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John R. Moritz

Criminal defense Attorney at Holland, MI

4.8   33 reviews
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  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About John

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I have been an Attorney in Michigan for 35 years. I attended Alma College and The University Of Maryland European Campus in Frankfurt Germany while serving in The United States Army. I was assigned to The Third Armor Division and received an Honorable Discharge and Certificate of Achievement for outstanding service. I graduated from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1982. After Law School graduation I was offered a 1 year position as the law clerk in The Ottawa County Circuit Court. I passed the Michigan Bar Exam in 1982 and was sworn into the Michigan Bar by Judge James Townsend an Judge Calvin Bosman in Ottawa have practiced in Ottawa County ever since. I specialize in Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015
Client's Choice
2016 2015
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

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Location

Law Office of John R. Moritz
217 East 24th Street Loft 107
Baker Lofts Building
Holland, MI, 49423

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Chelsea | March 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very genuine
Attorney Moritz became more than just an attorney, he is so genuine and caring and also very thorough. I’m forever grateful for attorney Moritz as well as Holly!
Posted by Rob | June 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Logical. To the point. Successful
To be clear, I spoke with his assistant Holly most of the time. She was kind, informative, and very helpful whenever we conversed. That being said, it was frustrating when I would not receive a call or text back sometimes until the next day or even the following. Other than that my experience with them was of the utmost professionalism, and quality. Attorney Moritz will tell you the way things are plain and simple. When you speak with John it's short, to the point, and clear of his opinion and intention. You either have a case or you don't. If he thinks you've got something and accepts your case, he intends to win. I've hired him 2 times now and both times he's given me exaclty what I wanted out of my divorce and child custody. He will represent the good fathers who deserve their kids in their life. He will fight for you, and he will win for you. I HIGHLY recommend John to anyone, especially the good dads out there that are tired of letting the legal system step on them. Hire Attorney Moritz, and give yourself that win.
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Posted by Emilie | November 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The absolute best
John Moritz, went above and beyond for my case. He was honest, knows exactly what to do, and gave results better than I could have imagined. 10/10 would recommend, absolutely exceptional at what he does!
Posted by Scott | October 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott zych
I have used John Moritz in the past and currently. In my opinion he has the best legal defense in our town. Hes been in court for all of 3 to 4 decades so knows the system that judges us. I would recommend and have told everyone who asked that he is worth every penny. I will continue to send everyone that I know to him. Thank you john i hope i don't need your services in the future but if I do I will retain your firm every time. Again thank you and your staff.
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Posted by Raymond | March 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended criminal attorney
Mr. Moritz was very knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I felt confident he would fight for me and knew how to go about preventing me from having to go to trial. He was able to settle my case with a reasonable fine and with good behavior to have the charge dismissed completely. I would recommend Mr. Moritz to anyone needing criminal representation.
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Response from John Moritz March 19, 2019
Thank you for your review. Best of luck to you.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Law Office of John Moritz PC
John was straightforward and knowledgeable with my DWLS case. Even with a 2 day lead time he was able to fit me into his schedule and get me the help I needed. I’d highly recommend him to any family and friends.
Response from John Moritz March 19, 2019
Thank you for your review.
Posted by Naveen | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Delivered as promised!!
Mr. John listened to my situation, analyzed the circumstances, provided valuable support and through his professional expertise guided me all the way to suceed in delivering the results as promised. He is very responsive, attention to detail and masterful at defense. He put me a lot at ease, took care of situation and made sure of meeting if not exceeding the expectations. A wonderful true gentleman and i also need to extend a very special thanks to his team Andrew and Holly for all their support. You are rest assured you are in great hands when Mr. Moritz is on your side..!!!
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Posted by Steve | August 10, 2018
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Did what he said he could
I made a huge mistake and then through confusion wasn't aware I was in trouble. Mr. Moritz was able to get all felonies dropped and I walked away with a small fine. I would recommend Mr. Morritz and hire him again .
Posted by Mallory | March 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Mortiz
He exceeded our expectations, and did everything in his power to have our outcome be successful. He was completely honest, and very knowledgeable about our case. We were very blessed that we hired him, and we would recommend him to anyone! Our adoption was finalized this past week, and it was a moment none of us will ever forget.
