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I am an attorney with over 12 years of experience in all West Michigan and Metro Detroit counties specializing in:


Criminal defense representation for all misdemeanor and felony charges, including:  Drunk Driving/OWI, Drug Crimes, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Armed/Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery, Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm, Domestic Vioence, Larceny/Theft crimes, Home Invasion, Trespass, MIP, Creating a Disturbance, and Resisting/Obstructing Police.


Family Law representation:  Divorce, Child Custody, Support, Abuse and Neglect, and Parental Rights cases.


Driver License representation:  all issues involving license restoration hearings before the Secretary of State, circuit court appeals, and Implied Consent hearings.


Seizure/Forfeiture cases.


Criminal Record Expungements.


Juvenile Delinquency cases.


Criminal and Civil Appeals.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
  3. Family: 5%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Steven R. Simkins, Attorney at Law

77 Monroe Center Street NW
Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


MIActive And In Good Standing200305/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneySimkins Law2006 - Present
Intern - Drug House UnitWayne County Prosecutor's Office, Detroit, Mi2002 - 2002
Student AttorneyFree Legal Aid Clinic2000 - 2000
Direct Care Youth CounselorSt. John's Home1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Murray Lake AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, General Practice SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Juvenile Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Michigan, Prisons and Corrections SectionN/AN/A
Grand Rapids Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the matter of [juvenile defendant]Nolle Pros
People v TGArmed Robbery - Case Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State UniversityCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support at Western Michigan UniversityFamily Law2012
BNIDrunk Driving - Overview of procedural and legal issues2011