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Springstead Bartish Borgula and Lynch

"This law firm is a powerhouse that gets RESULTS."

 

THE TEAM ON YOUR SIDE

Gary K. Springstead

Former F.B.I. Special Agent

  • Former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, VA
  • Super Lawyer, 2011-2018
  • Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Criminal Defense
  • Wayne St. Law School, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.A. (with distinction)
  • Board of Directors, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (past)

MICHAEL R. BARTISH

Former J.A.G. Attorney

  • Lt. Col. U.S. Army Reserves
  • Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Criminal Defense
  • Univ. of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D. (honors)
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (cum laude)
  • Board of Directors, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

MATTHEW G. BORGULA

Former Federal Prosecutor

  • Former Deputy Criminal Chief — U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, E.D. Michigan
  • Former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, N.D. Illinois
  • Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb
  • University of Michigan School of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.A.

HEATH M. LYNCH

Former Federal Prosecutor

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office – Western District of Michigan
  • Former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Asset Forfeiture Specialist
  • Villanova School of Law, J.D. (honors)
  • Taylor University, B.A. (honors)

KATHY M. SPRINGSTEAD

Former F.B.I. Special Agent

  • F.B.I. Director’s Award
  • U.S. Attorney’s Award
  • Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Criminal Defense
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Boston University, Brussels, Belgium, M.A. (honors)
  • Clemson University, B.A.

DONALD A. DAVIS

Former U.S. Attorney, 2008-2012

  • Western District of Michigan
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney,Grand Rapids, MI
  • Former President, Federal Bar Association, WDMI
  • Director’s Award, U.S. D.O.J.
  • Master of the Inns of Court
  • Western Michigan University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Michigan, J.D.

RACHEL L. FRANK

  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Saint Mary’s College, B.A., Cum Laude

WENDI PRICE

  • Former U.S. Attorney’s Office – Western District of Michigan, Legal Intern
  • Former U.S. District Court – Western District of Michigan, Judicial Extern
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, M.B.A., magna cum laude
  • Youngstown State University, B.S. Chemistry, cum laude
(left to right)
  • CHASITY, LEGAL ASSISTANT (GRAND RAPIDS)
  • TAMMY, LEGAL ASSISTANT (FREMONT)
  • MICHAELIA, OFFICE MANAGER

WE WANT TO HELP YOU

  • Win Your Case

    »  By attacking the evidence

    »  By winning your case before it gets to trial

    »  Presenting persuasive evidence to counter the charges

    »  By exploiting defects in the charges

    »  By forcing the prosecutor to “prove it” at trial

    »  By presenting a winning defense at trial

  • Get a Great Deal

    »  By leveraging mistakes made by the police for a better result for you

    »  Obtain a diversionary sentence or a delayed sentencing

    »  Reduce the charges

    »  Avoid additional charges

    »  Avoid/ reduce jail time

    »  Reduce fines/costs

    »  Minimize probation

    »  Mitigating any sentence

    »  Earn sentence reductions

  • Avoid Charges

    » By defending your constitutional rights

    » By cooperating with the investigation

    » By being a witness, as opposed to a defendant

    » By aggressively challenging the evidence pre-charge

    » Through pretrial diversions/ plea negotiations

  • Win Your Appeal

    » By challenging legal mistakes made during your case

    » Fighting the denial of suppression motions

    » By challenging unlawful sentences

    » By challenging the sufficiency of the evidence to support your conviction

    » By challenging violations of your constitutional rights

AWARD-WINNING ATTORNEYS AT REASONABLE RATES

In addition to offering a free consultation initially, Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law offers affordable legal fees.

  • FREE CASE EVALUATION

    » We listen and begin gathering the facts

    » Advise of possible charges

    » Identify possible defenses

    » Explain a range of outcomes

    » Explain the court process

  • FLAT FEES*

    » Transparent, affordable flat fees

    » Legal fees are capped

    » No hidden costs

    » Easy to budget

    *Available in most misdemeanors and certain felonies

  • HOURLY RATES

    » Reasonable hourly rates

    » Detailed, transparent bills

    » Efficient use of attorney time

    » Reasonable retainers

    » Free estimates of total case costs

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:

By accepting credit cards, our clients can hire us quickly over-the-phone and pay off their legal costs on their own terms.

OUR AWARD-WINNING APPROACH

AN ENTIRE LAW FIRM DEDICATED ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Attorneys & Leading Grand Rapids DUI Attorneys

At Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, our Grand Rapids criminal defense attorneys & Grand Rapids DUI attorneys firmly believe that focusing almost exclusively on criminal defense makes us better at what we do—defending criminal & OWI charges in state and federal courts in Grand Rapids and 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 Grand Rapids criminal defense attorneys focus almost exclusively on criminal and DUI defense. DUI defense, being the most common crime, is our single largest practice area. 

AN EXPERTISE IN CRIMINAL & DUI LAWS 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 & Borgula Law, you hiring an entire law firm dedicated to criminal defense an

d can rest assured that we will bring our expertise and wealth of experience to bear in your case and that we are dedicated to trying to win your case or getting you the best possible result.

