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RECENT CASES

  • Client charged with Solicitation in a major Metropolitan community.  The Firm successfully filed and argued a Motion to Dismiss all charges. The case was dismissed and this allowed the client to keep his lucrative job.
  • The Draper Law Firm was retained by a young man charged with Felony Home Invasion, Second Degree.  The Firm obtained written discovery and conducted a a thorough investigation of the alleged facts.  All charges were dismissed at the Preliminary Examination Hearing.
  • Client charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) in suburban Detroit district court.  Case proceeded to jury trial and the jury returned a Not Guilty verdict on the OWI charge.
  • The Draper Law Firm represented an individual charged with Domestic Violence Assault and Battery. The case proceeded to jury trial. Based on vigorous and successful cross-examination of the alleged victim, the jury returned a Not Guilty verdict after only five minutes of deliberation.
  • Husband charged in obese Warren woman’s death will not go to prison. Michael Brooks sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to neglecting obese, ill wife who was pulled from Warren apartment.
  • Husband accused of neglecting obese wife before her death allowed to see his children. Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Brooks told a Warren judge he would waive his right to a preliminary exam, a hearing where a judge decides whether there is enough evidence for trial, but he had a request.He asked to see his kids who were put in his sister’s care after their mom was found in deplorable conditions in the family’s apartment.
  • Man charged in obese wife’s death can now see his children. A Warren man charged with felony neglect in the death of his bedridden, obese wife will be permitted to have contact with their four children and his sister, who is caring for them.   Michael Brooks, 37, is accused of allowing his wife, Yolanda Reese-Brooks, 40, to deteriorate while lying in her own waste. Brooks told police that he was the primary caregiver for his wife, whom authorities said weighed 360 pounds and was deemed morbidly obese. Brooks called 911 on Oct. 16, and firefighters in hazmat suits had to remove a sliding door to extricate her from the couple’s apartment.  Reese-Brooks was hospitalized in Madison Heights and died Oct. 22 of multiple injuries and complications of morbid obesity, according to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office.
  • Husband charged with abuse in death of obese Warren woman. Weighing nearly 400 pounds, Yolanda Reese-Brooks died Oct. 22 after being found in filthy home with 4 children.
  • Defended client against charges that he improperly received disability payments from Big Three automaker. Claims included allegations that client received disability payments while working for family business. Firm obtained complete dismissal of claim in excess of $300,000.
  • Successful arbitration on behalf of candidate for County Commissioner for libel and slander against individual that prepared inaccurate negative campaign literature.
  • Successfully represented CollegeHumor.com against claims brought in Federal Court by individual who had embarrassing photos of her posted on site. Plaintiff claimed that posting caused her to lose her white collar job with Big Three automaker’s finance division. Firm was successful in obtaining complete dismissal of case.
  • Defended business owner in Probate Court against claims by Decedent’s estate that business owner had taken advantage of and purchased business from Decedent while he was in a weakened mental state. Through aggressive representation, firm caused Decedent’s estate to voluntarily dismiss all claims against business owner.
  • Successfully represented client who was awarded a significant grant and who was faced with the possibility of having to repay that grant after an institution of higher education gave her a biased and unfair evaluation. Following The Draper Law Firm’s aggressive representation, the college agreed to award our client a fair evaluation, thus allowing her to keep her grant and move forward with her business plans.
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