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  • Michael not only listens, but he really cares.

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    Anonymous review posted on

    We had a very difficult case. My son sat in jail for over two years waiting to go to trial. A date would be set for trial and then there would be a 30 day or 2 month delay. We went through this for over two years. It was not only horrible for my son - it took its emotional toll on our entire family. Michael understood that. He worked diligently for my son. He put forth the effort for the sake of justice for everyone in our family.

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    Michael R. Bartish’s response: “We stepped into the case a year after charges has been filed during which the client had been represented by other counsel. A lot of the credit goes to the client who for two years steadfastly maintained his innocence and turned down a plea offer that would have all but guaranteed his immediate release from jail immediately prior to the trial. Fortunately, the jury was to view the evidence objectively and returned a verdict that vindicated the client's resolve not to admit to something he did not do.”
  • Highly Recommend

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    Posted by Dave

    Mike was successful in quickly and completely eradicating an MIP infraction our daughter received just 8 days prior to achieving her 21st birthday. Without his advice and exemplary work in negotiations with the county prosecutor, our daughter may have otherwise had a criminal misdemeanor on her record that could have negatively affected opportunities for her to succeed in life. We are truly thankful and appreciate his hard work and diligence in resolving her case.

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  • Exceptional Attorney!

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    Mike Bartish is that rare combination of honesty, caring, and skill that made all the difference in my DUI sentencing. It appeared clear that jail time would be part of the consequences of my charge but Mike was able to prevent that ,as well as, show the judge the need for discretion in my daily alcohol monitoring so I could continue in my profession with privacy and dignity. I would highly recommend Mike for any one with any DUI charges!!! I know that my outcome would have been much less positive without Mike leading my defense.

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  • Great job on a child's drunk driving case

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    Mike did an excellent job representing my child after a very stupid drinking and driving episode. Fortunately, no one was injured. Mike got my child a DWI plea instead of a DUI, which I had expected. I would recommend him if you find yourself in a similar situation.

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  • Outstanding Attorney

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    Posted by Jody

    Mike took over a case that was severely botched by another attorney and not only delivered the result the previous attorney said was not an option, but also handled the situation with confidence, articulation, and passionate discussions with the judge. The judge commented on how Mike's intervention and plea on my son's behalf was instrumental in his delivering the decision he did. We cannot thank Mike enough for his professionalism and respectfulness toward our family and the handling of this case in the 11th hour.

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  • Excellence!!

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    Mike assisted my son with multiple legal issues which began with a DUI, progressing to more problems after a short relapse. Upon short notice Mike met with him at the jail. He helped our whole family through a trying time, encouraging my son to take the steps needed to address underlying issues with his recovery. He is an excellent attorney and my son has received a final chance at a good life! Thank you Mike! You are awesome!

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  • Great Guy....Great Results

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    Posted by Matthew

    I was arrested for an OWI September 2015 and was terrified. The next day I immediately began looking for a lawyer. With Mike's impressive track record in these cases and outstanding reviews, I knew I had to contact him. The first person I spoke with at his office was Chasity. She was a GEM! Instantly reassuring me that Mike and the entire team at Springstead Bartish & Borgula were exactly who I needed in my corner. After discussing the details of my case, she said Mike would contact me, and within 10 minutes he had. I set up an initial meeting at his office and it was smooth sailing from there. Mike and Chasity walked me through every step of the process from plea to pretrial to sentencing. Answering every question I had (and there were a lot) along the way. They always made me feel like a priority, and I always knew I had someone in my corner fighting for my best interest.

    I could not be happier with the results of my case. Mike was able to get a plea deal in which I was given 3 months probation. and 90 days of a restricted license. Of course, there were considerable costs for fines and court fees along the way---but I could not have asked for a better outcome!

    I cannot thank Mike and Chasity enough for all their hard work and urge you to contact them immediately if you find yourself in my situation.

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  • Thankful to Mike and Chasity

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    After seven months of hard work, Mike was able to have some nasty felony charges against me dropped. Mike was willing to call, text, and/or email me at all hours to keep me updated and to answer my questions.

    One thing that really surprised me was how Mike accurately predicted how each step in the legal process was going to play out, from one court kicking my case to the next court, to when my case was going to get dropped, etc.

    I would also like to acknowledge and thank Chasity, Mike's legal assistant, who showed great compassion for me and my family.

    Thank you for helping me and my family get our lives back, Mike!!

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  • domestic violence

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    Posted by Amy

    I retained Michael Bartish for an accused domestic violence charge. I lost custody of my daughter immediately without being able to state my case. It was by far the worst thing that has ever happened to me. Michael and his staff moved quickly. I got my daughter back before the first pretrial and my case was eventually dropped.
    Michael and his staff are an effective mixture of professionalism, accessability and compassion. If you are new to the legal system, it is a frightening situation. Mr. Bartish is confident and intelligent. He knows the legal system and guided me through it. Chasity is also wonderful. She handled some of my most difficult moments with kindness and compassion.
    Do not try to defend yourself. Mr Bartish is well worth every dime. There were no hidden costs, he did not charge extra for questions or phone calls. Throughout the worst time in my life the best thing I ever did was call Mike. I will be forever greatful for what he did for our family.

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    Michael R. Bartish’s response: “Fortunately, in this case, this defendant was willing to stand up for herself and take this matter to trial if necessary. Ultimately, the prosecutor's office looked at the evidence and the actual facts of the case, made the right call, and dismissed the charges.”
  • If you need an attorney, don't hire anyone until you talk to Mike

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    Mike Bartish was there for me when my teenage son got himself in trouble. After talking to me, he spoke with my son and then the police. Mike quickly assessed the situation and thoroughly explained the options to us. His expert advice helped us make the right decision.

    One of the things that really impressed me was how accessible Mike made himself. As this was a first offense situation, I was caught off guard, worried about the impact to my minor son, and was very unsure of what to do. Mike reassured me and told me to call him with any questions. He kept me informed and called me numerous times throughout the day. While in the end, the charges against my son were dropped, had we needed to hire an attorney, Mike Bartish had the job. If you need an attorney, I highly recommend you give him a call.

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