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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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"Great attorney – personal, smart, aggressive – and he does it all with ease and a smile!"

I met Mr. Margolis in the Fall 2010, literally almost 5 years to the date of this writing. He was referred to me by a professional colleague. At the time of this referral, my life was in shambles due to stress and anxiety over a legal matter which over the course of several months was able to be resolved only because I had such a dedicated and tireless advocate representing me, Larry Margolis. Simply put, he did not let the other attorney representing my adversary in our negotiation get the upper hand – he helped me to stand steadfast and get an appropriate resolution to this matter, which ultimately has allowed me to get on with my life in a very productive manner.

If you are looking for a consummate professional who is able to do laps around just about any other attorney without that attorney knowing what is taking place – look to no further than Larry Margolis.

"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!

"Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and straight forward."

Mr. Margolis was extremely helpful both before and after my case went to the courts. Not only did he lay out all of the options I had at my disposal but he also gave me his recommendation on what he thinks would be best and what he thought my best, and worst possible outcomes would be. He was able to help me get a lenient judgment by the courts and stayed in contact with me throughout my probation to make sure that things were still going smoothly. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a good attorney and needs help. I can honestly say that if I did not hire him that my outcome from my case would have been far different.

"Awesome Lawyer"

Larry is a spectacular lawyer! He is thorough, professional, upfront, and very knowledgeable. I recommend Larry to all my family and friends!!! He has helped me with simple things as well as complex matters. I can’t say enough good things about how Larry handles his practice and his clients!

"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

Margolis Law obtained a non-jail, probationary sentence for a man charged with Manufacturing and/or Distributing Marijuana.

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.

Wayne County (2013): Obtained post-conviction relief for Mexican National by having his conviction for domestic violence reduced to Disorderly Person, nunc pro tunc. (Dearborn District Court).

After a six and a half week trial, on June 29, 2022, a federal jury acquitted our client, Dr. Christopher Russo, of all eight charges against him in United States v. Rajendra Bothra et al. In 2018, federal prosecutors brought a 54 count indictment alleging the defendant-doctors billed for medically unnecessary procedures in exchange for […]

We successfully moved to overturn a young Mexican National’s impaired driving conviction in Monroe County. The conviction led to client’s DACA being revoked, and his being taken into ICE custody and held without bond, pending a deportation proceeding. Any drunk driving conviction is considered a “significant misdemeanor,” making the client ineligible for the discretionary relief […]

Washtenaw County (2012): Obtained a $120,000.00 settlement for a husband and wife who were slandered by a minister at their church.