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Kim Stout

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Kimberly W. Stout has been representing metro-Detroit area clients involved in the criminal justice system with skill and compassion since 1985. She was voted a “Top 50” female attorney in Michigan in 2016, Super Lawyers by her peers, and is the only criminal defense attorney in top 50. She is also included in the “Best Lawyers in America” publication, one of the original rating publications voted upon by peers.

Ms. Stout practices in a small firm setting to ensure her clients receive a high degree of personal service. She is always accessible to you and even provides her cell phone number. Part of Kim’s success is her familiarity with the courts in Michigan and the players involved in the system. She is known in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties, both in circuit and district courts, as well as in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Stout understands the nuances of the various courts due to her experience.

Having been mentored and associated with prominent criminal defense attorney Neil H. Fink for 25 years, Kimberly W. Stout offers top-notch representation to those involved in the criminal justice system. She is an aggressive, passionate and knowledgeable advocate for those facing criminal charges. She currently works closely with Wade G. Fink, her son with the now deceased Neil H. Fink.

Attorney Stout has practiced criminal defense in the metro-Detroit area for 31 years. Her offices are currently located in Birmingham, where she serves clients in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Ingham and Jackson counties as well as others. Due to her extensive experience in both state and federal courts, Stout represents clients in all areas of criminal law.

Most criminal prosecutions are resolved prior to trial. However, sometimes a trial is the only way for a defendant to receive justice. Either way, it is important to have a skilled and experienced litigator by your side as pre-trial matters such as motion hearing preliminary examinations, probable cause hearings, evidentiary hearings, and other judicial determinations can impact subsequent plea negotiations or trial. Attorney Stout excels both in and out of the courtroom.

Ms. Stout is also highly-experienced in post conviction work, including appeals by right and leave, 6.500 motions, and habeas petitions. Her 31 years of experience have made her a formidable appellate advocate in both state and federal courts of appeal. Additionally, her specialization in criminal defense law has given her impressive knowledge to advocate on appeal as she can spot errors made in the trial courts.

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Crimes
  • Post-Conviction Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan

  • United States District Court – Eastern District of Michigan

Education & Academic Honors

  • University of Detroit School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Michigan State University, Bachelor of Arts

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