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Joshua Marlin Covert

517-512-8364
Joshua Marlin Covert
Covert Law Firm
1129 N Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
www.micannabislawyer.com
Phone: 517-512-8364
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About Joshua Marlin Covert

Mr. Covert is an accomplished trial attorney who is devoted to representing cannabis patients in legal matters.  He travels the state of Michigan protecting the rights of patients and has made  appearences on behalf of clients in 47 out of Michigan’s 83 counties.    Mr. Covert has served as lead attorney on several high profile cannabis cases, including the 2013 Free Bree CPS Case, where he ... read more »

Biography

Mr. Covert is an accomplished trial attorney who is devoted to representing cannabis patients in legal matters.  He travels the state of Michigan protecting the rights of patients and has made  appearences on behalf of clients in 47 out of Michigan’s 83 counties.   

Mr. Covert has served as lead attorney on several high profile cannabis cases, including the 2013 Free Bree CPS Case, where he arranged the return of infant baby Bree to her parents after CPS removed her due to the parents’ medical use of cannabis.  Mr. Covert also obtained what is believed to be the first section 8 dismissal under the MMMA in Oakland County.

Mr. Covert is also the attorney responsible for the Court of Appeals Decisionwhich made the improper transport statue (MCL 750.474) no longer applicable for otherwise law abiding card holding patients.  This ruling was celebrated by patients and had an effect statewide because it saves several MMMA patients from an arrest every day.

Mr. Covert has obtained not guilty verdicts after a trial in cases ranging from minor in possession of alcohol to severe drug and weapon felonies.

 Under the MMMA  he has obtained section 8 affirmative defense dismissals in Alpena, Gratiot, Ingham and Kent counties.  Josh has also fought for the right to present the section 8 affirmative defense in Berrien, Saginaw and Wayne Counties.  

Mr. Covert reguarly speaks at many events hosted by organizations such as the Marijuana Law Section of the Michigan State Bar, The High Times Cannabis Cup, Dark Horse Brewery and Michigan Moms United.  

some acknowledgments for his achievements as a cannabis attorney, including the 2016 Crystal Trichome Award for Best Law Firm as well as a scholarship in 2015 to attend the NORML Legal Committee Conference in Key West, FL.

Mr. Covert sees himself as an advocate for Marijuana policy reform.  He currently sits on the board of directors for MILegalize, a political organization working toward the responsible recreational adult use of Marijuana.  Mr. Covert also attends marijuana events throughout the state including the High Times Cannabis Cup and Hash Bash.

When Mr. Covert is not working for his clients or toward Marijuana policy reform, he spends his time creating a wide range of robot-themed art that the cannabis community celebrates.

Check Out Josh’s Art

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Contact Information

Joshua Marlin Covert -
Covert Law Firm
1129 N Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
www.micannabislawyer.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 517-512-8364

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Marijuana Defense75.00%
Criminal Defense25.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Michigan Member in Good Standing 2012

Work Experience

Position Duration
Covert Law Firm 2017 – present
Nichols Law Firm 2012 – present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law School J.D. ---

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2016 – present
Board Of Directors MIlegalize 2015 – present
Member Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Trichome Award Extreme Cannaquest Expo 2016

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Voter Initiatives and Activism Unrig the System 2018
Legal Issues Panel High Times Cannabis Cup 2016
Legal Panel 13th MMM Conference 2016
Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Civil Asset Forefiture Extreme Cannaquest Expo 2016
MILegalize Panel High Times Cannabis Cup 2015
Medical Marijuana Legal Issues American Civil Rights Conference 2014

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