It's a serious responsibility to take another person's future into your own hands. Especially when that person depends on your experience and expertise to bring closure to a life-disrupting situation. Since 1993, the Barone Defense Firm has helped thousands of people through the personal and legal challenges that come with a DUI charge. Our unique approach combines the nations's toughest, most dedicated team of attorneys with a genuine compassion for real people. People who simply want to help win back the lives they knew before. Our success is a matter of record and we do not hesitate to claim our place as Michigan's foremost DUI defense group.

Barone Defense Firm

Barone Defense Firm

Compassionate Leaders in DUI Defense

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

Barone Defense Firm

Barone Defense Firm

Compassionate Leaders in DUI Defense

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

Firm Overview

It's a serious responsibility to take another person's future into your own hands. Especially when that person depends on your experience and expertise to bring closure to a life-disrupting situation. Since 1993, the Barone Defense Firm has helped thousands of people through the personal and legal challenges that come with a DUI charge. Our unique approach combines the nations's toughest, most dedicated team of attorneys with a genuine compassion for real people. People who simply want to help win back the lives they knew before. Our success is a matter of record and we do not hesitate to claim our place as Michigan's foremost DUI defense group.

Main Office

Main Office
280 N. Old Woodward Ave
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009

Phone

(248) 594-4554

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

The Barone Defense Firm operates on a flat fee basis and offers payment plans.

Other Offices
  • Grand Rapids Office

    (616) 365-5780
    61 Commerce Ave, S.W., Suite 504
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

While many firms offer a generic menu of legal services, the Barone Defense Firm has made DUI legal defense an exclusive specialty for nearly 25 years. Our reputation for focused advocacy is unmatched. Collectively our attorneys represent a combined 85 years of highly-focused experience in DUI defense.
Founding partner Patrick Barone has authored several authoritative publication on DUI defense that are considered must-reads for DUI attorneys. His books include Defending Drinking Drivers, a nationally utilized reference tool for DUI cases, and Michigan DUI Law: A Citizen's Guide, which helps those arrested for DUI understand their rights and obligations. He also teaches at Cooley Law School. Mr. Barone's powerful influence continues to set the standard for the entire legal team at Barone Defense Firm.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I have been exclusively defending clients who have been accused of drinking and driving since 1999 and have been handling drunk driving as part of a broader legal practice since 1992.

Because of my extensive knowledge regarding DUI law, I have authored two books on how to defend drinking drivers, in addition to writing articles on the topic for the country's top legal publications. I am the Executive Editor for DWI Journal: Law & Science, the only publication of its kind that is dedicated to providing valuable information for other DUI attorneys throughout the nation.

Barone Defense Firm
Patrick Barone

Patrick T. Barone is the principal and founding member of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is exclusively limited to zealously defending citizens accused of drunk driving. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan. Mr. Barone is the author on two books on DUI defense including the well respected two volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers (James Publishing), and The DUI Book A Citizen's Guide to Understanding DUI Litigation in America. He also served as the executive editor of The DWI Journal: Law & Science (Whitaker Newsletters, Inc.), a nationally circulated legal periodical and is the author of a monthly DUI defense column for Michigan's Criminal Defense Newsletter.

Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches Drunk Driving Law and Practice. He is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College, and is on the faculty of the Michigan Trial Practice College. Mr. Barone frequently lectures at national and state seminars attended by lawyers, judges and scientists, and he has provided expert commentary in newspapers, on television and on radio. Mr. Barone has been listed as "Seriously Outstanding" by SuperLawyers, and since 2009 has been included in America's Best Lawyers. He has an "AV" (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Barone has been certified as an instructor and practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and has also attended a 24-hour certification course at National Patent Analytical Corporation (the manufacturer of the DataMaster) and has thereby been deemed competent by the manufacturer to operate, perform essential diagnostic verifications and calibration checks on the DataMaster. Mr. Barone is a Sustaining Member of College for DUI Defense.

