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Theodore E. Bratton, J.D.
1888 Littlestone Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI USA 48236-1959
Phone: (313) 343-0331

DISCLAIMER: This web site is for general informational purposes only, and should not be construed as providing legal advice.  If you need legal advice or representation for a specific legal problem, seek the services of a knowledgeable attorney in your area.

"When the government fears the people, there is liberty.  When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

Thomas Jefferson.


(Attorney licensed in Michigan)


Wayne State University Law School, JD (Law)

University of Michigan - Dearborn, BGS with Distinction (Psychology/Political Science/Business)

Macomb County Community College, AAS Legal Assistant with Honors    



Attorney & Counselor at Law  (1994 - Present):     Engaged in various capacities within the legal profession for more than 3 decades -- the greater/last portion of which as a sole practitioner providing clients with a wide range of legal services. Primary areas of concentration have included most types of litigation (e.g., criminal defense, drunk driving defense, personal injury, civil, probate, traffic, agency), and transactional matters (e.g., contracts, real estate, business).  Over the years, zealous criminal defense has become my forté.    Bar Admissions include:

Michigan State Courts

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Entrepreneur (1975 - Present):     Various home-based and other businesses.  See e.g., http://TedBratton.info

Law Clerk, Legal Assistant (1981 - 1994):  Self d/b/a Law-Help, Inc., Bratton Paralegal Service, Inc., etc.

Law Clerk (1990 - 1992):     Charfoos & Christensen, PC

Legal Assistant (1986 - 1988):     American Motors / Chrysler Motors

Volunteer Legislative Intern (1985):    US Congressman Dennis M Hertel

Messenger/Clerk Coordinator (1979 - 1981):  Jaffe, Snider, Raitt, Garratt & Heuer, PC



Alumni Association of the University of Michigan

American Civil Liberties Union - Guardian of Liberty

AMVETS (Vietnam Era Veteran)

Association of Trial Lawyers of America*

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan*

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Zoological Society

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers*

Sierra Club - Wilderness Guardian

           * Former Member 

NOTE:   I do not guarantee any information, services, products, etc. available on this web site nor through any of its links.

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The note in this 2009 Christmas card from a former Client made me realize that

I have made a big difference in many lives.

So, I won't be jumping off the bridge & Clarence will finally get his wings!


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