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Gary K Springstead

Gary K Springstead

DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
Fremont, MI
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About Gary K Springstead

Attorney Biography

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.

Criminal Attorney in Grand Rapids and Fremont

Mr. Springstead’s criminal practice is split fairly evenly between federal criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and state criminal cases in Kent, Muskegon, Mason, Mecosta, Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.

In federal court, Mr. Springstead represents people charged with a variety of violent and white collar crimes, including:

Bank, Wire and Mail Fraud Bank Robbery Bribery and Kickback Schemes Drug Charges and Drug Conspiracies Embezzlement Federal Gun/Explosive Charges Grand Jury Matters Identity Theft Illegal Reentry Immigration Violations Possession/Distribution of Child Pornography

Exceptional Federal Experience

Mr. Springstead has had many successes in federal court in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan, including:

Excluding evidence Getting charges reduced to less serious charges Avoiding charges altogether Receiving downward departures or variances Achieving reversal on appeal Winning a "not guilty" verdict on all counts in a high-profile white-collar crime trial

Mr. Springstead’s experience as an F.B.I. agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney has been particularly useful in defending federal criminal cases.

A Reputation for Excellence in State Court Criminal Defense

In state court, Mr. Springstead handles serious felonies as well as misdemeanors. His successes include not guilty verdicts at trial, directed verdicts of acquittal, denial of bindover at preliminary examinations, suppression motions, and outright dismissals. Mr. Springstead handles:

Felonies Arson Breaking and Entering Criminal Sexual Conduct Drug Offenses Embezzlement Felon in Possession Home Invasion Murder Fleeing and Eluding Resisting and Opposing Weapons Charges Misdemeanors Assault and Battery Domestic Violence Driving/License Offenses Drunk Driving Illegal Entry Larceny Minor in Possession/Furnishing Operating Under the Influence of Drugs Possession of Controlled Substance Retail Fraud Sex Offender Registry Offenses


Federal Criminal Defense State Criminal Defense


Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1998 University of Michigan, B.A., 1995 (with distinction)


Presidential Management Fellowship, Washington, D.C., 1998-2000 Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1996-1997


State Bar of Michigan U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


Constitutional Warrior, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan F.B.I. Agents Association Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Newaygo County Bar Association, Interim President (2008), President (2009) Oceana County Bar Association, President (2007) State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law and Litigation Sections

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Practice Areas

DUI / DWI (25%)
Criminal Defense (22%)
Federal Crimes (20%)
Drug Crimes (10%)
White Collar Crime (10%)
Marijuana Law (5%)
Domestic Violence (2%)
Criminal Appellate Law (2%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (2%)
Sex Crimes (2%)
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Bar Licenses

Michigan State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

Springstead Law Offices

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Wayne State University School of Law

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Michigan Association Of OWI Attorneys

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Gary K Springstead
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
28 A W Main St
Fremont, MI 49412
Office: 231-924-8700
Fax: 231-924-8702

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan -

CDAM advocates for quality representation of those accused and provides training and educational resources to its members.