Barone Defense Firm
Patrick Barone

Patrick T. Barone is the principal and founding member of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is exclusively limited to zealously defending citizens accused of drunk driving. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan. Mr. Barone is the author on two books on DUI defense including the well respected two volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers (James Publishing), and The DUI Book A Citizen's Guide to Understanding DUI Litigation in America. He also served as the executive editor of The DWI Journal: Law & Science (Whitaker Newsletters, Inc.), a nationally circulated legal periodical and is the author of a monthly DUI defense column for Michigan's Criminal Defense Newsletter.

Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches Drunk Driving Law and Practice. He is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College, and is on the faculty of the Michigan Trial Practice College. Mr. Barone frequently lectures at national and state seminars attended by lawyers, judges and scientists, and he has provided expert commentary in newspapers, on television and on radio. Mr. Barone has been listed as "Seriously Outstanding" by SuperLawyers, and since 2009 has been included in America's Best Lawyers. He has an "AV" (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Barone has been certified as an instructor and practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and has also attended a 24-hour certification course at National Patent Analytical Corporation (the manufacturer of the DataMaster) and has thereby been deemed competent by the manufacturer to operate, perform essential diagnostic verifications and calibration checks on the DataMaster. Mr. Barone is a Sustaining Member of College for DUI Defense.

Barone Defense Firm
Michael J. Boyle

Michael J. Boyle joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005. Since that time Mr. Boyle has demonstrated considerable skill and acumen in the successful defense of Michigan's drinking drivers, and in 2009 was promoted to Firm's first-ever Senior Trial Attorney. In addition to his extensive trial practice, Mr. Boyle now takes an active role in the training and mentor-ship of the Firm's junior trial lawyers, and is the chief liaison between Mr. Numinen and the rest of the Barone Defense Firm.

In 2007 Mr. Boyle was certified as practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

He has also been certified in the use of the BAC Tracker software, allowing him to perform complex calculations related to the metabolism of alcohol using six different formulae.

He is also a 2006 graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial Lawyer's College, and is working toward certification with Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College

Barone Defense Firm
Michael J. Boyle

Michael J. Boyle joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005. Since that time Mr. Boyle has demonstrated considerable skill and acumen in the successful defense of Michigan's drinking drivers, and in 2009 was promoted to Firm's first-ever Senior Trial Attorney. In addition to his extensive trial practice, Mr. Boyle now takes an active role in the training and mentor-ship of the Firm's junior trial lawyers, and is the chief liaison between Mr. Numinen and the rest of the Barone Defense Firm.

In 2007 Mr. Boyle was certified as practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

He has also been certified in the use of the BAC Tracker software, allowing him to perform complex calculations related to the metabolism of alcohol using six different formulae.

He is also a 2006 graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial Lawyer's College, and is working toward certification with Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College

Barone Defense Firm
Karl Numinen

Karl P. Numinen became "of counsel" to the Barone Defense Firm in 2011 only after he had already spent the better part of 20 years earning an excellent reputation as a skillful and battle-hardened courtroom litigator. Karl attributes his success to thorough case preparation and his winning track record is a reflection of the time and intensity of this preparation.

In addition to his of counsel role, Karl is also a partner in the Upper Peninsula law firm of Pence & Numinen, located in Marquette Michigan. Along with a wealth of knowledge relative to the defense of drinking drivers, Karl also brings his personal relationships with those involved in the local criminal justice system to the Barone Defense Firm.

Karl's considerable knowledge and experience winning DUI cases throughout the Upper Peninsula and "Tip of the Mitt" judicial court systems is an asset to Barone Defense Firm client's in those locations.

Barone Defense Firm
Karl Numinen

Karl P. Numinen became "of counsel" to the Barone Defense Firm in 2011 only after he had already spent the better part of 20 years earning an excellent reputation as a skillful and battle-hardened courtroom litigator. Karl attributes his success to thorough case preparation and his winning track record is a reflection of the time and intensity of this preparation.

