If you are faced with serious charges that have the potential to seriously impact the rest of your life, hiring Satawa Law will be your best possible option. — M.S.
It is my personal belief that Mark Satawa and Stuart Friedman are the absolute best at what they do. If they can’t obtain the desired result in terms of the legal relief you are hoping for, no one can. Both are completely dedicated to doing the best job possible for their clients. They take the time needed to ensure that they know everything about the case so that they can offer the best defense possible. They leave no stone unturned when preparing their cases. Every possible scenario and repercussion is taken into consideration when determining the best way to move forward. They don’t take “the easy way out” in an effort to simply be done with a case and collect their money. They are conscientious and truly care about the outcome. They realize it is not just another case they are responsible for…..it is, ultimately, a life. That is what sets these men apart from the rest. If you are faced with serious charges that have the potential to seriously impact the rest of your life, hiring one or both of these men is seriously your best possible option. You can have peace of mind in knowing that they will not be cutting corners and will give you the best, most educated defense possible. In a lot of cases today, that makes all the difference.
I ran into an unfortunate situation a while back — I was charged with several counts of 1st and 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct. A friend of mine that I occasionally had sex with for several months claimed I came to her house one night and raped her. We hired a lawyer that came highly recommended by a friend of the family that was a retired prosecutor. It turned out that he was not what we hoped he was. I then was referred to Mr. Satawa by a family member that has heard of him and lives in the Washington D.C. area. I was more than pleased with Mr. Satawa’s hard work and honesty. He was always available to answer questions, and took the time to make sure I understood what was happening in my case every step of the way. Even the bill he sent us was itemized, and I am positive that he did not add any extra hours onto it. As a result of his hard work and determination, the prosecutor offered me a plea deal of a misdemeanor (assault), with probation and no jail time. The deal was too good to turn down, and I ended up taking the plea because I was not comfortable with risking a life sentence if I was convicted guilty. But if I had to go to trial I would have trusted Mr. Satawa with my life. I am certain I got this amazing plea deal because Mr. Satawa was my attorney, and all of the work he put into defending the case. I would highly recommend him to anyone I knew that was in need of any legal services.
Mark Satawa will get the job done for you and make your life whole again. — T.J.W.
I found myself in a situation I thought I would never be in; I was charged with criminal sexual conduct in the 3rd degree. I was a college student, studying full-time and playing football at this university, with no criminal history what so ever. During summer break, I went back home to see my high school friends, and we decided to head up to a friend’s lake house for the weekend. After a day on the lake of drinking and partying, I ended up getting close and intimate that night this girl that I’ve known since middle school, and we ended up hooking up,. After the weekend was over, the next thing I know my world got completely derailed. I received a call from a state detective wanting me to come in for questioning. This girl I’ve known half my life, what was consensual sex that night; she was charging me with rape. I was scared and in shock. So I started searching online for the best lawyers in my area and I came across the name Mark Satawa. I called him in the morning and he met with me that same afternoon, free of charge, to talk about my situation. Before I even laid down some money to secure him as my lawyer he offered to take care of things with the detective to get him off my back. I knew that day that I needed him as my lawyer; it wasn’t until after I hired him that I learned about his experience and successful history as being a criminal sexual conduct defense lawyer. After hiring Mark, he went straight to work on my case. I ended up losing all of my friends, being suspended from the football team, kicked out of school, and feeling like I just wanted to give up on everything. This case became my life and ultimately would decide my future whether I won or lost. My family and Mark were the only people who believed in me and believed my side of the story. Mark not only was my lawyer but my counselor – and he truly excels at both. The amount of stress and pain I felt and the tears I cried during those seven months were hell. Mark was there through it all and truly kept my mind and heart in the right place. I worked closely with Mark over those next seven months. We had a lot of meetings and phone calls to discuss things that needed to be done. I had a lot of homework to do for the case and Mark always kept me informed and up to date. Mark at all times knew what was going on, he always acted professionally, and at the end of the day even though he was my lawyer, he let me make a lot of the decisions because it was my life that was going to be affected, not his. My case went through almost every step of the criminal process before going to trial. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Take a plea and play it safe or go to trial and win. In my heart, I knew I wanted to go to trial because I knew that I could not submit myself guilty for something that I did not do. The trial lasted five days, which seemed like an eternity. I simply do not have the words to describe how masterful Mark is when speaking in the court room. He is truly an intelligent man, who knows every aspect of criminal sexual law, he has phenomenal people skills and was incredibly smooth when making his statements, cross-examining, or on direct examination. Mark barely looked at his notes because he knew the case like the back of his hand, his preparation and the amount of time and effort he put into the case was apparent. He was even able to make the jury laugh on occasion which when you’re in this type of stressful situation for everyone, was truly remarkable that showed his human side. I trusted Mark with my life because he saved my life. I am now a free man, able to do whatever I want. We still stay in touch and we’re still friends today. After everything that I went through, he gave me the best advice after my trial that I will use forever, “the best revenge is living life right.” I would not have wanted any other lawyer to represent me. Mark Satawa will get the job done for you and make your life whole again.
Mark's desire to win is undeniable. — DM
I was student at a university local to Mark’s office when I was charged with several sexual assault offenses, the most severe being a CSC in the third degree. Less than a month after the start of an investigation, my family chose to hire Mark as a precautionary measure. At this time, I did not understand the magnitude of my situation, as I later found out the witness was extremely hyperbolic and untruthful in her testimony against me. Having charges hanging over my head for a long period of time was both horrifying and burdensome. I was not charged with an actual crime until six month after the initial complaint was filed with the police, and my case was finally dropped after an entire year elapsed. The uncertainty in the case and the thought of a max sentence of 15 years in prison was almost unbearable. Hiring a lawyer expert in these cases is essential for these situations. Although the case brought much stress to my life, the knowledge that I had an intelligent and confident lawyer provided me with relief. I believe without a doubt Mark is one of the best lawyers for sex crimes in Michigan. Mark’s desire to win is undeniable. I never got the impression he was simply concerned about his paycheck. For the preliminary cross-examination of the witness, Mark arrived with an entire binder worth of notes and questions he planned on asking. He was very prepared and exposed enormous holes in the witness’ account at this exam alone. He speaks in court with articulation and presence. Mark is well connected with other professionals in various fields. Even though I lived relatively far from his office, Mark referred me to an outstanding private investigator in my area, as well as a forensic psychologist. He also performed a mock trial with a renowned law professor upon my request. It is evident Mark checks his voicemail and email regularly as he promptly responded to all my questions and requests. His office secretary is both friendly and helpful. Your future is too important not to hire the best available lawyer. I did, and Mark successfully had all of my charges expunged. He literally gave me my life back and I am grateful for his services.