Whether facing the loss of your freedom or dealing with the loss of your property, our most sacred rights, it is important that you make the right decision in retaining the proper attorney for your case. Mr. Grow understands that being accused of a criminal offense or being under investigation by a government agency can be very distressing and unsettling. You may have some questions as to what direction to take.
Mr. Grow has never prosecuted or investigated anyone on behalf of a governmental entity. He has and shall forever remain 100% defense-oriented, placing checks on the power of the prosecution and prying investigators. A Member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1993 and admitted to practice in all state and federal courts, he is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a board member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, active with the Criminal Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and chair-elect of the Marihuana Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Since 2008, Mr. Grow has primarily focused his practice on the defense of those accused of crimes relating to their efforts to comply with Michigan's Medical Marihuana Act. He also has successfully defended individuals facing charges relating drugs, alcohol, and driving. He is a frequent speaker on medical marijuana related topics, and was a presenter at the 2012 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar in Aspen, Colorado. He had previously operated his own practice, and had also practiced with a firm in St. Joseph, Michigan, where he represented large and small employers and municipalities across Michigan, and a firm in Detroit, Michigan, where he served the litigation needs of the transportation industry. In 2013, Mr. Grow formed his own practice, Grow Defense, in Saint Joseph, MI to better serve the needs of Southwest Michigan. Daniel is a 1993 graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law, and is a 1990 graduate of Michigan State University, with a BA in Public Administration.
After the passage of Michigan's Medical Marijuana Act, Mr. Grow began to commit his practice to those being treated unfairly under that Act. He first took a case involving a individual facing eviction from a federally funded housing project. The man was being evicted because he spoke out at a city meeting about an ordinance relating to medical marijuana, during which he confessed he was a patient. He was being evicted on the grounds that it was still illegal under federal law. Mr. Grow's next major civil case involved a young father of two who was fired for his decision to use medical marijuana while not at work to treat the symptoms of an inoperable brain tumor. Mr. Grow teamed with the ACLU to bring an action against Walmart. Mr. Grow more recently sued the Charter Township of Kalamazoo for their unlawful seizure of the property of a care provider under Michigan's Medical Marijuana Act, and successfully struck a portion of that same ordinance in another matter, resulting in the dismissal of the charges against the caregiver. He has also represented doctors who are struggling with the Act, patients and care providers that have been arrested, and families facing the denial of their parental rights by Child Protective Services for their medical decisions.