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Why Barnwell Law?

William Barnwell


There are many lawyers who practice criminal defense. Not all spend nearly every day in courtrooms around Metro-Detroit and Michigan focusing exclusively in criminal defense. The “Barnwell Defense” is tailored to your specific situation. If it’s a trial case, Barnwell Law will develop a strategy to win your case.

If it is a case that will not involve a trial, Barnwell Law will work hard to secure the most favorable outcome possible. Many clients who thought they were going to jail, or whom the prosecution strongly argued for jail, have been given a second chance through the help of Barnwell Law. Bill knows how to speak to players on all sides of the case: From the prosecution, the jurors, the judge, and so on.

Your case will be tailored towards you, the facts of your case, your goals, and ultimately what you hope to see accomplished.

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Sit down with Bill personally and he will walk you through the anatomy of your case. He will answer all of your questions. If you are not satisfied, you pay nothing for your consultation. Instead, you will walk away knowing you picked the right attorney who will fight and advocate for you.


Bill is a relatable attorney. He cares for his clients. He returns your calls. He explains things to you. You will know you have someone at your side who genuinely cares for you and doesn’t just see you as a paycheck.


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Bill’s extremely unique skill set brings him an edge many defense attorneys do not posses. He is respected in the legal community and knows how to effectively fight. He knows when to be aggressive, and sometimes, just as important, when not to pick the wrong battles.


Finally, Bill has handled a number of sensitive and even widely publicized cases. He is skilled in handling the press, but more importantly, how to persuade a judge or jury.

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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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