Van Buren County Criminal Lawyers

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Jim A Kolosowsky
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Jim A Kolosowsky
Van Buren County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 743-9333 221 Oak St.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
As a student of law, Jim Kolosowsky recieved the highest student honors in Family Law and Interviewing and Counseling. His academic achievements earned him a position as the Senior Associate Editor of Law Review at Thomas M. Cooley Law School; several honors scholarships; and a graduate ranking in the top 12% of his law school class. As a trial attorney, Jim Kolosowsky has represented numerous clients in both misdemeanor and serious felony cases. Jim has received not guilty jury verdicts in cases ranging from armed robbery to murder.
Albert Laaksonen
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Albert Laaksonen
Van Buren County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(269) 655-1035 226 1/2 East Michigan Ave
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Albert W. Laaksonen II, is the founding attorney of Laaksonen Law Offices, P.C. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his JD from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
Attorney Laaksonen is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, Van Buren County Bar Association, and the Kalamazoo County Bar Association. He is certified as both a Civil Mediator and a Domestic Relations Mediator.

He currently serves on the Community Corrections Board for Van Buren County, and the the Kalamazoo Christian School Association Board.

Attorney Laaksonen specializes...
Shaun Patrick Willis
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Shaun Patrick Willis
Van Buren County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(269) 492-1040 203 South Niles Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Construction and DUI
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Shaun Patrick Willis is a trial lawyer. Recognized in Superlawyers for Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, and Criminal Litigation. www.wwplc.com Attorney Willis is licensed in all of the State Courts of Michigan, the Supreme Court for the State of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the United States Federal Court for the Western District of Michigan, and the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Donald H Smith
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Donald H Smith
Van Buren County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
203 South Niles
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University
Don was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 1989. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan and graduated with a BA in Psychology/Sociology in 1993. In 1994, Don went to work as a child abuse investigator with the Michigan Department of Social Services, where he assisted hundreds of abused and neglected children and their families. In 2000, Don was promoted to management, making him the youngest Children’s Protective Services Supervisor in Michigan at that time. In 2002, Don graduated magna cum laude and earned his juris doctorate degree from Michigan State University...
Sheldon Waxman
Van Buren County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 637-6557 548 Phoenix St
South Haven, MI 49090
Criminal and DUI
Hon. David J. DiStefano
Van Buren County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(269) 427-7703 228 W Monroe St
Bangor, MI 49013
Criminal and Estate Planning
Gary A. Stewart Jr.
Van Buren County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(269) 657-5591 203 S Niles St
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Criminal and DUI
Tat Parish
Berrien County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 54 years of experience
(269) 463-3335 134 N Main St
Watervliet, MI 49098
Criminal and Employment
Roger Rathi
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Roger Rathi
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(616) 855-0948 250 Monroe NW
Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Business, Divorce and Immigration
Michigan State University
Affordable Immigration attorney with 20 years of experience; 6000 family and employment cases with Client Ratings at Google 4.9***** (251 reviews); Yahoo 5-star (88 reviews); and AVVO 5-star (117 reviews).

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Handled numerous federal immigration litigations, trials and appeals relating to adjudication, inadmissibility, removability, security checks, naturalization, deportation and more. See www.rathilaw.com

Admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of the United States (2007) and at 3rd, 6th and 8th federal circuit courts, and Eastern and Western Federal District Courts of Michigan;...
Michael J. Boyle
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Michael J. Boyle
(616) 365-5780 61 Commerce Ave SW
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationKent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney and Counselor – Michael J. Boyle is a Partner and Shareholder and serves as Senior Trial Attorney. He joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005 after a successful solo criminal defense practice. Mr. Boyle is a highly trained and skilled Trial Attorney and has represented clients in over 70+ counties throughout Michigan. Mr. Boyle is a graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College. He has also a graduate of the highly regarded “Trial Lawyers College,” which was founded by nationally renowned trial attorney Gerry Spence. Like Mr. Barone, Mr. Boyle has worked personally with...
Scott Grabel
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Scott Grabel
(800) 342-7896 2022 Fuller Ave.
Ste. 211
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatKent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I am an experienced trial attorney with a strong history of positive results in drug, murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct, and DUI/OWI cases. I have successfully argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and have appeared as a commentator on Court TV's Best Defense for analysis of a murder case. Recently I was a guest on the Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson. I have served as an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and as a mentor for the Ingham County Bar Association's Mentoring Program.

