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Kathy M. Springstead

Criminal Defense Attorney


28A W. Main Street
Fremont, Michigan 49412

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Kathy Springstead is a former F.B.I. Special Agent with an impressive resume. Ms. Springstead leaves no stone unturned for her clients and is tremendous asset for Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch, PLLC. She regularly defends clients in courts throughout West Michigan, and is frequently called upon in complex criminal cases to assist the other attorneys with her keen investigative skills, incisive insight on a case or investigation, thorough legal research, and persuasive writing skills. Her compassionate and friendly approach, coupled with her unique ability to take apart an investigation, a prosecution, or write a winning brief or appeal, has earned the honor of winning Avvo’s Client Choice Award in 2014 and a “Superb” rating.

Kathy Springstead, Criminal Defense Attorney


After earning her law degree from Georgetown University in 2000, Ms. Springstead became a special agent for the FBI, where she conducted investigations into violations of federal laws. Her duties in this position included interviewing witnesses, performing surveillance, executing search and arrest warrants, testifying in federal courts, and coordinating investigations and prosecutions with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Department of Justice, and other federal agencies. Ms. Springstead’s extensive FBI training is a valuable asset as she develops defense strategies for her clients at Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch Law, PLLC.

In 2006, Ms. Springstead began putting her experience as an award-winning investigator  to work for Trial Consultants, LLC of Fremont, Michigan.  As a trial consultant, she assisted criminal defense attorneys with cases in federal courts by organizing and analyzing discovery materials, reviewing and preparing evidence for use at trial, and conducting witness and defendant interviews.


  • Federal criminal defense
    • White collar crime
    • Drug charges and drug conspiracies
    • Violent crimes
    • Sex crimes
    • Immigration offenses
  • State criminal defense
    • Assault and battery
    • Drug offenses
    • Sex crimes
    • Property crimes
    • Minors in possession
    • White collar crimes
  • Drunk driving
    • Felony DUI
    • Driver license restoration
    • Drugged driving (DWI) and OUID (operating under the influence of drugs)


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, 2000
  • M.A., International Relations, Boston University, Brussels, Belgium, 1994
  • B.A., Political Science with French minor, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., 1992



  • Michigan



  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM), Member
  • National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), Member
  • Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys (MIOWIA), Member
  • Newaygo/Oceana County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • FBI Agents’ Association, Member



  • Award for Public Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2004
  • National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, Director of Central Intelligence, 2004
  • FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation, 2003
  • Georgetown University Immigration Law Journal, 1998–1999
National College for DUI Defense Attorneys
Michigan Associations OWI Attorneys
Springstead & Bartish Law, PLLC.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Kathy Springstead joined Fremont criminal defense law firm Springstead & Bartish Law, PLLC in 2011. With eight years of experience working with the FBI, she effectively represents clients throughout western Michigan who have been charged with serious state and federal crimes.
28A W. Main Street
Fremont, Michigan
United States
(231) 924-8700


If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a federal or state crime, call Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch, PLLC’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.