Charged with Child Abuse Defense Lawyers in Michigan

Attorney Profile

Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Attorney Serving Michigan

About Mark A. Satawa

Mark Satawa is an experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney who excels at representing clients in the full range of felony and misdemeanor charges, but specializes in sex crimes, child abuse, and federal offenses. A former Assistant Prosecutor in Wayne County and a Michigan Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Satawa’s trial experience consists of hundreds of felony jury trials, including 100 capital trials and 50 murder trials. Quite simply, Mark Satawa wins cases.

Mark A. Satawa

Mark A. Satawa

Attorney at Law


Mr. Satawa has successfully litigated a broad range of criminal cases, including weapons and narcotics offenses, racketeering, drunk driving, telecommunications fraud, tax fraud, robbery, domestic violence, and assaults. Mr. Satawa’s practice has a particular emphasis on:

  • Defending allegations of sexual assault against adults and children
  • Child Abuse
  • Medial Child Abuse
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Internet crimes
  • Homicide
  • Federal crime/white collar crimes
  • DNA cases


Mark Satawa has extensive experience in successfully defending all forms of sex crimes such as child molestation, sexting, child sexually abusive activity, sexual assault, criminal sexual conduct, child pornography, date rape, and sexual harassment at work. He also has an unmatched expertise and success in defending scientifically/medically intensive criminal allegations, including shaken baby syndrome, abusive head trauma, medical child abuse, Munchhausen by Proxy, child abuse, forensic interviews, sexual assault cases with medical evidence, and cases involving DNA. Michigan sex crimes and child abuse defense attorney Mark Satawa has lectured extensively on many criminal law and trial advocacy issues including Shaken Baby Syndrome, Medical Child Abuse, defending allegations of criminal sexual conduct, DNA, handling experts, Daubert evidence issues, and all phases of trial practice – to defense organizations and bar associations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.


Mr. Satawa is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (former Board of Directors and CLE chair), Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (former Board of Directors and Co-chair of Education Committee), the State Bar of Michigan (Criminal Law Committee) and the Oakland County Bar Association (Inn of Court, and Criminal Law section). Mark is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a Michigan Super Lawyer, a Top Lawyer in Detroit by dbusiness, and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by American Trial Lawyers Association.

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