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David Griem


Professional Experience

David Griem is an advisor to Opus Bono Sacredotii and one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the United States of America David was admitted to practice law in 1973, Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit in 1980. David served as principal trial attorney with the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office and later as assistant chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Michigan. David has represented defendants in many highly publicized cases in Michigan, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and New York. He has conducted over 200 criminal and civil jury trials.

Areas of Emphasis

David specializes in white-collar and health care criminal defense. His civil litigation experience includes defense of tort, contract and business disputes. Representative clients include General Dynamics, General Motors, K-Mart, Don Massey and Spawn.


Instructor, Advocacy Institute of the United States Attorney General, Washington, D.C., 1980-1981.

Member, Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure (appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court in 2001).

  • Lecturer, various continuing legal education programs on a variety of litigation topics.
  • Expert legal commentator, national and local radio and television news programs, including all four Detroit television stations, Court TV and Geraldo Rivera Live.
  • Listed in "Who’s Who in American Law."
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan (Criminal Law Section).
  • Member, American Bar Association (Criminal Justice Section).
  • Member, Federal Bar Association.
  • Member, Macomb County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1981-1985).
  • Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
  • Member, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.


  • Author: "Search and Seizure, Michigan Criminal Procedure," 1981.


Michigan State University, B.A., cum laude, 1965
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, J.D., 1973

Community Involvement

  • Special Olympics, has held various leadership positions.
  • Little League Baseball and Soccer, has coached and held various leadership positions

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