As a leading criminal defense attorney, Rockind represents clients in matters ranging from drunk driving to complex federal cases. Some cases are relatively quiet, while others, such as the infamous “Basketbrawl” (Piston v Pacer) assault case at the Palace of Auburn Hills where Rockind obtained the only dismissal, have full-scale media attention. Among various high profile cases, Rockind represented Kimberly Mathers, the former wife of rapper/actor, Marshall Mathers, a/k/a Eminem, various other celebrities and was one of the lead attorneys defending famed personal injury attorney Geoffrey Fieger, in an investigation brought by the Michigan Attorney General. Rockind was named among the Nation’s Top One Percent of Lawyers by the National Association for Distinguished Counsel and won the ACQ Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year in 2014.
Recently, Rockind was awarded the prestigious “Leader in the Law” award by the Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly. Rockind is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan and the Northern District of Ohio. He has been admitted pro hoc vice in various state and federal courts across the country. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.