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Keeley D. Blanchard

Criminal defense Attorney at Greenville, MI

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Keeley D. Blanchard provides first rate, aggressive representation for people accused of criminal offenses throughout the State of Michigan. 

 

The many successes enjoyed by the clients of Ms. Blanchard speak for themselves.  Keeley Blanchard relentlessly pursues justice on behalf of her clients.  Whether the case is big or small, clients find that Keeley Blanchard is an advocate who will invest in their story and provide them with the most aggressive defense available. 

 

Ms. Blanchard believes that every one of her clients deserves personal attention during their difficult journey through the criminal justice system.  She ensures that her clients will have access to her for thorough answers to the tough questions that they are facing.  Ms. Blanchard devotes herself to obtaining the best possible result in each and every case, for each and every client. 

 

While so many other attorneys fear the inside of the courtroom, Keeley Blanchard is a seasoned, tough trial attorney, unafraid to push prosecutors to trial.  Even in the most challenging cases, Ms. Blanchard approaches judges and jurors with confidence, and successfully defends her clients. 

 

Keeley D. Blanchard is an active member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and the Trial Lawyers College, where she is on the teaching staff.  Ms. Blanchard takes pride in the extensive amount time that she dedicates to ensuring that she is up-to-date on the most current developments in the criminal defense field, and regularly engages in continuing education and training. 

 

If you are charged with a crime in the State of Michigan, Keeley D. Blanchard is available to fight for you.  When you have been or may be charged with a criminal offense, it is important that you speak with an attorney as early in the process as possible so that you can fully protect your rights.  

 

