Matthew Borgula

Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law P.L.L.C.
15 Ionia Ave SW Ste 520
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4185
(616) 458-5500

Matt Borgula is a seasoned trial attorney who has defended and prosecuted hundreds of criminal and civil cases. Prior to joining Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law, he was one of the lead federal prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney?s Office for the Western District of Michigan. As the Deputy Criminal Chief and head of the financial crimes unit, Mr. Borgula handled every type of federal charge from investigation, to Grand Jury indictment through trial. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney?s Office, he worked in Chicago for the law firm of Jenner & Block, where he represented clients in matters relating to securities fraud, commercial disputes, class actions and consumer protection act claims.  Mr. Borgula represents individuals and businesses in criminal prosecutions, grand jury investigations, and civil enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and the Securities Exchange Commission. Mr. Borgula?s goal in defending his clients is to minimize the damage and disruption caused by these proceedings, often before charges are brought. If an indictment or charge cannot be avoided, Mr. Borgula advises clients on the risks and benefits of going to trial versus accepting a plea, and is an experienced and successful trial attorney an acceptable resolution is not reached.  Matt Borgula Exceptional Service AwardMr. Borgula is recognized as an expert in criminal violations of federal fraud, money laundering and the bank secrecy act and has been a frequent lecturer at the Department of Justice?s National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He has also provided training to State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies on issues related to search and seizure of assets and evidence, suspicious activity reports and other banking regulations, and white collar crime.  EDUCATION  University of Michigan School of Law, JD cum laude 1997 Northwestern University, BA History 1993  BAR ADMISSIONS  Michigan 1997 Illinois 1999  COURT ADMISSIONS  U.S. District Court ? Western District of Michigan U.S. District Court ? Eastern District of Michigan U.S. District Court ? Northern District of Illinois U.S. Court of Appeals ? 6th Circuit  SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS  Trial Advocacy Skills ? National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina  Technology, Apps & Gadgets for the Courtroom ? ICLE Webinar, Ann Arbor, Michigan  Structuring and the Bank Secrecy Act ? National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina  Legal Update: Suspicious Activity Reports and the Bank Secrecy Act ? National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina  Search and Seizure/Interdiction, West Michigan Law Enforcement Training Grand Rapids, Michigan  Suspicious Activity Reports ? National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina Asset Forfeiture for Law Enforcement Officers, Grand Rapids, Michigan  White Collar Crime ? Financial Crimes Seminar for Bankers, Grand Rapids, Michigan  Health Care Fraud Forfeitures ? Health Care Fraud Quarterly Meeting, Lansing, Michigan