William P. Hackett, Esq., is an experience criminal defense attorney with over 16 years of defending clients in the State of Michigan and Federal courts; he also has experience in civil litigation, immigration and intellectual property law matters. Read more.

Mr. Hackett graduated from Detroit Redford High School in 1980. He then attended Wayne State University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in History and Labor Studies. During his studies as an undergraduate, he also worked as an intern for the Teamsters for a Democratic Union, a Rank and File reform group within the Teamsters Union. Mr. Hackett has always had a commitment to working on behalf of the underdog. In 1991, Mr. Hackett enrolled in Law School at the Detroit College of Law, currently known as Michigan State University of Law. As a law student he volunteered as in intern with the Maurice and Jane Sugar Center for Social and Economic Justice and was an active member of the Detroit College of Law Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Mr. Hackett graduated form the Detroit College of Law in 1994 and was admitted to the bar in 2003. Mr. Hackett lives in the Detroit, Michigan area and enjoys spending time with his five children.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations 

The State Bar of Michigan
United States Court for the Western District of Michigan
Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan

Attorney William P. Hackett is an experienced attorney that aggressively defends clients throughout the State of Michigan and Federal courts on various criminally related matters with proven results and client testimonials. He has also handled a variety of immigration cases and intellectual property matters (copyright, trademarks, trade secret). Example:
Appeal of Conviction
Appeal of Sentence
Arrest Warrants
Armed Robbery
Bad Checks (Passing Bad Checks)
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)
Expungement of Criminal Record (Conviction Set Aside)
Forgery & Counterfeiting
Gun Crimes & Firearms
Illegal Search & Seizure
Juvenile Crimes
Michigan Liquor Control
Commission and Appeals Larceny (Theft Crimes)
Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (Marijuana)
Murder (Homicide)
Motor Vehicle Crimes
Pornography Crimes
Probation Violations
Sex Crimes (Criminal Sexual Conduct “CSC”)
Stolen, Embezzled & Converted Property
Rights of the Accused Under Investigation
White Collar Crimes
Copyright Protection & Copyright Infringement
Copyright Registration with the U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright Cease & Desist Letters
Domain Name Disputes
Digital Infringement (Copyright & Trademarks)
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DCMA”)
Trademark Registration with the USPTO
Trademark Objections & Refusal by USPTO Trademark Examiner
Trademark Enforcement & Protection
Trademark Infringement and Litigation
Trademark Cease & Desist Letters
Trademark Appeals (TTAB)
Trademark Clearance Opinions
International Trademark Registration (Madrid Protocol)
Trade Secret Protection
Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
International Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement
Green Cards
K-1 Fiancé Visa
Sponsor Parents for a Green Card
Employment Visa (HB1, L-1, TN Visas, O Visas, P Visas)
Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
Business Visa (E-2 Visa for Investor, E-1 for Traders, EB-5 Visa)
Deportation/Removal Proceedings
Deportation Proceedings
Cancellation of Removal
Forms of Relief
Extending your Status
Changing your Status
Naturalization/U.S. Citizenship
Effect of Criminal Proceedings/Conviction on Immigration Status
B.A. Wayne State University, Michigan
J.D. Michigan State University (Detroit College of Law)