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Michael Robert Bartish

Michael Robert Bartish

Specializing in State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Military Law
  • Michigan, Ohio
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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 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, beginning his civilian career at Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge. In 2005, Mr. Bartish joined the prestigious criminal defense firm Willey & Chamberlain, LLP as an associate. Mr. Bartish left Willey & Chamberlain in June 2011 to join Mr. Springstead and form Springstead & Bartish Law, P.L.L.C.. One of the leading Grand Rapids criminal lawyers, Mr. Bartish splits his criminal defense practice fairly evenly between federal criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, and state criminal cases in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties. Respected Federal Court Representation In federal court, Mr. Bartish has represented people charged with a variety of crimes including: Conspiracy to Commit Interstate Murder for Hire Kidnapping and Kidnapping Resulting in Death Bank, Wire, and Mail Fraud Armed Bank and Credit Union Robbery Drug Conspiracies Embezzlement Federal Gun and Explosives Offenses Identity Theft Production and Distribution of Child Pornography Internet Crimes Sex Crimes and Sex Offender Registry Act Violations Immigration Violations Bribery Ponzi Scheme Allegations Tax Fraud Mr. Bartish has won not guilty verdicts for clients charged with felonies in federal court. Mr. Bartish has also had success in securing sentences significantly below the advisory guideline range, suppressing evidence, ob

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Military Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Ohio
6th Circuit
Professional Experience
Judge Advocate
United States Army
- Current
Associate
Law Offices if Willey and Chamberlain
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Associate
Smith Haughey Rice and Roegge
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Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law
J.D. (1998)
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Honors: Cum Laude
University of Notre Dame
(1995) Government
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: ROTC Scholarship
Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
Client Choice Award
Avvo
Client Choice Award
Avvo
Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine
Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine
Top 40 under 40
National Association of Trial Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
National College of Drunk Driving Defense
Member
- Current
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
- Current
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Board Member
- Current
Michigan State Bar # P65097
Member
- Current
Ohio State Bar
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
"You Can't Handle the Truth!; Dispelling the Myths About the Military Justice System"
@Law Magazine (NALS)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Social Media
Contact & Map
Fremont
28A West Main Street
Fremont, MI 49412
USA
Telephone: (231) 924-8700
Cell: (616) 560-8438
Fax: (616) 458-6007
Grand Rapids
15 Ionia SW
Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
USA
Telephone: (616) 458-5500
Cell: (616) 560-8438
Fax: (616) 458-6007