Shaken Baby Syndrome is the term used to describe brain injuries caused in babies and small children when they have been forcefully shaken. According to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, an estimated 1,200 to 1,400 children are injured or killed by shaking every year in the United States. However, child abuse cases asserting Shaken Baby Syndrome are very difficult to try in court.

Often times there are no witnesses to the alleged shaking of a child, or there could be circumstances other than abuse that would lead to the same brain trauma as would occur if the child had been shaken. Because of such contradictions and lack of evidence, it is important to have an attorney who understands the medical complexities, as well as the legal defenses.

Neil Rockind, P.C. is home to two (2) of Michigan’s most aggressive and respected criminal defense lawyers who understand such complexities and have successfully defended people accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome in many cases.  Neil Rockind began his career in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office as an assistant prosecutor and is nicknamed “The Rockweiler” for his aggressive and successful style.  Rockind has been named a Super Lawyer, Top Criminal Defense Lawyer, Best of Detroit by Hour Magazine, among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan, among the Top 50 Lawyers in Michigan and among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by a national trial lawyers organization.  Colin Daniels another member of Neil Rockind P.C., has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine.  If you or a loved one is facing a Shaken Baby Syndrome case, contact us at 248.208.3800 or email us at to make an appointment and see how much we can help