Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation




Fink: A Household Name in Detroit

Wade G. Fink carries on the legacy of famed criminal defense attorney Neil H. Fink.  The proud son of two highly-respected criminal defense attorneys, Wade practices criminal defense and civil litigation in Southeast, Michigan. Wade spent several years as an attorney at the prestigious Dickinson Wright PLLC after graduating at the top of his law school class and scoring in the highest percentile on the Michigan Bar Examination. Wade has been recognized by both his colleagues and legal publications as a superior in-court advocate. Wade has the law in his blood, having built strong relationships in the legal community, including with law enforcement agencies.

Wade has achieved favorable results for clients facing serious criminal charges and for clients facing high civil exposure.  In the criminal context, Wade's successes have come both in negotiating with law enforcement before charges are brought and by obtaining full acquittals at trial. Wade has experience in many areas of criminal law, including those facing charges ranging from public corruption to murder. In the civil context, Wade's successes have come both in obtaining dismissals for clients facing high exposure to attaining favorable jury verdicts for clients bringing suit. 

Wade is Of Counsel at the highly respected law firm Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein PLLC, as well as The Fishman Group.  Additionally, Wade's office is proud to be supported and often associated with Kimberly W. Stout, P.C., Senawi Law, as well as a number of other firms, big and small, so that he can properly assist his clients in all of their criminal and civil litigation needs.  Whether you're under investigation by state or federal authorities, have been charged with a crime, are being sued, or have been wronged by another, Wade's practice is dedicated to being both aggressive and practical in an effort to deliver the best result for you and your family.  

If you are facing criminal or civil liability, or are looking to protect your rights in litigation, call Wade today to discuss your goals.

Meet Wade



(248) 712-1054


370 E. Maple Rd., Third Floor, Birmingham, Michigan 48009


Wade is proud to be Of Counsel of the high-powered Lippitt O'Keefe Gornbein PLLC law firm, allowing Wade to better serve the needs of his clients.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense

Facing a government or state investigation can be a challenging and anxious period for you and your family, even more so if you are facing criminal charges. Wade's deep understanding of criminal rights, along with the credibility he has with law enforcement, make him a superior advocate to help you defend yourself. Wade has a practical approach to delivering results, but is always ready for a fight when necessary. 

Civil Litigation

If you are being sued, or believe you have a claim against another, Wade is an experienced litigator in the civil arena. Having began his career at Dickinson Wright PLLC, representing large corporate clients facing high exposure, as well as representing individuals and companies who suffered high damages, Wade has learned from some of the best in Michigan. His results speak for themselves.


Whatever result at the trial court level, either in criminal or civil cases, Wade can assist you in navigating through the appellate courts. Wade has handled appeals in front of the Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court, as well as the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court of the United States. Wade has achieved favorable outcomes for clients ranging from large banks to criminal defendants.


A government of laws, not of men.
— John Adams