5.0 stars 92 totalReview Gary Springstead
Posted by Glenn
This law firm is a powerhouse that gets RESULTS. I cannot speak highly enough of them. I hired Mr Gary Springstead to defend me against 3 very serious felony drug charges. He looked at the evidence closely and was able to write up a compelling argument to the prosecutor on why my charges should be dropped, and was able to get all three felonies DROPPED to one single misdemeanor! I was just sentenced this week and did not receive a single day of jail time! Throughout the process, both Gary and his staff kept me aware of what was happening, and our court dates I was prepped thoroughly so I knew how to handle any questions.
Gary gets my highest recommendation both as a world-class attorney and as a human being.
Thank you my friend.
Posted by Kyle
Hands down the best defense laywer around. I was being charged with a potential second owi that would have impacted my life severely... Losing my license for a year and loads of fines. Gary went to work for me, nailed down all the Information and got me a plea agreement. This agreement allowed me to keep my license No jail time. Without Gary no way this would
Posted by Tyson
My girlfriend and I take an annual trip from California to Michigan to attend an event and meet up with some friends from across the country. Unfortunately, I ended up getting arrested while on this trip. Being that I wasn't from Michigan I took the first available attorney I could find. After being told my options were obsolete and I would spend a year in jail, I decided to see if there was anyone more willing to help me fight my case. After researching multiple criminal offense attorneys, Springstead Bartish & Borgula was always first on the list. I reached out to Mr. Springstead and after a brief consultation, I was confident he would be able to help me more than my previous attorney had. Being from California made matters more difficult to deal with and Gary did a stand up job of keeping me up to date with any information, research, evidence and any other thing I could have thought of. He was able to find discrepancies in the case that could have been detrimental to my sentencing. All in all, the outcome was more than I could have hoped for and I'm very grateful to have come across Mr. Springstead, for his determination, dedication and integrity in his practice.
Posted by anonymous
Gary helped me with some trouble I got into at electric forest this year. Charged with many felonies, Gary was able to get a probationary deal worked out with the judge and keep me out of jail due to the fact I was a first time offender and I am in school. He was a huge help and I would highly recommend him to anybody in need of a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Mike
I found that Gary was always prepared and knowledgeable for each step of the legal process. But the highest qualification was honesty at each step, not sugar coating what could be a very difficult message.
Posted by Will
I was arrested on December 18th and charged with an OWI and a PBT refusal. With my job I have to keep a valid class A CDL, so if I was to be charged with the OWI I would have lost my job. This is when I chose to have Gary Sprinstead defend me. When I talked to Gary and told him my story he told me he would do what ever he could to help the situation. In my situation not knowing if I was going to lose my job or not was very stressful, but Gary and his team were there to answer any questions at anytime and that was very reassuring. On the 23 of December Gary got my charges dropped to a careless driving! It only took him 5 days! I had no probation or even a hearing, just the careless driving charge. Gary Springstead saved my life, and I would recommend his services to anyone!
Posted by anonymous
After having been terminated from employment over an issue related to flex time use, charges of embezzlement were filed against me. I hired Gary Springstead, based on a recommendation from an employment attorney that I was consulting with. I was very impressed by Mr. Springstead's professionalism, dedication, compassion, and knowledge of criminal law. Mr. Springstead succeeded in getting the felony embezzlement charge dismissed by the prosecutor himself before the preliminary exam to determine if there was probable cause was even held, an extremely rare occurrence. If you should ever find yourself in an unfortunate situation requiring the services of a criminal defense attorney, I highly recommend Gary Springstead!
Posted by Dennis
I was looking for a lawyer that specializes in DUI's or OWI's. I found Gary Springstead reviews on Avvo. I was very impressed. I live in Chicago and received OWI in the state of Michigan with a high BAC. Not knowing any lawyers in the are and living in Chicago, I was out to find the best DUI lawyer in the area of Pentwater Mi. I contacted Mr. Springstead the next day after my release. The office was closed, but he got back to me the first business day. He asked all the specific questions that were needed at that time. He asked me what I wanted to get out of it. I explained no loss of license or suspension and no jail time. He explained he would do the best he could do but there were no guarantees. He explained his he looks holes in the case. From his reviews being outstanding, I new his was the attorney I wanted to represent me. He explained his fees and how the proceedings would move forward. At this point I felt a sigh of relief because I knew I was in great hands. His staff of Ann Closson, his legal secretary is outstanding. Always got back to me with any questions I may have had. Help eased my worries. Mr Springstead has an outstanding team working for him. Gary Springstead work 4 hard months on my case and was able to get me a plea agreement of 6 month suspension for a ORV/OWI in the state of Michigan only. Which is operating an four wheeler or snow mobile, etc while being intoxicated. WOW, what a relief. I don't really use recreation vehicles, so no loss. ALL GAIN. Again this is for Michigan only, and not Illinois. So this should not reflect my driving record in Illinois. I think this is more than I can ask for. Very satisfied and happy. I would highly recommended Gary Springstead to anyone looking for a top notch attorney. Thanks for Avvo, I found the best attorney that met my needs. Fees are very reasonable and worth every penny of it. Thanks again to Gary and his staff, I have my life back together. Dennis
Posted by anonymous
Gary was a constant source of information as well as a great comfort during the entire process of my court proceedings. I would highly recommend hiring him for any legal proceedings you may have.
Posted by Adam
I was looking at possibly a second owi charge within the past 9yrs and the loss of my career and house were at stake. I first hired a lawyer out of panic and without doing my homework. After a couple court dates and him not returning my calls and texts until days later if at all. I started to worry if he even cared. When I finally talked to him he pretty much was saying to take the first plea. A plea I could have gotten on my own. I listened to my gut and decided to research the best lawyers around what was at stake was to important! I found Gary and Kathy Springstead and liked what I saw. The reviews I read about them were spot on. After hiring them it was like night and day between them and my previous attorney. All my questions were answered, all my calls and texts were returned. I actually felt reassured they were there to help me. Gave me a good peace of mind that I hadn't felt or had sense the arrest. After reviewing my case the police report and surveillance video. I was told by them I had a case worth fighting. We filed a motion for dismissal. They were able to find that the officer didn't conduct any of the test properly and the actual stop didn't have probable cause. Kathy ended up writing out in extreme detail a 28 page motion listing everything down to the second. Over 5 months from the time it occurred here I am. I took a plea to a very minor misomeanor just to surface the court to think they won something for doing their job incorrectly. But no jail no fines no probation and kept my CDL and all driving privileges! I couldn't be happier well worth every penny. Making that phone call to Gary and Kathy I know changed my life/future I would highly recommend them!!