Gary Springstead

Gary Springstead - Springstead & Bartish Law

Gary Springstead
Springstead & Bartish Law
15 Ionia Avenue, S.W., Suite 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 458-5500


Gary Springstead
Springstead & Bartish Law

Attorney Profile
Law School

Wayne State University
1995 - 1998


(616) 458-5500

grand rapids criminal attorneyGary K. Springstead is one of the leading criminal attorneys in Grand Rapids and Fremont. As a trial attorney he has developed a busy practice in state and federal courts in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, White Cloud, Hart, Ludington, and Big Rapids. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Springstead was an F.B.I. Special Agent for approximately five years, investigating and assisting in the prosecution of a broad range of federal crimes from sophisticated white collar crimes to violent crimes, terrorism and national security matters. This included investigating numerous high-profile cases in the United States and abroad.

Dedicated Criminal Attorney in Grand Rapids and Fremont

Mr. Springstead’s criminal practice is split fairly evenly between federal criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and state criminal cases in Kent, Muskegon, Mason, Mecosta, Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.

In federal court, Mr. Springstead represents people charged with a variety of violent and white collar crimes, including:

  • Bank, Wire and Mail Fraud
  • Bank Robbery
  • Bribery and Kickback Schemes
  • Drug Charges and Drug Conspiracies
  • Embezzlement
  • Federal Gun/Explosive Charges
  • Grand Jury Matters
  • Identity Theft
  • Illegal Reentry
  • Immigration Violations
  • Possession/Distribution of Child Pornography

Exceptional Federal Experience

Mr. Springstead has had many successes in federal court in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan, including:

  • Excluding evidence
  • Getting charges reduced to less serious charges
  • Avoiding charges altogether
  • Receiving downward departures or variances
  • Achieving reversal on appeal
  • Winning a “not guilty” verdict on all counts in a high-profile white-collar crime trial

Mr. Springstead’s experience as an F.B.I. agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney has been particularly useful in defending federal criminal cases.

A Reputation for Excellence in State Court Criminal Defense

In state court, Mr. Springstead handles serious felonies as well as misdemeanors. His successes include not guilty verdicts at trial, directed verdicts of acquittal, denial of bindover at preliminary examinations, suppression motions, and outright dismissals. Mr. Springstead handles:

  • Felonies
    • Arson
    • Breaking and Entering
    • Criminal Sexual Conduct
    • Drug Offenses
    • Embezzlement
    • Felon in Possession
    • Home Invasion
    • Murder Fleeing and Eluding
    • Resisting and Opposing
    • Weapons Charges
  • Misdemeanors
    • Assault and Battery
    • Domestic Violence
    • Driving/License Offenses
    • Drunk Driving
    • Illegal Entry
    • Larceny
    • Minor in Possession/Furnishing
    • Operating Under the Influence of Drugs
    • Possession of Controlled Substance
    • Retail Fraud
    • Sex Offender Registry Offenses




  • Presidential Management Fellowship, Washington, D.C., 1998—2000
  • Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1996—1997



  • Constitutional Warrior, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • F.B.I. Agents Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Western District of Michigan
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Newaygo County Bar Association, Interim President (2008), President (2009)
  • Oceana County Bar Association, President (2007)
  • State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law and Litigation Sections

Don’t take chances with your future

Attorney Springstead is a leading criminal law attorney in Grand Rapids, and he can help. Contact Springstead & Bartish Law, P.L.L.C. online, in Grand Rapids at 616-458-5500 or in Fremont at 231-924-8700, or visit our blog online.

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