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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

Overview

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...

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.

Known for forceful and effective advocacy on behalf of his clients, Larry is recognized by his colleagues as a leader in his field. He has been elected a fellow of the prestigious International Society of Barristers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Michigan Bar Foundation. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993, and he consistently has been recognized as one of Michigan's top lawyers by Grand Rapids Magazine and Michigan Super Lawyers.

If you have been charged with a crime, you need aggressive, effective and efficient representation dedicated to protecting your rights and interests at every stage of your case. Experienced attorney Larry Willey will effectively support you from the grand jury investigation through an appeal, if necessary.

For more information about criminal defense attorney Larry Willey, or to learn more about the experienced and trusted criminal defense attorneys at Willey & Chamberlain, contact us here or call our office directly at 616.458.2212.

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

Qualifications

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

Education

  • 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

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Larry C. Willey

Included on the 2024 Michigan list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list
  • 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

Honors

  • 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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Address

300 Ottawa Avenue Suite 810 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Fax

  • 616-458-1158

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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