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Michael R. Bartish - Grand Rapids, MI

15 Ionia Avenue, S.W.Suite 520 Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Updated: 05/30/2024


Michael R. Bartish

Mike is an associate who has practiced criminal law since he graduated from law school in 1998. After graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps, and served as trial counsel, senior trial counsel and trial defense counsel. He has defended soldiers accused of a variety of offenses, including drug distribution, rape and possession of child pornography. After four years of active duty, Mike went into private practice and now specializes in criminal defense and military law.

Mike is a member of several bar associations, and he is a Reserve Captain in the United States Army, currently assigned to the 154th Legal Service Organization.

About Michael R. Bartish


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1998
  • Michigan, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2003

Other Affiliations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2004 - Present
  • Cirminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, 2004 - Present
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, 154th Legal Services Organization


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1995
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Government

Past Positions

  • United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps (Active Duty), 1998 - 2003
  • U.S. Army Trial Defense Services, Fort Hood, Trial Defense Counsel, 2002 - 2003
  • First Cavalry Division Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Trial Counsel, 1999 - 2001
  • First Cavalry Division Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Senior Trial Counsel, 2001 - 2002


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Office Information


15 Ionia Avenue, S.W.Suite 520 Grand Rapids, MI 49503


  • 616-458-6007 (Grand Rapids Fax)
  • 231-924-8702 (Fremont Fax)

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon. - Fri. (On Call 24/7)

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