Grand Rapids Criminal Attorneys & DUI Lawyers
Fighting State and Federal Criminal Charges Throughout West Michigan
If you or somebody you know is facing criminal charges, whether it's a misdemeanor or felony, the stakes are high. We understand. That's why you should hire the best criminal defense attorney(s) or law firm you can find to defend you and your best interests.
At Springstead & Bartish Law, we relish fighting misdemeanors, like MIP's, DUI's and drug charges, as much as we do serious felonies and complex white collar crimes. Our Grand Rapids criminal defense attorneys are recognized as some of the best criminal defense lawyers in West Michigan, according to Super Lawyers magazine and AVVO. Attorneys Gary K. Springstead and Michael R. Bartish both received the prestigious designation of "Super Lawyers" in Criminal Law in 2014, an honor bestowed on less than 5% of attorneys in the State of Michigan and only five other Grand Rapids criminal defense attorneys in 2014 (not including Rising Stars). Only one other law firm in Grand Rapids boasts two Super Lawyers in Criminal Law. In addition, all of our attorneys received AVVO’s Client Choice Award in 2014 and are rated “Superb” by AVVO. We believe these accolades are the direct result of our focus almost exclusively on criminal defense as well as our commitment to trying to find a way to win every case and getting our clients the best results possible.
Our criminal lawyers defend criminal cases throughout West Michigan and regularly appear in courts in:
If you or someone you know is looking for a criminal defense attorney in West Michigan, call now for a free consultation (616) 458-5500 or (231) 924-8700 or connect with us online.
An Entire Law Firm Dedicated Almost Exclusively to Criminal Defense
At Springstead & Bartish Law, we firmly believe that focusing almost exclusively on criminal defense makes us better at what we do—defending criminal charges in state and federal courts throughout West Michigan. After all, most prosecutors practice in only one area of the law: criminal law. In order to level the playing field, our lawyers focus almost exclusively on criminal defense. By focusing on criminal defense day-in and day-out, our attorneys have developed:
- An Expertise in Criminal Law, and;
- A Wealth of Experience.
This helps us master all the various aspects of a criminal case, any one of which could make a tremendous difference in our clients' cases. When you hire Springstead & Bartish Law, you are hiring an entire law firm dedicated to criminal defense and we will bring our expertise and wealth of experience to bear in your case.
Unique Experience With a Distinct Advantage - One Former JAG Attorney and Two Former-FBI Agents
Springstead & Bartish Law is led by a former active-duty Judge Advocate General (Michael R. Bartish) and two former-F.B.I. Special Agents (Gary K. Springstead and Kathy M. Springstead). This unique experience allows us to better understand what prosecutors and investigators think, how they will build their criminal cases, the strategies they are likely to pursue, and the best means of countering the prosecution’s case and presenting a compelling criminal defense. In short, our attorneys have helped build cases for the government and, therefore, also know how to take them apart. There simply is no substitute for this type of experience.
Dedicated to Successful Results
When you hire the criminal defense attorneys at Springstead & Bartish Law, you can rest assured that we will try and win your case, or get you the best possible resolution. Being successful is the lifeblood of any great criminal defense attorneys or law firms, and our results speak for themselves (click here to view reviews of Gary Springstead, Michael Bartish, or Kathy Springstead). Unlike a lot of other law firms and attorneys, we do not accept state court-appointed cases so that we can focus all of our time energy on our retained clients.
Smart, Personable and Caring
Our attorneys are smart, having attended some of the top colleges and law schools in the state and country, but we know that being smart is not enough. Being accused of a crime can take a toll on a person and their family. We understand. At Springstead & Bartish Law, our attorneys and staff are easy to reach and personable, will guide you through what can be a stressful process, answer your questions, explain where your case is headed, and lay out a strategy for a successful resolution. Our clients seem to appreciate this approach, which has produced excellent results and satisfied clients.
Valuable Experience Dealing with Prosecutors and Courts Day-In and Day-Out
West Michigan is our home. This is important because we believe a criminal defense attorney is most effective when he or she knows the prosecutors as well as the judges in a court case. When you know your audience and your adversary, we believe you can tailor your legal defense arguments more effectively and efficiently. With two offices in West Michigan (Grand Rapids & Fremont), the criminal & DUI defense attorneys at Springstead & Bartish Law are conveniently located close to you and the court handling your case.
Affordable Legal Fees | Easy Pay
In addition to offering a free consultation initially, Springstead & Bartish Law offers affordable legal fees. We offer:
- Flat Fees - Transparent, affordable flat fees that limit costs.
- Hourly fees - Reasonable hourly rates with detailed, transparent bills and reasonable retainers.
We also understand that not everybody plans on hiring an attorney and may not have money just sitting around in the event they need to hire an attorney. For this reason, in addition to accepting cash and checks, we accept:
- Visa, Mastercard, and American Express
By accepting credit cards, our clients can hire us quickly over-the-phone and pay off their legal costs on their own terms.