As a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, and Attorney General, Mr. Haney rose to prominence as one of Michigan's premier trial attorneys winning 78 consecutive felony jury trials. During Mr. Haney's prosecutorial career, he was a felony drug prosecutor and led a Special Prosecutorial Unit for the Michigan Attorney General's Office, wherein 2005 he charged one of the largest organized crime cases in Michigan history, resulting in numerous criminal convictions.
In March of 2015, Mr. Haney successfully defended and achieved a full dismissal of a high profile Racketeering case of a Detroit area business owner allegedly operating a criminal enterprise. The case received international attention as one of the few occasions, in the history of Detroit, where one accused of conducting a criminal enterprise was fully exonerated with a dismissal of all charges. In the past decade, Mr. Haney has been retained in both state and Federal high profile white-collar criminal cases.
In April of 2019, Mr. Haney represented aspiring NBA Agent Christian Dawkins in what was characterized by ESPN as the "Biggest Trial in the History of Sports." Prosecuted in the Southern District of New York, Dawkins was acquited on four of six felony charges before a Manhattan jury and found not guilty on all charges of wire fraud. The month-long trial was historic in that it was the first time a sports agent professional was federally charged and acquited of wire fraud.
No stranger to basketball, Mr. Haney attended San Jose State University, wherein 1989 he led the men's basketball team in scoring with a 17 ppg scoring average, setting multiple school records for scoring proficiency. To date, his .462 career long-distance accuracy ranks him as one of the premier shooters in the history of Division I basketball and one of only a handful of basketball players ever to score 1,000 career points in less than two seasons.
A former certified NBA player agent, Mr. Haney represented two Hall of Fame basketball players, including NBA legend Magic Johnson, where he orchestrated Johnson's 1999 comeback to basketball with the Swedish Professional team Magic M7. Mr. Haney served as the Magic M7 General Manager, as well as representing Atlanta Hawk icon and fellow Hall of Famer Dominque Wilkins and former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson.
Mr. Haney represents some of the biggest names in professional sports and entertainment in all areas of Trademark and Copyright protection, including Emmy Award-winning artist Mark Watts formerly of The Simpsons.
Mr. Haney is licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan, as well as Federal Courts in the United States Eastern District, Southern District of New York, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals of New York and South Carolina Federal Court.
Rated Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Michigan
Former Michigan Attorney General Special Prosecutor of Organized Crime
Former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
87 Consecutive Felony Jury Trial Victories
Former NBA Player Agent And Agent to Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Dominique Wilkins, And Kenny Anderson
Division I Sporting News Freshman All American Basketball Player and 1,000 Career Points Scored at the NCAA Division I Level - San Jose State University - European Professional