William Barnwell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Warren, MI

Barnwell Law, PLLC
 | 30130 Gruenburg, Warren, MI 48092
Phone: 877-410-2309
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2015
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

William Barnwell is an attorney and the founder of Barnwell Law, PLLC, in Warren, Michigan. Mr. Barnwell devotes his practice exclusively to criminal defense and has successfully defended clients charged with state and federal crimes such as child abuse crimes, drug crimes, DUI crimes, felonies, assault, domestic violence, gun charges, misdemeanors, homicide crimes, and sex crimes, and many other criminal defense lawyer cases. 

Mr. Barnwell serves clients in Warren, Roseville, Detroit, Port Huron and Royal Oak, Troy, Madison Heights, Hazel Park, as well as throughout the Detroit metropolitan area and Michigan statewide. His practice encompasses Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne, and many other counties throughout the State of Michigan.

A graduate of Bethel College, where he earned his bachelor’s and two master’s degrees, Mr. Barnwell received his law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He is licensed to practice law in all Michigan state courts and also in the Eastern Federal District Court jurisdiction. 

Since opening his practice, Mr. Barnwell has gained a strong reputation in the Michigan legal community and received various awards for his accomplishments. He has been named one of the “10 Best for Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys and one of the “Top 40 Lawyers under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers. He has been rated as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers since 2018 to the present time. 

He has gained a repupation as someone who fights hard and cares for every client. He has recived numerous Not Guilty jury verdicts, have had many cases dismissed without having to go to trial, and helped resolve hundreds of cases favorably for clients charges with varying offenses. 

Mr. Barnwell has been also been recognized in his local community. He served as both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Warren Housing Commission from 2012-2017. He serves as a Director of the Young Lawyer Section of the Macomb County Bar Association. He is also a leader in the non-profit community in various faith-based and secular charities. This gives him added credibility and respect in the Court system. 

He is a member of professional organizations including the Macomb County Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan and the American Bar Association. He is an elected Director of the Young Lawyer Section of the Macomb County Bar Association, and frequent contributor to "Bar Briefs." He also serves as trustee of the Macomb County Bar Foundation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About William Barnwell

Admitted: 2015, Michigan

Honors/Awards:

  • Outstanding community recognition award, City of Warren, 2014 and 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 10 under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
  • 10 Best, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Trustee, Macomb County Bar Foundation. , 2019
  • Macomb County Bar Association, 2016
  • Director, Young Lawyer Section, 2019
  • American Bar Association, 2016
  • Macomb County Indigent Defense
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Michigan

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice-Chair/Chairman, City of Warren Housing Commission, 2017
  • Trustee, Macomb County Bar Foundation

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Three separate Not Guilty Jury Verdicts. , 2018

Newsletters:

  • "Recent Criminal Procedure Changes Offer Litigation Opportunities", Macomb County Bar Association
  • "Expungement Reforms Await Action by House.", Macomb County Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • Bethel College, Master's Degree
  • Bethel College, Bachelor's Degree
Office Location for William Barnwell

30130 Gruenburg
Warren, MI 48092

Phone: 877-410-2309

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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