If you face criminal charges in Michigan, you deserve to find a legal advocate you can trust, someone who will work tirelessly to protect your reputation and your future. You can rely on Whims Legal Group to provide a strong defense that is backed by integrity. Our Traverse City criminal defense attorney has more than 25 years of legal experience and the insights of a former prosecutor to contribute to your defense. He is a proven trial lawyer who has gone before hundreds of juries and won significant not guilty verdicts. At our law firm, you can find the seasoned counsel you need and deserve.
Attorney Robert Whims is known for his diligent, persistent pursuit of justice for his clients. He works individually with each client, providing personalized, one-on-one service and proven advice. He is also upfront and honest about all legal fees, and he will even review your legal options with you in a free consultation. We invite you reach our team today to get the excellent representation you deserve.
Whatever civil or criminal case you need counsel for, call (231) 225-0889 to reach Whims Legal Group today. We offer flexible appointments.
Words of Thanks from Our Clients
“I would recommend Robert to anyone looking for an attorney with a wealth of knowledge and who can guide you through a difficult situation. I made the unfortunate decision to drive after drinking. Robert took the time to get to know my personal accomplishments and not just the crime I committed. Because of his commitment and professionalism, my charge was immediately reduced. Robert also has the respect of the courts. Regardless of how many people filled the court room, Robert was always the first case the judge called. The judge made personal recognition of Robert, which put me at great ease.”View More Client Testimonials
Meet Your Traverse City Criminal Defense Attorney
Robert Whims is a dedicated husband and father. He lives with his family on a small farm where they raise crops and livestock, hunt, and fish. They also make many of their own supplies, from bio-diesel to soap. Faith is important to Robert and his family, and their values and faith form the cornerstone of Robert’s legal practice.
Robert works one-on-one with clients to provide each person the dedicated, knowledgeable counsel that he or she deserves. His diligence, persistence, and insight have led to favorable results for countless clients. A former prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer in Traverse City, Robert continues to handle a wide range of complex cases in both criminal and civil law.
Double homicide - client charged with a motor vehicle violation causing 2 deaths. Case tried to jury and client acquitted on both counts.
DUI and DWI
Client arrested for DUI after allegedly driving through a stop light and then stopping at a flashing yellow at 1:30 a.m. Breath test results were .16/.17
This was a Personal Protection Order (PPO) placed against my client by a girlfriend who was trying to cover her tracks. The PPO hearing was so entertaining that court staff still mention it to me - the transcript is worth ordering. Most importantly, the PPO was dissolved by the court and my client's liberties were restored.
My client was accused of assault and battery by a neighbor lady who was a nightmare. At trial I successfully impeached that complaining witness, and my client was able to tell his side of what really happened to the jury. It took the jury all of 12 minutes to vote Not Guilty and acquit my client.
Construction and Development
Verdict for client
I represented a homeowner who was sued by a builder for unpaid bills. The house was improperly built and detailed examination revealed significant construction defects. I filed a counter-claim on behalf of my client against the builder. My client won the maximum amount of damages allowed for a case of this type in Michigan. The builders case against my client was 'no caused', meaning he lost.