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Dearborn White Collar Crime Attorneys

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick OberheidenDearborn White Collar
Criminal Defense Team Lead
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Dearborn address – by appointment only:
3200 Greenfield Road
Suite 300
Dearborn, MI 48120

Facing a federal white-collar criminal charge can be a daunting and overwhelming experience for individuals and businesses. The potential consequences of a conviction, including imprisonment, civil penalties, and substantial fines, can significantly impact one’s reputation and livelihood. For this reason, you will want to retain the services of a highly qualified federal legal defense law firm to protect your rights and interests. At Oberheiden P.C., our white-collar defense attorneys possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to effectively represent and defend corporations and individuals facing these serious allegations in Dearborn.

Oberheiden P.C. is a distinguished federal defense firm. While many legal professionals want to take your case, our firm works differently than others. Here are a few reasons to choose Oberheiden P.C. for your federal white-collar crime defense firm.

We Represent Clients in Federal Cases

The criminal justice system in the United States is divided into two main categories: state and federal. Most criminal cases are filed at the state level, with district attorneys or state prosecutors handling these crimes. While state and federal cases may seem similar, federal offenses differ from state ones.

Some state defense attorneys may convince clients that they can handle federal cases, but the procedures and rules are slightly different in federal court. These federal cases are investigated and prosecuted using the total resources of the federal government, leaving attorneys to defend their clients against some of the world’s most experienced law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors. A conviction could mean decades of imprisonment, significant penalties, and damage to a client’s reputation. With so much at risk, finding a law firm familiar with the federal court system and experienced in handling federal white-collar criminal cases is vital.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Access to Senior-Level Legal Knowledge

When facing white-collar criminal charges, you will want access to experienced and knowledgeable legal professionals who understand the seriousness of the charges and who are ready to defend your rights. Some law firms may have lawyers on staff with experience in federal cases. Unfortunately, at some defense law firms, hiring an experienced attorney does not mean you will have access to them or their legal knowledge. Typically, a paralegal or junior associate does all the research and possibly even strategizes for the case. Regarding the serious nature of these crimes, this is not the time for junior attorneys to learn on the job.

We understand that clients need access to dedicated and experienced legal professionals throughout the federal criminal or civil process. When you hire Oberheiden P.C., you will have access to our senior-level lawyers for your case. These professionals will work tirelessly to defend your rights. Additionally, when you want to communicate with your attorney, all calls to our firm go directly to them, ensuring that you receive the answers and guidance from the individual working on your legal matters. With Oberheiden P.C., you will have complete confidence that you are receiving the highest level of legal service for your defense.

Legal Professionals With Extensive Experience

Many law firms may tout their experience within a specific city or region, but at Oberheiden P.C., we pride ourselves on providing our clients with highly regarded federal white-collar criminal defense professionals in the legal field. All of our attorneys have experience either defending or prosecuting these types of criminal cases. In fact, most of the legal team has worked for various federal agencies throughout the United States. This valuable insight into federal investigations can give you an advantage in your case.

In addition to attorneys, we also have a support staff of professional investigators. These individuals will work to gather evidence and establish the facts surrounding your situation. With this help, we can build a case based on evidence or information the federal government did not provide. Like our attorneys, these investigators have years of experience working in federal agencies. They use all their knowledge and experience to help your defense team develop a solid strategy for your case.

Are You at Risk for Federal Prosecution?

White-collar federal crime allegations are very serious and should be handled by an experienced law firm. Contact our law firm as soon as you learn of an investigation or hear accusations against you. During an investigation, the federal government will not discuss the matters with you. For that reason, you want a skilled legal team to take steps to protect your reputation, rights, and livelihood. Working with an inexperienced law firm could leave you vulnerable to civil litigation and criminal charges.

The Oberheiden P.C. team will protect you and your company from serious legal liabilities, including those found at the criminal or civil level. Any type of federal allegation can lead to serious consequences, such as hefty fines, federal incarceration, and other penalties.