In addition to his of counsel role, Karl is also a partner in the Upper Peninsula law firm of Pence & Numinen, located in Marquette Michigan. Along with a wealth of knowledge relative to the defense of drinking drivers, Karl also brings his personal relationships with those involved in the local criminal justice system to the Barone Defense Firm.

Karl's considerable knowledge and experience winning DUI cases throughout the Upper Peninsula and "Tip of the Mitt" judicial court systems is an asset to Barone Defense Firm client's in those locations.

Barone Defense Firm
Ryan Ramsayer

Ryan T. Ramsayer joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2009. Immediately after joining the Firm, Mr. Ramsayer began his participation in an extensive "OWI bootcamp" program that was presented and overseen by both Mr. Barone and Senior Trial Attorney Michael Boyle. During this OWI bootcamp Mr. Ramsayer was trained in the various and multiple complexities of the Operating While Intoxicated field of law and science. After completion of the bootcamp Mr. Ramsayer began defending drunk and drugged drivers as a member of the Barone Defense Firm.

Originally from Northern Minnesota, Mr. Ramsayer is committed to defending the rights of all Americans. He demonstrated his commitment by honorably serving in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Marine Corps Infantry. Upon his return to America he put his experience to good use as he trained for a new battlefield the courtroom.

While at MSU Law, Mr. Ramsayer participated in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. The two-year program trained him in the specific skills required for successful trial advocacy. During that period, he also clerked at several firms where he studied various areas of the legal profession and honed his research and written advocacy skills.

Barone Defense Firm
Ryan Ramsayer

Ryan T. Ramsayer joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2009. Immediately after joining the Firm, Mr. Ramsayer began his participation in an extensive "OWI bootcamp" program that was presented and overseen by both Mr. Barone and Senior Trial Attorney Michael Boyle. During this OWI bootcamp Mr. Ramsayer was trained in the various and multiple complexities of the Operating While Intoxicated field of law and science. After completion of the bootcamp Mr. Ramsayer began defending drunk and drugged drivers as a member of the Barone Defense Firm.

Originally from Northern Minnesota, Mr. Ramsayer is committed to defending the rights of all Americans. He demonstrated his commitment by honorably serving in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Marine Corps Infantry. Upon his return to America he put his experience to good use as he trained for a new battlefield the courtroom.

While at MSU Law, Mr. Ramsayer participated in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. The two-year program trained him in the specific skills required for successful trial advocacy. During that period, he also clerked at several firms where he studied various areas of the legal profession and honed his research and written advocacy skills.

Barone Defense Firm
Keith Corbett

Keith Corbett is an associate at the Barone Defense Firm where he has been employed since 2013. However, Keith joined the firm after working for 34 years as a federal prosecutor. In this capacity he tried several thousand cases, often involving the Mafia and well-known organized crime figures in Detroit. Mr. Corbett's extensive prosecutorial experience has brought invaluable prospective to the firm.

Mr. Corbett's experience in the court room and extensive trial practice is now translating to defense of clients and in the past two years Keith has represented hundreds of accused drunk drivers, and compassionately advocated for the rights of clients with remarkable results in both negotiations and trials.

Mr. Corbett graduated from Notre Dame law school. He is certified as a practitioner in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and is a Member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys.

Barone Defense Firm
Keith Corbett

Keith Corbett is an associate at the Barone Defense Firm where he has been employed since 2013. However, Keith joined the firm after working for 34 years as a federal prosecutor. In this capacity he tried several thousand cases, often involving the Mafia and well-known organized crime figures in Detroit. Mr. Corbett's extensive prosecutorial experience has brought invaluable prospective to the firm.

Mr. Corbett's experience in the court room and extensive trial practice is now translating to defense of clients and in the past two years Keith has represented hundreds of accused drunk drivers, and compassionately advocated for the rights of clients with remarkable results in both negotiations and trials.

Mr. Corbett graduated from Notre Dame law school. He is certified as a practitioner in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and is a Member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys.

