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Life unfolds a map filled with twists and turns, many times leaving us at a crossroad wondering which direction is the best for our future.

In most cases, the need for legal services is a stressful situation. Finding a legal professional can be an overwhelming, intimidating process. But you deserve representation from an ally who operates with honesty, integrity and sincerity. Trust plays a key role in finding your way to the best legal services...the road leads to The Menna Law Firm.


James M. Menna
Attorney at Law

From a very young age, James Menna was fascinated with the history of our Nation and the laws that make it great. Born and raised in the Downriver suburbs of South Detroit, he grew up in a family entrenched in law enforcement. Pursuing his passion as a career, James attended Wayne State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree majoring in criminal justice.

After serving as a law enforcement officer for a number of years, James determined that the real way for him to make a difference was to help people understand the intricacies of the law through legal representation. He returned to Wayne State to pursue a degree in law, graduating in 2001.

Like many, James began his legal career as a clerk with a large law firm. Several years later, armed with an entrepreneurial spirit and six clients, James started his own law practice in 2003. Through the respect of his peers, gracious referrals from past clients and an extraordinary reputation, James' legal practice continues to grow.

James has great respect for the Downriver community where he was born and raised, keeping involved as a Riverview resident. A dedicated husband and father, James wears a multitude of hats as baseball and football coach, sports and band booster, active boat club member and volunteer with various charitable organizations.

Professionally, James is a member of the Metro Detroit Bar Association, Downriver Bar Association, Criminal Defense Association of Michigan and member of the 33rd Sobriety Program.


Click on the categories below to view all of our services.

Family Law

Family-related issues and domestic relations matters including:
  • Divorce, annulment, property settlements and alimony
  • Child Custody and Support Matters
  • Post-Judgment matters

Estate Planning/Probate

Arrangements for the disposal of an estate including:
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate of wills, trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships

Criminal Law

Defense of those who have been accused of a crime:
  • Traffic tickets
  • Drunk driving
  • License matters including license restoration
  • Misdemeanors and felonies


James strives to give the best legal representation to each client in every situation. Honest, sincere and offering counsel with the highest degree of integrity, James communicates on a personal level ensuring that clients are comfortable with the process. From your initial consultation to the conclusion of your matter,

he sets realistic expectations, communicates with comfortable terms and prepares you for what to expect. James has over 20 years of "real world experience" in both law enforcement and the legal community, which gives him a unique perspective from both sides of the law that not every attorney can offer.