Law Office of F. Martin Tieber
215 S. Washington Square
Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933
p. 517.339.0454
f. 517.332.0700

F. Martin Tieber is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who specializes in criminal appeals, postconviction proceedings including MCR 6.500 motions, and federal habeas litigation.  He has recently been described by the Detroit Free Press and Michigan Lawyers Weekly as “one of the nation’s top criminal appellate experts.”  For a quarter century he directed the Lansing office of the State Appellate Defender, a nationally acclaimed agency. Mr.Tieber’s appellate experience consists of hundreds of cases, and, since 1973, he has practiced in nearly all of Michigan’s trial courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Supreme Court, the federal district courts for the Eastern and Western Districts in Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, and the United States Supreme Court.  He is admitted to practice before all of these courts.

Mr. Tieber received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1972 and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1975.  He has served as President of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

In 2002, Mr. Tieber was recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a Lawyer of the Year.  He was instrumental in establishing Michigan’s Innocence Project in 2002 and was elected the first chair of the Innocence Project Commission.  Mr. Tieber served for decades as an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, and lectures extensively on many criminal law issues – including Michigan postconviction practice and federal habeas litigation.

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Kristoffer W. Tieber devotes most of his practice to criminal appeals, postconviction proceedings, and federal habeas litigation,and is committed to providing personal, attentive and individualized representation to each client. Kris has worked throughout the state on a variety of criminal appellate cases, and speaks to prisoners, advising them of the appellate process.  He actively participates inthe legal profession as a member of organizations such as the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, and the Ingham County Bar Association.  Kris alsocontinually attends training seminars to build up his wealth of knowledge, and to guarantee that the Tieber Law Office is aware of every change in the field of criminal law.  

Kris graduated Cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law and had the distinguished opportunity to have been trained in appellate practice by one of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the country, F. Martin Tieber.  Kris has worked at the Tieber Law Office since 2004, and has assisted with, and handled cases, in the Michigan Circuit Courts, Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, Federal District Courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.   

Chicago Tribune
May 22, 2008

Drew Peterson's attorneys ( left to right ) Andrew Abood, Joel Brodsky and Kristoffer Tieber

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