Barone Defense Firm
Ryan Ballard

Associate attorney Ryan Ballard educates and empowers clients who are facing OWIs. He is passionate about guiding clients of the Barone Defense Firm through the complexities of the legal system.

Mr. Ballard holds a Political Science degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, he worked as a judicial clerk in the Oakland County Circuit Court and as a probate advocate in the Kalamazoo County Probate Court.

After passing Michigan bar exam in 2011, Mr. Ballard represented professional athletes and also assisted clients with estate planning. At the Barone Defense Firm, he brings a wealth of experience as well as an excellent client-focused work ethic.

In his free time, Mr. Ballard is a coach with the Victory Honda AAA hockey organization.

Barone Defense Firm
Ryan Ballard

Associate attorney Ryan Ballard educates and empowers clients who are facing OWIs. He is passionate about guiding clients of the Barone Defense Firm through the complexities of the legal system.

Mr. Ballard holds a Political Science degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, he worked as a judicial clerk in the Oakland County Circuit Court and as a probate advocate in the Kalamazoo County Probate Court.

After passing Michigan bar exam in 2011, Mr. Ballard represented professional athletes and also assisted clients with estate planning. At the Barone Defense Firm, he brings a wealth of experience as well as an excellent client-focused work ethic.

In his free time, Mr. Ballard is a coach with the Victory Honda AAA hockey organization.

Barone Defense Firm
Robert Andretz

Robert J. AndretzAssociate Attorney
A true Michigander, Rob has lived in Mid-Michigan, West Michigan, and downtown Detroit and has defended clients in courts across the state of Michigan from St. Joseph to Grand Rapids to Petoskey on the west side and from Tawas City to Bloomfield Hills to Monroe on the east side. Licensed to practice law in Michigan since 2003, Rob is passionate about making a difference in the lives of his clients by fighting to protect their licenses, their careers, and their families from the potentially devastating effects of a drunk driving conviction. He does this by building a defense around each client's unique concerns, by thoroughly reviewing the evidence, and by advocating for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. Always striving to be the best trial attorney that he can be for his clients, Rob successfully completed the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College in 2015.
Before joining the Barone Defense Firm team in March of 2012, Rob was a solo attorney in East Lansing serving his clients' needs primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and mediation. Rob also worked for the Third Circuit Court in Detroit as a Research Law Clerk, drafting proposed opinions for judges on topics ranging from antitrust to zoning.
Rob graduated cum laude in 2003 from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, with a concentration in litigation. Rob honed his editing skills while serving on the Board of Editors of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Rob also sharpened his trial and appellate advocacy skills as a law student, earning the Certificate of Merit in Trial Workshop and being honored as a finalist in the State of Michigan Moot Court Competition and a quarter-finalist in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament. Graduating from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology, Rob also has a solid background in science.

Barone Defense Firm
Robert Andretz

Robert J. AndretzAssociate Attorney
A true Michigander, Rob has lived in Mid-Michigan, West Michigan, and downtown Detroit and has defended clients in courts across the state of Michigan from St. Joseph to Grand Rapids to Petoskey on the west side and from Tawas City to Bloomfield Hills to Monroe on the east side. Licensed to practice law in Michigan since 2003, Rob is passionate about making a difference in the lives of his clients by fighting to protect their licenses, their careers, and their families from the potentially devastating effects of a drunk driving conviction. He does this by building a defense around each client's unique concerns, by thoroughly reviewing the evidence, and by advocating for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. Always striving to be the best trial attorney that he can be for his clients, Rob successfully completed the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College in 2015.
Before joining the Barone Defense Firm team in March of 2012, Rob was a solo attorney in East Lansing serving his clients' needs primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and mediation. Rob also worked for the Third Circuit Court in Detroit as a Research Law Clerk, drafting proposed opinions for judges on topics ranging from antitrust to zoning.
Rob graduated cum laude in 2003 from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, with a concentration in litigation. Rob honed his editing skills while serving on the Board of Editors of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Rob also sharpened his trial and appellate advocacy skills as a law student, earning the Certificate of Merit in Trial Workshop and being honored as a finalist in the State of Michigan Moot Court Competition and a quarter-finalist in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament. Graduating from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology, Rob also has a solid background in science.

