News of six men accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Esther Whitmer has been circling news outlets for the past few days. They were allegedly plotting to kidnap Whitmer outside of her northern Michigan vacation home.
One of the accused is Ty Garbin and attorney Mark Satawa of Satawa Law PLLC has been hired by his family to represent him in federal court. Mr. Satawa will be part of the defense team, as they seek pretrial release for Mr. Garbin at his continued detention hearing on Friday, October 16, 2020, before Magistrate Judge Berens.
Attorney Satawa gained a reputation a few years ago after he and 9 other lawyers were responsible for the defense of the Hutaree. Hutaree is a Michigan militia group who were falsely accused of seditious conspiracy and trying to overthrow the United States government in 2010.
Mark Satawa is an accomplished criminal defense attorney who has represented and defended clients who were charged with felony and misdemeanor, but specializes in sex crimes, child abuse, and federal offenses as well.
He was a former Assistant Prosecutor in Wayne County and a Michigan Assistant Attorney General.
Attorney Satawa’s defense experience is truly remarkable as it consists of felony jury trials, including 100 capital trials and 50 murder trials. Quite simply, Mark Satawa wins cases.
He has successfully litigated a broad range of criminal cases, including weapons and narcotics offenses, racketeering, drunk driving, telecommunications fraud, tax fraud, robbery, domestic violence, and assaults.
Attorney Satawa is also part of the 2019’s top 10 Client Satisfaction awardees of the AIOCLA (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys). This is no small feat as AIOCLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOCLA’s independent evaluation.