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Larry C. Willey - Grand Rapids, MI

300 Ottawa Avenue Suite 810 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Updated: 05/27/2021

Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Lawyer


Attorney and founding firm partner Larry C. Willey has been practicing law for over 40 years -dedicating his legal career to the defense of people accused of committing crimes. Regarded as one of Michigan's premier criminal defense attorneys, Larry has handled all types of criminal matters, from business-related white collar crimes and health care fraud, to tax-related offenses, homicides and drug crimes...

About Larry C. Willey

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Business-related white collar crimes
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Tax-related offenses
  • Homicides and Drug crimes

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney and Founding Partner


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1973
  • Michigan, 1978
  • Hawaii, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Other Affiliations

  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1985 - Present
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association, Trustee 1997 - 1999


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Michigan Law Review, , 1970 - 1971
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Political Science

Past Positions

  • Hon. Martin Pence, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court of Hawaii, Law Clerk, 1971 - 1972
  • Williams, Connolly & Califano; Washington, D.C., Attorney, 1972 - 1974
  • United States Attorney's Office; District of Columbia, Assistant United States Attorney, 1974 - 1977
  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Trial Attorney, 1977 - 1978
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Special Trial Attorney, Public Integrity Section, 1979 - 1980
  • Private Practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1980 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Michigan Bar Foundation


Other Sources of Feedback About Larry C. Willey

Included on the 2022 Michigan list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Michigan Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Larry C. Willey on Super Lawyers


  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers, 1999 - Present
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1993 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1993 - Present
  • Michigan’s top lawyers by Grand Rapids Magazine and Michigan Super Lawyers

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Office Information


300 Ottawa Avenue Suite 810 Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • 616-458-1158

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


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