Peter Samouris

Grabel & Associates
124 W. Allegan Street, Ste. 636
Lansing, MI 48933
800-342-7896
www.samourislaw.com


A 1994 graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Mr. Samouris has enjoyed a statewide practice in Michigan with a central location in Lansing. Pete has experienced much success in various areas of law, with a special emphasis in criminal defense.  Specifically, he has successfully represented clients in virtually every area of criminal law.

The key to success is an unwavering commitment to hard work, meticulous preparation, and thorough knowledge of the law...
- Peter C. Samouris

Accomplishments:

Mr. Samouris is one of the few lawyers ever to have obtained dismissal of charges in a Homicide case, at the Preliminary Examination level.

In a high profile case involving a charge of Criminal Sexual Conduct, Mr. Samouris extracted a jury verdict of Not Guilty, in the lightening fast speed of under one hour. The feat was impressive because Mr. Samouris' client was a teacher accused of molesting the child of a Police Officer, and the negative pretrial publicity was fierce.

Mr. Samouris also has an impressive track record in other areas of criminal law as well, including White Collar Crime, Theft Crimes, Fraud, Credit Card Crime, Assault Crimes, Drunk Driving, Probation Violations, Parole Violations, Criminal Appeals and much more.

Bar Admissions:

       
  • Illinois, 1995
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  • Michigan, 1995
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  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
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  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1995
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  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1995
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  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1995
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  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1995

Education:

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1994
       
  • J.D.
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  • Honors: Dean's List

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
       
  • B.A.
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  • Honors: Dean's List
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  • Honors: With Distinction
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  • Major: Government (Political Science)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

       
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association,
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  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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  • State Bars of Michigan & Illinois
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  • Admitted to Practice in the Federal Courts of the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan and Northern District of Illinois
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  • Hellenic Bar Association.

Languages:

Greek