Proven criminal defense representing clients throughout Michigan and Florida. Barnwell Law has experience representing clients on capital felony crimes, felonies, and misdemeanors. Numerous trial successes, not guilty verdicts, and acquittals. Top-rated criminal defense attorney with hundreds of client reviews across the web.


Barnwell Law is active in courts throughout Michigan and Florida. View a partial listing of courts here that William Barnwell regularly appears.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense including Homicide
  • Sex Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Felony
  • Misdemeanor
  • Drug Crimes
  • Larceny
  • Embezzlement
  • Retail Fraud
  • Vehicle/Car Crimes
  • Police Crimes/Resisting Arrest
  • White Collar Crime
  • Federal Crime
  • Fraud
  • Gun and Weapons Crimes
  • Comedy for a Cause to Combat Opioid Abuse
  • Spotlight on Human Trafficking Fundraiser
  • Oakland County Food Banks

Bar Associations

  • Florida State Bar

    Member Since: 2021

  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

    Member Since: 2016

  • Michigan State Bar

    Member Since: 2015

  • Macomb County Bar Association

    Member Since: 2015

    Director, YLS


  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School - J.D. - 2015

    Honors and Activities: - National Mock Trial Team - National Moot Court - Dean's List - Cum Laude

  • Bethel University - Master of Theology - 2006

    Honors and Activities: - Summa Cum Laude

  • Bethel University - Master of Ministry - 2005

    Honors and Activities: - Summa Cum Laude

  • Bethel University - Social Science - 2003

    Honors and Activities: - Summa Cum Laude

Client Reviews

Call him. Day or night, he actually answers. And he personally will fight your case. Not pass it off to someone else who won't return your calls once you hire them, like so many other law firms. Great results!

Cheryl T.

Excellent attorney. Fights hard for all his clients and produces results. Not only knows his stuff but you can tell cares about all his clients and sees them as real people and worth fighting for.

Jake A.

Absolutely amazing. Bill goes above and beyond for his client. I have been blessed to have had him by my side and would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal counsel.

Jamie N.

I contacted Bill Barnwell personally, spoke with him and hired. He represented me in a domestic violence case. I felt that the accusations on me we're incorrect. Bill was able to have the case dismissed with no key...


Mr. Bill Barnwell is by far the Best Attorney I have ever had the luxury of representing me. He was very persistent and persuasive to the point of me only serving 12 days in county on a 4th Habitual felony of violation...


Bill was extremely helpful, from the beginning of my initial consultation through my appearance in front of the judge. I was charged with a misdemeanor in Highland Park while on vacation from a different state. I had no...


Mr. Bill Barnwell assisted me through a pretty scary situation where I had a person harass/stalk me. Mr. Barnwell was very empathetic and helpful. After dealing with police, detectives, different attorneys and judges...


Receiving an OWI ticket with a .15 bac from a State police officer on I-696 was something I wasn't ready for. It was also written on the ticket that I was speeding more than 15mph over the speed limit. The officer didn't...


I hired Bill for a felony case on which I wrongly accused and my rights were violated. Mr. Barnwell fought this charge tooth and nail and I am happy to say all charges were dismissed. His dedication for his clients...


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