If you or somebody you know is facing a criminal investigation, state or federal criminal charges, or a DUI, we know that it can be a very difficult time for all involved.  It may seem like a daunting process to take on the police and prosecutors to prove your innocence and win your case, or even to face the consequences if you feel you did something wrong.

In addition, you may be worried about:

  • losing your job
  • your reputation
  • jail
  • probation
  • losing your license
  • or any number of collateral consequences of having a criminal conviction on your record

At Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, we understand.  And when you hire us, we go to work immediately to protect you and to protect your future.

We take pride not only in helping our clients through these difficult times, but also in getting great results for our clients, whether it’s winning a case at trial, winning a motion or legal challenge to the evidence or criminal charges, or negotiating a satisfactory resolution of the case for our clients. By letting us put our experience and expertise to work on your case, you can have peace of mind that we are doing everything in our power to win your case or get the best possible result, all at a reasonable rate.

At Springstead Bartish & Borgula 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 2014-2018, an honor bestowed on less than 5% of attorneys in the State of Michigan.  In addition, all most all of our attorneys received AVVO’s Client Choice Award in 2018 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.

COMMON CRIMES

DRUNK DRIVING

Operating While Intoxicated
Operating While Visible Impaired
OWI 3rd Offense (Felony)
Drugged Driving

TESTIMONIAL

``OWI dismissed!...Gary is the best and he saved me a lot of money and was more than worth the initial expense! He saved me thousands of dollars by negotiating my offense down to a careless driving charge... $180.00 fine and 3 points on my license with no criminal charges. 

I will recommend Gary to anyone who I come across who may need a great lawyer!`` – D.K.D.

DRUG CHARGES

Possession Charges
Delivery/Manufacture
Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID)
Conspiracy

TESTIMONIAL

``First of all our family would like to thank Gary Springstead for his brilliant representation regarding our child's dismissed double felony case…with Gary's expertise we were able to navigate our way through an expedited process with a successful outcome; ``CASE DISMISSED!`` – E.F.

WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

Embezzlement
Wire Fraud
Bank Fraud
Ponzi Schemes

TESTIMONIAL

``Outstanding professional, tremendous personal qualities combined with highest professionalism and passion…I don't believe another attorney could have achieved a better outcome...My family and I are very thankful, for my family and friends have someone to turn to when things get rough.`` – R.N.

SEX CRIMES I CSC

Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Deg.
CSC 2nd Degree
CSC 3rd Degree
CSC 4th Degree

TESTIMONIAL

``An attorney is like having insurance, you hope you'll never need it but when you do, you want the best there is. For my money Gary Springstead is the best there is...My situation had a very positive outcome. I hope that I will never need an attorney’s service again. But if I do, I won’t hesitate to hire Gary.`` – T.J.

VIOLENT CRIMES

Assault/Battery
Domestic Violence
Felonious Assault
Attempted Murder/Murder

TESTIMONIAL

”Mike represented me in a recent unfortunate circumstance that could have affected me, my family and career...he voiced disappointment that my case would come to arrest, and in his own words he claimed: 'I will make the prosecutor want to dismiss this case.' And Mike delivered. My case was dismissed.`` – M.A.

OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

MDMA charges
Ketamine charges
Marijuana
LSD/Mushroom charges

TESTIMONIAL

``At Electric Forest 2014 I was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance… Gary entered a motion to dismiss my case and the evidence against me...A few days later Gary called me with amazing news. The prosecutor decided that based on his motion...that he would DROP THE CHARGES against me!!!`` – B.C.

MINOR IN POSSESSION (MIP)

MIP at Ferris State University
MIP at Grand Valley State University
MIP Diversions
*Student Discounts*

TESTIMONIAL

“Mike Bartish is an extremely caring and respectable individual, and I would hands down recommend to anyone, especially someone with an MIP charge who is debating if they need to hire a lawyer for their case.” – E.M.

COMPUTER CRIMES I CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Possession or Distribution of Child Pornography
Manufacturing Child Pornography
Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
Innocent Images Prosecutions

TESTIMONIAL

``I would highly recommend Springstead & Bartish to anyone in anyone in any legal situation…You can tell, It's not O.K. to lose! That is who I want to represent me when my life and family are on the line.`` – J.Z.

TAX CRIMES

Tax Fraud
Tax Evasion
Filing False Returns
Penalties

TESTIMONIALS

WHERE WE PRACTICE

Our Criminal Lawyers Defend Criminal Cases Throughout Michigan and Regularly Appear in Courts in:

Kent County (Greater Grand Rapids, Walker, Kentwood, Grandville)

Allegan County (Allegan)

Barry County (Hastings)

Berrien County (St. Joseph / Benton Harbor)

Ottawa County (Hudsonville, Holland, Grand Haven)

Muskegon County (Muskegon)

Oceana (Rothbury / Hart)

Mason (Ludington)

Mecosta (Big Rapids)

Newaygo (White Cloud)

Montcalm County (Stanton)

Ionia County (Ionia)

Van Buren County (Paw Paw)

U.S. District Court (federal court), Kalamazoo

U.S. District Court (federal court), Grand Rapids

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Cincinnati, OH

If you or someone you know is looking for a criminal defense attorney in Michigan, call now for a free consultation (616) 458-5500 or (231) 924-8700 or connect with us online.