Anthony R. Toweson

Anthony R. Toweson

Anthony R. Toweson

Practice Areas:Drivers License Restoration, Criminal Defense

ANTHONY R. TOWESON is a graduate of Highland High School, in Highland, Indiana, and Valparaiso University, where he received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's Degree in Arts/Liberal Studies in 1989. In 1992, he received his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.

Mr. Toweson is a litigation attorney, with primary emphasis in the area of criminal defense, more particularly, drinking/driving offenses and related administrative proceedings. Mr. Toweson has successfully handled many jury trials in the district and state courts of southwest Michigan and has represented clients in a number of criminal appeals before the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Toweson is the author of the Drunk Driving Section, as published in Counsel for the Counselor Practice Tips Handbook and has co-authored with Mr. Butler a chapter in Michael Morgan's Defense of Drunk Driving, 4 ed., Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Since 1997, Mr. Toweson has lectured to police officer association seminars throughout southwest Michigan on issues of drunk driving detection and, since 2000, he has taught ICLE courses on drunk driving defense and related issues. Mr. Toweson is one of a few attorneys in Michigan who has successfully completed advanced training and instruction on the BAC Datamaster by National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.—the instrument's manufacturer. This training and instruction covered the operation, performance of essential diagnostic verifications and calibration checks on the BAC Datamaster.

Mr. Toweson is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of Indiana, the Michigan State Bar Criminal Law Section, the Criminal Defense Attorneys Association of Michigan, the Kalamazoo County Bar Association and the Kalamazoo Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Toweson and his wife, Laura, reside in the Kalamazoo area and have four young children.

REPORTED CASES: People v Wager, 460 Mich. 118; 594 N.W.2d 487 (1999); People v Fosnaugh, 248 Mich.App. 444; 639 N.W.2d 587 (2001).