Criminal & DUI Defense Attorneys in West Michigan
At Springstead & Bartish Law, our attorneys are recognized as some of the best criminal defense attorneys in West Michigan. Our criminal lawyers regularly defend criminal cases throughout West Michigan and appear in courts in greater Grand Rapids, Allegan, Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Hart, Ludington, Big Rapids, White Cloud, and in federal courts in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Attorneys Gary K. Springstead Michael R. Bartish are 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. In addition, all of our attorneys received AVVO’s Client Choice Award in 2014 and are rated as “Superb” by AVVO. So what is the secret to our success? We believe the following separates us from our competition:
An Entire Law Firm Focused Almost Exclusively to Criminal Defense in West Michigan
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 attorneys 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.
One Former JAG Attorney and Two Former-FBI Agents, Unique Experience with a Distinct Advantage
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 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 Compassionate
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 Throughout West Michigan
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.