Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorneys

Serious Criminal Defense in State and Federal Courts

The award-winning criminal defense lawyers at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, P.L.L.C., are dedicated to defending people accused of crimes in state and federal courts throughout West Michigan.  Simply put, our criminal defense attorneys are skilled, uniquely qualified, and committed to trying to win your case or obtaining the best possible result.  To learn more about our exceptional attorneys click here:

Truly Unique Experience – A Former JAG,  Two Former-F.B.I. Agents, A Former Federal Prosecutor and a Former U.S. Attorney

Michael Bartish began his legal career as an active-duty Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Army and served as senior trial counsel for the First Cavalry Division and as a Trial Defense Counsel for Fort Hood, Texas. Before starting their criminal defense practices, Gary Springstead and Kathy Springstead were both FBI agents who assisted in the investigation and prosecution of complex white collar crimes, violent crimes, terrorism and national security threats. Ms. Springstead also worked as a trial consultant who helped coordinate successful strategies for federal criminal defense attorneys.  Attorney Matthew G. Borgula spent more than 12 years prosecuting cases for the federal government, focusing much of his efforts on white collar crime.  Attorney Don A. Davis was the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan from 2008-2012 and spent more than 30 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office prior to becoming U.S. Attorney.

This unique experience provides our criminal defense team with the skills needed to uncover and advocate for a winning defense.   Our attorneys provide straightforward, honest advice that you can trust.

Easy to Reach via Phone, Email, or Text

With so much at stake, accessibility to your lawyer is crucial for a successful outcome. For this reason, our attorneys in Grand Rapids remain in communication with you regularly throughout your case. We provide you with our cell phone numbers so that you can contact us when necessary. Also, our use of technology makes prompt, discreet interaction more convenient for you.

Serving All of West Michigan

From our Grand Rapids and Fremont locations, we defend clients throughout all West Michigan — including:

  • Kent County (the Greater Grand Rapids area, including courts in Walker, Kentwood, Wyoming, and Grandville)
  • Ottawa County (Allendale and Grand Valley State University, Hudsonville, Holland, and Grand Haven)
  • Allegan County (Allegan)
  • Muskegon County (Muskegon, North Muskegon, Norton Shores, Whitehall)
  • Oceana County (Hart, Shelby, Rothbury, Pentwater, and the Electric Forest Festival)
  • Mason County (Ludington and Scottville)
  • Mecosta County (Big Rapids and Ferris State University)
  • Newaygo County (White Cloud, Fremont, Newaygo, and Grant)
  • U.S. District Court (federal court) in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Our lawyers regularly defend cases in these courts and, as such, can tailor a defense to the  the law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges who work in these jurisdictions.

Call Now for a Free Case Evalulation and Consultation

To learn more about your rights after arrest, call Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, P.L.L.C.’s Grand Rapids office at (616) 458-5500 or our Fremont office at (231) 924-8700 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.