Barone Defense Firm
Patrick Barone

Barone Defense Firm
Patrick Barone

Firm Overview

It's a serious responsibility to take another person's future into your own hands. Especially when that person depends on your experience and expertise to bring closure to a life-disrupting situation. Since 1993, the Barone Defense Firm has helped thousands of people through the personal and legal challenges that come with a DUI charge. Our unique approach combines the nations's toughest, most dedicated team of attorneys with a genuine compassion for real people. People who simply want to help win back the lives they knew before. Our success is a matter of record and we do not hesitate to claim our place as Michigan's foremost DUI defense group.

Main Office

Main Office
280 N. Old Woodward Ave
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009

Phone

(248) 594-4554

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

The Barone Defense Firm operates on a flat fee basis and offers payment plans.

Other Offices
  • Grand Rapids Office

    (616) 365-5780
    61 Commerce Ave, S.W., Suite 504
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

While many firms offer a generic menu of legal services, the Barone Defense Firm has made DUI legal defense an exclusive specialty for nearly 25 years. Our reputation for focused advocacy is unmatched. Collectively our attorneys represent a combined 85 years of highly-focused experience in DUI defense.
Founding partner Patrick Barone has authored several authoritative publication on DUI defense that are considered must-reads for DUI attorneys. His books include Defending Drinking Drivers, a nationally utilized reference tool for DUI cases, and Michigan DUI Law: A Citizen's Guide, which helps those arrested for DUI understand their rights and obligations. He also teaches at Cooley Law School. Mr. Barone's powerful influence continues to set the standard for the entire legal team at Barone Defense Firm.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I have been exclusively defending clients who have been accused of drinking and driving since 1999 and have been handling drunk driving as part of a broader legal practice since 1992.

Because of my extensive knowledge regarding DUI law, I have authored two books on how to defend drinking drivers, in addition to writing articles on the topic for the country's top legal publications. I am the Executive Editor for DWI Journal: Law & Science, the only publication of its kind that is dedicated to providing valuable information for other DUI attorneys throughout the nation.

Barone Defense Firm
Patrick Barone

Patrick T. Barone is the principal and founding member of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is exclusively limited to zealously defending citizens accused of drunk driving. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan. Mr. Barone is the author on two books on DUI defense including the well respected two volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers (James Publishing), and The DUI Book A Citizen's Guide to Understanding DUI Litigation in America. He also served as the executive editor of The DWI Journal: Law & Science (Whitaker Newsletters, Inc.), a nationally circulated legal periodical and is the author of a monthly DUI defense column for Michigan's Criminal Defense Newsletter.

Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches Drunk Driving Law and Practice. He is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College, and is on the faculty of the Michigan Trial Practice College. Mr. Barone frequently lectures at national and state seminars attended by lawyers, judges and scientists, and he has provided expert commentary in newspapers, on television and on radio. Mr. Barone has been listed as "Seriously Outstanding" by SuperLawyers, and since 2009 has been included in America's Best Lawyers. He has an "AV" (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Barone has been certified as an instructor and practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and has also attended a 24-hour certification course at National Patent Analytical Corporation (the manufacturer of the DataMaster) and has thereby been deemed competent by the manufacturer to operate, perform essential diagnostic verifications and calibration checks on the DataMaster. Mr. Barone is a Sustaining Member of College for DUI Defense.

Barone Defense Firm
Patrick Barone

Patrick T. Barone is the principal and founding member of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is exclusively limited to zealously defending citizens accused of drunk driving. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan. Mr. Barone is the author on two books on DUI defense including the well respected two volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers (James Publishing), and The DUI Book A Citizen's Guide to Understanding DUI Litigation in America. He also served as the executive editor of The DWI Journal: Law & Science (Whitaker Newsletters, Inc.), a nationally circulated legal periodical and is the author of a monthly DUI defense column for Michigan's Criminal Defense Newsletter.

Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches Drunk Driving Law and Practice. He is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College, and is on the faculty of the Michigan Trial Practice College. Mr. Barone frequently lectures at national and state seminars attended by lawyers, judges and scientists, and he has provided expert commentary in newspapers, on television and on radio. Mr. Barone has been listed as "Seriously Outstanding" by SuperLawyers, and since 2009 has been included in America's Best Lawyers. He has an "AV" (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Barone has been certified as an instructor and practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and has also attended a 24-hour certification course at National Patent Analytical Corporation (the manufacturer of the DataMaster) and has thereby been deemed competent by the manufacturer to operate, perform essential diagnostic verifications and calibration checks on the DataMaster. Mr. Barone is a Sustaining Member of College for DUI Defense.

Barone Defense Firm
Michael J. Boyle

Michael J. Boyle joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005. Since that time Mr. Boyle has demonstrated considerable skill and acumen in the successful defense of Michigan's drinking drivers, and in 2009 was promoted to Firm's first-ever Senior Trial Attorney. In addition to his extensive trial practice, Mr. Boyle now takes an active role in the training and mentor-ship of the Firm's junior trial lawyers, and is the chief liaison between Mr. Numinen and the rest of the Barone Defense Firm.

In 2007 Mr. Boyle was certified as practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

He has also been certified in the use of the BAC Tracker software, allowing him to perform complex calculations related to the metabolism of alcohol using six different formulae.

He is also a 2006 graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial Lawyer's College, and is working toward certification with Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College

Barone Defense Firm
Michael J. Boyle

Michael J. Boyle joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2005. Since that time Mr. Boyle has demonstrated considerable skill and acumen in the successful defense of Michigan's drinking drivers, and in 2009 was promoted to Firm's first-ever Senior Trial Attorney. In addition to his extensive trial practice, Mr. Boyle now takes an active role in the training and mentor-ship of the Firm's junior trial lawyers, and is the chief liaison between Mr. Numinen and the rest of the Barone Defense Firm.

In 2007 Mr. Boyle was certified as practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in accordance with the standards set forth by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

He has also been certified in the use of the BAC Tracker software, allowing him to perform complex calculations related to the metabolism of alcohol using six different formulae.

He is also a 2006 graduate of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial Lawyer's College, and is working toward certification with Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College

Barone Defense Firm
Karl Numinen

Karl P. Numinen became "of counsel" to the Barone Defense Firm in 2011 only after he had already spent the better part of 20 years earning an excellent reputation as a skillful and battle-hardened courtroom litigator. Karl attributes his success to thorough case preparation and his winning track record is a reflection of the time and intensity of this preparation.

In addition to his of counsel role, Karl is also a partner in the Upper Peninsula law firm of Pence & Numinen, located in Marquette Michigan. Along with a wealth of knowledge relative to the defense of drinking drivers, Karl also brings his personal relationships with those involved in the local criminal justice system to the Barone Defense Firm.

Karl's considerable knowledge and experience winning DUI cases throughout the Upper Peninsula and "Tip of the Mitt" judicial court systems is an asset to Barone Defense Firm client's in those locations.

Barone Defense Firm
Karl Numinen

Karl P. Numinen became "of counsel" to the Barone Defense Firm in 2011 only after he had already spent the better part of 20 years earning an excellent reputation as a skillful and battle-hardened courtroom litigator. Karl attributes his success to thorough case preparation and his winning track record is a reflection of the time and intensity of this preparation.

In addition to his of counsel role, Karl is also a partner in the Upper Peninsula law firm of Pence & Numinen, located in Marquette Michigan. Along with a wealth of knowledge relative to the defense of drinking drivers, Karl also brings his personal relationships with those involved in the local criminal justice system to the Barone Defense Firm.

