Leading Criminal Law Firm in Grand Rapids and West Michigan
Formidable advocates for criminal defendants in state and federal court
Experienced. Knowledgeable. Dedicated. Compassionate. Trustworthy.
At the Grand Rapids criminal law firm of Springstead & Bartish Law, PLLC, we believe these are the most important traits a criminal defense attorney can have. We put them to work for clients every day, at every turn in their cases. We work tirelessly to achieve the best results possible for our clients, even those who are in the most dire of circumstances.
Springstead & Bartish Law is led by a former active-duty Judge Advocate General and two former F.B.I. Special Agents. This unique experience allows us to better understand what prosecutors and investigators think, how they will build their cases, the strategies they are likely to pursue, and the best means of countering the prosecution’s case and presenting a compelling defense. There simply is no substitute for this type of experience.
A well-respected local West Michigan firm
West Michigan is our home. This is important because we believe a criminal defense attorney is most effective when he knows the prosecutors as well as the judges on a case. Then the attorney can tailor the most effective defense possible to the case being presented by the prosecutor and to the judge presiding over the case. This approach has earned us a reputation as honorable yet formidable advocates. In fact, both Mr. Springstead and Mr. Bartish are Rising Stars according to Super Lawyers magazine in 2011.
Knowledgeable and focused on criminal law in Grand Rapids and West Michigan
Springstead & Bartish Law focuses almost exclusively on criminal law, though we are called upon to employ our skills at trial advocacy in a few select areas of litigation. We also offer estate planning services to our friends, families and clients. But our niche is representing clients facing criminal charges in state court and federal court throughout West Michigan, with an emphasis on Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Newaygo, Oceana, and Mason counties. Because we never stop fighting for our clients, we also handle criminal appeals both in the state courts of Michigan and arising out of federal court in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, including appeals to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Compassionate and trustworthy
Being accused of a crime can take a toll on a person and a family. We understand. That’s why we take every case personally and never lose sight of our goal—to win your case or get you the best result possible. At Springstead & Bartish Law, you will have ready access to your attorney, who will guide you through what can be a daunting 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.