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Robert A. Champion

Criminal defense Attorney at Plainwell, MI

2.9   7 reviews

About Robert

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With years of experience as an assistant prosecuting attorney assigned to major felony prosecution of homicides, home invasion, armed robbery, and criminal sexual conduct cases, I have successfully litigated thousands of criminal and civil cases covering a broad range of complex legal issues.

With over 30 years combined experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, I have a unique understanding of the criminal justice process. This includes experience as a former police officer, assistant prosecutor, a private practice attorney and as an instructor and presenter with both the Michigan State Bar - Criminal Law Section and the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan on issues involving drunk driving and domestic violence.

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Licensed for 27 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Champion Law Offices
124 E Bridge St Ste C
Plainwell, MI, 49080-1767


2.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Randy | October 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Hired to handle a divorce and a criminal. Both turned out better then I expected. He knew the law and the courts. Thank you Bob.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2014
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Criminal Defense advice session
Very well informed, answered questions specific to my queries, was honest and forthright about what my case would entail.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2014
Excellent representation in custody case
I retained Mr. Champion to assist me with a custody matter. He was easy to talk to, made me feel at ease about the situation and gave me the confidence that I needed to pursuit a difficult matter. Mr. Champion is excellent in the Courtroom - before the judge, the other attorney or the other party. His knowledge of the law and the legal system is evident when watching him argue motions. I highly recommend Mr. Champion for custody - or any type of court case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
No Preperation
I retained Mr. Champion services to assist me in court. However, he did very little in preparation, never met with me prior to court. The results cost me total frustration and thousands of additional dollars. Just really disappointed.
Posted by Lisa | August 15, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Seek help/advice elsewhere!
My fiance and I are apart of a case dealing many false accusations against him, he was given Champion as his attorney by court. My fiance has been neglected and ignored, for example Champion seems to not care about his clients, nor does he care to communicate with them, my fiance being one. He has not helped in any way what so ever to help my fiance with the charges against him. Champion does not talk to or meet with him before we go to into court, just over all is doing very little to help anyone in need of serious legal help. I have tried contacting Champion myself in hopes of our side of things being heard, especially by an Attorney that is supposed to be helping us, but I too have been ignored after many attempts..
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
did not defend my behalf
Ask for advise in divorce matter about paying bills very poor advice In the end all he cared to settle case out of court and did not represent my behalf and didn't help with credit like he said he would. He got his money I got screwed then he would not call back once he got his money DO NOT HIRE
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
Hire someone else
He's not available by phone, misleaded me verbally that I had a law suit, started it, then stopped returning calls, emails or mail correspondence. He cost me thousands of dollars. He handled a few things for me, the other was no better. I saw him only in court. He isn't kind or understanding, but abrupt, and treated me more of an imposition.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Otsego
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney, Owner
  • Champion Law Offices
  • 2006 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • City of Plainwell
  • 2006 - Present
  • School District Attorney
  • Parchment Schools
  • 2006 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Allegan County Prosecutor
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Butler Durham
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Prosecutor
  • Kalamazoo County Prosecutor
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Police Officer
  • Kalamazoo Police Department
  • 1985 - 1989
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  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Ferris State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • People v. Marion Conley
  • Charges dismissed


  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Barristers’ Cup Fellow
  • University of Denver
  • N/A
  • Marion F. Jones Memorial Scholarship
  • University of Denver
  • N/A
  • Trial Practice Award
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A
  • Advance Trial Practice Award
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2014
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Drunk Driving
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgeable attorney who works hard for the best result for his clients."
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