Matt Borgula is a seasoned trial attorney who has defended and prosecuted hundreds of criminal and civil cases. Prior to joining Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, 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.