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Michael D. Hills

Criminal defense Attorney at Kalamazoo, MI

4.8   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 25 years
    Indiana - IN Licensed
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed
    State IN
    Acquired N/A
    Status
    Temporary Admission No misconduct found

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About Michael

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CHARGED WITH A CRIME? MY FIRM IS DEDICATED SOLELY TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE. CONTACT US, WE CAN HELP.

Michael Hills is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Law, where he graduated with a cum laude distinction. After graduation, Hills served as a law clerk for Circuit Court Judge Harry A. Beach in Allegan County, Michigan After serving his year clerkship for Judge Beach, Hills opened his own practice in Kalamazoo Michigan. Mr. Hills’ practice is limited to criminal defense and has been since the first client walked through the door. Hills is a member in good standing of the Michigan Bar and the Federal Western District of Michigan.

Mr. Hills is an active member of the Kalamazoo Trial Lawyers Association and served as the organization’s president from 2002 to 2004. Hills is also an active member of the Kalamazoo Bar Association’s Board, serving on multiple committees. Other memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

Hills serves on the policy board for the Kalamazoo Drug Court and is an active participant in planning sessions for the Drug Court in Kalamazoo.

Mr. Hills’ experience runs the full gamut of the criminal spectrum. He has handled numerous murder cases, a multitude of minor in possession of alcohol charges, and everything in between, including both state and federal charges. Hills has extensive experience handling cases before formal charges are filed, as well as through trial and through the appeals process.

Mike loves the water, either on top of it skiing or underwater scuba diving/snorkeling/spearfishing. He is also an amatuer orchardist and maintains a small orchard where he forces his family to labor!

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Location

Hills at Law, P.C.
Hills At Law, P.C.
115 West Main St., Suite A
Benton Harbor, MI, 49022
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2014
Honest and Fair
I had some trouble with a DUI charge last year. I didn't know what to do so I went online and found Michael Hills. He was able to help me get my charges lowered, was never late for any appointments and charged me a fair price for the whole deal. I don't plan on ever getting into a similar situation, but if I do or anybody I know does, I know who to call. Great to work with!
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2022
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LIFESAVER
I was thrown into a serious and life changing situation but with Michael's professional expertise and knowledge he helped me navigate a process I had never gone through before.While also finding a lifesaving resolution. He was very thorough with communication,upfront with everything and always made sure I knew what was going on. Me and my family are forever grateful.
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Posted by Patrick | November 1, 2021
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Fantastic
Nothing but GREAT things to say about mike. Throughout the entire 3 month process he was up front and honest with what needed to be completed and what the realistic outcomes were. I appreciated mikes honesty throughout the entirety of the process. Although it wasn’t likely, mike did an amazing job and was able to get my charges reduced. There’s nothing more I could have asked of him, will highly recommend him to any family or friends needing a lawyer in the future.
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Posted by Matt | May 29, 2020
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Top Notch and the Best in Town!
We were referred Mike by a family friend and we hired Mike after interviewing multiple agencies to represent us. We honestly could not have been more happy to have Mike represent us, he was very responsive from day one and carried on even after our matter was over and settled. I personally know a lot of attorney's in town and could have made a better choice than to hire Mike and his firm. If you are looking for someone truly at the top of their business, professional, caring and someone who is going to go above and beyond he is the right hire no matter your need.
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Posted by Stephan | July 8, 2019
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Excellent Defense Attorney
Like many attorneys, Mike has many clients. This did not stop him from providing personal service. He always informed me of the best option to take in resolving my problem. He made sure to let me know it was my choice to heed his advice and that he was acting in my best interest. He refers me to a great doctor for my assessment. I was able to learn more about the alcohol factor that contributed to the situation I was in. I am relieved at the outcome and definitely committed to the plan and potential for a better future. I really appreciate his negotiating skills and honest, forward advice. I whis him well and best wishes on your continued endeavors.
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Posted by Aaron | May 14, 2019
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Life saver
Mike and the firm are the best around.He saved my life from facing thirty year in prison to not even a day in jail.Had a jury trial and it was like a movie the way he had touch the jury.He broke down all of the witness credibility and was very on point with his word and line questioning. He saved my life and can do the same for your. You want the gold go for the winning team Hill laws saving lifes.
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Posted by Sarah | June 30, 2017
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Miracle Worker
Knowledgeable, concise, effective. If you find yourself in a pinch and needing to lawyer-up, this is your man. Beyond grateful for the outcome of my case.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2017
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Top Notch
Mike Hills is a very knowledgeable, competent attorney. We hired him to represent our minor child and he was able to provide concise, clear legal counsel with a favorable outcome. We highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2018
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Review from old client
I’m giving 3 stars because he didn’t really do anything special to demand what he was charging me personally. I had him delay my sentencing for a period of time, and he had another lawyer take his place. Because he was busy with a murder trial. I just felt like if I paid you to show up, then you should show up, not someone else. No matter what other cases you have going on. If a person is paying you, and your charging a outrageous amount of money, you should at least show up. I think I could have had the same exact outcome from another lawyer for 2,000$-3,000$ less. But he did do what he said he was gonna do. I just didnt like the manner in which it was done
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hills Law Offices
  • 1998 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Clerkship For Judge A. Beach
  • 1998 - 1998

Education

  • Michigan State University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998

Associations

  • Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kalamazoo Drug Treatment Court Policy Council
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association - Western District of Michigan
  • 1998 - Present
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

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  • 2012
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  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I litigated against Mike many times when I served as a Federal prosecutor, including during an arson conspiracy trial. He is an outstanding advocate for his clients - aggressive but measured, responsive, with a great courtroom presence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mike Hills is one of the best criminal attorneys in Michigan in my opinion. I endorse him 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Hills is a very good attorney. He spots the legal issues quickly, defends his clients aggressively and isn't afraid to go to trial. I have worked with him on several, complex federal criminal cases and he gets good results for his clients. He also happens to be a very nice guy. You can't go wrong hiring Mike."
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Kalamazoo Criminal defense Lawyer Michael D. Hills
Michael D. Hills
Criminal defense Attorney
Kalamazoo, MI
Licensed for 25 years