My name is Yvette Barrett. I have always been dedicated to my clients' best interests. My background in law school involved a focus in environmental law, which led to work as a specially assigned attorney general during the Flint water crisis. This experience reinforced my passion for protecting the defenseless. Now, I offer my clients benefits like:

A commitment to open communication and listening. Honest communication allows me to provide the best care possible, and it allows you to relax knowing that you are fully in the loop regarding your care.

Total dedication to the outcome of their case. I pour myself into each and every case I take on.

Guidance through the legal system. The system can be confusing, but I believe every person deserves justice, and I'll help you navigate the system to get it.

My goal is for my criminal defense clients to feel relieved and confident when they are in my care. Whether your case is big or small, I will offer the same vigorous representation and commitment to resolving your case as favorably as possible. 


Versatile criminal trial attorney offering a solid track record of litigation success and experience
for nearly 21 years. Motivated and articulate attorney who thrives in a courtroom setting, excels
at client rapport and discovery management. Skillfully handles cases from inception to
conclusion. Exceptional at negotiating plea deals with opposing counsel. Analyze and draft
motions, briefs, and other legal documents.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Probate
  • Appeals
  • DUI
  • Medical Marijuana

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1998

Other Affiliations

  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Wayne County Probate Bar Association

Past Positions

Michigan Department of Attorney General Bill Schuette, Special Assistant Attorney General, Flint Investigation, 2016 - Present


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.S.