The majority of federal white-collar criminal investigations center around the following charges:

Remember that the above list is not exhaustive. Within these broad categories, the specific charges will often vary. Focusing on the wrong aspect of the case can lead to significant problems for a client. However, our legal team knows how to build a defense for our clients. We have often avoided a trial or even had the charges completely dropped.

At Oberheiden P.C., our former federal prosecutors and agents will guide you through this complicated legal process. Additionally, our attorneys target the specific allegations in your case, making sure you are not left vulnerable to additional charges from the federal government. With our extensive experience handling federal white-collar criminal cases, you will have a team of professionals who will develop the most effective legal strategy for your situation.

White Collar Crime is Often Prosecuted in Federal Court

Particularly if the alleged offense involved a large amount of money or other assets, or if it implicated the banking system or a source of federal funding, a charge for a white collar crime will be prosecuted in federal court by federal law enforcement.

For cases that originate in Dearborn, Michigan, the court that will hear the case will be the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The nearest branch for this court is in Detroit, at the Theodore Levin Courthouse at 231 West Lafayette Boulevard.

Should your white collar case need to be appealed, it will go before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for review. Unfortunately, this court is much further away, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A Federal Defense Attorney Answers Your Pressing Questions

Do White-Collar Investigations Result In Civil Penalties?


Yes. There are instances where civil penalties can come from criminal investigations. Generally, federal agencies may have enough evidence to pursue a criminal case, but there is not enough to obtain a conviction. In those cases, the individual may still face penalties at the civil level. With this in mind, you will want to hire a law firm experienced in both criminal and civil law to defend you against all charges. Our team of attorneys will build a comprehensive defense strategy that will not leave you vulnerable to additional legal liabilities.

What Should I Do If I Believe Investigators Violated My Rights?


The federal government often uses evidence obtained during an investigation as a critical part of its prosecution. However, these federal agents are required to respect the rights of individuals during the arrest and investigation process. If it is discovered that they violated your rights during an investigation, it could be possible to exclude that evidence from being used in court. This can be a powerful tool in building a successful defense against federal charges.

Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will identify and challenge any violations of your rights during the early stages of the investigation and trial process. With that, our team will help you understand your rights and how evidence can impact your case. By working with our law firm, you can be confident that we will explore every aspect of your case to build the strongest defense possible for your situation.

Why Is It Important to Hire a Law Firm Immediately?


The consequences of a criminal conviction can be devastating to an individual’s life, leading to a loss of employment, reputation, and freedom. It is imperative to take immediate action if you have been charged with a crime or learned of a criminal investigation. Even if the case seems overwhelming, there is always time to seek the help of a skilled and reputable law firm.

When choosing a law firm to represent you in these federal matters, select one with a proven track record of successfully defending clients against these allegations. At Oberheiden P.C., we have a team ready to defend you against criminal charges and civil litigation. Our attorneys will work diligently to achieve a successful outcome for your case.

Navigating the court system can be confusing, leaving you feeling uncertain about your future and legal options. We are here to guide you through the process, providing you with the representation you need during this critical time. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our skilled federal defense team to discuss your case and learn how we can assist you.

Does Oberheiden P.C. Have a Record of Success?


At Oberheiden P.C., we have a team of experienced attorneys with over 50 years of combined experience defending individuals and business entities against federal white-collar accusations. Our attorneys have a record of success and have achieved favorable outcomes that have included dropped criminal charges, dismissed indictments, and trial acquittals. We have a reputation for being one of the leading federal defense law firms that both corporations and individuals trust with their cases.

Federal White-Collar Legal Assistance in Dearborn, Michigan

Having a federal defense law firm with the skills and knowledge to navigate the complex legal system and build a solid defense for your case is important. Our legal team is ready to provide you with the guidance you require for your situation. We are here to assist with your case. If you are facing a white-collar crime investigation or charges in Dearborn, Michigan, contact us at 888-680-1745 or through our online form to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.

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