Mary Chartier is a criminal defense litigator and partner at Chartier & Nyamfukudza, P.L.C., with offices in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan. She practices in courts throughout the state, including practicing extensively in federal court. Mary is a member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College of DUI Defense. She is also the Appellate Unit Chairperson of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, Chairperson of the Ingham County Bar Association’s Criminal Defense Section, Vice-Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan’s Marijuana Law Section, and Vice-Chairperson of the Ingham County Bar Association. Mary has taught at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School for over ten years, including teaching the nation’s first medical marijuana class. She has presented at numerous nationwide and state conferences on topics related to criminal defense, including presenting at conferences organized by the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Michigan Judges Association, State Bar of Michigan, National College for DUI Defense, and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Mary has argued and won numerous cases at the Michigan Supreme Court, including winning three cases in one year. Mary has been named one of the Top Women Attorneys in Michigan by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and she has consistently been named a Super Lawyer and one of the Best Attorneys in Michigan. In February 2016, Mary won a retrial for a man who had been wrongfully convicted and spent 9 years in prison. The jury came back with the not guilty verdicts in just 19 minutes.