Steven R. Simkins

Steven R. Simkins

Attorney at Law

Attorney 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 delinquency, and abuse/neglect cases.

Mr. Simkins graduated from Lowell High School in 1991 and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1995, majoring in Criminal Justice. After graduating from Michigan State, 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. While at Wayne State, Mr. Simkins honed his brief writing and oral advocacy skills in the Moot Court Program and gained invaluable practical experience through internships with the Free Legal Aid Clinic and Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

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.

Case Results Include: 

  • Juvenile A&B charge – Dismissed in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court (2024)

  • Muskegon – Felony Fleeing and Eluding Police reduced to misdemeanor; Reckless Driving dismissed; no probation, fines/costs only (2024)

  • Allegan – two counts of Felony Resisting/Opposing Police Officer reduced to one misdemeanor; no probation, fines/costs only (2024)

  • 63rd District Court – Interference with Electronic Communications Device (2 year felony) and Domestic Violence Third (5 year felony) reduced to one count of Domestic Violence First Offense (93 day misdemeanor); client received 6 months on probation, no jail (2024)

  • Implied Consent hearing dismissed (client did not have driver license automatically suspended for one year) (2024)

  • Child Abuse, Barry County – Dismissed (2023)

  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault) and Assaulting a Police Officer, Kent County – reduced to Attempted Resisting a Police Officer (misdemeanor) (2023)

  • Felony Retail Fraud reduced to misdemeanor, Kent County (2023)

  • Domestic Violence 2nd Offense, Allegan – dismissed (2022)

  • Delivery/Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, 4th Habitual Offender, Muskegon County Circuit Court – dismissed (2022)

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree (Force or Coercion), 4th Habitual Offender, Muskegon County – dismissed (2022)

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon (4 year felony) reduced to two year misdemeanor - Kent County Circuit Court (2022)

  • Kent County Circuit Court – Possession of Controlled Substance (Analogues), 2nd Habitual Ofender -- dismissed (2022)

  • Fleeing & Eluding, Kent County Circuit Court – dismissed (2021)

  • Two felony OWI 3 charges reduced to one misdemeanor OWI in Kent County Circuit Court (2021)

  • Juvenile charged as an adult for Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile; successfully challenged waiver to adult court and kept in juvenile court – Emmet County (Petosky, MI) (2021)

  • OWI High BAC reduced to Operating While Impaired in Allegan Co (2021)

  • Kent County Circuit Court – successfully defended termination of parental rights at trial (2021)

  • Domestic Violence charged in 61st District Court -- Dismissed (2020)

  • Illegal Use of a Financial Transaction Device, 63rd District Court -- Dismissed (2020)

  • Felony Resisting and Opposing a Police Officer, Allegan County -- Dismissed (2020)

  • Felony registerable under SORA dismissed after 90 days of informal probation.  Juvenile Delinquency case in Newaygo County (2020)

  • Driving While License Suspended/Revoked, Allegan County – Dismissed (2020)

  • Newaygo County Circuit Court – successfully defended termination of parental rights at trial (2019)

  • Felony Domestic Violence (DV 3rd Offense) reduced to misdemeanor (2019)