Martin E. CrandallMartin Crandall Clark Hill
Martin E. Crandall
Martin E. Crandall is Of Counsel to Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group, and focuses his practice in the areas of white-collar criminal defense. He currently co-chairs the Clark Hill White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Practice Group with Robert J. Ridge of the Pittsburgh Office, a group which includes 20 lawyers in 12 cities. In two recent Racketeering cases in the E.D. of Michigan, he achieved an acquittal and a dismissal on the racketeering counts of the Indictments.
Martin began his legal career in Detroit in 1976, as law clerk to the Hon. Lawrence Gubow, United States District Court Judge. In 1979, he took the position of assistant U.S. attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office, in the Eastern District of Michigan. Working as a federal prosecutor, with most U.S., Michigan and Canadian law enforcement agencies, as well as federal grand juries, he prosecuted a variety of both “white collar” and “street” offenses. During this time, Martin gained extensive experience in prosecuting offenses involving conspiracy, interstate transportation of stolen property, smuggling, immigration violations, bank robbery and embezzlement, commercial bribery, controlled substance violations, money laundering, extortion, arson, tax fraud and organized crime, including numerous racketeering and union-related offenses.
Since leaving the Justice Department in 1985, Martin has focused his practice in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation. He has experience as a criminal defense attorney in both federal and state cases. In addition to being a member of the Michigan and Florida Bar Associations, Martin has litigated matters in California, New York, Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Martin represents clients in a broad spectrum of criminal defense matters, including federal and state jury and non-jury trials, and federal grand jury investigations for white collar crimes, including mail and wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bank fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, interstate theft and racketeering. He assists clients in matters of federal and state grand jury subpoenas for witnesses and for the records of businesses, negotiations with U.S. Attorneys’ offices throughout the nation, and negotiations for immunity orders for witnesses in federal trials and/or before grand juries.
Martin has extensive experience in investigations by federal and state law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, IRS, DEA, INS, SEC and Department of Labor. These investigations typically involve working closely with the U.S. Attorney and related the federal and state investigative agencies.
In addition, Martin represents clients in the prosecution and defense of criminal and civil RICO matters, state of Michigan attorney general investigations, and EPA and MIOSHA investigations generated by the U.S. Attorney, federal grand jury or Michigan attorney general. He also handles matters relating to controlled substance violations, drunk driving and similar offenses, murder, kidnapping, robbery, assault, criminal sexual conduct and other violations of federal and state criminal codes.