Heath Lynch is an experienced criminal defense attorney who now represents individuals charged with crimes after spending nine years as a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. Heath has won acquittals after jury and bench trials involving felonies and misdemeanors; has obtained dismissals of hundreds of charges through plea negotiations; and has helped many clients avoid charges altogether by representing them at the investigation stage. The attorneys at Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch have built the most formidable criminal defense team in West Michigan.
Prior to joining Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, Mr. Lynch was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids. Mr. Lynch initially specialized in asset forfeiture proceedings, where he prosecuted financial crimes including mail and wire fraud, embezzlement, and postal theft. He trained federal, state and local law enforcement officers in asset forfeiture law and policy.
Mr. Lynch went on to handle many different types of federal charges, from investigation and grand jury indictment through trial, sentencing and appeal. During his most recent position with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Lynch led and directed teams of federal, state and local law enforcement officers in the investigation and prosecution of complex drug trafficking and money laundering cases in the federal criminal justice system. While an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Lynch was commended by the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for exhibiting outstanding prosecutorial skills in agency investigations.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Lynch worked in Philadelphia for the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he represented financial services and insurance clients in commercial litigation, and developed and conducted insurance-related fraud and compliance investigations.
Villanova School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Taylor University, B.A., magna cum laude