here is some information about our lawyer. we added a “donate” button to the top of the blog to help with legal expenses, and i didn’t want you to think we are trying to make money off of this. many people on facebook and other sites have asked about how to contribute for the legal fees. all money will go directly to our attorney who will be able to use it for expenses as they arise. just to clarify, so there is no confusion- this very nice man is helping us pro bono. he agreed to help us way before this issue exploded on the net, so he was in it with us way before there was a chance for him to get big publicity. he was just being a good friend and a good person offering to help us- but we don’t want him to actually incur expenses on our behalf!  hope this makes things more clear for everyone. thank you! -julie

Solomon M. Radner, founder of Radner Law Group, focuses on criminal defense and family law in and around the Detroit area. Solomon received national recognition for his work in the field of criminal law when he was selected to serve on the ABA White Collar Crimes Committee from 2008 until 2010 as Student Liaison. As such, he traveled the country to participate in conferences and seminars, which helped shape ABA policy. Solomon interned for judges while they presided over criminal proceedings and clerked for defense attorneys in criminal proceedings. While interning at the Federal Defenders in Detroit, he gained experience in federal criminal defense, including many white-collar crimes. Notably, Solomon assisted with the editing of a book on white-collar crimes while working for the Federal Public Defenders. Solomon then went on to gain experience in state criminal defense while interning for the Legal Aid and Defense public defenders in Detroit, during which time he also gained significant courtroom experience. He has spent hundreds of hours in the courtroom during oral arguments, examinations, cross-examinations, arraignments, preliminary examinations, and trials. Solomon strongly believes that there is a personal obligation to give back to the community in any way possible, and Solomon does a large amount of volunteer work. Solomon’s pro bono work includes volunteering for the Michigan Innocence Clinic, which operates out of the University of Michigan Law School. The Michigan Innocence Clinic works to exonerate falsely convicted criminal defendants, who are doing hard time for crimes they did not commit. What is extremely unique about this particular clinic is that it reviews convictions for which there is no DNA evidence to support a finding of innocence. To have your case reviewed by the Michigan Innocence Clinic, click here for an application. Solomon also regularly represents clients with limited funds, due to familial financial obligations, on a pro bono basis or for a significantly reduced rate. To have your case reviewed to be selected as a pro bono case, please click here. To contact Solomon M. Radner, call 1-877-RADNER-LAW (723-6375) or email