500 Temple Street, Suite 2M Detroit, MI 48201

Meet Our Team

We believe that personal attention and frequent communication with our clients are the keystones to moving our clients’ objectives further. Most firms assign only one attorney to work on your case by default.  At Scott F. Roberts Law, we believe in a Team approach, where each client benefits from all of the attorneys’ experience, knowledge and skill sets.  With our entire firm working as your support network, there will always be someone available to assist you.

Scott F. Roberts

Owner and Managing Attorney

Mr. Roberts is the founder and managing member of Scott F. Roberts Law, PLC, a Detroit-based business law firm. Mr. Roberts has spent his entire career representing businesses and helping them comply with municipal, local and state regulations.

Upon being admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2010, Mr. Roberts went to work as a corporate and healthcare attorney for the Detroit-based law firm of Dickinson Wright. In 2014, he left the firm to start his own business practice, Scott F. Roberts Law, PLC. After passage of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, or MMFLA, Mr. Roberts expanded his practice area to include Marijuana Business Law.  Mr. Roberts is a member of the Business Law and Marijuana Law sections of the State Bar. Prior to being admitted to the Michigan Bar, Mr. Roberts attended the University of Miami School of Law, graduating in 2010 with high honors.

Scott F. Roberts

Owner and Managing Attorney

Mohamed Ghaith

Junior Partner

Mohamed Ghaith was born and raised in Dearborn, MI. Mohamed graduated from Wayne State University – Law School in May of 2018. While in Law School, Mohamed achieved academic excellence, being awarded the Bronze Key Award two years in row.

His legal education includes internships with the Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice and the Arab Civil Rights League. Mohamed gained a deep respect for the law through these internships and they helped him see how the law can be used to protect and empower all people. His work focused on labor, employment and civil rights.

Mohamed Ghaith

Junior Partner

Nickolas G. Calkins

Senior Attorney – Head of Litigation

Nickolas G. Calkins is a warrior for his clients. Nick serves as head of the litigation arm at Scott Roberts Law and has already cemented his position as a tenacious cannabis litigator with recent victories in the Michigan Court of Appeals. Prior to joining Scott Roberts Law, Nick served as in-house counsel for a cannabis based real estate development firm, and previously acted as managing partner at Covert Law Firm in Lansing, Michigan, where his practice focused exclusively on regulatory issues involving cannabis.

When Nick isn’t fighting for his clients, he serves on the Board of Directors for a non-profit CBD company devoted to assisting military veterans. He is also an avid mountain biker and paddle boarder.

Nickolas G. Calkins

Senior Attorney – Head of Litigation

John A. AuBuchon

Of-Counsel

John’s practice has focused on the areas of real estate, litigation and municipal law. He has advised and represented numerous municipalities as well as clients on a wide range of commercial real estate matters. John has a breadth of experience in real estate litigation, having represented clients in breach of contract claims, boundary disputes, adverse possession actions, conflicts between waterfront property owners, and appeals of municipal land use decisions involving medical marijuana. He also has significant experience litigating shareholder and commercial disputes.

John A. AuBuchon

Of-Counsel

Don Petersen

Of-Counsel

Since leaving Harvard Law School, powerhouse attorney Don Petersen has been practicing law for 32 years. Represented clients nationwide in complex-commercial transactions, including Fortune 500 companies, high-profile executives, and professional athletes. Don taught economics at Harvard and was a tenured law professor – he can analyze your issues in a way that maximizes your return.

Don approaches each transaction with a sense of urgency — he does not rest until the deal has closed. He is an expert in a wide range of transactions, sophisticated and simplistic, involving creating, operating, and selling a business.

He is admitted to practice law in Michigan, Texas, and Illinois.

Don Petersen

Of-Counsel

Robert G. Hunsicker

Chief Operating Officer

Robert G. Hunsicker is our Chief Operating Officer here at Scott Robert’s Law. He has a Bachelor’s in Operations management from Oakland University with a minor in marketing and has an impressive ten + years of experience of hospitality and administration management, which he emulates here in our office, keeping things running smoothly and our clients happy. He knows every aspect of our business and our clients and when we say we have a client-centric office, he is the epitome of just that. Robert takes the time to know each and every client to help us give the best service possible. 

Robert G. Hunsicker

Chief Operating Officer

Elijah Simkins

Associate Attorney

Elijah Simkins was born and raised in Dearborn Michigan. Elijah received his bachelor’s degree in 2016 from Eastern Michigan University where he was a D1 track and field athlete and graduated Cum Laude. He then went on to Wayne State University Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 2019. 

He spent his legal education focusing on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, business planning and real estate law. While in law school, Elijah served as the president of Wayne State’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society for two years. Shortly after graduating law school, he designed and built his own cannabis business website outlining the paths to starting a business entity in Michigan as well as walking through the Michigan marijuana licensing process.

Elijah Simkins

Associate Attorney

Charein Faraj

Law Clerk

Charein Faraj is a Law Clerk at Scott F. Roberts Law, PLC. Ms. Faraj earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, where she majored in Environmental Science and minored in American Culture and Computer Science. Ms. Faraj is currently in her final year as a law student at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law as a Dean’s Fellow Scholar. There, Ms. Faraj Co-Founded the Arab American Law Student Association and the Environmental Law Society. Ms. Faraj also participates in the University of Detroit Mercy Chapter of the American Inns of Court as a Pupil. During her time as a law student, Ms. Faraj completed internships at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and at the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Charein Faraj

Law Clerk

Samantha Coulter

Law Clerk

Samantha received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University’s James Madison College in May 2017. While at James Madison, Samantha majored in Social Relations & Policy with a minor in economics and a concentration in real estate investment management. Samantha is a proud Spartan alumni and continues to support the “green and white” and the unviersity’s vast achievements.

While at Michigan State, Samantha co-founded, and was a colonizing member, of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Beta Theta chapter. She was hand chosen by Alpha Xi Delta national headquarter officials to be one of the women to recolonize the chapter out of over 500 applicants. Samantha served as a liason between the chapter and their national philanthropic partner, Autism Speaks, to raise money and bring awareness to Autism spectrum disorder. She began her legal career as an intern at the 54-B District Court in East Lansing for two years. While there, she acquired experience working with the probation department, Veterans Treatment Court, Drug Court, and clerked for the Honorable Andrea Andrews Larkin, Chief Judge.

Samantha Coulter

Law Clerk

Luna R. Barkman

Chief Morale Officer

Luna is the Chief Morale Officer (“CMO”) of Scott F. Roberts Law. She has held this integral position since puppyhood. As the firm’s CMO, Luna’s steadfast mission is to help every client feel welcome and at ease when they visit the offices of Scott F. Roberts Law. While our client’s cases are always evolving, it’s…

Luna R. Barkman

Chief Morale Officer​