Michael R. Bartish

Michael R. Bartish

Criminal Defense Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI




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About Me

I have practiced criminal law almost exclusively since I graduated from law school in 1998. I began my legal career as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.  I started off as a trial counsel (military prosecutor) and eventually attained the position of senior trial counsel where I was charged with training and supervising other trial counsel in the...

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Cash, Check, Credit Card


Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Client Reviews

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Thank you, Michael! I would recommend you to everyone!

Posted by: Beth over 3 years ago.

My husband & I opened our home to foster children. There was an accident in the home with our foster daughter. The birthmom, police & our licensing...

The Judge, Prosecuter and the two of us were very impressed! Mike did a great job, I would reccomend him to anyone.

Posted by: Ed over 2 years ago.

My adult son was involved in a single car, roll-over accident during a rain storm, no one was injured, no substances were involved, but the car was...
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Showing 2 of 19 peer endorsements

Robert S. Whims
Robert Whims

Traverse City, MI

Over 3 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I needed an attorney for a client/friend of mine that had a family member who was accused of 'resisting and obstructing' police officers downstate...
Michael J. Nichols
Michael Nichols

East Lansing, MI

About 4 years ago

Relationship: Worked together on matter

I endorse this lawyer. Mike Bartish is an excellent attorney. He is bright and works hard for results for every one of his clients. I have worked on...
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2003 License Status: Active And In Good Standing for the state of Michigan.
Last updated by Avvo: 03/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

Showing 1 of 6 job entries
2013 – present

46th Military Police Command - Michigan National Guard


Showing 1 of 4 degrees

2007 Officer Advance Course in Military Law

Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army


Showing 1 of 6 awards

2014 Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers Magazine


Showing 1 of 9 association entries

2012- present Board Member

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

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Showing 2 of 4 publications

2014 Woman who took 3-year-old child from bus found not guilty of kidnapping

MLive: Grand Rapids Press

2014 "You Can't Handle the Truth!; Dispelling the Myths About the Military Justice System"

@Law magazine (NALS)

Speaking Engagements

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2011 Military and Criminal Law as a Practice

at University of Notre Dame College of Law Practice Tracks Program

2010 Defending UCMJ Sex Crimes

at U.S. Army Trial Defese Service Great Lakes Regional Conference

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