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Geoffrey K. Rettig

Government Attorney at Midland, MI

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1989
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Attorney Geoffrey K. Rettig was born in Garden City, Michigan.  He is a proud graduate of Livonia Benjamin Franklin High School . He attended Western Michigan University and upon graduation, he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Political Science/Public Law, cum laude in 1986. Mr. Rettig obtained his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Law in 1989. Thereafter, Mr. Rettig worked as a Prosecuting Attorney from 1989 to 2000 in Presque Isle County and Midland County.  During his tenure as a public prosecutor, Mr. Rettig tried to verdict numerous misdemeanor and felony offenses, including LIfe offenses and Habitual Offenders.  Mr. Rettig was also responsible for the IV-D Child Support Recovery program in Midland County, obtaining reimbursement for public assistance money expended on behalf of minor children and their custodial parent.

 In 2001, Mr. Rettig  associated himself with the firm of Barberi Law. in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.   His practice concetrated in Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation, notably in the area of Automobile Negligence claims. 

In January of 2015, Mr. Rettig was appointed to the position of Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney by Midland County Prosecutor, J. Dee Brooks.   Mr. Rettig is currently a member of the Midland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

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Midland County Prosecuting Attorney
220 W. Ellsworth
Midland, MI, 48640


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Posted by Mark | August 20, 2013
Review for Geoffrey K. Rettig
I hired him as my personal attorney. He's done excellent work in both criminal and civil law and has an ability to think on his feet in trial. He's devoted to his family and his community. I trust his judgment and his opinion. More importantly, I trust him as a person.
Posted by Bob W. | August 19, 2013
Complete professional with positive results
Geoff Rettig has handled a couple of traffic cases for our family. In both cases, the outcome was fair and better than expected. Mr. Rettig was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend both him and his law firm to others without hesitation.


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Work Experience

  • Chief Assistant Prosecutor
  • County of Midland, Michigan
  • 2015 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Law Offices of Joseph T. Barberi, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • County of Midland, Michigan
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • County of Presque Isle, Michigan
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Western Michigan University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • People v Hrlic
  • Reversed by Court of Appeals


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Isabella County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Michigan Family Support Council
  • 1995
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Government Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Rettig is skilled professional. He is honest, candid and works diligently to be both tough and fair."
Government Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoff is one of the best prosecuting attorneys I have ever faced. He is tough when needed and practical when warranted. A great attorney."
Government Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is an excellent attorney with the highest integrity. I've known him for many years, and he has always worked extremely hard and cares deeply for the people he is entrusted with helping."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Mr. Rettig when he was an assistant prosecutor some 25 years ago. I have always known him to be knowledgeable and fair. When I have cases in the Isabella County area, I refer them to Jeff."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked a long side Geoff on several cases. He is a sharp thinker who understand complex legal issues. I have witnessed Geoff in the courtroom and consider him to be one of the best trial attorneys I know. He is a zealous advocate for his clients. I give him my full endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I had the opportunity to get to know Geoff when I worked as a probation/parole officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections. He is a fantastic attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. Geoff has my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a former prosecutor, attorney Geoff Rettig's clients benefit from his unique skill set and experience. Attorney Rettig is a top-tier professional that I personally recommend to anyone seeking representation in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and related matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Geoffrey Retting the late 1990s, first as an assistant prosecutor and later in private practice. Geoff is one of a very select group of attorneys that I reach out to for advice and counsel. His opinions are informed, realistic, and practical. He has a gift for finding openings that are not readily apparent. He is truly a credit to the profession."
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