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Tessa K. Muir

Senior Counsel

 

60 Monroe Center St NW #500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-458-5500

[email protected]

Tessa K. Muir is both a former federal prosecutor and a former Army JAG attorney. As an Assistant U.S. States Attorney (AUSA) in the Western District of Michigan, she brought over 100 cases through investigations, grand jury, charging, plea/trial, and sentencing. She specialized in violent crime, sex offenses, drug crime, and appeals. She worked with dozens of law enforcement agencies at the local, state, and federal level, including state police, sheriff’s offices, FBI, DEA, ATF, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). She knows from the inside out how the system works.

Ms. Muir also served as an in-house corporate attorney at a large international tech company, where she led discreet internal fraud investigations and defended the company against lawsuits worldwide.

EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL LAWYER

Ms. Muir’s expertise in federal and state courts, the Army justice system, federal prisons, and corporate America is unrivaled.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Violent crime
  • Drug investigations
  • White-collar fraud and tax evasion
  • Title IX cases (campus sexual assault)
  • Internal corporate investigations
  • Complex computer crimes
  • Drunk driving (DUI, OWI)
  • Probation violations / Supervised release violations
  • Misdemeanors
  • Juvenile charges
  • First-time and young offenders
  • State and federal criminal and civil appeals

ALL STAGES OF A CASE

Ms. Muir can jump into a case or investigation at any time to provide reliable, discreet, and competent counsel and advice. Whether you are being called as a witness, are being investigated, have been charged, are going to trial, or are preparing to appeal, Ms. Muir is uniquely qualified to serve your interests and protect you throughout the process. She draws from her wealth of experiences as a former federal prosecutor, Army JAG officer, and corporate in-house counsel. She is a proven and respected leader in trial practice and advocacy.

STATE AND FEDERAL LOCATIONS

Ms. Muir practices in state and county cases all over Michigan. She handles federal cases all over the country.

INVESTIGATIONS, ACCUSATIONS, AND WITNESSES

Ms. Muir helps people who are being investigated, accused, or called as a witness in criminal cases. She worked with hundreds of victims, witnesses, and defendants during criminal investigations while she was a federal prosecutor. She knows the ins and outs of what to expect, how to prepare, and how to protect yourself.

TRUSTED CORPORATE ADVISOR

If your company suspects internal fraud or is under investigation, you need someone who understands confidentiality, risk management, and mitigating public fallout. As former in-house corporate counsel to a large international tech company, Ms. Muir is a trusted corporate advisor, especially when confidentiality and privacy are of the utmost concern.

EDUCATION

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude (2008)
  • Princeton University, A.B. (2005)

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Michigan
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • Corporate in-house attorney for large international tech company (2018-2020)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan (2012-2018)
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps Captain – Virginia, Georgia, Kansas, and S. Korea (2009-2013)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association – West Michigan Chapter (Past Board Member)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Ottawa County Bar Association (Board Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Board Member – West Michigan Chapter)
  • Hillman Trial Advocacy Program (Trial Practice Instructor)

AWARDS

  • West Michigan Woman: Brilliance Award (Social Change Agent)
  • State Bar of Michigan: Unsung Hero Award
  • Georgetown University Law Center: Excellence Award in Trial Practice
  • Princeton University: Distinguished Military Graduate and Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence
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Springstead & Bartish Law, P.L.L.C.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Kathy Springstead joined Fremont criminal defense law firm Springstead & Bartish Law, P.L.L.C. 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
49412
United States
(231) 924-8700

CALL NOW FOR A  FREE CASE EVALUATION AND CONSULTATION

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