I was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and graduated from...
Patrick T. Barone Esq.
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Patrick T. Barone Esq.
(616) 365-5780 61 Commerce Ave SW
#504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationKent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University College of Law
Patrick T. Barone is the founding partner and CEO of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is limited primarily to zealously defending citizens accused of drunk or drugged driving. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan, and also maintains offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches “Drunk Driving Law and Practice,” and he served on the Faculty Advisory Board for BAC-Tracker International, Inc. In addition to “Defending Drinking Drivers,” Mr. Barone is also the author of “Michigan DUI Law: A Citizen’s Guide,” "Entrepreneur's...
Michael Robert Bartish
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Michael Robert Bartish
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(616) 458-5500 15 Ionia SW
Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Military
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Michael R. Bartish is a founding member of Springstead & Bartish Law, P.L.L.C.. He defends and represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Western Michigan from Niles to Traverse City. Mr. Bartish is a former active duty Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Army where he served at Fort Hood, Texas, from 1999 through 2002. During his active duty service, Mr. Bartish served as a trial counsel and senior trial counsel for the First Cavalry Division and as a Trial Defense Counsel for Fort Hood, Texas. After four years on active duty, Mr. Bartish went into private practice...
Brent T. Geers
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(616) 965-6864 15 Ionia Ave SW STE 530
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Criminal, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Brent Geers specializes in helping people empower those they trust and provide for those they love. Brent has been an attorney since 2012, working with individuals and families to marshal their time, talent, and treasurer for the benefit of their children, family, and community. He is a Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” honoree, and currently operates his own practice, Geers Law. Brent is married to an educator, who employs his services as a chaperon for various school functions. He is also his daughter’s father – a girl who will become a president, not a princess.
Mr. Christian G. Krupp
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Mr. Christian G. Krupp
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(616) 459-6636 161 Ottawa NW Suite 404
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Christian G Krupp II was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1988. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he was a member of law review and one of the few students that had his law review article published. Christian Krupp graduated from law school with honors in the top ten percent of his class. His legal career started and Dykema Gossett, Michigan’s largest law firm. While at Dykema, he was involved in a diverse practice groups including the corporate, finance, and legislative areas. After leaving Dykema, Christian Krupp joined...
Michael Villar
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Michael Villar
(269) 673-3292 139 Riverfront Plaza
Allegan, MI 49010
Free ConsultationAllegan County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
University of Michigan Law School
Mr. Villar graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and went on to hold clerkships for the Honorable George R. Corsiglia in the Allegan Circuit Court and for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Since entering private practice in 1993, Mr. Villar has participated in numerous high visibility cases throughout Southwest Michigan.

Mr. Villar has also worked for one of the largest law firms in America, Dorsey & Whitney. Dorsey & Whitney employed over 330 attorneys and had offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels (Belgium), London (England), and Paris (France). While demanding, Dorsey & Whitney prepared Mr. Villar for...
Michael D. Hills
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Michael D. Hills
Kalamazoo County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(866) 978-9314 425 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Michael Hills is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Law where he graduated with a cum laude distinction. After graduation, he was a law clerk for Circuit Court Judge Harry A. Beach in Allegan County. After serving his year clerkship for Judge Beach Mr. Hills opened his own practice in Kalamazoo Michigan. Mr. Hills experience runs the gamut of the criminal spectrum. He has handled numerous murder cases as well as a multitude of minor in possession of alcohol charges and everything in between, including both state and federal charges. Mr. Hills has extensive experience handling...
Ryan T. Wojtowicz
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Ryan T. Wojtowicz
Berrien County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
(269) 281-1244 515 Ship Street, Suite 204
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Wojtowicz Law, PLC is a general-practice law firm, focusing on Criminal Defense, Family Law, Business Law, Appeals, and Traffic Tickets. Attorney Ryan Wojtowicz is passionate about helping people, and he is committed to the practice of law. At Wojtowicz Law, PLC, Attorney Wojtowicz works hard to provide effective legal solutions for every client. Before Attorney Ryan Wojtowicz founded Wojtowicz Law, PLC, he was an Attorney Magistrate and Law Clerk at the Berrien County Trial Court in St. Joseph, Michigan. As an Attorney Magistrate, he presided over small-claims hearings, arraignments, misdemeanor...
Gary K. Springstead
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Gary K. Springstead
Newaygo County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(616) 458-5500 15 Ionia Avenue, S.W. #520
Grand Rapids, MI 49412
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University Law School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Gary K. Springstead is one of the leading criminal attorneys in Grand Rapids and Fremont. As a trial attorney he has developed a busy practice in state and federal courts in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, White Cloud, Hart, Ludington, and Big Rapids. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Springstead was an F.B.I. Special Agent for approximately five years, investigating and assisting in the prosecution of a broad range of federal crimes from sophisticated white collar crimes to violent crimes, terrorism and national security matters. This included investigating numerous high-profile cases in the United States and abroad. Mr. Springstead’s criminal practice is...
Akiva Goldman
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Akiva Goldman
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(877) 737-8800 625 Kenmoor Avenue S.E.
Suite 301 Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University
Call Toll Free (877) 737-8800 - WE CAN HELP YOU. We have a successful track record of aggressive legal representation. Let us use our strengths to your advantage. FREE CONSULTATION. For additional information.
Please visit us at www.akivagoldman.com.
Brian E Gordon
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Brian E Gordon
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(616) 272-3331 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1225
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University and Michigan State University

