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R. Michael Bullotta

Michael has an extensive history of successful jury trials and complex investigations in federal criminal cases.


R. Michael Bullotta

Michael is a former federal prosecutor, having spent 23 years working as an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit and Los Angeles. Michael recently left government service to start a boutique litigation practice representing those being investigated and indicted by the federal government.

Michael graduated magna cum laude at the top of his class from Georgetown Law School in 1992. He was an associate editor on the Law Review and Order of the Coif. After graduation, Michael spent his first five years working as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles, where he was assigned to the elite Hardcore Gang Unit. There, he investigated and prosecuted almost exclusively gang-related murder cases, successfully trying numerous homicides before juries. In 1997, Michael became a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, where he prosecuted national and international drug-trafficking organizations. In the fall of 2001, he returned to his home state of Michigan, working as an Assistant United States Attorney in Detroit. Michael spent the last two decades assigned to the Public Corruption Unit at the Detroit United States Attorney’s Office, where he investigated and prosecuted high profile public corruption cases. Michael has a documented and vast history of both successful jury trials and complex criminal investigations.

His services extend to corporations under federal investigation, including those that need an experienced hand to conduct internal investigations and liaison with the Department of Justice or other law enforcement entities. The tremendous amount of experience Michael acquired leading large-scale, complex federal investigations and prosecuting high profile criminal cases, including public corruption, mail and wire fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, narcotics trafficking and racketeering, enables him to provide the highest level of representation to individuals and corporations in the federal criminal arena.

My Vision

I endeavor to use my skills, knowledge and experience from decades as a federal prosecutor practicing at the highest level to provide exceptional representation to the unfortunate few who find themselves on the other end of a federal indictment or investigation.

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement…”
Theodore Roosevelt

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