Attorney and Counselor – Michael J. Boyle joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005 after a successful solo criminal defense practice. Mr. Boyle has been personally trained and mentored by the Firm’s principal and founding member Mr. Patrick T. Barone. Mr. Boyle is a highly trained and skilled Trial Attorney and has represented clients in over 70 counties throughout Michigan. Mr. Boyle is a graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College. He has also a graduate of the highly regarded “Trial Lawyers College,” which was founded by nationally renowned trial attorney Gerry Spence. Like Mr. Barone, Mr. Boyle has worked personally with and been trained by Mr. Spence and has used this training to win drunk driving trials.
Mr. Boyle has been certified as a practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This extensive training has provided him the ability to thoroughly and accurately review your case, and tactically cross examine arresting officers.
Mr. Boyle has had extensive training and experience in understanding the science and principals involved in chemical testing, including the BAC DataMaster (breath testing) including training on the New DMT, which is now being used throughout the State. In addition, Mr. Boyle has had specialized and hands-on training with Gas chromatography (quantitative blood testing) for alcohol and drugs. Mr. Boyle has also been certified and trained for DRE (drug recognition expert), which would include field testing and analysis for DUID or drug influence cases. He is also one of only four lawyers in Michigan (all of whom are employed with the Barone Defense Firm) who is certified in the use of BAC Tracker software. This unique and essential comprehension allows him to understand the complex science of alcohol metabolism and to fully analyze your case and confidently cross examine the State’s forensic experts.
Mr. Boyle is a teaching assistant to Adjunct Professor Patrick T. Barone at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and is an active member of the Cooley Alumni Association. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan – Criminal Law Section, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, and Michigan DUI Lawyers Association. Mr. Boyle is an original board member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys.
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Mike Boyle has been an associate of the Barone Defense Firm for many years, and during this time he has been an excellent student. I can say without reservation that Mike is now one of the top DUI defense lawyers in Michigan. Mike is also an excellent trial lawyer, and is one of the few Michigan lawyers that really know how to try and win a drunk driving case. This is because he has the skill and training that allows him to articulate the most arcane aspect of the law in a way that persuades the Court to find in favor of his client. When before a jury Mike can also break down that legal reasoning to a simplified level so that a person who sits as juror can understand and appreciate it and this is why he has so many trial victories. On top of all this, Mike is an excellent negotiator who often uses his persuasive power to avoid trial and thereby to obtain unbelievable reductions for his clients. Mike is a lawyer who also really cares about his clients.He won’t stop trying to win.
Patrick Barone DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to see Mike in action as his compassion for the client really shines through, no matter what phase of lititgation he is in. His depth of knowledge and personal experiences sets him apart when dealing with tough negotiations. He is a great advocate and I would personally reccomend him to clients, friends and family, as I have done before. I endorse this lawyer's work.
James Roth Car Accidents Attorney
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2003||03/27/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|2014 - Rising Star Super Lawyer||SuperLawyers||2014|
|2013 Rising Star - SuperLawyers||Super Lawyers||2013|
|2012 Rising Star - Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Graduate Member||Trial Lawyer College||2012|
|Drug Recognition Expert - Certification||NHTSA/IACP approved DRE training curriculum, MIAOWIA, Lance Platt, PhD||2012|
|1st Place - 20th Annual Cooley Memorial Golf Tournament||Cooley Law School and Alumni Association||2009|
|BAC TRACKER Certification||National Forensic Science Consultancy||2008|
|1st Place - 19th Annual Cooley Memorial Golf Tournament||Cooley Law School and Alumni Association||2008|
|SFST Practitioner||NHTSA/IACP Standardardized Field Sobriety Practitioner Court presented by D.R.E/S.F.S.T. Instructor||2007|
|Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Certification||Tony Corroto Enterprises - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and Int'l Assoc. of Chiefs of Police (IACP)||2007|
|2013 Rising Star - SuperLawyers||SuperLawyers||N/A|
|2014 Rising Star - Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Partner||Barone Defense Firm||2015 - Present|
|Teaching Assistant to Adjunct Professor||The Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2008 - 2012|
|Senior Trial Attorney||Barone Defense Firm||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Boyle Law Office||2004 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Claystone Clinical Associates||Advisory Board||2012 - Present|
|Michigan Association of Operating While Intoxicated Attorneys (MIAOWIA)||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|The National College for DUI Defense - NCDD||General Member||2010 - Present|
|The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NACDL||Member||2010 - Present|
|Michigan DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL)||Member||2007 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||N/A||Juris Doctor||2002|
|Albion College||Economics and Management||Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Advanced DUI Defense Seminar||Advanced DUI Trial Practice Round Table||2013|
|Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Discovering the Story||2012|