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I am a parent advocate, child abuse defense attorney and criminal defense attorney.  My great passion in the practice of law is the defense of the falsely accused.  I do this in the context of both neglect-abuse cases and criminal cases.  I offer free consultations and accept cases throughout Michigan.  Having recently retired from the law firm that I and my partner founded, I continue to accept a limited number of cases where I believe in my client.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 50%
    21 years, 50 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    21 years, 500 cases
  3. Family: 5%



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FLMember in Good Standing201006/17/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing199508/04/2016
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 Lawyers2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Blue BookThomas M. Cooley1996
Certificate of MeritThomas M. Cooley Law School1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberCronkright Law, PLLC2016 - Present
Partner (member)Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC1998 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of CPS Defense AttorneysInterim Board Member, Incorporator2013 - Present
National Child Abuse Defense and Rescource CenterSupporting Member2008 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kent County Infant FractureAfter defense medical experts were brought in, a viable medical defense was presented. The case was ultimately dismissed and the child was returned home.
Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st degreeNot Guilty, all counts
Child Abuse / Neglect PetitionFavorable jury verdict, no jurisdiction
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Publication nameTitleDate
AggressiveCriminalDefenseDeath Penalty for Marathon Bomber?2014
CPS DefenseCPS Supervision Tragedy2014
AggressiveCriminalDefenseHelping a Teenager in Trouble2013
AggressiveCriminal DefenseMan Dies After Consuming Cocaine from Brother's Butt2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Spring Arbor UniversityBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Student Question and Answer PresentationCareer Day2015
Chlld Abuse Allegations, the Law, the Science, the Myths and the RealityDeposing and Exposing Faulty Medical Testimony2015
Parent Attorney TrainingDiscovery and Evidence Issues in Child Protection Proceedings2014
National Association of Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, Las Vegas, 2014Ethics and Standard of Care Issues in Child Abuse Defense2014
Special Meeting of the Lansing Compassion ClubSection 8 Defenses Under the MMMA2013