Are you or a family member dealing with Child Protective Services
in Oakland County Michigan?
Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC are proven and trusted Oakland County CPS Attorneys who help defend families against Children’s Protective Services. The Oakland County CPS attorney professionals at Kronzek & Cronkright have been successfully defending against
CPS allegations in Michigan state courts for many years.
Experienced Oakland County CPS Attorney
With an experienced Oakland County child abuse defense lawyer on your side, you can keep Child Protective Services (CPS) from taking control of your family. When wrongfully accused of child abuse, it is crucial to hire an aggressive child abuse defense lawyer in Oakland County to effectively negotiate with Child Protective Services and protect your family. At Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC, we defend our clients against Oakland County CPS intrusions. We have years of experience fighting CPS allegations throughout Michigan.
Our Oakland County CPS Attorney Professionals have year of experience delivering successful outcomes in the following:
- Child Abuse
- Child Neglect
- Statewide Reporting
- Munchausen Syndrome
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Sexual Allegations
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Court-Appointed Attorneys
Michael J. Cronkright:
Oakland County CPS Lawyer
As a trial attorney, Mr. Cronkright focuses primarily on trial work in the areas of Children's Protective Proceedings and criminal law, especially as it relates to the defense of complex child abuse cases. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Florida. Mr. Cronkright has a passion for defending the falsely accused and those treated unfairly by the authorities. He has served as lead trial attorney on numerous complex cases involving false allegations by children.He has developed substantial contacts with medical experts from around the United States that has been helpful to clients facing Shaken Baby Syndrome cases and infant fracture cases. He has successfully defended multiple medically complex homicide prosecutions.
I have a passion for defending the falsely accused and those treated unfairly by the authorities.
Mr. Cronkright has extensive training and experience in cross examination of children. He has both training from, and courtroom experience with, nationally prominent medical, psychological and scientific experts. His skillful knowledge and expertise helps break down the barrier of false accusations, misleading evidence, and suggestive child interviews by authorities. Mr. Cronkright has obtained "not guilty" verdicts throughout Michigan and has successfully litigated the reunification of families facing allegations by Children's Protective Services. Mr. Cronkright is also a referral attorney for National Child Abuse Defense and Recource Center (NCADRC).
Mr. Cronkright received his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Spring Arbor College. He then obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he graduated Cum Laude. He has been admitted to practice law in all Michigan state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, he has defended clients in Children's Protective Proceedings outside of Michigan as well, he has been admitted pro hac vice in Wyoming, Texas, and Wisconsin. More recently, he expanded his practice to include child neglect and abuse defense, as well as criminal defense, in the state of Florida.
The Professional Memberships Of Oakland County CPS Lawyer Michael J. Cronkright
- State Bar of Michigan ("Criminal Law" Section and "Children and the Law" Section)
- The Florida Bar ("Criminal" section)
- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
- American Association of Justice
Brandy J. Thompson:
Oakland County CPS Lawyer
Ms. Thompson believes that in many circumstances Children's Protective Services has overstepped their boundaries and wrongfully interfered with the fundamental right of fathers and mothers to parent their children. It is her personal goal to ensure that every family has the opportunity to be zealously represented and keep their family intact.
Ms. Thompson, originally from northern Michigan, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Law from Lake Superior State University. She then attended Michigan State University College of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude. While in law school, she became an editor for the prestigious MSU Law Review.
In addition to being licensed to practice in Michigan state courts, she is also licensed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Thompson has successfully litigated in both state and federal courts. She has handled a wide range of cases, including Children's Protective Services, child abuse and neglect, and criminal defense.
The Professional Memberships Of Oakland County CPS Lawyer Brandy J. Thompson
- State Bar of Michigan
- Michigan Association For Justice
- Young Trial Lawyers Association
Stephanie M. Service
Oakland County CPS Lawyer
Ms. Service believes that, in most cases, family reunification should be the ultimate goal. Many times, Child Protective Services caseworkers interfere with a parent's right to raise his or her children. This interference could do more harm than good. Ms. Service is passionate about protecting families.
Though she is originally from the Lansing area, Ms. Service now resides in West Michigan. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Spanish. She then accepted an Honors Scholarship to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School. During law school, Ms. Service earned a place on both the Dean's List and Honor Roll every single semester and was a member of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. She graduated cum laude with an academic ranking of 20 out of 403 students.
Ms. Service is licensed to practice law in all Michigan state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. She is a graduate of both the Hillman Advocacy Program and the Trial Skills College. Because Ms. Service enjoys research and writing, one of her responsibilities is to write and revise legal content for Kronzek & Cronkright's informational sites on the internet.
