Our Mission

Law Firm for Criminal Defense in Northern Michigan

Betsy consults with a client

We founded Mas/Stig-Nielsen because there is a need for high-quality, smart criminal defense in Northern Michigan. We are committed to serving the needs of people accused of crimes by the government. Our firm is guided by the words of author, activist and attorney Bryan Stevenson, "each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done." Regardless of what you stand accused of doing, we will help you.

In our experience, we have found that just being aggressive advocates in the courtroom is not enough. Mas/Stig-Nielsen vehemently fights for our clients but more importantly we are prepared, well-researched attorneys who use the law to defend our clients. As former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt famously said, “speak softly and carry a big stick.”

For the past six years we have litigated complex criminal cases in Northern Michigan including:

  • open murder
  • criminal sexual conduct, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degree
  • delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance
  • child abuse
  • possession of child sexually abusive material
  • larceny
  • home invasion
  • assault with intent to do great bodily harm
  • resisting/obstructing
  • delivery causing death
  • criminal enterprise
  • operating while intoxicated/impaired/presence of a controlled substance
  • breaking and entering
  • carrying a concealed weapon
  • possession of controlled substance
  • fleeing and eluding
  • felon in possession of a firearm
  • felonious assault
  • armed robbery
  • keeping a drug house
  • domestic violence
  • receiving/concealing stolen property
  • malicious destruction of property
  • discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle



420 E. Front Street
Suite C
Traverse City, MI   49686
Phone: (231) 714-4128
Fax: (231) 312-6066


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