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Timothy A. Slais

Criminal defense Attorney at Holland, MI

5.0   12 reviews

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About Timothy

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Tim Slais graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.  In 1995, he became a Michigan State Police Trooper, and he was assigned to the South Haven Post where he investigated both traffic and criminal complaints.  After being shot in the line of duty, Tim retired from the State Police in 2005, and he went on to study law at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

In 2009, Tim graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 3% of his class with a concentration in Litigation.  Following law school, Tim was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Berrien County for over four years where he gained considerable experience as a trial attorney handling misdemeanor and felony cases from arraignment through trial.

 

Licensed for 12 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/25/2022

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

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Timothy A. Slais, Attorney at Law
291 W. Lakewood Blvd., Ste F
PO Box 2065
Holland, MI, 49422

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Posted by Brandon | October 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Generous, Attentive and got Results
I called Tim regarding an OWI I had been involved in. He graciously spent as much time on the phone answering all my questions. I consulted several other attorneys, but Tim was by far my top choice. He knows his stuff and he did everything he could to help me and ultimately get the best results I could have hoped for. The judge even told me that to thank my attorney.
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Posted by Tyler | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn't ask for a better lawyer
Tim helped me out big time. He's a excellent lawyer that Is very professional. He got my case dismissed with no worries. I'm recommending him to anyone who needs help with criminal charges! You will not be disappointed, he's a very loyal and truthworthy lawyer.
Posted by Kenyanna | October 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect!
I'm glad I picked Mr. Slais as my lawyer. Not only did he keep me informed on every situation going on in my case but he went out of his way to speak with the judge, carefully consider all possible outcomes and never made any false promises. Thanks to him I went into court knowing exactly what to expect and the outcome was fair and favorable. If you are ever considering a lawyer don't hesitate to hire him. You won't be disappointed. He will work hard to make sure you receive the best possible outcome available. Thank you again, Mr Slais. I wish you all the happiness in the world and hope your career continues to flourish!
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Response from Timothy Slais October 24, 2016
Kenyanna, I'm happy I was able to help you and get a favorable result involving only fines and costs.
Posted by Steve | June 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tim is an outstanding attorney!
My wife and I are very thankful we hired Tim to represent our daughter. Tim is an outstanding attorney and advisor who achieved a successful resolution for an improper misdemeanor ticket issued to our daughter resulting from an improper stop by law enforcement. This was our daughter's first time dealing with the legal process and it was not only very stressful for her but also very stressful for all of our family. As a former MI State Police officer, prosecutor and now defense attorney, Tim provided us with a complete perspective and shared his practical experience to recommend and execute a plan of action. Tim demonstrated excellent knowledge and practical experience with the law, sincere concern, empathy, dedication and he was steadfast in bringing justice and a favorable outcome for our daughter. Throughout the process, Tim was genuine and provided honest feedback on the best course of action; he did not "sugarcoat" what he thought we wanted to hear but rather conveyed the best course of action based on the facts and application of the law. My family and I are very grateful to Tim for representing our daughter. We highly recommend Tim to anyone in need of legal assistance. God Bless You Tim!
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Response and Results
I retained Tim to resolve a driving infraction and he was responsive and delivered exactly what he hoped would be the result. Never better from service from a attorney at an affordable rate. I would recommend him to anyone!
Response from Timothy Slais June 18, 2016
I'm happy we were able to keep the ticket off of your record and avoid any points.
Posted by Jon | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tim Made the Process a Cake Walk
The entire process working with Tim was simple and pain-free. Got the results I had hoped for and then some. I highly recommend Tim to anyone seeking representation. He will be our lawyer moving forward.
Response from Timothy Slais April 13, 2016
Thanks Jon. I'm happy we we're able to get all criminal charges dismissed for you. It was a pleasure to help you.
Posted by Vinny | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, patient and trustworthy
Enjoyed meeting him, he went above and beyond in explaning options regarding traffic ticket, what he would do and what I reasonably could expect. Highly recommended - one of the good attorneys!!
Response from Timothy Slais January 28, 2016
Thanks Vinny, I'm glad I could help you out and keep your record clean.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Job
Good knowledge of the law and the possible penalties. Takes the time to explain what may result and he does not give false hope or promises. He was always on time and made sure to send reminders the day before a court appearance.
Response from Timothy Slais January 28, 2016
It was a pleasure to represent you and get a felony dismissed, and protect your second amendment rights.
Posted by Melissa | December 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Works hard for his clients
I hired Tim for a civil case and he got the results I was looking for. He is very professional. He has great communication and explained every step of the process to me. He really helped me to feel at ease by doing so. I would recommend him to any of my family and friends in need of an attorney.
Response from Timothy Slais January 28, 2016
Thank you Melissa. I'm happy that we were successful in winning a judgment and defending against the counter-claim.
Posted by Garrick & Laura | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We made a great decision by working with Tim!
We were so happy to have found Tim Slais to represent our son in a traffic related incident. It was our family's first experience with the court system and Tim was extremely helpful in walking us through the possible outcomes. In the end, Tim helped us get the peace of mind we were looking for, given the difficult situation our son found himself in. We researched several attorneys before deciding to work with Tim. His past service to his community as a state trooper caught our attention but it was our first meeting with Tim that convinced us he was the just right counsel we needed. During that first meeting, Tim was caring and considerate, giving our us ample time to discuss our situation with him. Throughout the weeks thereafter, he provided us with regular updates so we were never "in the dark" on what can sometimes be a very complicated and frightening process. When the day came for our son to face the court, Tim was at his side helping to explain the particular circumstances surrounding the incident. Tim was an excellent advocate for our son and we would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a highly effective, caring and experienced attorney!
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Response from Timothy Slais January 28, 2016
Thank you for the opportunity to help you and your family.
Posted by Christina | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!!
Timothy Slais is a compassionate and understanding lawyer with vast knowledge and experience. He is honest and up front about your case and how he can help you. He works diligently to provide the best service and the best results. Being a State Trooper and a prosecutor work to your advantage because he knows every side of the situation and can advise you better than most of the lawyers out there. I have had an amazing experience with him and I am keeping him as my lawyer for any future issues I might have.
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Response from Timothy Slais January 28, 2016
I'm happy to have represented your loved one and facilitate a dismissal of a felony charge.
Posted by Melanie | May 1, 2015
Best case scenario
Mr. Slais was referred to me by a friend who thought Tim could be helpful for my circumstances. I met with him and immediately liked his demeanor and was very comfortable speaking honestly with him. He spoke knowledgibly of the law, was very respectful , asked pertinent questions, then outlined what he could do for me. After our initial meeting I was confidant I was in capable hands, put my trust in him and retained him as my attorney. He was non-judgemental, spoke of the facts, and made a plan. He was dilligent in his service which in turn resulted in my "best case scenario. He answered my calls & emails, & kept me informed and updated. His knowledge of the law allowed me to get the results I needed, which was a reduced charge of a non-criminal nature and I could not have asked for or received better service. I've referred him to others & will use him again if the need arises.
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Response from Timothy Slais January 28, 2016
Melanie, I'm happy to have helped you obtain a dismissal of a misdemeanor and keep criminal charges off of your record.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Timothy A. Slais, Attorney at Law PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Berrien County (Mi) Prosecutor's Office
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Trooper
  • Michigan State Police
  • 1995 - 2005

