Legal Representation
In Warren, Michigan

William M. Barnwell

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Warren, MI





Bill Barnwell is a top-rated defense attorney in Michigan who handles all federal, state and local criminal matters. He has won many jury trials and has successfully resolved countless criminal cases throughout Metro-Detroit and the entire state of Michigan. Bill has been rated as a "Superlawyer" by his peers and holds the ranking of "AV-Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, Hundreds of clients have given Bill 5-Star reviews across the web.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense 50%
  • DUI/OWI 20%
  • Sex Crimes 30%

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2015


  • Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Riverview, Florida
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Social Science
  • Bethel College, Mischawaka, Indiana
    • M.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Theology
    • Major: Pastoral Ministry

Published Works

  • Presumed Guilty, Macomb County Bar Association, August, 2018
  • Recent Criminal Procedure Changes offer Litigation Opportunities, Macomb County Bar Association, February, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star-Superlawyers, 2018-Present
  • Top 40 under 40 - National Trial Lawyers, 2018-Present
  • 10 Best in Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Macomb County Bar Association, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Macomb County Bar Foundation, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Member, 2010 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Barnwell Law, PLLC, President/Owner
  • Missionary Church, USA, Pastor

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lead Pastor-Royal Oak Church


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