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Response from John Moritz March 13, 2018
Thank-You! It was a wonderful day!
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++
Attorney Moritz exceeded my expectations. He was realistic about what issues I was facing and was honest about how he could help me. And he did! The team at his office worked with me on any questions or concerns I had. Attorney Moritz is the only call you need to make.
Posted by Heather | March 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic
Attorney Moritz exceeded my expectations. I hired him to represent me in a legal matter and he was both professional and compassionate. He was able to resolve my legal issue swiftly and successfully. I would highly recommend attorney Moritz to anyone needing the legal representation.
Response from John Moritz March 15, 2017
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Vasil | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best outcome possible
Best attorney anyone could ever hire, by far. I was arrested in Holland, MI for my second OWI and I was supposed to go to jail for about a year. Instead I hired Mr. Moritz as my attorney and all the charges against me were dropped. For real. Attorney Moritz did his extensive research for my case and negotiated with the prosecutor to have all charges against me dropped. Hiring Attorney Moritz for thar case was probably the best decision I've ever made. No one should hesitate about hiring Mr. Moritz in the Ottawa County area! PS: Thanks very much MR. Moritz!
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Response from John Moritz March 15, 2017
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Must Choose
John Moritz was retained by my son to clear up what appeared to be a simple legal matter. Although the case was more complicated than originally expected, Mr. Moritz worked tireless hours to resolve the issue and ultimately the charges against my son were dropped. His honest, straight forward approach, and his creative lens are what anyone wishes for when hiring an attorney that will not only represent you but will truly "go to bat" for you. Without reservation, John Moritz is the attorney needed to ensure the best outcome.
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Posted by ron and ruth davis | October 17, 2016
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he is the best
he is the best lawyer and person we have every met he really cares about us we needed a lawyer like him he goes above and beyond to help we will tell everyone about him
Posted by Nicole | May 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John is the best
If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would recommend calling John Moritz. John was my attorney for custody and divorce. I can say if I need an attorney in the future I know who to call. John and everyone in the office are the best. Thank you so much John for everything you and your team has done for me.
Posted by Dan | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
first time i had to use a lawyer
John Moritz and his team were very professional. I had 3 felony charges against me. John listened to my problem i had gotten into. Given my history and type of person i was, John was very confident on how he could help me. Him and his team did a great job. Came down to sentencing day, John was confident he could get my charges dropped down. It all ended up very good. My sentence was dropped to 1 felony with no probation, i will never forget the look on his face after sentencing, he did a great job, listened to everything i had to say. Brought it all to the courts attention and fought for me and what i needed. I was so happy with his work. His team worked with me on a payment schedule that fit me and his firm. A Big Thanks goes out to him and his team. I thank you again John and your team Dan
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2016
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Highly Recommended
I recently had to retain a lawyer for a DUI case. John Moritz was recommended to me by a friend. This recommendation turned out to exceed all expectations. John Moritz was very knowledgeable about the law, the courts, and went out of his way to not only make me feel comfortable but also in defending me. I was very pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend him to others.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2016
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Best Lawyer ever
I recently hired attorney Moritz to represent me in a criminal case. I couldn't have found a better lawyer to defend me. He went above and beyond what I expected of him.He made sure I understood everything that involved my case.He took the time to get to know me and understood what I had to lose. He fought for me like I was part of his family. The results he attained for me was totally more than I expected and hoped for. He helped me with a fresh start in life and gave me some priceless advice from his heart.I cant' thank him enough.I truly am grateful to him, I thank him and my family thanks him.I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Johnathan | October 6, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Pleased!
John Moritz was my court appointed lawyer. He worked very hard on my case and got me a very reasonable agreement with the prosecuting attorney. Recommended! Thanks again, John! - Johnathan
Posted by Cynthia | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
wonderfull
John Mortiz Did Amazing Job Helping My Daughter And I With. Child Abuse Case Against My Daughter's Dad. And Vistation to Stop. And We Won The Case. He's Ben Helping Us Ever Since Then. We think He's Great My Daughter Even Call's Him Nice John. We Have Know Him About 13 Years Now. And He Is Great And A Very Nice Guy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Ottawa County Circuit Court
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Ingham County Circuit Court
  • 1980 - 1980
  • Legislative Aide
  • Michigan House Of Representatives
  • 1980 - 1981

