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Jeffrey P. West

Criminal defense Attorney at Muskegon, MI

5.0   42 reviews

also known as Jeff West

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Drugs, Firearms

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)

  3. Domestic violence
    20%

  4. Sex crime
    20%
    Child Sexually Abusive Material, Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC)

  5. Violent crime
    10%

"(WEST'S CLIENT)TURNED TO FACE THE JURY; THE NOT-GUILTY VERDICT WAS DELIVERED TO A PACKED COURTROOM"

Twenty-two years experience contesting thousands of criminal cases has given me the edge to raise each client's probability of success in defending the most serious criminal charges. I aggressively defend your rights and always strive to find a successful resolution of your case, by negotiation or by trial.  Let me fight for you.  

 

I never back down and never give up until I achieve my goals.

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2016 + 1 ...

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Jeffrey P. West

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  42 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Barbara | July 15, 2014
Thank you Jeff
Jeffrey P. West represented my family member in a criminal defense case. He is knowledgeable, caring, and a true professional in the way he conducts himself. My family member is very talented 19-old with his entire life ahead of him, but was facing prison for two felony drug related charges. Other family members were letting a public defender represent him believing a "tough love" approach was the appropriate stance. He was going to prison - tough love was not what he needed! He needed a good defense lawyer! Three days before a hearing, when I learned what the situation was, I hired Jeff to represent him. Jeff told me what the cost would be from start to finish and what he would "try" to do for my family member. He was supportive and successful. I thank the Lord everyday that Jeff helped him. I find Jeff to be trustworthy, compassionate and willing to fight for his clients.
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Posted by Marcus | August 23, 2015
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Amazing
should be in prison for at least 18 months but the way Mr. West represent me I'm free and able to carry on with my life. If you need and want a lawyer to stand up and fight for you, then Jeff West is who you want.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2024
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Amazing on defending firearms and drug offenses
Amazing. Cleaned a prior firearm felony from my record while a new felony drug offense was pending. Kept me out of jail and earned a misdemeanoron in my new case. Thanks for your hard work , Jeff
Posted by Michael | October 6, 2020
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DUI
Jeff was Excellent!!! Had a DUI reduced to Impaired. Worthy every Penny. Do exactly what Jeff recommends you to do prior to your case and you should be Golden.
Posted by Marie | February 17, 2020
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Thorough and caring.
Jeff listened to my concerns and desires for an action plan. He was thorough and to the point and I never felt like he was wasting my time or money. The outcome of my situation played out exactly the way I wanted it to.
Posted by suzi | March 6, 2019
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Homemaker
Jeff West has represented my family for years and we have never been anything but happy with his GREAT work!!
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2019
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Excellent attorney
My family had used his services in the past and have had zero complaints. He is there every step of the way beside you throughout your court appearances. He was able to use his expertise and knowledge to get my case dismissed. Highly recommend!! Thanks Jeff!
Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2018
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Great attorney
Jeff kept me informed through the whole process and answered all my questions. In the end I walked out with a dismissal for discharging a firearm while intoxicated.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
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We were very pleased
We appreciated the amount of time Jeff spent with us discussing our circumstances, he never hurried or seemed impatient. He was kind and friendly, and had a positive attitude. What he was able to accomplish for us was more than we had hoped for given the situation!
Posted by Michael | September 26, 2018
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A job well done Jeffrey thank you for your services and keep up the good work that you do
Jeffery did an amazing job for me. He got the charge reduced to a simple fine in just a few minutes with nothing on my record. Thanks Jeff
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2018
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Experienced, Excellent, and Professional
I contacted Mr. West to assist with a procession of marijuana charge. The amount was so minimal and I had nothing else on my record. Jeff thoroughly reviewed my case and the police report to weigh our options. He requested the evidence and proper lab testing in the hopes of getting the case dismissed for lack of evidence. When it came to the day of the trial, they had the evidence and we thought we would have to use my 74-11. Jeff spoke with the prosecutor and police officer that was at the scene. They agreed to dismiss the case off my record as long as I sign an agreement, The agreement states I have to complete only 20 hours of community service and some other terms. In the end, this will not go in my record and we did not burn my 74-11. I highly recommend hiring Jeff West for any sort of case you may have.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2018
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highly recommend
I hired Jeff to represent me in a criminal case. He is a very hard working and knowledgeable lawyer. He is very professional in the way he conducts himself and will fight for the best outcome for his clients. He is very supportive and successful. I was extremely satisfied with what he accomplished with my case.
Posted by Quantavia | April 20, 2018
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Review
I was really satisfied with the decision to appoint Jeff. He was an outstanding attorney and we were never left in the dark about anything.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2017
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First Time Trouble
