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Michael R Bartish

Michael R Bartish

Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
Grand Rapids, MI
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About Michael R Bartish

Attorney Biography

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. 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.

Mr. Bartish has obtained not guilty verdicts in both state and federal courts throuhout Westen Michigan. He has won a number of appeals at the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals including two published victories.

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. He is presently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Awards and Recognition

Mr. Bartish was named to the 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers List for Criminal Law. The Super Lawyer award is bestowed on less than 5% of all practicing attorneys in the state. To earn this designation, Super Lawyers must:(1) be formally nominated by their peers; (2) be selected from a pool of nominees based on their professional accomplishments, competence, or other honors or distinctions; (3) be chosen from this larger pool of candidates based on a "blue ribbon review" of all attorneys on a scaled score of 1 to 10 and then compared to other candidates in their respective practice areas based on a variety of other factors; (4) and, lastly, be among those with the highest point totals in their practice area. Mike was named to the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star Lists.The Rising Stars list showcases outstanding lawyers younger than 40 in the state; only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected for inclusion each year.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (50%)
DUI / DWI (50%)

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Bar Licenses

Michigan State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Ohio State Bar
Inactive Member

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Work Experience

Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
Springstead & Bartish Law, PLLC

Law Offices of Willey & Chamberlain

Smith, Haughey, Rice, & Roegge

United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps

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University of Cincinnati College of Law
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Juris Doctorate

University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Arts

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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

Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine

Rising Star
Super Lawyers Magazine

Rising Star
Super Lawyer Magazine

Rising Star
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Contact Michael R Bartish

Michael R Bartish
Springstead & Bartish Law PLLC
15 Ionia Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Office: 616-458-5500
Fax: 616-458-6007

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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.