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Location

Blanchard Law
309 S. Lafayette St., Ste. 208
Greenville, MI, 48838

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Posted by John | May 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Keeley Renewed My Faith in the Legal Profession
Keley did an outstanding job representing me in a recent matter. She worked hard, was diligent, incredibly responsive and kind. Most importantly, she represented me with the highest level of integrity. She earned every penny!
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2018
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CSC
Keeley helped me through one of the darkest times of my life. After a false accusation by a mentally-ill family member, my life was turned upside down. I risked losing everything I had worked so hard for, education, career, relationships. No matter how hard I screamed, "I didn't do this", no one would listen...except Keeley. While she could never take away the crushing anxiety I was facing going up against what felt like David versus Goliath, Keeley held my hand and assured me every-step-of-the-way. She was in constant communication with me, via phone, email, text, providing updates on my case, and often just to check-on me. Keeley was an ally and friend. Faced with taking a plea or going to trial, Keeley never pressured me. She was ready for trial, and was behind me 100%. Her approach in the court-room is that of quiet confidence, smart, and respectful. When she speaks, people listen. Her connection with jury was apparent. For me, my story has a happy ending, and after a 3-day jury trial, received a "not-guilty" verdict. I cried tears of relief as she held my hand as the verdict was read. This review doesn't even scratch the surface on how much I'm thankful for meeting her. She truly cares, and I owe her my life.
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Posted by Lonny | January 12, 2018
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great lawyer and my savior
Keeley Blanchard was my savior when I needed one. The first thing Keeley did was take care of my well-being and then she went to work doing what she does. Keeley put me in contact with the counseling I needed. Then reviewed all aspects of my DUI violation. She first checked to make sure it was a lawful stop, after that she started working on all possible outcomes. Keeley found that a specialty court was my best option. Not only for disciplinary reasons but also for my well-being. With her compassion, excellent skills and communication (she keep me up-to-date on everything going on in my case) it allowed me to concentrate on my recovery. I would not have made it through this ordeal as well as I have without Keeley. Today I'm the best person I have ever been and I owe it to Keeley getting me through the first few days and helping find people who could help me. Everyday I thank my higher power for bring this wonderful person into my life. If you find that you need a great lawyer Keeley Blanchard should be your first choice but if find you need a whole life change Keeley Blanchard is a must. I should note that her staff was great to work with. Everyone treated me with great respect and compassion. Thank you Blanchard Law. I hope I never need your assistance again but if I do, I would not use any other law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2017
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DUI
I got charged with a SUPER DRUNK DRIVING,when I wasn't even driving. She was able to see throught exactly what was going on. This Lady is so smart,& strong that with all of her effort after 3 preetryal proved tham wrong!!! and got my case dismissed. Proud of her. It is$$$$,but She worth every penny!
Posted by Shannon | May 20, 2015
Professional Service!
Keeley was professional in every sense of the word. She worked hard for me, was very knowledgeable and was an excellent communicator. I felt she was really invested in my case. Thank you Keeley
Posted by Greg | March 18, 2015
Stunned, and totally lost setting in my own yard
Setting on pail outside my garage, my mind searching frantically for answer's to the previous days events. In 1 day I have lost my job, my freedom, my health insurance, and my self respect. I have just been bailed out of jail and I'm facing charges that could land me in prison. I have no recollection of why I was arrested or what I did. I even walked around my car several times to make sure there were no scratch's or dents that might possibly lead to more charges. I was stunned and hopeless. As I set there, I start going over any recent changes in my life which could cause such bazaar behavior. The only thing I can think of is a recent change in one of my prescriptions. I call a relative ( an insurance agent) to discuss my future auto premiums when we start discussing my arrest and the offence(s) that I currently face. He recommended That I call Keely Heath. I had heard of the Carr attorneys but I had never heard of Keely, But I am truly grateful that I took his advice. I could tell right from the beginning that she was trying to set my mind at ease, but, I was having none of that. We agree'd on a meeting the following morning where we went through the facts of my case. I knew almost immediately that she realized she was dealing with a anxiety ridden person. Later that night I received a phone call from Keely where she informed me that she had just spoken to a "forensic" (specialist) , who stated that the facts in my case were "promising". She wasn't required to do that! I believe she did this out of a respect for her client. I will never, ever, forget that phone call on that fateful night. Keely Heath, you are one helluva attorney, but even more than that, an awesome person. Thank you for turning my life around
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Posted by Gerald | March 12, 2015
Keeley Heath
I feel I owe my freedom to Keeley. Her expertise was beyond what I would have expected. She was always on top of everything. This was a very emotional experience and I felt very confident with her representing me. I felt truly blessed, knowing that Keeley would do everything she could to give me the best possible outcome. Gerald very
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2013
Great Attorney!
I hired Keeley after I was charged with possession of marijuana. I had been certified by two different doctors in the past but never sent my information to the state because of people being raided after acquiring their medical marijuana card. I was never arrested at the time of the charge but was later issued a warrant for my arrest. As soon as I found out about the warrant I got a 3rd doctors certification, sent it to the state, and then hired Keeley. After hiring her I never had to step foot into the jail or even the court room for that matter. She took care of everything and had the case dismissed and all charges dropped at the pre-trial conference. I would recommended Keeley to anyone who needs a great attorney. She is very personal and wants whats best for her clients.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2012
By far the best attorney I've ever dealt with!
I've been dealing with an issue for the last 14 years and have talked to maybe 20 - 30 different attorney's over time. Keeley by far was the most knowledgeable, personable, available, diligent, and honest person I've had the pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her services and if ever needed, I would retain her again without question. I can’t give her a higher recommendation, or I would.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2011
Save my life
Sometimes the people we know can't always be trusted, for what ever reason. The best of friends and family can do things we can't always predict. A few years ago I was wrongfully accused of rape. At first, I didn't take any legal action to defend myself. Why would I if I wasn't guilty of any crime... I didn't even have any sexual contact to begin with. I wasn't scared until I had a detective show up at my house unannounced and asked me questions. As before, I had nothing to be afraid of, or so I thought, and figured telling him my side wouldn't hurt. After this I took things more seriously and hired the lawyer by the name of Jason who nearly destroyed my life. He didn't support me, he didn't take the time to investigate my case and was just looking for my money and a quick fix. Literally, a day before the jury selection I was recommended Keeley Heath from my wife's father. My family and I knew that I was going to go to prison, for life, in a weeks time. Jason had done nothing but make things worse for my case and had even laughed at my situation when I had said to him I wanted a new lawyer. The day of the Jury selection Keeley had agreed to see if the judge would let me replace my old lawyer with her. Fortune smiled upon me as she was allowed to take Jason's spot. I was rewarded a few more months of time where I met her partner Josh Blanchard who I also recommend to any one looking for a good lawyer. Keeley and Josh worked with my case for about 6 months to defend me. They were both serious and polite with me and very involved. Keeley I know made very serious sacrifices to work on my case, as I understand took a lot of time to work on. The court case was over a week long of battling. The prosecution had one of the world's leading nurses on rape kits, whom even wrote a book on how to prosecute those who were accused. The prosecution had detectives, military police, and very detailed DNA specialists. The prosecutor himself was one of the higher ranking prosecutors in Grand Rapids. Keeley and Josh helped me find Specialists who could recognize that "guns and whistles" used by the prosecution. After a long week of wondering what would happen to me, I was in the end convicted of a CSC 4th. I had had lost every thing I had believed. I cried and sobbed for days, along with my heartbroken wife. My family and I were all devastated. I had to move out of my house, I could no longer be a teacher. I had to register as a sex offender when I knew I hadn't done any thing to had to deserved this fate. Well as my life continued, most lawyers would have said their good byes and never talked to me again. Keeley and Josh didn't. Instead of taking the lose, they continued to work on my case. It turns out, I was convicted of something I wasn't supposed to be charged with. I am not sure how that legal limbo works, but Josh and Keeley did. About three months later after I was to be sentenced, likely a bunch of jail time, Keeley and Josh, with the resources of their firm, pulled together the information needed and on that day I was freed from being a sex offender... and the prosecution (seriously) acted like a complete child yelling as he walked out of the court room, "Don't even bother signing that paperwork your honor, I am going to appeal this!" So I want every person who has read this to understand that Keeley is an astonishing lawyer who knows what she is doing and she does it well. I thank her and Josh for saving my life and I thanks them for taking a case that was a mess before they came to the rescue. God Bless, Myself and My wife.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2011
Excellent!!
Keeley Heath is an excellent attorney! She did an amazing job for us and I would highly recommend her! She did a great job keeping us informed and answering any questions or concerns we had. I would definitly use her services again if there were a need!
Posted by Erin | May 13, 2010
Fantastic Attorney
I have had the pleasure of knowing Keeley on a professional level for the past two years. She is very committed to her practice and extremely knowledgable when it comes to legal issues. I would recommend her services to anyone who is experiencing legal problems.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Miel & Carr, PLC
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate; F Warrior
  • 2011
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Grand Valley State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v JC
  • Not Guilty
  • People v RH
  • Not Guilty
  • People v CB
  • Not Guilty on All Counts
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Associations

