William M. Barnwell

William M. Barnwell

Experienced Metro-Detroit trial attorney with state-wide results.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Florida, Michigan, Eastern Federal District
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Bill is one of the only lawyers in the state of Michigan who is also a 15 year experienced leader in the non-profit community, with extensive counseling and public relations experience. His years of experience outside the courtroom and results inside of the courtroom give him respect and a skill set that many other defense attorneys do not possess. Furthermore, it makes him more relatable to clients, better at negotiating with prosecutors and city attorneys, and skilled in making an argument to a judge or jury. Bill is also a former academic, which translates to excellent written skills when drafting motions, arguments, and appeals.

As a highly experienced public speaker, Bill has spoken in front of groups of thousands, hundreds, and small groups. Bill's background in social science, counseling and public relations give him skills to ensure fair juros are selected for your trial. His persuasion skills in front of a judge or jury are top-notch and come with proven results. Bill has won numerous misdemeanor and felony trials, and has successfully had many cases dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

Bill handles cases large and small. Serious felonies to low-level misdemeanors, in courts all throughout the State of Michigan. Bill has practiced in nearly every part of the state, including in the Eastern Federal District handling federal criminal law cases. Bill also handles estate planning for singles and couples and takes select family law cases. Bill offers professional, dedicated, zealous, and diligent service at a competitive price.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2015) | Litigation
Honors: Cum Laude
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Bethel University & Seminary
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Professional Experience
Owner/Lead Attorney
Barnwell Law, PLLC
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Articles & Publications
"Recent Criminal Procedure Changes Offer Litigation Opportunities"
Macomb County Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
"Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?", Mock Trial, Macomb County, MI
Macomb County Bar Association
Missionary Church, Inc.
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
10 Best
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar
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Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
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Michigan State Bar
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Macomb County Bar Association
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Activities: Director, YLS
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
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Eastern Federal District
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Federal Circuit
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat Fees are competitively priced based on the type of case.
Practice Areas
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, Victims Rights
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Social Security Disability
Workers' Compensation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
William M. Barnwell's Website Profile
Barnwell Law, PLLC Website
Contact & Map
Barnwell Law, PLLC
Michigan Office
28225 Mound Rd
Warren, MI 48092
Telephone: (810) 394-2952
Barnwell Law, PLLC
Florida Office
2256 First St
Suite #159
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Telephone: (239) 325-6989