Attorney Joshua I. Arnkoff

Joshua I. Arnkoff

joshua.arnkoff@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5440
F: 248-351-5459
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Josh is an experienced trial lawyer and has a track record of successfully defending numerous clients in criminal matters. His practice includes the defense of professional liability claims, general and automotive liability matters, white-collar criminal cases, and computer-related crimes. He also specializes in handling settlement of claims and lawsuits brought on behalf of minors.

Josh has tried dozens of cases while working for the Oakland County Prosecutor’s office, where he prosecuted a variety of different types of criminal cases including arson, assaults, damage to personal and real property, embezzlement, as well as a variety of fraud offenses, including insurance fraud. During his time as a prosecutor, Josh worked closely with Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Automobile Theft Unit on various matters, including fraudulent insurance claims, fraudulent insurance applications, and false insurance certificates.

In addition to practicing law, Josh has also taught classes at the Oakland County Police Academy (Admissions and Confessions, Evidence) and has provided legal updates to the local police agencies.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Professional Liability
General & Automotive Liability


EDUCATION

Wayne State University Law School
(J.D. 2001)

Wayne State University
(B.S. 1997)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

DBusiness® Top Lawyer
—–– Professional Malpractice Law
—-– (2017)
10-year Service Award from Oakland County for his public service to the county


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Oakland County Bar Association
—–– Pro Bono Mentor Match Program (Mentor)
Oakland County Bar Foundation (Fellow)


PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Won summary judgment in the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division on behalf of an attorney and law firm that represented a condominium association in an underlying collections matter, where the plaintiffs alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Michigan Regulation of Collection Practices Act (MRCPA), the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act (RICO), and allegations of abuse of process. (August 2017)

Won summary disposition in the 72nd District Court (Port Huron) on behalf of an attorney where plaintiff alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Michigan Regulation of Collection Practices Act (MRCPA), and the Michigan Occupational Code. (June 2017)

Won summary disposition in Oakland County Circuit Court on behalf of an attorney who acted as a Co-Trustee of a Revocable Trust, where the plaintiff alleged breach of fiduciary duty in the administration of the Trust and requested a surcharge against the Trustees. (December 2016)

Won partial summary disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of an attorney involving allegations of legal malpractice in an underlying representation in a commercial real estate lease dispute. (July 2016)

Represented a client/law school graduate before the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Character and Fitness and assisted client in successfully obtaining his license to practice law. (March 2016)

Won summary judgment in the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division on behalf of a probate and estate-planning attorney where plaintiff alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference with a contract, tortious interference with an economic advantage, civil conspiracy, and perjury. The plaintiff alleged that the attorney’s conduct, along with others, prevented him from his inheritance. (February 2016)

Won summary judgment in the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division on behalf of an attorney involving allegations of legal malpractice in an underlying divorce action where plaintiff contended that her settlement was inadequate. (November 2015)

Won summary disposition in Oakland County Circuit Court on behalf of a Public Administrator in a third-party lawsuit involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, legal malpractice, and civil conspiracy, which arose out of the Public Administrator’s authorized collection of unclaimed estate assets that had escheated to the State. (November 2015)

Won summary disposition in St. Claire County Circuit Court on behalf of an attorney where the plaintiff alleged that the attorney, while representing his client in a matter where plaintiff was on the opposing side, committed slander of title, tortious interference with a contractual relationship, and civil conspiracy. (June 2015)

Won summary judgment in the United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division on behalf of an attorney arising out a legal malpractice lawsuit involving an underlying criminal defense representation, where plaintiff alleged that his court-appointed attorney violated his civil rights (Section 1983 claim) during the criminal proceedings. (May 2015)

Won summary disposition in Benzie County Circuit Court on behalf of an architectural/engineering firm arising out of a negligence lawsuit, alleging negligent design of a road, which plaintiff claimed was the cause of injuries sustained by the plaintiff. (February 2015)

Won summary disposition in Oakland County Circuit Court on behalf of an attorney arising out a legal malpractice lawsuit involving an underlying divorce representation and post-judgment enforcement of a property settlement agreement. (August 2014)

Won partial summary disposition in Leelanau County Circuit Court on behalf of an attorney where plaintiff alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Michigan Regulation of Collection Practices Act (MRCPA), and breach of fiduciary duty. (May 2014)

Won summary disposition in Oakland County Circuit Court on behalf of an attorney arising out of a legal malpractice lawsuit involving an underlying criminal defense representation and allegations that the attorney was responsible for his guilty plea. (May 2014)

Won a motion to quash the general information and obtained a dismissal from the Court on behalf of a client in Oakland County Circuit Court in a criminal matter involving allegations of felony charges of Use of a Computer to Commit a Crime and Unlawful Posting. (January 2014)