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Michael J. Boyle

Michael J. Boyle

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  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Michigan
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Attorney and Counselor – Michael J. Boyle is a Partner and Shareholder and serves as Senior Trial Attorney. He joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005 after a successful solo criminal defense practice. Mr. Boyle is a highly trained and skilled Trial Attorney and has represented clients in over 70+ counties throughout Michigan. Mr. Boyle is a graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College. He has also a graduate of the highly regarded “Trial Lawyers College,” which was founded by nationally renowned trial attorney Gerry Spence. Like Mr. Barone, Mr. Boyle has worked personally with and been trained by Mr. Spence and has used this training to win drunk/drugged driving and criminal trials. He has handled the most complex and serious cases including OWI Causing Death or Injury, and CSC 1st Degree.

Mr. Boyle has been certified as a practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, through International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He is also trained as a Drug Recognition Evaluator/Expert (DRE) specifically designed for DUI Drug cases, and also Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE). He has extensive training and experience in understanding the science and principals involved in chemical testing, including the DMT DataMaster (breath testing), is one of only a few Michigan attorneys that has had specialized and hands-on training with Gas Chromatography (GC) (quantitative blood testing) for alcohol and GC / Mass Spec and LC Tandem Mass Spec for whole drug & blood drug Detection and analysis.

Mr Boyle’s personal approach and significant trial and courtroom experience has effectively represented clients throughout the entire State. He is also an accomplished Presenter. He’s been recognized by SuperLawyers, Leading Lawyers Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal /Magazine, and 10.0 AVVO Rating.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2002)
Activities: Student Senator Mock Trial Rugby
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Albion College
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Professional Experience
Barone Defense Firm
- Current
Senior Trial Attorney
Barone Defense Firm
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Discover Your Story, Trial Skills Bootcamp, Lansing, MI
Opening Statements, Trial Skills Bootcamp, Detroit, MI
FOIA and THC Blood Testing, Cannabis and Cars
Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Impairment
DRE - Drug Recognition Expert
SFST - Standard Field Sobriety Tests
Liquid and Gas Chromatography
National Chemical Society
Whole Drug Testing
National Chemical Society
Leading Lawyer
Leading Lawyers Magazine
Top Lawyer - Criminal Defense
Grand Rapids Business Journal / Magazine
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Professional Associations
MIchigan Association of OWI Attorneys
Member & Vice President
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State Bar of Michigan
Marijuana Law Section
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Michigan
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Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sex Crimes, CSC / CSAM
  • Gun Crimes / Assault/ Self-Defense
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Michael J. Boyle's Website Profile
Barone Defense Firm Website
Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Barone Defense Firm
Birmingham Office
280 N Old Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
Telephone: (248) 306-9158
Barone Defense Firm
Grand Rapids Office
61 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone: (616) 365-5780