Robert S. Hackett, ESQ

Robert S. Hackett, Esq., Partner, is a dedicated criminal defense attorney, with experience also in civil litigation and related matters, and has represented clients in both state and federal court.

Mr. Hackett was born and raised in the City of Detroit and attended the Detroit Public Schools. After graduation from high school, he attended Eastern Michigan University and the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, before attending the University of Michigan, where he received a BA in History and a BA Political Science.

During his senior year at the University of Michigan, he interned in the state office of the American Civil Liberties Union, where he was sensitized to the power and potential abuses of government and was fortunate to have been under the tutelage of some of the sharpest legal minds in the state. After graduation from UM, he accepted a full-time position with the ACLU and thereafter attended law school after realizing the impact a legal education could make. Mr. Hackett graduated from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1995 and was licensed to practice law that same year.

After 5 years in private civil and criminal practice, Mr. Hackett accepted a position as an attorney-investigator with the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Michigan and served in that capacity until he was promoted to an Assistant Federal Public Defender position. After approximately 5 years at the FPD, where he represented individuals charged with criminal offenses in the federal system, Mr. Hackett went back into private practice to concentrate mainly in the area of criminal defense at the state level.

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Hackett has been dedicated to representing persons accused of, and charged with, committing criminal offenses and is accomplished in obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients.

When not playing lawyer, Mr. Hackett enjoys spending time with his two teenage children and playing golf.


  • B.A. University of Michigan, Michigan
  • J.D. Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Michigan

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • The State Bar of Michigan
  • United States Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan


Criminal Defense

  • Assault
  • Appeal of Conviction
  • Appeal of Sentence
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Armed Robbery
  • Arson
  • Battery
  • Bad Checks (Passing Bad Checks)
  • Burglary
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Child Protection Services (CPS)
  • Child & Pupil (Dangerous Weapons)
  • Conspiracy & Racketeering
  • Computer & Internet Crimes
  • Constitutional Rights, 2nd, 4th, 5th & 6th Amendment
  • Criminal Enterprise
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Defective Search Warrants
  • Disorderly Person & Conduct
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Crimes
  • Driving License Restoration & Privileges
  • Drunk Driving Offenses (DUI)
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungement of Criminal Record (Conviction Set Aside)
  • Forgery & Counterfeiting
  • Fraud
  • Gun Crimes & Firearms
  • Illegal Search & Seizure
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Michigan Liquor Control Commission and Appeals
  • Larceny (Theft Crimes)
  • Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (Marijuana)
  • Murder (Homicide)
  • Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Motor Vehicle Crimes
  • Pornography Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Sex Crimes (Criminal Sexual Conduct “CSC”)
  • Stolen, Embezzled & Converted Property
  • Rights of the Accused
  • Under Investigation
  • White Collar Crimes

Civil Litigation

  • Civil Litigation (State & Federal Courts)
  • Civil Right Actions (Police Misconduct)

Attorney Robert Hackett’s direct line (616) 633 7974

In association with Merit Legal Solicitors
(UK & Europe)