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Mark P. Hunting

DUI and DWI Attorney at Grand Rapids, MI

4.5   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 26 years
    Colorado - CO 28 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1995
    Administrative - Not authorized to practice No misconduct found

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KORTES, LYKINS, HUNTING, AND JANSMA, PLLC, (West Michigan Defense Team) is a high powered Criminal Defense firm located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Attorney Mark Hunting is a senior partner with the firm.

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The West Michigan Defense Team
77 Monroe Center
Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


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Posted by Dan | January 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Responsive, Effective
Mark handled my DUI in Michigan, which was a little unique as an Out-of-State driver. His knowledge of the law, likely scenarios and outcomes and preparation, calmed my nerves and gave me confidence. He is straightforward and realistic. He was able to negotiate my higher-level DUI down to base level, which saved me a lot of time and money. He was also responsive after the fact when I had some other administrative-related questions. You will be in good hands if you need help with a DUI/OUI in Michigan if you choose Mark.
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Posted by Bryan | May 11, 2016
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Fighting For You
Mark did an excellent job representing me in my High BAC case. He mitigated my sentence and made me feel comfortable and well informed throughout the entire process. I would recommend him to anyone - Lawyer up with Mark!
Posted by David | January 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy. Very informative and accommodating.
Mark did a terrific job for me helping me through process and plea bargaining with state prosecuting attorney. I believe having him represent me in front of judge helped my sentencing considerably. He knows the system in MI and seems to have the respect of judges and attorneys in the system.
Posted by Dan | May 11, 2015
Very Happy with Mark!
My husband was arrested recently on a six-year old warrant because he failed to appear for final sentencing on a second OWI. From the day he was apprehended to sentencing he was in jail for 8 days. In the first two days I searched extensively for an attorney to represent my husband at sentencing in hopes one could strike deals or plea bargains to avoid further jail time as the maximum sentence included a full year. After contacting several, no one would or could touch the case because of the short amount of time and/or because it was only for a sentencing and many felt nothing much could be done. After contacting Mark and initially speaking with him, though, I knew I was in great hands. He walked me through the possibilities and strategies and gave me a great price rate given the special circumstances and one-time only appearance. It should be noted this case was to be heard in Ottawa county under a judge who is well known for imposing harsh sentences on drunk driving offenders so one could only imagine what his honor would do to one who failed to show for his sentencing. Mark, however, is very familiar with both this county and the judge at hand and actually has a very good rapport with him (a rarity among attorneys here). After a very stressful week, we finally went to court for my husband's sentencing. It was then that we were given a pre-sentence recommendation of 60 days in jail. Mark, however, remained optimistic and approached the sentencing with many well-placed arguments and proposed compromises using his rapport with the judge (it was very evident the two were respectful and comfortable with one another) and the jail time was thrown out in lieu of probation. Mark was insightful, straight-forward, and above all highly intelligent in this particular case. I can only assume based on this experience and my initial assessment of his professionalism that this is the norm. I will recommend Mark to anyone in the G.R. and surrounding areas that is in need of representation - particularly when it comes to matters of DUI and OWI. Without him I shudder to think of how much longer my dear husband would have had to endure the agony of incarceration.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2014
Great lawyer
Mark p. Hunting is a great lawyer. He gave great advice in my case and kept in contact frequently with new updates on it. Was very knowledgeable, professional and helpful. With previous driving occurrences on my license, he helped greatly in reducing and even eliminating some of the violations that I received.
Posted by Kevin | April 22, 2014
Best in town no joke!!!!
Mark P. Hunting is the one you want. Top gun-no joke. Right from the start, you get a feeling this guy is a straight-shooter. I had 13 previous charges on my record, and was charged with using a stolen credit card which is a felony. Mr. Hunting met with me in his office 3 days before Christmas because I needed representation by the 26th. He was there with a smile and a plan. I thought I was going up the river. But not on Mark's watch, and the amazing firm he represents. I laid out what i was hoping for, thinking that I would only get a few things requested, like no jail time or probation that required classes that I don't need. Fact is, he got everything I requested and had my probation moved to my home town. He doesn't over-sell himself in court the way so many other lawyers do. Because of this, in my opinion, he has gained a huge edge in the court room with the judges. This is how good things happen on the sentencing date. He is fearless with over-zealous prosecutors or detectives that might have trumped up your charges a bit. He makes it look good while he's doing it too. All while reassuring me to stay calm but learn from this. And to put a cherry on top, his firm is priced very reasonable for his experience and the fantastic service I received. Eat your heart out Johnny Cochran! Mark Hunting's in the house!
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Posted by Bruce | January 9, 2014
Mark P. Hunting - Great Criminal Defense
My grandson got in trouble and my small business attorney recommended Mark P Hunting as a criminal defense attorney. Mark listened as we explained my grandson's problem, set expectations and followed through achieving best results as described during initial consultation. Mark also quoted a fee not to be exceeded unless court time other than plea and sentencing was required and stuck to it which was much appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2014
While having Mark Hunting for a court appointed attorney I was shocked to discover that he was pushing me in the wrong direction. And i never would of thought that i would get yelled at by my own council. when i finally found a new lawyer it took several weeks to get copies of marks files.. and there was nothing in them. weeks of waiting for a file and all it was were copies of the notice to appear that the court sends out. and the biggest let down was when i first walked in his office he made promises of evidence and dna and a fighting chance. then the next day at court he tricked me into waiving the evidence hearing .. i wouldn't recommend mark hunting i would report him
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Treasurer
  • Kortes, Lykins, Hunting & Jansma, PLLC, West Michigan Defense Team
  • 2013 - Present
  • President
  • Hunting Law PLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Miller Johnson
  • 1999 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Swayer Law Offices PC
  • 1997 - 1999
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  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Colgate University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
  • Colgate University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Board of Directors for Paws with a Cause
  • Treasurer
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mark personally and have asked for his advice on several matters involving friends and family. I have found him to be very responsive and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to call him again, or to refer a friend. I have also seen him in court several times and he is great on his feet."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Hunting is an experienced and highly capable attorney who knows the system and gets exceptional results for his clients. He also has a gift for translation, helping his clients understand the legal process in plain English, which allows them to make informed decisions in difficult and stressful situations. I highly recommend Mark."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mark Hunting for more than a decade. I trust him with any legal matter and he is my go-to referral for all criminal cases."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mark whole-heartedly. He is talented and commited to his clients, and always a professional. I'd trust him with my most-important matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark Hunting. He is an effective advocate for his clients and is well-respected in the legal community. I have referred others to Mark and wouldn't hesitate to do so in the future."
Business Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to litigate a case against Mark. Mark is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would recommend Mark to any person seeking representation for business litigation matters."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark for several years, and I have witnessed Mark in the courtroom on numerous occasions. Mark is a skilled orator, has a great courtroom presence, and his knowledge of criminal law and drunk driving defense is outstanding."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Mark for several years and am proud to have him as a law partner. I have consulted with Mark on several legal questions over the years and always found his insight and knowledge to be right on point. Mark's legal abilities and commitment to his clients are top notch. Mark has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark Hunting is a very hard working and compassionate attorney. Mark understands criminal law with an emphasis on drunk driving. Mark is willing to intelligently advocate for a client's position to get the type of criminal either reduced or dismissed. Mark is well deserving of my endorsement!"
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Grand Rapids DUI and DWI Lawyer Mark P. Hunting
Mark P. Hunting
DUI and DWI Attorney
Grand Rapids, MI
Licensed for 28 years