Brian E. Gordon was born in Detroit but raised in the East Lansing area where he attended and graduated from Okemos High School, Michigan State University and Michigan State University College of Law (formerly known as the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University).

Brian has worked and resided in Grand Rapids for the past 20 years. Brian is an attorney/owner of Gordon & Hess, PLC with a practice primarily focused upon Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy and Mediation.

Brian is an experienced 20 year veteran of handling Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support matters for men facing...
Audra R McClure
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Audra R McClure
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(616) 451-4000 678 Front Ave NW, Ste 176
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I pride myself in communicating well with clients and always keeping their familes' best interests in mind.
Kelly Lambert
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Kelly Lambert
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years of experience
(616) 732-8888 1444 MICHIGAN ST NE Suite 9
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
KELLY G. LAMBERT was born in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1981. In 1985, he received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Michigan State University where he was a National Merit Scholar. In December 1988, he received his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, where he was the recipient of the Wolverine State Bar Association Scholarship. In 1989 he was licensed to practice law in New York. In 1990 he was admitted to practice law in Michigan. He was admitted to practice...
Shawn J. Haff
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Shawn J. Haff
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(616) 438-6719 2675 44th Street, Suite 303
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
I understand that hard working and good people may have made a bad choice. I understand that all people make mistakes. I won’t judge you. I am here to help you! I am a felony and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I take pride in helping the good and hard working people of West Michigan find their way through the complicated and intimidating maze that is known as the criminal justice system.

You have nothing to lose by calling me at The Criminal Defense Law Center of West Michigan. The initial consultation is free! I have represented those accused...
Gary E Tibble
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Gary E Tibble
Kalamazoo County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(269) 383-6000 5144 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Criminal, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Gary E. Tibble has been helping clients in Kalamazoo and throughout Southwest Michigan in the areas of:


Residential and commercial real estate
Estate planning
Probate
Drunk Driving offenses
Criminal defense
Traffic violations
Expungement

Mr. Tibble received his Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University in 1977; a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University in 1980; a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1990. He was admitted to practice in Michigan in 1990 and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in 1990.

Mr. Tibble is a member of numerous organizations, including: Michigan Bar Association, Kalamazoo Bar...
James Dimitriou
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James Dimitriou
Allegan County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(269) 409-1799 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University
James Dimitriou attended Michigan State University graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Social Science. Following his undergraduate work Mr. Dimitriou continued to receive his Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University and was quickly admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1988. Mr. Dimitriou is currently admitted to practice in all local jurisdictions as well as the United States District Court, Eastern District (1988), Western District (1992) and the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (2004). Before beginning his own practice, Mr. Dimitriou practiced as a city attorney in the Detroit area, as well...
Robert Champion
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Robert Champion
Allegan County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(269) 685-9220 124 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Denver
With years of experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney assigned to major felony prosecution of homicides, home invasion, armed robbery, and criminal sexual conduct cases, I have successfully litigated thousands of criminal and civil cases covering a broad range of complex legal issues. With over 30 years combined experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, I have a unique understanding of the criminal justice process. This includes experience as a former police officer, assistant prosecutor, a private practice attorney and as an instructor and presenter with both the Michigan State Bar - Criminal Law Section and the...
Keith Corbett
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Keith Corbett
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years of experience
(616) 365-5780 61 Commerce Ave SW
#504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Notre Dame Law School
Anne Buckleitner
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Anne Buckleitner
Berrien County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(269) 985-0561 519 Main Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Criminal, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
Anne Buckleitner puts her more than 30 years in government and law to work for clients in the areas of civil rights, employment law, criminal defense, facilitative mediation and neutral workplace investigations. She litigates in both federal and state courts. Anne is an accomplished litigator and counselor, an experienced problem solver, and a strong advocate. Through negotiation, litigation, and mediation, Anne identifies and obtains the best possible results for her clients. Anne makes good communication with her clients a priority.

