JOHN V. DEKU, Attorney and Counsellor at Law
At the Law Office of John V. Deku, PLC, I provide my clients with personal and dedicated attention directly from the attorney who will handle their case. I take the time to walk you through all of the steps of your case, give you advice about all of your legal options and make sure that any questions you have are adequately answered. Your best interests are the driving force behind my representation of you.
Through my more than 20 years of legal practice, I have learned many different skills that I now use to the benefit of my clients throughout Michigan. I have dedicated my practice to helping those facing some of life's most serious issues such as being charged with a crime, going through a divorce, taking care of ill family members, financial hardship, in a respectful manner. I have learned through these years how to plan for issues that can and will present themselves in the future for both your family and your business. No matter what issue is involved, I strive to always provide representation that is professional, courteous, effective, and in your best interest.
Gabriel Richard High School, Riverview, Michigan
Monroe County Community College
Wayne State University, Bachelors in Public Affairs
University of Toledo School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Monroe County Circuit Court:
Hon. William F. LaVoy (Retired)
Hon. Daniel Sullivan (Deceased)
Defense Representative, Monroe County Community Corrections Advisory Board
St. Pius X School Advisory Council
President, NDA Crew Parents Association, LLC
Board of Directors, Glass City Soccer Club, Inc.
Married 23 years and three children.
The term counsellor is commonly used interchangeably with attorney, except in a few states where the terms refer to lawyers of different ranks. In such states, an attorney may become a counsellor only after practicing law for a certain designated period of time and passing an additional examination. Formerly, the Supreme Court of the United States made a distinction between a counsellor and an attorney. A counsellor was a lawyer who litigated on a party's behalf whereas an attorney at law did not do any trial work. This distinction is no longer made by the Court.
West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.