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 5th District Trooper of Year
  • Michigan State Police
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Timothy
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated criminal attorney and spends the time to find the right case to help his client. I recommend him if you are facing a legal issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a great lawyer. Very knowledgeable in a variety of different areas. I would highly endorse Tim for both his zealous advocacy and vast knowledge of the law. He works hard for his clients and can understand the many different angles in criminal defense thanks to his history in the prosecutor’s office and with the Michigan State Police."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Slais is an outstanding criminal defense attorney and I have no qualms in wholeheartedly endorsing him! His background as a State Trooper and as a Prosecuting Attorney makes him a highly knowledgeable and a highly competent defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Slais is a very knowledgeable and helpful attorney. He was a prosecutor before coming to criminal defense and that gives him tremendous insight into the most important issues that his clients might face. Other criminal lawyers frequently look to Tim for legal assistance because of the depth and breadth of his knowledge. He would be an outstanding choice for anyone needing criminal defense assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is highly knowledgeable and a great attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is one of the most hardworking attorneys in the area. He was a tough opponent as a prosecutor, and now a great asset as a defense attorney. You will be happy you hired him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Slais. He has a very diverse background in the law that lends to his ability to give excellent advice and to fight for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Timothy is honest, fair and extremely competent. He is the whole package."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a dedicated, hard-working advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent and knowledgeable attorney who really cares about clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Slais gives very good advice and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Slais is an excellent attorney who works hard for his clients. He has more trial experience than most attorneys in West Michigan. If you are looking for an honest and knowledgeable lawyer that will go the extra mile for you, I highly recommend hiring Attorney Tim Slais."
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