Karl's considerable knowledge and experience winning DUI cases throughout the Upper Peninsula and "Tip of the Mitt" judicial court systems is an asset to Barone Defense Firm client's in those locations.

Barone Defense Firm
Ryan Ramsayer

Ryan T. Ramsayer joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2009. Immediately after joining the Firm, Mr. Ramsayer began his participation in an extensive "OWI bootcamp" program that was presented and overseen by both Mr. Barone and Senior Trial Attorney Michael Boyle. During this OWI bootcamp Mr. Ramsayer was trained in the various and multiple complexities of the Operating While Intoxicated field of law and science. After completion of the bootcamp Mr. Ramsayer began defending drunk and drugged drivers as a member of the Barone Defense Firm.

Originally from Northern Minnesota, Mr. Ramsayer is committed to defending the rights of all Americans. He demonstrated his commitment by honorably serving in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Marine Corps Infantry. Upon his return to America he put his experience to good use as he trained for a new battlefield the courtroom.

While at MSU Law, Mr. Ramsayer participated in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. The two-year program trained him in the specific skills required for successful trial advocacy. During that period, he also clerked at several firms where he studied various areas of the legal profession and honed his research and written advocacy skills.

Barone Defense Firm
Ryan Ramsayer

Ryan T. Ramsayer joined the Barone Defense Firm in 2009. Immediately after joining the Firm, Mr. Ramsayer began his participation in an extensive "OWI bootcamp" program that was presented and overseen by both Mr. Barone and Senior Trial Attorney Michael Boyle. During this OWI bootcamp Mr. Ramsayer was trained in the various and multiple complexities of the Operating While Intoxicated field of law and science. After completion of the bootcamp Mr. Ramsayer began defending drunk and drugged drivers as a member of the Barone Defense Firm.

Originally from Northern Minnesota, Mr. Ramsayer is committed to defending the rights of all Americans. He demonstrated his commitment by honorably serving in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Marine Corps Infantry. Upon his return to America he put his experience to good use as he trained for a new battlefield the courtroom.

While at MSU Law, Mr. Ramsayer participated in the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. The two-year program trained him in the specific skills required for successful trial advocacy. During that period, he also clerked at several firms where he studied various areas of the legal profession and honed his research and written advocacy skills.

Barone Defense Firm
Keith Corbett

Keith Corbett is an associate at the Barone Defense Firm where he has been employed since 2013. However, Keith joined the firm after working for 34 years as a federal prosecutor. In this capacity he tried several thousand cases, often involving the Mafia and well-known organized crime figures in Detroit. Mr. Corbett's extensive prosecutorial experience has brought invaluable prospective to the firm.

Mr. Corbett's experience in the court room and extensive trial practice is now translating to defense of clients and in the past two years Keith has represented hundreds of accused drunk drivers, and compassionately advocated for the rights of clients with remarkable results in both negotiations and trials.

Mr. Corbett graduated from Notre Dame law school. He is certified as a practitioner in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and is a Member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys.

Barone Defense Firm
Keith Corbett

Keith Corbett is an associate at the Barone Defense Firm where he has been employed since 2013. However, Keith joined the firm after working for 34 years as a federal prosecutor. In this capacity he tried several thousand cases, often involving the Mafia and well-known organized crime figures in Detroit. Mr. Corbett's extensive prosecutorial experience has brought invaluable prospective to the firm.

Mr. Corbett's experience in the court room and extensive trial practice is now translating to defense of clients and in the past two years Keith has represented hundreds of accused drunk drivers, and compassionately advocated for the rights of clients with remarkable results in both negotiations and trials.

Mr. Corbett graduated from Notre Dame law school. He is certified as a practitioner in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and is a Member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys.

Barone Defense Firm
Ryan Ballard

Associate attorney Ryan Ballard educates and empowers clients who are facing OWIs. He is passionate about guiding clients of the Barone Defense Firm through the complexities of the legal system.

Mr. Ballard holds a Political Science degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, he worked as a judicial clerk in the Oakland County Circuit Court and as a probate advocate in the Kalamazoo County Probate Court.

