Background and Experience
Paul Tafelski has been practicing law in Michigan since 1995. He has a passion for helping good people out of difficult situations. For many years he has successfully led clients through the difficult and dangerous criminal justice system by listening to their problems, developing a plan to help them and executing that plan by using his experience and knowledge. In some cases that means taking their felony or misdemeanor matter to trial. In other cases he was able to negotiate dismissals, plea bargains or sentencing agreements that allowed the clients to get on with their lives. The goal is always to obtain the best possible result for the client in their current situation. It sounds simple but it requires having a lawyer that listens, cares about the client and has the specific skills, experience and relationships to get the job done.
Mr. Tafelski is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Detroit College of Law. He is a member of the Michigan State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Criminal Defense Lawyers of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association and the Advocates (Polish Bar Association). In addition, he is a past member of the State Bar of Michigan Criminal Law Committee as well as the Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court which promoted professionalism and congeniality between Judges and lawyers.
He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Michigan. He has obtained Not Guilty verdicts in felony and misdemeanor trials and his efforts to attack questionable evidence have resulted in dismissals and excellent plea bargains in many instances. In addition, his skills of persuasion, communication and understanding of human nature have saved many clients from going to jail or prison when their case would have normally ended that way. Many clients would have lost their career or their freedom except for his efforts.
Paul is married with one child who is an avid hockey player. In his spare time, he enjoys attending Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings games and is a disgruntled former Lions season ticket holder. In addition, he travels to California where he is involved in trying to produce movies in Michigan and elsewhere.
Paul J. Tafelski
2525 S. Telegraph Rd. Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302