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Attorney and Counselor – Michael J. Boyle is a Partner and Shareholder and serves as Senior Trial Attorney. He joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005 after a successful solo criminal defense practice. Mr. Boyle has been personally trained and mentored by the Firm’s principal and founding member Mr. Patrick T. Barone.  Mr. Boyle is a highly trained and skilled Trial Attorney and has represented clients in over 70 counties throughout Michigan.  Mr. Boyle is a graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College. He has also a graduate of the highly regarded “Trial Lawyers College,” which was founded by nationally renowned trial attorney Gerry Spence. Like Mr. Barone,  Mr. Boyle has worked personally with and been trained by Mr. Spence and has used this training to win drunk driving trials.


Mr. Boyle has been certified as a practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This extensive training has provided him the ability to thoroughly and accurately review your case, and tactically cross examine arresting officers.

Mr. Boyle has had extensive training and experience in understanding the science and principals involved in chemical testing, including the BAC DataMaster (breath testing) including training on the New DMT, which is now being used throughout the State.  In addition, Mr. Boyle has had specialized and hands-on training with Gas chromatography (quantitative blood testing) for alcohol and drugs.  Mr. Boyle has also been certified and trained for DRE (drug recognition expert), which would include field testing and analysis for DUID or drug influence cases.  He is also one of only four lawyers in Michigan (all of whom are employed with the Barone Defense Firm) who is certified in the use of BAC Tracker software. This unique and essential comprehension allows him to understand the complex science of alcohol metabolism and to fully analyze your case and confidently cross examine the State’s forensic experts.


Mr. Boyle is a teaching assistant to Adjunct Professor Patrick T. Barone at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and is an active member of the Cooley Alumni Association. He is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan – Criminal Law Section, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, and Michigan DUI Lawyers Association.  Mr. Boyle is an original board member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    13 years, 900 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Eric C. Grimm

    Michael Boyle is the go-to lawyer in West Michigan for DUI / DWI defense.


    Eric Grimm Business Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ryan Travis Ramsayer

    I have had the tremendous opportunity to work with Mr. Boyle for the last 5 years. When I first started practicing, Mr. Boyle was assigned to train me in our field of OWI defense. I don't think I could have asked for a better mentor. Since then, we have had countless cases, both together and separately. We have had to rely upon each other to cover appearances and aid with case preparation. I can think of no one I trust more to get the job done. I have also had the pleasure of witnessing Mr. Boyle handle several trials. It is in trial that his personality and commitment to his clients really comes through. I have often been amazed at his successes in the face of impossible odds. If you are looking for a lawyer to genuinely care about your case and fight it like it is his own, then Mr. Boyle is the right man for you.


    Ryan Ramsayer DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


MIActive And In Good Standing200308/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 - Client Choice AwardAvvo2015
2015 - SuperLawyers Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
2014 - Rising Star Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
2013 Rising Star - SuperLawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Drug Recognition Expert - CertificationNHTSA/IACP approved DRE training curriculum, MIAOWIA, Lance Platt, PhD2012
Graduate MemberTrial Lawyer College2012
2012 Rising Star - Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
1st Place - 20th Annual Cooley Memorial Golf TournamentCooley Law School and Alumni Association2009
1st Place - 19th Annual Cooley Memorial Golf TournamentCooley Law School and Alumni Association2008
BAC TRACKER CertificationNational Forensic Science Consultancy2008
SFST PractitionerNHTSA/IACP Standardardized Field Sobriety Practitioner Court presented by D.R.E/S.F.S.T. Instructor2007
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests CertificationTony Corroto Enterprises - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) and Int'l Assoc. of Chiefs of Police (IACP)2007
2013 Rising Star - SuperLawyersSuperLawyersN/A
2014 Rising Star - Super LawyerSuper LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarone Defense Firm2015 - Present
Senior Trial AttorneyBarone Defense Firm2005 - Present
Teaching Assistant to Adjunct ProfessorThe Thomas M. Cooley Law School2008 - 2012
AttorneyBoyle Law Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Marijuana Law Section - State Bar of MichiganMember2016 - Present
Michigan Association of OWI AttorneysSecretary2015 - Present
Claystone Clinical AssociatesAdvisory Board2012 - Present
Michigan Association of Operating While Intoxicated Attorneys (MIAOWIA)Board Member2012 - Present
The National College for DUI Defense - NCDDGeneral Member2010 - Present
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NACDLMember2010 - Present
Michigan DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Incorporated Society of Irish American Lawyers (ISIAL)Member2007 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2005 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
"My life has been saved."Careless Driving
"My life has been saved."Careless Driving
Doctor AcquittedNOT GUILTY
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
Albion CollegeEconomics and ManagementBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced DUI Defense SeminarAdvanced DUI Trial Practice Round Table2013
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDiscovering the Story2012