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Michael J. Cronkright

Michael J. Cronkright

Practice areas:

Child Abuse, Criminal Defense, Sex Crime, Family, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime

About Me

I am a parent advocate, child abuse defense attorney and criminal defense attorney.  My great passion in the practice of law is the defense of the falsely accused.  I do this in the context of both neglect-abuse cases and criminal cases.  I offer free consultations and accept cases throughout Michigan.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Child Abuse: 50%
    20 years, 50 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    20 years, 500 cases
  3. Violent Crime: 5%
    20 years, 50 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 5%
    20 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Cronkright. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Justin Seth Drach

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Justin Drach Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kronzek & Cronkright, P.L.L.C.

420 S. Waverly Rd.
Suite. 100
Lansing, MI, 48917

Kronzek & Cronkright

420 S. Waverly
Ste. 100
Lansing, MI, 48917




FLMember in Good Standing201008/17/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing199508/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Blue BookThomas M. Cooley1996
Certificate of MeritThomas M. Cooley Law School1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner (member)Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC1998 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of CPS Defense AttorneysInterim Board Member, Incorporator2013 - Present
National Child Abuse Defense and Rescource CenterSupporting Member2008 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Kent County Infant FractureAfter defense medical experts were brought in, a viable medical defense was presented. The case was ultimately dismissed and the child was returned home.
Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st degreeNot Guilty, all counts
Child Abuse / Neglect PetitionFavorable jury verdict, no jurisdiction

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
AggressiveCriminalDefenseDeath Penalty for Marathon Bomber?2014
CPS DefenseCPS Supervision Tragedy2014
AggressiveCriminalDefenseHelping a Teenager in Trouble2013
AggressiveCriminal DefenseMan Dies After Consuming Cocaine from Brother's Butt2012


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Spring Arbor CollegeBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Student Question and Answer PresentationCareer Day2015
Chlld Abuse Allegations, the Law, the Science, the Myths and the RealityDeposing and Exposing Faulty Medical Testimony2015
Parent Attorney TrainingDiscovery and Evidence Issues in Child Protection Proceedings2014
National Association of Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, Las Vegas, 2014Ethics and Standard of Care Issues in Child Abuse Defense2014
Special Meeting of the Lansing Compassion ClubSection 8 Defenses Under the MMMA2013