Gary K. Springstead

Gary K. Springstead: Attorney with Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch P.L.L.C.
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Biography

Gary K. Springstead is one of the leading criminal defense attorneys / lawyers in West Michigan, which includes Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Big Rapids, Hart, Ludington, and White Cloud. Mr. Springstead's criminal defense practice is dedicated almost exclusively to criminal defense. Why? We believe it gives our attorneys and our clients an advantage in defending criminal charges in state court and federal court. After all, most prosecutors practice in only one area of the law: criminal law. In order to level the playing field, our attorneys focus almost exclusively on criminal defense. The depth of knowledge and experience that comes from focusing on criminal defense day-in-and-day-out makes us better at what we do. It allows us the time and the experience to master all the various aspects of a criminal case in order to get better result for our clients.

As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Springstead has developed a busy practice in state and federal courts in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, 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.


Dedicated Criminal Attorney in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Big Rapids.


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, Mecosta, Mason, Oceana, 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


JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS


Presidential Management Fellowship, Washington, D.C., 1998-2000


Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1996-1997


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


National College of DUI Defense.

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

(Resident, Fremont Office)

Areas of Practice (86)

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • State Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Assault and Battery
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Capital Offenses
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • DUI/DWI
  • Death Penalty
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic DNA
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Extradition
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Mail Fraud
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Appellate Practice
  • Fifth Amendment Law
  • Fourth Amendment Law
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Contract Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Internet Crimes
  • Investment Fraud
  • Law Enforcement
  • False Imprisonment
  • False Arrest
  • Medicare Fraud and Abuse
  • Securities Fraud
  • Criminal Tax Audits
  • Criminal Taxation
  • Tax Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
616-438-6770  Phone
(231) 924-8700  Phone
(616) 458-5500  Phone
(231) 924-1500  Fax
www.springsteadbartish.com
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., with distinction, 1995
Law School Attended:
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1999
Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 1999, Michigan
Special Agencies:
Former F.B.I. Special Agent
ISLN:
916225122
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.5/5.0 (4 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.3/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 03/18/14 in Criminal Law

    Gary is a great attorney, well respected in West Michigan. I have referred friends to him, and will do so again.

    Gary is a great attorney, well respected in West Michigan. I have referred friends to him, and will do so again. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/18/14 in Criminal Defense

    Gary knows the law and has good instincts. I have referred many cases to him.

    Gary knows the law and has good instincts. I have referred many cases to him. Read less

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