Michael D. Hills

Criminal Defense Attorney

425 S Westnedge Ave,
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269.373.5430
mhills@hillslawoffice.com

Michael Hills is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Law, where he graduated with a cum laude distinction. After graduation, Hills served as a law clerk for Circuit Court Judge Harry A. Beach in Allegan County, Michigan After serving his year clerkship for Judge Beach, Hills opened his own practice in Kalamazoo Michigan. Mr. Hills’ practice is limited to criminal defense and has been since the first client walked through the door. Hills is a member in good standing of the Michigan Bar and the Federal Western District of Michigan.


OVERVIEW

Mr. Hills is an active member of the Kalamazoo Trial Lawyers Association and served as the organization’s president from 2002 to 2004. Hills is also an active member of the Kalamazoo Bar Association’s Board, serving on multiple committees. Other memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

Hills serves on the policy board for the Kalamazoo Drug Court and is an active participant in planning sessions for the Drug Court in Kalamazoo.

Mr. Hills’ experience runs the full gamut of the criminal spectrum. He has handled numerous murder cases, a multitude of minor in possession of alcohol charges, and everything in between, including both state and federal charges. Hills has extensive experience handling cases before formal charges are filed, as well as through trial and through the appeals process.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:

  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Western District of Michigan Bar Association (Federal)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Kalamazoo County Bar Association
  • – Past Board Member
    – Past President

  • Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association
  • – Past President (2002 – 2004, 2018-2019)

  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Michigan Association of Drug Court Professionals (Board Member)
  • Federal Western District of Michigan
  • Kalamazoo County Drug Treatment Court
  • – Policy Counsel
    – Defense Advisor

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • State Criminal Defense

EDUCATION

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. 1998, Cum Laude Disctinction

 

  • Southern Illinois University Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, 05/1995

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

MICHIGAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Federal

  • Eastern & Western Districts of Michigan
  • Pokagon Band of Potawatami Indians Tribal Court
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

INTERNSHIPS:

Law Clerk for
Michael Mazur, Managing Partner
Chambers Steiner, Detroit Office
1996-1998

EXTERNSHIP:
Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office
Detroit Michigan
1997

JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS / FELLOWSHIPS

  • Law Clerk for 48th Circuit Court Judge Harry A. Beach – 1998-1999

Super Lawyers
DUI College NACDL united states court
Trial Lawyers  Kalamazoo County Bar Association
CDAM  SBM
MATCP  Chamber

Where to start! Mike Hills is amazing. My wife and I were facing some major life changes. Mike was able to get my federal charge reduced down to almost nothing. During the whole process he was there for my family, always willing to talk and answer all my questions. Worth every penny! He truly does care. Thanks Mike!!

Robert M.

When faced with some serious charges I employed Mike Hills at hills law offices and he did not disappoint. He was able to negotiate and get my sentence reduced greatly. He prepared me well before my sentencing. I’m very happy with the results of his hiring!

Krystal K.

Mike Hills is the best attorney by far. He gets back to you in a timely manner and answers your questions with a down to earth way. He and his staff make you feel right at home and put you at ease from the first conversation. I will be recommending him to anyone who finds themselves with a legal problem! Thank you very much for your help.

Leslie E.

Attorney Michael Hill does definitely know how to work Miracles.
If ever in the need of a fair and loyal Attorney, Michael Hill is the man for you!

Carol B.