Marian Kromkowski and Matthew Posner of Kromkowski & Posner, P.C.

Matthew Posner Resume
Resume of Matthew Posner
Kromkowski & Posner, PC






1981, Juris Doctor; Wayne State University, Cum
Laude; Bronze Key; Law Review, 1980-1981;
Senior Associate Editor, 1981.

1969; BA; University of Michigan;

1965 Mumford High School, Detroit, MI


1983 to 2016: Private practice as partner in Kromkowski & Posner, PC.
1981 to 1983: Private practice as sole practitioner.

1978 to 1981: Clerk at Mogill, Bush, Posner, Cohen, and Weiss, a criminal defense firm now located at One Kennedy Square, Detroit, MI 48226


Since entering private practice in 1981, I have specialized in criminal defense representation. I have been qualified at the highest Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System level, (Level III), since its inception in 1985. I have represented defendants in the Circuit Courts throughout the state, the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court, where Justice Boyle remarked in People v Wolfe, 440 Mich 508, 533: "[D]efendant's argument has been presented with exceptional skill."

My representation has been at the trial level, but most often at the appellate level after a person has been convicted of a felony and wishes to challenge their conviction and/or their sentence.

Recent published victories include People v Lonsby, 268 Mich App 375, People v Barton, 253 Mich App 601 and People v Burton, 252 Mich App 130. I have also obtained relief in many unpublished opinions.

I have been recognized as an expert in the area of criminal law and procedure. In 2003, I addressed the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan on preserving issues for appellate review. In 2002, I lectured at several MAACS seminars on the strategies of Motions for Relief from Judgment under MCR 6.500 et seq. In 1996, at the request of the Grand Traverse Bar Association, I lectured on sentencing issues. In 1994, at the request of the Defender Training Institute, I lectured on preserving appellate issues in the trial court. In 1990, at the request of MAACS, I gave a twenty-hour intensive advanced skills seminar for experienced appellate practitioners. In 1987, at the request of MAACS, I lectured criminal appeals lawyers on guilty plea appeals and coauthored a MAACS handbook on plea appeals. In 1985, at the request of Professor Alan Saltzman, I lectured at the University of Detroit Law School on criminal discovery and sentencing.