TOM CASSELMAN, Retired

For more than 40 years, Mr. Casselman has practiced law in the courtroom made immortal in Anatomy of a Murder

For more than 40 years, Mr. Casselman has practiced law in the courtroom made immortal in Anatomy of a Murder, and along the way he has gained an unparalleled reputation in the Upper Peninsula and beyond. He was voted the #1 criminal defense attorney in the Upper Peninsula by local judges, prosecutors, and other attorneys. One of his more celebrated cases was the subject of a book, The Sweater Letter, and has been depicted on two national television programs, American Justice and Forensic Files.

  • BA, University of Michigan
  • JD, University of Michigan
  • Licensed in the Supreme Court for the State of Michigan
  • Licensed in the Supreme Court for the United States of America
  • Licensed to practice before the Tribal Court of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians
  • Published Drunk Driving Cases: A Manual for Michigan Lawyers
  • Published I Talk, U Walk: 40 Years of Winning Defense Strategies
  • Regional Police Academy instructor
  • Frequent lecturer for Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Taught Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at Northern Michigan University
  • Named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.