Grand Rapids Criminal Defense Law Firm

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer


Kiebel Law Office is a Michigan criminal defense law firm devoted to the defense of people charged with a crime in and throughout Michigan.

We possess the following accolades:

  • Superb rating from Avvo
  • Fully licensed to practice in all Michigan state courts
  • Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Attorney

We do not shy away from any case, no matter how large or small they may seem. We have represented cases as minor as Drinking and Driving, all the way up to more serious charges involving murder/manslaughter, sex crimes, and federal crimes.

Fighting a criminal offense can feel like you are standing up against a wall, but we, James Kiebel and Brandon Barthalemy, founding attorneys of Kiebel Law Office, PLC., are on your side, ready to make all of those walls crumble. It is one of the reasons why we have risen to become one of the most elite and most widely recognized legal advocates in Michigan.

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We understand that being arrested is a frightening and helpless experience. This is why we pride ourselves on being accessible and available for a free consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you have regarding your case. We are committed to individualized care, which is why we provide each client with our individual cell phone numbers in the event they have a question about their case. Our attorneys strive to to ensure that each client understands the confusing criminal justice system and also what strategies can be utilized to obtain the best possible result in their respective case(s).


Most people searching for a criminal defense lawyer aren't aware of the significant advantage they have when they defense local to their area. Most criminal attorneys take cases in all courts and counties regardless of whether they have any experience practicing there, but a Michigan criminal defense attorney has a better understanding of your local community.

Unlike other legal professionals, local attorneys are familiar with the courts and the prosecutors likely to be working on your case. It is important that you have the best possible chance at success in your case. If you have a defense attorney working your case who knows exactly what to expect from the prosecuting attorney, your case could greatly benefit. The outcome of your criminal case could result in a drastic and negative change in your life or it could result in little to no change. It is your attorney's goal to help get you the outcome that results in the least amount of negative change in your life and that of your family.


Each state has its own criminal laws. Kiebel Law Office, PLC. has a comprehensive understanding of the Michigan penal code that benefits each of their clients.

Criminal charges are generally separated into two categories: felony offenses and misdemeanor offenses. Depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, you will be charged with one or the other. In some cases involving multiple criminal charges, you may find yourself facing counts of both types of charges.


Most people don't know what to expect or what the possible outcome of their case could be. By contacting our firm, you can rest assured that your cyber crime, domestic violence, DUI or probation violation case is in the hands of someone who knows exactly how to handle cases in your area. It doesn't matter what type of charges you are facing or how serious those charges are, you owe it to yourself to speak with one of our attorneys.

The sooner an attorney gets involved in your case the more likely they will be able to gather the proper evidence, which includes but is not limited to police reports, witness statements, videos and 911 calls. In some instances, we can even prevent criminal charges from being filed against you! If you need a Michigan criminal defense attorney, our firm can help.


You can have a greater advantage when you enlist the help of a lawyer who spends significantly more time within the courts they visit the most. Kiebel Law Office, PLC. has earned a positive reputation in the local legal community. Our lawyers are known as aggressive and zealous advocates for clients in all criminal cases, and this can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your case.

We are experienced, we are passionate and we are aggressive. We serve clients in Kent, Allegan, Ionia, Ottawa, Muskegon, Barry, Berrian, Saginaw, Kalamazoo, Calhoun and all other Michigan Counties.

Drinking & Driving Offenses

OWI cases are extremely complicated. A conviction could have lasting effects on your life. We have had extensive experience and success in OWI cases throughout the State of Michigan.  Click Here to find out more about OWI Defenses in Michigan. 

Drug Crime Defense

Our firm has handled hundreds of drug crimes and knows how successfully handle your case. Your chances of beating your case greatly improve with a qualified Grand Rapids criminal lawyer. Contact us for a free consultation. 

Felony & Misdemeanor Defense

Choosing the best criminal defense attorney for your case is an important decision that can have a significant impact on the ultimate outcome of your case.  Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Do you need assistance with a legal matter in Grand Rapids, MI? We know how to successfully defend your case.  Call today for a free consultation. 

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