Former FBI Agent | "Super Lawyer, Criminal Law, 2016" | Avvo 10.0 | Dedicated to Criminal DefenseFormer FBI Agent | "Super Lawyer, Criminal Law, 2016" | Avvo 10.0 | Focused on Criminal DefenseNational College of DUI Defense - Super Lawyer 2016 - Aggressive Challenges to DUI Prosecutions.Fighting to the End - State and Federal Criminal Appeals - Fighting for Justice - Free Consultations
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1999||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer for Criminal Law||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Book Award||Boaz-Siegel Award, Labor Law||1998|
|Attorney||Springstead Law Offices, P.C.||2005 - 2011|
|Special Agent||Federal Bureau of Investigation||2000 - 2005|
|Special A.U.S.A. (Presidential Management Fellow)||U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia||1999 - 2000|
|Presidential Management Fellow||Federal Bureau of Investigation||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2011 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Constitutional Warrior||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section||Member||2005 - Present|
|Litigation Section, State Bar of Michigan||Co-Chair of the Technology Subcommittee||2011 - 2012|
|Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan||Board Member||2011 - 2016|
|State Bar of Michigan, Litigation Section||Council Member||2009 - 2012|
|Newaygo County Bar Association||President||2008 - 2009|
|Oceana County Bar Association||President||2006 - 2007|
|Wayne State University Law School||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Trading Suits for Suits||The "Less Paper" Journey to a Small Firm Paperless Practice||2016|
Posted by Jason
I was being charged with a very serious crime, that could have landed me life in prison! This team went above and beyond! Mr. Springstead took my statements...believed in me, and defended me better than I could have ever imagined! He wasn't just a lawyer, but more like a friend! I couldn't have asked for a better firm to represent me! Although I hope to never have to hire them again, they would be the first ones I would call... No questions asked! If you are reading this review, your search is over! Call them with confidence that you are going to get the best team money can buy! They saved my life!
Posted by anonymous
Mr Springstead worked very had to get my case resovled. Resulting in a dismissal of my case. His staff at his office are extremely friendly. I will definitly use Mr Springstead again if I ever have legal trouble again.
Posted by anonymous
I was pulled over for drinking and driving. I blew a .07 and .08 at the Fillmore correctional facility. I interviewed 2 attorneys who suggested that they could get my charge down to impaired driving. I was about to decide on one of them but was simply not fully satisfied with either of them. That evening, I did a lot of research looking for reviews on different attorneys. I found Gary Springstead with several optimistic reviews. I spoke to Gary the next day as I had to make a decision quickly. Gary said two things that stuck out in my mind. First, he said that he would "never tell a client with my record to settle for an impaired driving". Secondly, when I asked him about how much he charges, which was more than others, he simply stated "I am not trying to be the cheapest, just the best".
It turns out, Gary is the best and he saved me a lot of money and was more than worth the initial expense! He saved me thousands of dollars by negotiating my offense down to a careless driving charge… $180.00 fine and 3 points on my license with no criminal charges.
I will recommend Gary to anyone who I come across who may need a great lawyer!
Cathy Stull, Guardianship Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Gary is a very experienced and capable criminal defense attorney. He is well respected by both prosecutors and Judges which definitely benefits his clients. He style and demeanor is comforting to clients and their families as they navigate through the criminal process.
David Byrne, Trusts Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Gary is a very good criminal defense lawyer. He is intelligent, has lots of experience and is known in the community as a top notch criminal attorney. When people seek an referral for a criminal defense attorney, I refer them to Gary.
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