Heath M. Lynch
Criminal Defense Attorney
15 Ionia Ave. S.W., #520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 458-5500 (office)
Heath Lynch is a seasoned trial attorney who has defended and prosecuted hundreds of criminal and civil cases, and now represents individuals and businesses in criminal prosecutions and grand jury investigations brought by state and federal agencies. He seeks to mitigate risk to clients by efficiently analyzing and evaluating investigation evidence and attempting to anticipate the prosecution’s objectives and strategy, often before criminal charges are filed. Where charges cannot be avoided, Mr. Lynch assists clients with critical decisions about whether to take a case to trial, weighing the risks and benefits of any course of action. If an acceptable resolution cannot be reached, Mr. Lynch has significant trial experience and will vigorously defend his client’s interests at trial.
Prior to joining Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch, P.L.L.C., Mr. Lynch was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids. Mr. Lynch initially specialized in asset forfeiture proceedings, where he prosecuted financial crimes including mail and wire fraud, embezzlement, and postal theft. He trained federal, state and local law enforcement officers in asset forfeiture law and policy.
Mr. Lynch went on to handle many different types of federal charges, from investigation and grand jury indictment through trial, sentencing and appeal. During his most recent position with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Lynch led and directed teams of federal, state and local law enforcement officers in the investigation and prosecution of complex drug trafficking and money laundering cases in the federal criminal justice system. While an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Lynch was commended by the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for exhibiting outstanding prosecutorial skills in agency investigations.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Lynch worked in Philadelphia for the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he represented financial services and insurance clients in commercial litigation, and developed and conducted insurance-related fraud and compliance investigations.