  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate / Faculty
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Appellate Defender's Office Criminal Defense Forum
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Ionia-Montcalm Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Lots, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate - Grad II Program
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Named to Faculty
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2016
  • Graduate - Grad II Program
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Graduate; Grad II Program
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2014
  • Graduate; Grad II program
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Spence Trial Lawyers College Graduate; F Warrior
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2011
  • Trial College Graduate, Case Development Track
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Trial College Graduate, Advanced Track
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2010
  • Trial College Graduate
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • 2008
  • Best Litigator - Mock Trial Competition
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Merit - Constitutional Law
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law school
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Criminal Defense Newsletter (SADO)
  • Child Protective Proceedings and the Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • 2013
  • The Greenville Daily News
  • Does the Death Penalty Serve a Purpose?
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Lawyers College California Regional
  • Opening Statements
  • 2017
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Skills
  • 2016
  • CDAM Evidence Boot Camp
  • Evidence Boot Camp
  • 2016
  • Berrien County Defenders Office Training
  • Opening Statements
  • 2016
  • Berrien County Defenders Office Training
  • Preliminary Examinations
  • 2016
  • State Court Administrative Office Parent Attorney Training
  • Trial Preparation in Child Protective Proceedings
  • 2015
  • CDAM Evidence Boot Camp
  • Evidence Boot Camp
  • 2015
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Fall Conference
  • Evidence Boot Camp
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Spring Conference
  • Child Protective Proceedings and the Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Career Day
  • Careers in the Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (44)
Given (48)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Keeley for any person facing criminal charges. I have worked with Keeley in trial preparations and was amazed with her passion, fight and compassion for her client. Keeley has proven that she is a fighter in court with her countless acquittals. She is not afraid to stand up to an unfair judge and has won the battle."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keeley Heath is an outstanding lawyer who gets results for her clients. She fights hard and is well known for obtaining results. Keeley is sharp on her feet and has everything going for her that makes her a successful trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keeley is a fighter and is at the top of her game. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for top notch representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keeley is an excellent attorney who knows her law and takes care of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keely is a great attorney. I met her at trial college, and I have followed the many successes that she has compiled since then including trial victories and dismissals. I would be comfortable referring her even the toughest cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aggressive and knowledgeable. Exactly what you want from a criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Heath to anyone with a legal problem. Trust her with your case and she will take very good care of you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Ms. Heath at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in July 2011. I was very impressed with her legal skills, her creativity, and her passion for her clients. She is an excellent trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keely is an excellent attorney. I attended the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College with Keely and was impressed by her dedication and skill. She gets fantastic results in challenging cases. You would be well served to hire Keely as your attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Keeley is a great criminal defense lawyer. If you are looking for a lawyer who cares about her clients and gives 110% with skill, talent, and knowledge, Keeley is the right lawyer for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Other
"It only took a few minutes of speaking with this lawyer before I could tell she was extremely knowledgeable with criminal defense. I would not hesitate referring matters to her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse Attorney Heath. Her passion and experience are definite assets to her clients. I am glad to call her a colleague and a friend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Keeley Heath as one of the brightest stars in criminal defense work today. She possesses excellent technique in trial and works diligently to upgrade her skills every opportunity she has. Such talent and such energy are keys to her winning record. I highly recommend hiriing Ms. Heath to defend you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have the pleasure of knowing Keeley through Trial Lawyers College. I know Keeley to be a courageous trial attorney that is passionate about the work she does for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keeley know how to get the client's story right. That is more difficult than most folks think. Being able to put the story into action to the point that the jury is personally involved in the story is a great skill set. And, she has it. It is fantastic to experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of getting to know Keeley this summer at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. Keeley is one of the finest trial lawyers I know. Keeley has an incredible understanding or the law, a tremendous ability to tell her client's story to a jury and she has a heart of gold and truly cares about each person she represents. If my liberty were ever at stake, Keeley is the first person I would call."
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Greenville Criminal defense Lawyer Keeley D. Blanchard
Keeley D. Blanchard
Criminal defense Attorney
Greenville, MI
Licensed for 18 years