The Law Offices of Barton Morris

The Law Offices of Barton Morris

If you have any criminal defense needs at all, The Law Offices of Barton Morris can help. Backed by over 20 years of experience, our Michigan criminal defense attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of this complex practice area.

Firm Overview

We are Michigan's only American Chemical Society' Forensic Lawyer Scientist. Our team will help you with complicated legal paperwork, ensure you never miss any deadlines, and aggressively advocate for your best interests both in and out of the courtroom. You can rely on our Michigan attorneys for all your legal needs.

Whether you have been charged with Intoxicated Driving, a Controlled Substance Offense, or Firearms Offense, we can protect your rights and fight for your best interests. Our legal team can proficiently guide you throughout the process while helping you make well-informed decisions about the future.

After spending decades defending clients across the state, we developed close working relationships with many of the judges and prosecutors in Michigan. When they see us representing you, they know you mean business. You can trust us to provide you with the strong representation you need and deserve.

- ACS Designated Forensic Lawyer-Scientist
- Selected Member on Behalf of AG Dana Nessel for the Marijuana Legal Workgroup
- President of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys
- Michigan's Premier Criminal Defense Law Firm
- Honest, Experienced & Reliable Lawyers
- Excellent Client Reviews
- Over 20 Years of Experience
- Free Initial Consultations
- Gerry Spence Trained and Experienced Trial Attorneys

Main Office

Main Office
520 North Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Phone

(248) 541-2600

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Driver's License Restoration: $3,900 flat rate

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM EST

Office Manager

Kate Boshers

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

Criminal Defense

If you have any criminal defense needs at all, The Law Offices of Barton Morris can help. Backed by over 20 years of experience, our Michigan criminal defense attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of this complex practice area.

We have a long track record of success and assisted countless clients in getting the charges against them reduced or dismissed completely. Whether you have been charged with Intoxicated Driving, a Controlled Substance Offense, or Firearms Offense, we can protect your rights and fight for your best interests. Our legal team can proficiently guide you throughout the process while helping you make well-informed decisions about the future.

After spending decades defending clients across the state, we developed close working relationships with many of the judges and prosecutors in Michigan. When they see us representing you, they know you mean business. You can trust us to provide you with the strong representation you need and deserve.

Barton Morris

The Law Offices of Barton Morris

Barton Morris is Michigan's only Forensic Lawyer-Scientist designated by the American Chemical Society and has been providing high-quality legal representation in the area of state and federal criminal defense for over 20 years. He continually emphasizes continuing legal education as he has attended several programs and seminars to enhance and perfect his practice.

Barton and his law firm pride themselves on obtaining results for their clients that other attorneys cannot. Barton has also demonstrated his proficiency in effectively challenging several types of evidence with the latest defense strategies in the field, such as the Michigan Impaired Driving Safety Commission's report on whether a THC contraction would equate to intoxication. Barton was the only criminal defense attorney who presented to the commission. Subsequently, the report found that a single concentration cannot reliably be used as per se evidence of intoxication.

Further, Barton Morris has received specialized training in the forensic analysis of solid dose controlled substances and biological specimens, which allows him to successfully argue scientific defenses including questionable forensic laboratory practices.

Barton Morris is a very accomplished trial attorney having been trained by Gerry Spence and the skilled trial attorneys at the exclusive Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, Wyoming. Having performed countless successful criminal jury trials means Barton Morris has the experience necessary to provide excellent representation to his clients. He is currently president of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys and is also a board member of several distinguished legal associations including the Michigan Department of Attorney General's Marijuana Legal Workgroup, Trial Lawyer's College Alumni Association and the DUI Defense Lawyer's Association Justice Foundation.

Additionally, Barton serves on the faculty of the National College for DUI Defense and the DUI Defense Lawyer's Association. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has also graduated from their National Criminal Defense Trial College in Macon, Georgia.

Attorney Morris has enjoyed a very successful and distinguished career as a trial lawyer. He is known for his trial preparation by fellow attorneys, judges, and prosecutors. As a trial attorney, he is dedicated to attaining justice in every case. Mr. Morris fights for his clients and does not take a case just to plead a client guilty. Effective trial litigation and preparation is the best way to achieve the best results. When the prosecutor and judge know that the defense attorney is prepared for trial and will do an exceptional job, great deals are had.

Barton is also an extremely experienced federal criminal defense attorney, having practiced extensively in the Eastern and Western Federal Districts of Michigan. He has successfully litigated federal criminal cases in the areas of healthcare and Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, as well as drug trafficking prosecutions involving cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills, and ecstasy. He has also tried cases involving murder of a federal witness, production, possession and distribution of child pornography, and money laundering. Barton has the experience, skill and passion to handle any complex criminal prosecution in the Eastern and Western Districts.

In January 2020, Barton, alongside the non-profit libertarian public interest law firm Institute for Justice, filed a federal lawsuit against the Wayne County Sheriff's Department. This lawsuit is aimed to stop the decades-long practice of unconstitutionally seizing vehicles and other property of innocent Detroiters. Since the filing of this lawsuit, one of the clients has been reunited with his vehicle and over $2,200 that was stolen from him by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.

In October of 2014, Barton was the first attorney in Michigan to earn the American Chemical Society designation Forensic Lawyer-Scientist due to the completion of several intensive courses in forensic chromatography, which are comprised of over 160 hours of education and lab and passing a very difficult comprehensive examination. Barton Morris is 1 of only 22 attorneys in the nation to have earned this distinction, and remains the only Forensic Lawyer-Scientist in Michigan.

Additionally, Barton Morris has earned several professional distinctions including being chosen as a Top Lawyer of Metro Detroit for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019 and 2020 for criminal defense by DBusiness and Hour Magazine. He is rated 10/10 by AVVO and was also selected to Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

License

Bar Number: 54701
Michigan, 1998

Education

Western Michigan University
Bachelor's in Business Administration, 1994

Michigan State University
Juris Doctorate, Trial Litigation, 1998

Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College
Trial Litigation and Defense, 2011

National Criminal Defense Trial College
Criminal Defense Trial Litigation, 2013

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