C. Michael Villar

Michael Villar is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has been practicing in Allegan, Holland, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids for 28 years.

Mr. Villar graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and went on to hold clerkships for the Honorable George R. Corsiglia in the Allegan Circuit Court and for the Michigan Court of Appeals. Since entering private practice in 1993, he has participated in numerous high visibility cases throughout Southwest Michigan.

He has also worked for one of the largest law firms in America, Dorsey & Whitney. Dorsey & Whitney employed over 330 attorneys and had offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels (Belgium), London (England), and Paris (France). Dorsey & Whitney prepared him for legal practice at the highest levels. He brings the same high quality of legal representation to Ottawa, Allegan, and surrounding counties.

Mr. Villar’s practice includes criminal defense, drunk driving, personal injury, wrongful death, divorce, family law, general civil litigation, wills and trusts, corporate law, and medical malpractice. He is committed to excellence. His broad-based litigation experience and expertise insures that my clients are very well represented in the courtroom. Call today and put Mr. Villar’s expertise to work for you.

Bar Admission(s) Michigan

-State Bar of Michigan – licensed for 28 years

Education And Training

-University of Michigan Law School, J.D. in Law, 1988 – 1990

-David Lipscomb University, B.S. in Social Work, 1980 – 1983



“10 Best” Attorneys for Michigan
 2020 – 2021
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys

The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys has recognized the performance of Michigan’s DUI attorney Michael Villar as 2020 – 2021 10 Best DUI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction – Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service.

“Top 10”
Attorney and Practice Magazine

Criminal Defense Attorney

Best of the Best Winner 2019 Holly Verde
“Best of the Best”
2019 Best Holland Criminal Attorney
Holland Sentinel

“10 Best” Attorneys for Michigan
 Nov 2015
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys

The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys has recognized the performance of Michigan’s DUI attorney Michael Villar as 2015 10 Best DUI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

Top OWI Attorneys in Michigan
Oct 2015
The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC


I have used Mr. Villar several times in the past 5 years. He has guided me thru leagal issues in the death of my parents. Putting together contracts for our business. He also has helped me with real estate issues. I recommened Mr Villar for any leagal matters.




I endorse Attorney Villar. Michael is a fighter for his client’s rights and aggressively pursues any defense to obtain a favorable resolution of his cases. I have seen him in court in Allegan and observed him in action. Attorney Villar is top notch!



Had to hire a lawyer for my custody battle, after searching around and not sure who to pick a friend recommended this firm to me. They were very helpful and were not over priced like some of the other firms I looked at. Overall I am very happy with this firm and would recommend them to anybody that is having a custody dispute.



An amazing team during some of my most difficult times during my divorce. On top of every aspect of the process.