Michigan Criminal Lawyers Defending Clients from Out-of-State

Representing Tourists, Students, Professionals and Visitors to Michigan

Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and the West Michigan lakeshore draw tourists and business visitors from throughout the country and around the world. Sometimes they encounter legal problems while in Michigan and need a local criminal defense attorney to protect their rights.

At Willis Law, we are here to help. We offer effective and affordable defense against a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor charges, including drunk driving, drug possession, federal crimes and traffic violations.

Convenient. Effective. Affordable.

Depending on your specific circumstances, we may be able to arrange to have you appear at pretrial settlement conferences via teleconference, so that you do not need to make repeated trips back to Michigan for court appearances. For most traffic violations, we are able to appear on our client's behalf.

It is important to retain a tourist defense lawyer who is familiar with Michigan law and legal procedures to defend you. Our attorneys are former prosecutors from throughout Southwest Michigan. We regularly work on cases with local judges and prosecutors. Our out-of-state clients benefit from our local knowledge and experience.

In addition to providing local representation to out-of-state clients, we handle issues that cross state lines. Our team includes lawyers who are licensed to practice in federal court throughout the nation, including the United States Federal Court for the Western District of Michigan and the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as state and local courts in Indiana, Florida and pro hac vice in Illinois.

Criminal Defense Attorneys for Non-Residents

No matter the charges against you, we have the skills and resources to provide you with the best chance at a favorable outcome. Contact us today to arrange your free initial consultation. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.


  • Willis Law You can be sure that if we need further advice in the future your office will be our choice.
  • Willis Law I cannot say enough about the professionalism, integrity and honesty and legal acumen I have found in working with the entire staff.
  • Willis Law Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for what you have done regarding my legal matter.
  • Willis Law We have referred you to several family members and friends.
  • Willis Law I've worked with several attorneys in the Kalamazoo area, and Michael is, without a doubt, extraordinary.
  • Willis Law A truly excellent experience from start to finish.
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  • Roots from a Judge

    Sons of former judges, our firm’s co-founders are deeply rooted in our community and have been exposed to the law from a young age.

  • Service to Others

    We demonstrate compassion and consideration for others, putting your needs or desires ahead of our own to treat you the way you appreciate being treated.

  • Integrity, Honesty, & Accountability

    Willis Law adheres to a code of moral and ethical standards, is truthful in all things, and takes responsibility for our actions.

  • Empathy & Kindness

    We are considerate to exemplify good work ethics. Our lawyers strive to actively participate and engage in your feelings or ideas.

  • Excellence

    Our results and behavior represent the standard to which others should strive. We conduct ourselves to the highest standards in everything we do.

  • Dependability

    We are dependable, adhere to scheduled work hours, are considerate of needs in planning time off, consistently follow policies and procedures, and exemplify good work ethics.

  • Professionalism

    We demonstrate a professional attitude, appearance, and approach, seek personal and professional improvement, and initiate opportunities to improve contributions to the firm.

  • Commitment, Dedication, & Loyalty

    We demonstrate an allegiance and faithfulness with a determination toward a common goal of attaining excellence in service. We actively promote the firm and its values.

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