5.0 stars 30 totalReview Michael Boyle
Posted by Jacob
I had never hired an attorney before a recent arrest for DUI/OWI. I don't know any attorneys and I never had a reason to contact an attorney before this event in my life. I was completely clueless on how to find a good DUI defense attorney. Luckily, I stumbled onto Avvo and found some reviews like this one recommending Barone Defense and Michael Boyle. I called Barone and a few other listings I found on Avvo on the Saturday night of a holiday weekend.
An associate from Barone named Kathy called me back within an hour. It sounds like a small detail, but her prompt return call was a major factor in me eventually hiring Michael Boyle and Barone Defense. The other law offices didn't call me back until Monday or Tuesday the next week. Also, Kathy understood the emotional state of mind I was in. She helped me feel a little less panicked which meant a lot in retrospect.
Kathy highly recommended Michael as one of the best DUI lawyers in Michigan and helped me set up the initial meeting. After talking with Michael and Kathy, I knew Barone was the obvious best choice for me. Being arrested for DUI is a very stressful event in anyone's life. One of the few sources of comfort I had was knowing that one of the preeminent DUI defense lawyers in Michigan was in my corner.
Michael has a well-established reputation in Michigan as a leader and advocate for the fair treatment of DUI defendants. He did a great job of clarifying what the possible outcomes would be in my case, which helped to relieve a lot of the stress and uncertainty. He also gave me step-by-step directions on how to rehabilitate my image with the court. Michael has a lot of experience in this field and knew how to put me and my case in the right light. My case had some unique characteristics including an Implied Consent violation and high BAC. Through his solid working relationships with the prosecutor and judge and his experience in handling matters like this, he was able to get my Implied Consent violation waived, which was a crucial factor in my life going forward.
All in all, I have nothing but the highest respect and appreciation for Kathy, Michael, and everyone I dealt with at Barone. Everyone was very professional, compassionate, and prompt to respond to my correspondence. The whole process was very efficient. Barone took care of all of the details while I tried to get back to a sense of normalcy in my life. If you are looking for a DUI defense team, you are probably very stressed-out. I encourage you to take the first step toward easing that stress by giving Barone a call. You are in good hands with Barone and Michael Boyle.
Posted by a client
As an out-of-state client, I was extremely worried about laws, possible outcomes, and penalties I didn't understand. Michael and his team were very patient in explaining the steps I should take and how best to present myself to the Court. We achieved the best possible outcome and his advocacy was worth every penny. I'm so thankful he was there for me. The people of GR have a real champion in this man. When you're frightened and scattered, do not be afraid to call on them. Best decision I could have made.
Posted by Vicky
I was charged DUI of prescription pain pills . I fired first attorney after two bad pretrial said and OWVI . I was not guilty and was fighting this all the way but needed the best DUI lawyer and Mike Boyle is that and then some. From the time I hired him he fought hard on my case. I had now attorney who actually was fighting on my behalf. He also answers all emails, texts and cells right away. He gave out his cell number. I was not used to this with previous counsel.
He went met with my doctor in person. He supported me emotionally as this was very traumatic experience for me causing lots anxiety.
I accepted careless driving and this case is over after almost one year in court system. If I had known and hired Mike earlier yes this case would been over months ago.
You want best with DUI charge and he is it. I can't thank him enough . I also feel I have a friend in him .
Thank you to his support staff Karen and Sarah for their support and their kindness .
Posted by Jim
Hiring Michael was the best decision I could have made. I was charged with an OWI 2nd and was able to get it reduced to an OWI 1st with no jail time and minimum penalties. Retaining a qualified attorney is expensive but it is by far the best decision one can make when fighting a drunk driving charge. Michael was professional and very thorough through the entire process. My family and I couldn't thank him enough for what he did. I would not hesitate on recommending Mr. Boyle to anyone in need of good, honest and reliable representation.
Posted by a client
I retained Mr. Michaeal Boyle in June 2015 for DUI case I recieved. His preperaration and professionalism is second to none. Mr Boyle is a attorney that is there to make sure you get the best of the best service durning a difficult Journey. Among the best if not the best!!!
Posted by Travis
Michael helped me avoid jail, and also keep my license. Without a lengthy trial. I am very happy with the services mike provided. I Would recommend mike to anyone who is seeking a chance to prove themselves after a DUI charge.
Posted by a client
Mike came highly recommended to me from other lawyers that I knew and with good reason. The process was quick and he always was prompt and kept me informed. He was able to get my charges reduced and my sentencing was basically just a slap on the wrist. He understands the law, and he will do everything he can for the best possible result for you.
Posted by Ciara
My son was involved in a DUI/fatality. Our world exploded and we were all in shock. Immediately after the accident, we hired a lawyer that was a "friend of a friend". The price was right and we didn't know where else to turn. Lond story short, that lawyer was simply out of his depth. We eventually realized it and started looking for experienced DUI attorneys. We found Mike on the internet and checked his ratings on this very site. We then met with him in person. It was immediately clear that we should have hired him from the beginning. Mike is a seasoned DUI attorney. He is also compassionate. His expertise is Michigan DUI law and it shows. Do yourself or your loved one a favor and meet with Mike Boyle. It was the best decision that we ever made.
Posted by a client
I can't overstate how much I appreciate what Mike did for me.
Mike started defending me after I already had a bad pre-trial experience. I needed a new lawyer, someone that would fight for me. Mike came in and went right to bat for me. He took the time to fully understand my OWI charge, which combined with a PBT (Breathalyzer) refusal and a prior, it was difficult.
Mike took on my re-adjourned pretrial on his own (I didn't have to show up). Mike moved the prosecutor off his original jail term plea and he got the PBT mandatory 1-year suspension dropped. Mike was very gracious with his time, answering numerous cell calls and explaining and re-explaining until I understood the process. The support staff is also very professional and courteous.
Mike understood my 2 top goals, no jail and keep my job. Thanks to Mike both of these goals were accomplished.
My only regret is that I didn't know to hire Mr. Boyle when the incident first happened.
Posted by a client
For anyone facing the embarrassing, and potentially career ending charges that come with a DUI, I would highly recommend Mr. Boyle. From the start Mr. Boyle was up front with me about his approach to the case and the results that he was seeking. I was charged with a DUI High BAC which carries a stout set of punishments, which can include suspension of your license (a career ending punishment for me) and so I began my search for a lawyer. I chose Mr. Boyle with the Barone Defense Firm based on his great reputation and reviews. I am extremely glad I chose to hire Mr. Boyle, he was able to get my charges reduced down the an Impared Driving charge with comes with no suspension of a license and only a restriction for 90 days.