Anne was born and raised in St. Joseph, Michigan. She spent the first chapter of her career working for the federal...
Anne M VanderBroek
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Anne M VanderBroek
Ottawa County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years of experience
(616) 607-7522 17190 Van Wagoner Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Lake Michigan College
At VanderBroek Law PLLC in Spring Lake, Michigan, we are fully prepared to help you with myriad serious legal issues affecting nearly every aspect of your life, including your family, your business, your finances and your future.

To that end, our law firm offers exceptional representation and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Ottawa, Kent and Muskegon counties who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy
Commercial collections and Debt Relief
Criminal Defense - including Felony, Misdemeanor, and OWI/DWI representation
Estate planning, wills, trusts, and elder law and probate administration

Our law firm's founder, attorney...
Robert S. Hackett
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Robert S. Hackett
(616) 633-7974 29 Pearl Street
Suite 421
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationKent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and University of Michigan - Dearborn
I was born and raised in the City of Detroit and am committed to serving those individuals accused of committing criminal offenses throughout the State of Michigan.
Karl Numinen
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Karl Numinen
(616) 365-5780 61 Commerce Ave SW
#504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationKent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ryan Anthony Maesen
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Ryan Anthony Maesen
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(616) 821-7691 2675 44th St. SW Suite 208
Wyoming, MI 49519
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Michigan State University
I have a passion for defending the rights of the accused. It disgusts me how often a person is convicted in the public eye without any kind of evidence being introduced against him or her at all. Social media has allowed people to form opinions based on sound bites and not real evidence. I focus mainly on criminal defense and have been practicing since 2006. My office is in Wyoming, MI a suburb of Grand Rapids but I take cases within about an hour of here.
Renee Wagenaar
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Renee Wagenaar
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(616) 723-3143 29 PEARL ST NW STE 421
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Renee founded WN Law in 2011 in order to provide individuals with quality, affordable legal representation. Renee focuses her practice on both criminal law and family law. In her years of practice, Renee has gained extensive knowledge on how to most effectively represent her clients in order to provide the best possible outcome.

Renee has successfully represented individuals all over the State of Michigan. In her criminal practice, Renee has represented defendants facing everything from a civil infraction to a felony charge. Renee's experience includes crimes in the arena of drug crimes, theft and property crimes, juvenile crimes, violent crimes, sex...
Ryan Ballard
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Ryan Ballard
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(616) 365-5780 61 Commerce Ave SW
#504
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Associate attorney Ryan Ballard educates and empowers clients who are charged with all types of criminal charges including drunk driving, drug crimes, criminal sexual conduct, domestic violence, assault, white collar crime, and fraud. He is passionate about guiding clients of the Barone Defense Firm through the complexities of the legal system. He is also passionate about listening to clients' concerns and worries, and talking them through possible solutions to those issues.

Mr. Ballard holds a political science degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, he worked as a...
Steven Simkins
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Steven Simkins
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(616) 350-0909 77 Monroe Center St NW
Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Wayne State University Law School
Attorney Steven R. Simkins has been licensed by the State Bar of Michigan since 2003, and he is a member of the Criminal Law, Family Law, and General Practice sections. Mr. Simkins is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He also serves as a court-appointed attorney in the Kent County Circuit Court for Juvenile Delinquency cases and family neglect cases. Mr. Simkins provides aggressive, personalized representation in the following areas: Criminal...
Christopher J.  Gergely
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Christopher J. Gergely
Kalamazoo County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(269) 679-4263 1240 W. VW Ave.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Shawn James Coppins
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Shawn James Coppins
Kalamazoo County, MI Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(269) 201-5035 251 N. Rose Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Wake Forest University School of Law
Shawn Coppins is an aggressive litigation attorney and is one of the firm’s founding partners. Mr. Coppins was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area. Prior to establishing Coppins Law Group, he was a litigation attorney at one of Michigan‘s largest law firms. Mr. Coppins also worked as a litigation attorney with one of Michigan's most well renowned Civil Rights Firms. Since his admission to the State Bar of Michigan, Shawn Coppins has represented clients in both State and Federal Court. Although many seem quick to criticize trial attorneys, their criticism ends when they find themselves...
William P. Hackett
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William P. Hackett
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(313) 485-4800 747 44th Street, S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49509
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Michigan State University College of Law
Joseph Tevlin
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Joseph Tevlin
Kent County, MI Criminal Law Lawyer
(616) 261-5944 508 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
I have been representing persons charged with a crime for almost 30 years. I take each and every case very seriously and I will aggressively fight and protect my client's rights.
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.

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