Matthew G. Borgula
Criminal Defense Attorney
15 Ionia Ave., S.W. #520
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 458-5500 (office)
Matt Borgula is a seasoned trial attorney who has defended and prosecuted hundreds of criminal and civil cases. Prior to joining Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch, P.L.L.C., he was one of the lead federal prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan. As the Deputy Criminal Chief and head of the financial crimes unit and drug unit, Mr. Borgula handled every type of federal charge from investigation, to Grand Jury indictment through trial. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he worked in Chicago for the law firm of Jenner & Block, where he represented clients in matters relating to securities fraud, commercial disputes, class actions and consumer protection act claims.
Mr. Borgula represents individuals and businesses in criminal prosecutions, grand jury investigations, and civil enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and the Securities Exchange Commission. Mr. Borgula’s goal in defending his clients is to minimize the damage and disruption caused by these proceedings, often before charges are brought. If an indictment or charge cannot be avoided, Mr. Borgula advises clients on the risks and benefits of going to trial versus accepting a plea, and is an experienced and successful trial attorney should an acceptable resolution not be reached.
Mr. Borgula is recognized as an expert in criminal violations of federal fraud, money laundering and the bank secrecy act and has been a frequent lecturer at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He has also provided training to State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies on issues related to search and seizure of assets and evidence, suspicious activity reports and other banking regulations, and white collar crime.
Mr. Borgula is also recognized as an expert in complex computer-related crimes, including identity theft, aggravated identity theft, distribution and possession of child pornography or child sexually assaultive material. He has handled high profile sexual assault cases including the “Girl X” case relating to the assault of a girl in the Cabrini Green housing complex in Chicago, and United States v. Steven Deuman relating to the murder of a young girl in Northern Michigan.
Immunity and Plea Agreements — Presentation to the Federal Defender Panel Attorneys
Trial Advocacy Skills – National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina
Technology, Apps & Gadgets for the Courtroom – ICLE Webinar, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Structuring and the Bank Secrecy Act – National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina
Legal Update: Suspicious Activity Reports and the Bank Secrecy Act – National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina
Search and Seizure/Interdiction, West Michigan Law Enforcement Training Grand Rapids, Michigan
Suspicious Activity Reports – National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina Asset Forfeiture for Law Enforcement Officers, Grand Rapids, Michigan
White Collar Crime – Financial Crimes Seminar for Bankers, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Health Care Fraud Forfeitures – Health Care Fraud Quarterly Meeting, Lansing, Michigan