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Practice areas


  1. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 45%
    15 years
  2. Criminal Law: 25%
    15 years
  3. Administrative Law: 15%
    15 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    15 years
  5. Litigation: 5%
    15 years

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • William Joseph Bieke Jr.

    Mr. Laxton is passionate advocate of his clients. He is a prompt and great communicator, he always keeps his clients up to date and informed, and he is diligent about getting his filings in on time. With great pleasure I recommend his services.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Brian R. Laxton Attorney at Law PLLC

PO Box 4925
East Lansing, MI, 48826


MIActive And In Good Standing199911/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in America - Drunk DrivingBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
David vs. GoliathThomas M. Cooley BLSA2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Visiting ProfessorThe Thomas M. Cooley Law School2006 - Present
PartnerMertens, Laxton and Clement, PLLC2007 - 2010
PartnerThe Reynolds Law Firm, PC2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Ingham County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Eaton County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Briefs (ICBA)Superdrunk Legislation Update Co-Authored with Attorney Michael J. Nichols2009
Briefs (ICBA)Death of the Minimum Fee?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Central Michigan UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lunch with a LawyerCharacter and Fitness Updates2014
Federal Bar AssociationCharacter and Fitness - Procedure and Common Mistakes2014
FLAPPEthical Considerations In Representation2011
Career and Professional DevelopmentCharacter and Fitness2010
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolCharacter and Fitness2009
Ingham County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionCriminal Law Update2009
Speaker SeriesCharacter and Fitness2008
Ingham Count Bench Bar ConferenceAttorney Client Privilege Issues2008
Ingham County Bar AssociationEthical Pitfalls for Private Practitioners2007
State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers SectionCharacter and Fitness2006