Every day I am in court fighting for someone just like you.


I am a real criminal defense attorney. In the last year, I have tried cases to juries from East Lansing to Pontiac to Jackson, and points in between.

I am based in Ann Arbor and willing to appear in any court. I have defended against felonies and misdemeanors in 13 circuit courts and 37 district courts.

Advocate and Counselor

In many cases we focus on achieving a quiet resolution. I will listen to who you are as an individual, and present you as an individual to resolve your case on good terms.

Never Been a Prosecutor

Many criminal defense attorneys advertise they were once prosecutors. The message from former prosecutors is they know the system well because they were a part of the system.

I advertise in the opposite way – I have never been a prosecutor. From the start I have been on your side.


As an active member of the legal community, I am the Secretary of the Washtenaw County Bar Association and a co-chair of the County Bar’s Criminal Law Section. I previously served as the Washtenaw County New Lawyers co-president.

Originally from Ann Arbor, I graduated from Pioneer High School and Eastern Michigan University. I attended law school at Michigan State University.

Commitment to Improvement

In the last year, I attended;

  • Trial College, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)
  • DUI Trial Skills Workshop, Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
  • Evidence Boot Camp, CDAM
  • Fall Conference, CDAM
  • Spring Conference, CDAM

No Judgment

You have my promise to never judge you. Every single person who comes to my office is treated exactly the same.

Contact Me at 734.883.9584

Call Sam at 734.883.9584 or e-mail at bernstein@arborypsilaw.com.

ArborYpsi Law is located at 4158 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.