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Alma College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
  • United States Army Signal School
  • 1974
  • University Of Maryland/European Campus
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Michigan v Vasilev
  • Dismissed
  • State of Michigan v Walden
  • Reversed
  • People v Mclean
  • 9 to 15 years
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Associations

  • Admitted to practice before The Supreme Court of The United States of America
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ottawa County Bar Association
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Child and Family Services of Western Michigan
  • Board of Directors
  • 1985 - 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Staff Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School Pillar
  • 1981
  • Certificate Of Achievement
  • United States Army
  • 1976
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Publications

  • Thomas M. Law School The Pillar
  • Guilty But Mentally Ill In Michigan
  • 1981

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Justice Panel
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2019
  • Criminal Justice Panel
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2018
  • High School class
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2017
  • Criminal Justice Panel
  • Criminal Justice System
  • 2017
  • Child And Family Services of Western Michigan
  • Testifying in Court with Prosecutor Michael Buck
  • 1995
  • Center For Women In Transition
  • Domestic Violence
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse John
Litigation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John and his paralegal Holly are an impressive team. It is very clear that they take a deeper interest in their clients than most law firms - leaving no stone unturned and constantly striving to pursue justice."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney John R. Moritz and I were recently involved in a high conflict Divorce matter. Attorney Moritz was easy to work with during our numerous meetings in Court and many telephone conversations. I found him to be a good lawyer who was very knowledgeable in this matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Moritz is an excellent lawyer and I never hesitate to refer criminal matters to him. He is a good listener, a strong advocate for his clients, and has an engaging personality. I have always been impressed with his thorough and honest communication style and high ethical standards."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Moritz is a talented lawyer, and a great choice for anyone facing a criminal charge in West Michigan."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Attorney Moritz and against him. No matter what he is unfailingly professional and an excellent attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a hard working, ethical, and zealous advocate for his clients. I have been John's opposing counsel on several cases. He is tough but fair. I believe he does a good job for his clients, and he is smart about the way he litigates his cases."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for criminal law and family law matter. He is an experienced attorney with many years practice honing his skills. He is honest and diligent and will give you his best efforts."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on several cases with John Moritz. He is professional and an excellent advocate for his clients. I must also say that I enjoy having cases with Mr. Moritz. He does not waste his client's money, and makes every effort to resolve a case prior to court action. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for either a criminal defense attorney or a family law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked for John when I first started practicing law and he was a terrific mentor. John is extremely knowledgeable in the field and diligently works on his cases to seek favorable resolutions. I confidently recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked for John Moritz as a legal assistant during school. He was a sound leader and role model. Attorney Moritz is dedicated to his clients and served as an example how to diligently work up a case from initial consultation and throughout trial. His staff is friendly and efficient. He is a great asset to his community and is able to help his clients through the most difficult legal situations. As a trial lawyer practicing in Austin and Dallas Texas, I continue to regard Attorney Moritz and the staff at his firm as mentors and close friends. At the Law Office of John R. Moritz, you're in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John since 1995. John is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area. I have had the pleasure of working with on civil cases and divorce matters as well as working with him as opposing counsel. John is professional and knowledgeable and always prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for many years. In addition to Criminal Defense, John also practices family law. We have had numerous occasions where we have been on opposite sides and Mr. Moritz has always been a formidable adversary. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Moritz for Criminal Defense, Family Law, or Personal Injury cases."
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Holland Criminal defense Lawyer John R. Moritz
John R. Moritz
Criminal defense Attorney
Holland, MI
Licensed for 41 years
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