I am Michael Cronkright, one of the founding partners of Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC. I hold firmly to the belief that every criminal defendant and every person suspected of a crime deserves the best possible defense. Our legal system seems to be trending toward treating the accused poorly and lowering the quality of defense. Unfortunately, many clients are represented poorly by attorneys who don’t give them the time and attention they deserve. In our law firm, we work very hard to make sure every client gets an excellent defense.
As a trial attorney, I have learned that many people are accused of crimes they did not commit. Sometimes that is because of over-charging by the prosecutor. Over-charging is where a prosecutor brings charges that are substantially more serious than the events call for. They do this because they are posturing for a plea agreement. Sometimes suspects face blatantly false allegations. As defense attorneys we understand that people make mistakes and need help. Our job is to provide that help.
In my practice, I work daily with clients in criminal cases, Children's Protective Proceedings, and other complex litigation. I have extensive experience defending child abuse cases, especially infant injury and death cases. I have a passion for defending the falsely accused and those treated unfairly by police, prosecutors and CPS investigators.
I have served as lead trial attorney on numerous complex cases involving false allegations by children. I have extensive training and experience working with child witnesses in court. My courtroom experiences have lead me to believe that many attorneys and judges are uncomfortable with child testimony and don’t handle it well.
Because we are exclusively retained counsel, we have had the benefit of training from, and courtroom experience with, nationally prominent medical, psychological, and scientific experts. The expertise and knowledge gained is invaluable in breaking down the barrier of false accusations, misleading evidence, and suggestive child interviews by authorities.
I have obtained not guilty verdicts throughout Michigan and have successfully litigated the reunification of families facing allegations by Children’s Protective Services. If I can be of assistance to you or your loved ones, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Mr. Cronkright received his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Spring Arbor College. He then obtained his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he graduated Cum Laude. He has been admitted to practice law in all Michigan courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and, pro hac vice, in Wyoming, Texas, and Wisconsin. He is additionally licensed to practice law in the state of Florida.
Mr. Cronkright's professional memberships include the State Bar of Michigan, Criminal Law Section, Florida Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, the American Association of Justice, and the National Association of CPS Defense Attorneys.
Child Abuse and Neglect Defense Attorneys
Kronzek & Cronkright attorneys have years of experience successfully helping those accused of child abuse or neglect crimes in Michigan. We are known for providing our clients with an aggressive but ethical defense. We use creative and professional defense strategies, both in and out of the courtroom, to achieve the best possible results. We are ready to fight for your rights. We are available for 24/7 crisis consultations.