Steven R. Simkins

Exceptional Attorneys, Protecting YOUR Rights

Jeffrey T. Kortes has established himself as one of the preeminent criminal defense attorneys in West Michigan. Jeff has successfully represented clients in State and Federal Courts on a variety of charges. Most recently Jeff has won cases at trial including Criminal Sexual Conduct-First Degree, Domestic Violence, Impersonating a Police Officer, Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, Operating While Intoxicated-Third Offense Felony, Operating While Intoxicated, Home Invasion First Degree, Home Invasion Third Degree and several others.

Steven R. Simkins

Steven R. Simkins, Lawyer, West Michigan Defense Team

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

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.

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West Michigan Defense Team
77 Monroe Center St NW, Ste 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 456-5457