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Statewide Aggressive Criminal Defense. Call Keeley Blanchard at Miel & Carr, PLC. 616-365-6210Skilled and Experienced Michigan Sex Crime Attorney. 616-365-5595
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2005||04/02/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Named to Faculty||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Graduate - Grad II Program||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Graduate - Grad II Program||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2015|
|Graduate; Grad II Program||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Graduate; Grad II program||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Trial College Graduate, Case Development Track||Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||2011|
|Spence Trial Lawyers College Graduate; F Warrior||Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||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|
|Managing Member||Miel & Carr, PLC||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|People v TK||Dismissed|
|People v VB||Dismissed|
|People v TE||Not guilty on all counts|
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|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|
|Greenville Daily News||Attorney Requests Child Expert in Molestation Case||2011|
|The Daily News||Jury acquits Vestaburg father of child abuse in video game altercation||2011|
|The Daily News||Kreeger Removes Hoort as Judge in Drug Case||2011|
|Criminal Defense Newsletter||Spotlight On Keeley Heath||2011|
|Wood TV 8||Couple fights for return of pot plants||2010|
|Grand Rapids Press||Couple sues deputy, demands return of 46 medical marijuana plants seized in drug raid||2010|
|Greenville Daily News||Man Acquitted of Rape||2008|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||N/A||Graduate; F Warrior||2011|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Grand Valley State University||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|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|
Posted by anonymous
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.
Myself and My wife.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by anonymous
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!
Cheryl Carpenter, Criminal defense Attorney
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.
Shannon Smith, Sex crime Attorney
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.
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