After passing Michigan bar exam in 2011, Mr. Ballard represented professional athletes and also assisted clients with estate planning. At the Barone Defense Firm, he brings a wealth of experience as well as an excellent client-focused work ethic.

In his free time, Mr. Ballard is a coach with the Victory Honda AAA hockey organization.

Barone Defense Firm
Ryan Ballard

Associate attorney Ryan Ballard educates and empowers clients who are facing OWIs. He is passionate about guiding clients of the Barone Defense Firm through the complexities of the legal system.

Mr. Ballard holds a Political Science degree from Western Michigan University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. As a law student, he worked as a judicial clerk in the Oakland County Circuit Court and as a probate advocate in the Kalamazoo County Probate Court.

After passing Michigan bar exam in 2011, Mr. Ballard represented professional athletes and also assisted clients with estate planning. At the Barone Defense Firm, he brings a wealth of experience as well as an excellent client-focused work ethic.

In his free time, Mr. Ballard is a coach with the Victory Honda AAA hockey organization.

Barone Defense Firm
Robert Andretz

Robert J. AndretzAssociate Attorney
A true Michigander, Rob has lived in Mid-Michigan, West Michigan, and downtown Detroit and has defended clients in courts across the state of Michigan from St. Joseph to Grand Rapids to Petoskey on the west side and from Tawas City to Bloomfield Hills to Monroe on the east side. Licensed to practice law in Michigan since 2003, Rob is passionate about making a difference in the lives of his clients by fighting to protect their licenses, their careers, and their families from the potentially devastating effects of a drunk driving conviction. He does this by building a defense around each client's unique concerns, by thoroughly reviewing the evidence, and by advocating for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. Always striving to be the best trial attorney that he can be for his clients, Rob successfully completed the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College in 2015.
Before joining the Barone Defense Firm team in March of 2012, Rob was a solo attorney in East Lansing serving his clients' needs primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and mediation. Rob also worked for the Third Circuit Court in Detroit as a Research Law Clerk, drafting proposed opinions for judges on topics ranging from antitrust to zoning.
Rob graduated cum laude in 2003 from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, with a concentration in litigation. Rob honed his editing skills while serving on the Board of Editors of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Rob also sharpened his trial and appellate advocacy skills as a law student, earning the Certificate of Merit in Trial Workshop and being honored as a finalist in the State of Michigan Moot Court Competition and a quarter-finalist in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament. Graduating from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology, Rob also has a solid background in science.

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Robert Andretz

Robert J. AndretzAssociate Attorney
A true Michigander, Rob has lived in Mid-Michigan, West Michigan, and downtown Detroit and has defended clients in courts across the state of Michigan from St. Joseph to Grand Rapids to Petoskey on the west side and from Tawas City to Bloomfield Hills to Monroe on the east side. Licensed to practice law in Michigan since 2003, Rob is passionate about making a difference in the lives of his clients by fighting to protect their licenses, their careers, and their families from the potentially devastating effects of a drunk driving conviction. He does this by building a defense around each client's unique concerns, by thoroughly reviewing the evidence, and by advocating for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. Always striving to be the best trial attorney that he can be for his clients, Rob successfully completed the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Trial College in 2015.
Before joining the Barone Defense Firm team in March of 2012, Rob was a solo attorney in East Lansing serving his clients' needs primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and mediation. Rob also worked for the Third Circuit Court in Detroit as a Research Law Clerk, drafting proposed opinions for judges on topics ranging from antitrust to zoning.
Rob graduated cum laude in 2003 from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, with a concentration in litigation. Rob honed his editing skills while serving on the Board of Editors of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. Rob also sharpened his trial and appellate advocacy skills as a law student, earning the Certificate of Merit in Trial Workshop and being honored as a finalist in the State of Michigan Moot Court Competition and a quarter-finalist in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament. Graduating from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Psychology, Rob also has a solid background in science.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Michigan and has no record of discipline from the Michigan bar association. *

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