards of ethics but do not hesitate to challenge the law, judges, prosecutors and others for our clients. We maintain a low case-load so that, for those we are able to accept, we can dedicate the necessary amount of time and effort required for that cause.

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"One in a million!"

October 1, 2015

Larry Margolis took our case when others would not. Larry knew going in that our case would be an uphill battle, however, with his expertise and persistence,


Larry is very personable, genuinely caring, and so easy to work with. We were lucky to have found him and blessed today to call him our “friend”.

"A true life-saver"

Larry was, for lack of a better word, a godsend to me and my family when we required his services for a criminal defense case. Throughout the entire process, Larry worked very thoroughly and effectively to ensure that I was able to achieve the outcome I desired. Larry’s extensive knowledge of the law, tact, comforting personality and excellent sense of judgment were critical in his achieving the positive outcome.

At all points of the case, Larry always had a strong grasp on its direction – with this information and his experience in past cases, he was able to contact the right people at the right place at the right time. The specific steps that Larry took were very well thought out and ultimately helped me achieve the outcome I needed.

Larry and his staff were, at all points, completely honest about the status of my case. During my regular phone calls with him, Larry clearly outlined the possible outcomes of the case at each step and always kept me informed as to what I could expect and when. My family and I both feel that this consistent communication helped us trust him even more and, more importantly, kept us relatively calm during this troubling process.

I would highly recommend Larry as an attorney. Not only was he able to win my case, he did it while ensuring that I remained relaxed throughout the entire process. Thank you again, Larry!

"You played such a critical role in helping me stay on the right course."

Hi Larry,

Three years ago you helped me get a deferred sentencing agreement on a misdemeanor-level MDOP charge.

Over the last month, I applied for and secured an offer for, if not my dream job, then at least a job that is a rung on the ladder I want to be on. I am doubling my salary and getting in with a very well-respected company that does innovative work. My background check just came back today and there is nothing on it, it’s smooth sailing ahead.

Thank you so much for the work you did in getting me that outcome. This could have been the kind of thing that followed me around, forced difficult conversations, and otherwise complicated my ability to capitalize on opportunities like this. You played such a critical role in helping me stay on the right course and it has led me to one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I’ll never take it for granted and continue to live in a way that proves giving me a chance was the right call. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Max G.

"The Margolis Law Firm was extremely helpful in getting charges dropped against my husband"

My husband was arrested because of an unfortunate situation that did not warrant the seriousness of the charges he was facing. I hired Laurence Margolis, for a very reasonable fee, to help our family in this very scary time in our lives. Within two weeks, “Larry” had arranged for the charges to be dropped by the prosecution. I cannot thank Mr. Margolis and his office enough for the assistance they provided my husband. I would definitely recommend his office to friends and family, or anyone who needs a lawyer!

"Fantastic Lawyer"

Mr. Margolis has done a great job representing and defending our family member during deportation proceedings. Our prior attorney has mishandled the case due to lack of knowledge of immigration vs criminal law. Larry was able to get the charges greatly reduced based on improper legal counsel grounds. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking legal help for immigration. Thank you!

Our Results

Calhoun County (2013): Immigrant-Defendant was taken into custody while on his job due to an old conviction. A long time permanent resident, or green card holder, he was facing imminent and immediate deportation as an aggravated felon under immigration law for a ten-year-old Felonious Assault conviction. Within two weeks time, obtained set-aside of the conviction, […]

Calhoun County (2012): Obtained post-conviction relief for Canadian National by having her conviction for Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana reduced to simple Possession of Marijuana, which protected her immigration status and her ability to apply for Adjustment of Status.

Washtenaw County (2013): Obtained a five-figure settlement for Plaintiff moped rider who was sideswiped by automobile of Defendant, sustaining permanent scarring of left calf.

Oakland County (2012): Obtained $40,000.00 settlement for being wrongly accused of a crime by a 7-11 employee.

Felony Defense: Margolis Law client has multiple felony charges dismissed Our client was charged in Jackson County with multiple felonies, including home invasion and assault with a dangerous weapon. Margolis Law mounted an aggressive defense, resulting in all charges being dropped.

Washtenaw County (2013): Obtained a five-figure settlement for Plaintiff who was bitten by a dog (Presa Canario) owned by a neighbor.