A Personal Note from Michael J. Cronkright
Allow me to introduce myself—I am Michael Cronkright. I am passionate about defending parents from false allegations and exaggerated charges of abuse and neglect. In 2016, after many years of trial work, much of which was related to the task of helping families get CPS out of their lives, I founded Cronkright Law and left my former firm. I did this, in part, because I wanted the focus of my career to reflect my passion for helping families.
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I am a parent advocate. I believe children are generally better off when their parents are in their lives. I believe that CPS is sometimes necessary, but often does more harm than good. I never have a better day than when I see a family reunited. With that in mind, I founded Cronkright Law, PLLC.
Cronkright Law: Michigan Child Protective Services Attorneys
Michael Cronkright is the founder of Cronkright Law in Lansing, Michigan and leads a statewide practice dedicated to helping parents. He has established himself as one of Michigan's foremost legal advocates for parents and caretakers facing allegations of abuse and neglect. This focus requires him to have a grasp of various areas of law where false allegations are litigated, including:
A graduate of Spring Arbor College (now Spring Arbor University), Attorney Cronkright went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1995. Since then, he has forged a reputation as a dedicated and effective legal counselor in the criminal, family, CPS, and child abuse practice areas.
Attorney Cronkright founded his first law firm, Michael J. Cronkright, P.C. in 1995. In 1998, he and Charles Kronzek co-founded Kronzek & Cronkright, PLLC where he led the effort in defending parents while Mr. Kronzek led the family law litigation effort, including divorce and custody matters. Over the years, defending parents became an increasing focus for Mr. Cronkright and he supervised and trained other attorneys in the defense of parental rights.
Now the founder of Cronkright Law, Attorney Cronkright furthers the mission to assist embattled families and childcare professionals who need their rights and reputations protected in our justice system. When asked what he has enjoyed most about his legal career, Mr. Cronkright stated that he “absolutely loves defending parents and keeping families together."
- CPS: Children’s Protective Services Defense
- Criminal Defense of Child Abuse Allegations
- Family Law
- Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor (1995)
- Spring Arbor College, Bachelor's Degree