Steven R. Simkins

Exceptional Attorneys, Protecting YOUR Rights

Steven R. Simkins was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has quickly become one of West Michigan’s most respected and trusted attorneys. Licensed by the State Bar of Michigan in 2003, Mr. Simkins specializes in the areas of criminal defense, juvenile neglect/abuse and delinquency cases, seizure and forfeiture issues, school board suspension and expulsion hearings/appeals, driver license restoration, and criminal record expungements.

Steven R. Simkins

  • Mr. Simkins has successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, including: Drunk Driving/OWI/OUID, Drunk Driving Causing Death, Drug Crimes, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Armed/Unarmed Robbery, Assault and Battery, Assault with Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm, Felonious Assault, Domestic Violence, Larceny/Theft crimes, Home Invasion, Strangulation, Trespass, MIP, Creating a Disturbance, and Resisting/Obstructing Police.
  • After graduating from Michigan State University, Mr. Simkins spent several years counseling and mentoring abused and delinquent children at St. John’s Home in Grand Rapids. He then attended Wayne State University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor.
  • Mr. Simkins has appeared in both state and federal court for clients all over the state of Michigan, including Allegan, Barry, Cass, Gladwin, Ionia, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Kent, Macomb, Manistee, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Ottawa, Saginaw, and Wayne counties. Mr. Simkins lives in Kent County where he enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

Areas of Practice:

50% Criminal
50% Neglect/Abuse/Delinquency

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Michigan, 2003

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2003

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2006


Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
J.D. – 2003

Michigan State University,
Lansing, Michigan
B.A. – 1995
Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Michigan Bar Association, Member
Grand Rapids Bar Association, Criminal & Juvenile Section, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
NCDD, National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyer

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West Michigan Defense Team
77 Monroe Center St NW, Ste 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 233-9162

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