Jeff and his staff went above and beyond the call for our son. Working with us, they maintained communication with us, return calls and explain the processes for us with empathy and understanding. Working with the prosecutors, Judges and courts he worked on behalf of us and our family. His knowledge of the courts and it's systems are outstanding. In the end, based on Jeff's recommendations, charges were dropped. My advice if your reading this is to be honest with your lawyer and find one that will truly fight for you like Jeff did for us.
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Posted by Dan | November 30, 2017
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Recommend
Mr. West went above and beyond for our family. I would highly recommend him. He did what he said he would but didn't try to sugar coat things for your benefit.
Posted by David | November 29, 2017
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Amazing Work From Jeff West
Jeff was a great guy and explained everything about the case to me in great detail. He was in constant contact with me always updating me on the case and how things were going. He worked hard on my case and ended up getting a dismissal before ever getting to trial. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone as he had a great personality, hard dedication, and helped me out in a difficult time.
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Posted by Michael | November 27, 2017
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Absolutely the Best in Muskegon - Don't go anywhere else!
Jeffrey did an amazing job in our case. Faced with a likely sentence of 3 to 7 years, Jeffrey was able to get our case settled with just a 20 month sentence. Additionally, he was able to have our case recommended for boot-camp even further reducing sentence! Jeff is extremely knowledgeable, kept us informed of all updates to the case as it progressed through the process and is extremely well-connected in the county. Further, he took the time to get to know us and took a personal interest in the case. I would highly recommend Jeff for any case.
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Posted by Jamie | August 31, 2017
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OWI Muskegon County
Jeff was referred to me from another attorney in Grand Rapids who doesn't take cases in Muskegon County. My first phone call to him was promptly returned and he was able to answer all my questions. This was my first offense and I had no idea what to expect; needless to say I was scared out of my mind. Jeff made me feel confident I would make it thru this just fine. Although this was just a little case to him, he realized it was a big case to me; I always felt like my case was just as important to him as it was to me. He advised me on what to do, when to do it, and explained why I should follow his advice. Jeff worked closely with me for the entire four months this took from original charge to sentencing. After following his advice I was sentenced to minimal fines/cost and no probation. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has a legal issue in Muskegon County; he is amazing!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2017
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Dedicated !!!!!
Jeff West is not only a great attorney but he's a man with humility and great honor and respect he is very compassionate and caring and he loves the work that he does. He worked hard for us and was very dedicated to our case, even though he has many clients he still always made us feel like we were first. Thank you Mr. West for everything!! God bless you!
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Posted by Cathy | June 22, 2017
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Freedom
Attorney West is very knowledgeable and familiar with the court system due to background and experience. If you want the best representation then hire him as he is worth the investment. He is very personable and easy to talk to. His advice is always helpful and in my case, I believe he was paramount to keeping me out of jail. It's obvious he has the respect of the judge and prosecutors!! I would definitely use him again !
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • West & West
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Nolan & Nolan
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Wrigley & Hoffman
  • 1995 - 1997
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1993 - 1995
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Education

  • William & Mary Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1993
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • J.D.
  • 1992

Associations

  • Muskegon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Section, SBM
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client Review Rating: Preeminent 5 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Criminal Defense MI
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award-Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Concealed Carry Permit Training
  • Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense
  • 2013
  • Concealed Carry Permit Training
  • Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense
  • 2012
  • Concealed Carry Permit Training
  • Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense
  • 2011
  • Concealed Carry Permit Training
  • Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense
  • 2010
  • Concealed Carry Permit Training
  • Use of Deadly Force in Self-Defense
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Jeffrey
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred a number of clients to Jeff West over the years. In each case, Jeff has always provided top legal representation at a very fair price. The highest endorsement I can give Jeff is that, if my family member or I ever needed a criminal defense attorney, he would be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeff for nearly 20 years. He has the highest ethical standards and is a skillful lawyer who effectively defends his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Other
"I strongly recommend Mr. West. His many years of experience in the field, combined with his dedication to securing the best results for his clients make him an excellent choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"22 years of practicing exclusively criminal law is Jeff's huge advantage over many part time defense attorneys. His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. John Stecco has been sending him clients for years with excellent results. His single client review to date is excellent. READ IT! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him ASAP."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent and knowledgeable attorney who really cares about clients."
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