As Of August 1, 2017, Frank D. Eaman, PLLC will operate under Eaman & Gabbara, PLLC
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointments of Frank Eaman of Huntington Woods, Brandy Robinson of Detroit, John Shea of Chelsea, and Michael Swor of Grosse Pointe Woods, to the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.The commission was created to improve legal representation for low-income criminal defendants. In October 2011, Snyder issued Executive Order 2011-12, establishing the initial Indigent Defense Advisory Commission, responsible for recommending improvements to the state’s legal system. These recommendations served as the basis for legislation to address this need and called for the 15-member Indigent Defense Commission that the governor signed into law in July 2013.
“A key principle of the judicial system is that every citizen has a right to competent legal counsel,” Snyder said. “I am confident these members will continue to serve our state well on this commission.”
Members will serve four-year terms expiring April 1, 2020. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Read Details
The principal attorney at Frank D. Eaman, PLLC, is Frank D. Eaman, a distinguished criminal defense attorney who has been representing clients in criminal cases, trials and appeals, since 1971. Mr. Eaman has been an adjunct law professor at Cooley Law School for more than 10 years, and an instructor at the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College for the same length of time. Hundreds of criminal defense lawyers throughout Michigan have been taught the skills needed to be a competent trial attorney by Mr. Eaman. See Resume
Suzan Gabbara first came to Frank D. Eaman, PLLC, as an intern at the beginning of 2012, and later that year joined the firm as attorney. She distinguished herself at Cooley Law School, graduating with honors, and brings additional skills to Frank D. Eaman, PLLC, as she is admitted to practice in the immigration courts, and also represents clients in divorce, custody, and business matters. She also brings additional language skills to the firm, as she is fluent in English, Arabic, and Aramaic and is able to communicate in German. From her first days at the firm, she has assisted Mr. Eaman in complex criminal trials and appeals, and been instrumental in the results achieved for our clients. See Resume
Jennifer Qonja joined Frank D. Eaman, PLLC, in January of 2015 as a part-time attorney. In January of 2016 she became a full-time attorney. Jennifer assists both Frank and Suzan in their work before the courts, and represents her own clients in a variety of cases. Her specialty is research and writing. She has written briefs for the trial courts, court of appeals and Michigan Supreme Court
Suzan Gabbara first came to Frank D. Eaman, PLLC, as an intern at the beginning of 2012, and later that year joined the firm as attorney. Read More
The main office of the firm is located in Troy, Michigan. Mr. Eaman has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the state of Michigan. He is also admitted to practice in the Second Circuit in New York. The firm has an office in Oakland County, and colleagues in both Oakland and Macomb County, so that arrangements can be made to meet clients in those counties if it is more convenient. Both Mr. Eaman and Ms. Gabbara have represented clients in other counties in the State of Michigan, Mr. Eaman has represented clients in other states, and Ms. Gabbara is admitted to immigration court which permits her to appear in any immigration court in the United States.
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