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Serving all of West Michigan

Fremont Location
28 W. Main Street,
Fremont, MI 49412
231| 924| 8700

Grand Rapids Location
15 Ionia, Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616| 458| 5500

An Entire Law Firm Dedicated to Criminal, Drug & Drunk Driving Defense in Grand Rapids and West Michigan 

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The attorneys at Springstead & Bartish Law focus almost exclusively on Criminal Defense in West Michigan.  Why? Springstead & Bartish Law Firm believes it gives our criminal defense attorneys and our clients an advantage in defending Drunk Driving /criminal charges in state court and federal court in 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. With office in Grand Rapids & Fremont, the West Michigan attorneys at Springstead & Bartish Law know defending our clients with the depth of knowledge and experience that comes from focusing on criminal defense day-in-and-day-out makes us better at what we do.  It allows us the time and the experience to master all the various aspects of a West Michigan criminal case in order to get better result for our clients.  

This includes mastering:  

  • Pre-charge investigation
  • Grand jury investigations
  • Pre-charge plea bargaining (before the prosecution becomes entrenched in the case)
  • Cooperation; arraignment
  • Bond/detention hearings
  • Discovery
  • Effective plea negotiations (including knowing a good deal from a bad deal)
  • Filing pre-trial motions (with an aim toward winning the case or excluding critical evidence from trial)
  • Jury selection
  • The rules of evidence
  • Jury trials
  • Cross-examination
  • Post-trial motions for acquittal or new trial
  • Pre-sentence interviews PSI's), pre-sentence investigation reports (PSR's)
  • The sentencing guidelines; motions for downward departures/variances
  • Sentencing; deferred sentences
  • Deferred plea agreements
  • Alternatives to traditional incarceration
  • Making persuasive written and oral arguments on appeal.  

Mastering these areas of practice is critical if you want to be regarded as one of the best criminal defense attorneys and best criminal defense Law firms in West Michigan.  If we didn't focus our practice solely on criminal defense, it would be difficult to master all the different aspects of a Michigan criminal case, any one of which could make a tremendous difference in our clients' cases.  

When you hire the Grand Rapids criminal law firm of Springstead & Bartish Law, PLLC, our attorneys use their unique experience and in-depth knowledge of state and federal criminal law to try and win your case or get you the best possible results.  Our lawyers represent clients in criminal cases throughout West Michigan and regularly appear in courts in Grand Rapids, MarquetteLansingKalamazoo County, Muskegon, Big Rapids, White Cloud, Hudsonville, Hart, Ludington, Holland, and Allegan.  

One Former J.A.G. Attorney and Two Former F.B.I. Agents

The West Michigan Law Frirm of 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.  There simply is no substitute for this type of experience.

Award-Winning, Local Attorneys 

West Michigan is our home.  This is important because we believe a criminal defense attorney is most effective when he or she knows the prosecutor as well as the judge on a court case.  When you know your audience and your adversary, we believe you can tailor your defense arguments more effectively.  We are zealous advocates for our clients while still being personable and professional.  This approach has earned us a reputation as honorable yet formidable advocates.  In fact, both Attorney Springstead and Attorney Bartish have been named Rising Stars in Super Lawyers magazine in 2011-2013 and earned Superb 10.0 Ratings on Avvo, while earning Avvo's Client Choice Award.

Compassionate, Personable, 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 criminal defense case personally and never lose sight of our goal—to win your court case or get you the best result possible.  At Springstead & Bartish Law, our attorneys are easy to reach and personable, 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.

Don’t Take Chances with Your Future

As one of the premier criminal law firms in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, we can help you or your family members. Contact Springstead & Bartish Law, PLLC online, Grand Rapids at (616) 458-5500 or in Fremont at (231) 924-8700.