Cassandra A. Drysdale-Crown
Oakland County CPS Lawyer
Ms. Drysdale-Crown is an experienced Bankruptcy attorney who is admitted to practice in the Bankruptcy Courts for both the Eastern and Western Federal Districts of Michigan. She is also a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan. Ms. Drysdale-Crown is passionate about educating people in regards to debt relief options and representing them through the often difficult and emotional debt relief process. She has received extensive training in the current Bankruptcy Code, Rules and case law.
Ms. Drysdale-Crown received her undergraduate triple-major degree from Michigan State University. She also received her juris doctor from Michigan State University, College of Law. She has been active as a pro bono general civil small claims mediator and was a two year board member of a community mediation center. Her experience also includes federal and state criminal appeals, divorce, custody, estate planning, and several years as a Project Coordinator for the Michigan Supreme Court, State Court Administrative Office (SCAO). While employed with SCAO, she provided oversight for a court-based parenting time mediation program, and also developed training for parenting time mediation directed at attorneys, court personnel and local mediators. Ms. Drysdale-Crown is also an experienced domestic relations and general civil mediator, and a trained collaborative law mediator as well.
Consult With A Trusted
Oakland County CPS Lawyer
There are a many reasons why Oakland County residents involved in CPS cases seek the expertise of the experienced lawyers of Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC.
The strengths listed below are the foundation of Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC and our team of Oakland County CPS Lawyers.
Accessibility: The Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC team of Oakland County CPS Lawyers strive to remain in close contact with our clients, and promptly return phone calls and emails. Your will work directly with your assigned Oakland County CPS lawyer throughout the case, and will not be left waiting for us at any stage during the process. At Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC, we are proven and trusted lawyers that ensure that you are getting the full benefit of your legal representation with us during your CPS case in Oakland County.
Competitive Rates: You will find that our pricing model is quite competitive for the superior level of service that you will receive with our Oakland County CPS lawyers. We provide a high level service in providing you with the finest legal representation when dealing with your Oakland County CPS case.
Broad Experience: Our dynamic team of Oakland County CPS lawyers offers extensive experience and proven results in defending our clients against Child Protective Services cases in Oakland County, Michigan.
Compassionate: We are accustomed to helping parents through difficult Oakland County CPS cases involving hostile CPS workers and advanced by zealous and overly aggressive prosecutors.
Aggressive Representation: Effective representation requires a commitment to the client, an expansive knowledge of the law, a willingness to fight for parents, professional trial skills, and a willingness to fight an often uphill battle in Oakland County CPS cases. We strive to provide this quality of representation in every case we accept.
Oakland County CPS Lawyers
Deliver Proven Results
The attorneys at Kronzek & Cronkright have been successfully defending against Children's Protective Services allegations in both state and federal courts for over 80 combined years. We have defended countless clients through all stages of the CPS hearing process in dealing with in Oakland County CPS cases. We have listed a handful of cases to show what kinds of allegations we see and defend against daily. Few firms handle the amount of CPS allegations that we do, and our team of highly aggressive and experienced CPS attorneys will continue to fight against false allegations that put your family in harm's way. Don't let just anyone handle your case. Look at their credentials and ask how often they truly defend against these allegations. We do this day in and day out. Call us today at 1-866-766-5245, or write us today!
|Medical Neglect||Family Reunified - Petition dismissed prior to trial (Eaton County)|
|Medical Neglect||Family Reunified - Following Trial, (Isabella County)|
|Sexual Abuse||Family Reunified - Following Trial, (Sanilac County)|
|Physical Abuse - Multiple Infant Fractures||Family Reunified - Case Closed, (Kent County)|
|Sexual Abuse||Allegations unsubstantiated - child placed with client and client removed from Central Registry, (Oakland County)|
|Physical and Sexual Abuse||Family Reunified - case closed, (Lapeer County)|
|Mental Abuse||Termination of Parental Rights requested - case voluntarily dismissed by prosecution, (Eaton County)|
|General Neglect - Allegations of Maintaining a Drug House||Family Reunified - (Oakland County)|
|CPS Investigation||allegations never filed - pre-petition meeting with CPS, (Livingston County)|
|Physical Abuse - Multiple Fractures||Family Reunified - case closed, (Kent County)|
|Educational and General Neglect||Petition denied after hearing - no probable cause, (Genessee County)|
|Educational Neglect||Two petitions, both dismissed - prior to trial, (Montcalm County)|
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