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Brian R. Laxton

Practice areas:

Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Appeals, Litigation

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  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

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael J. Nichols

    I endorse this lawyer. Brian is very smart, works hard and will give you good common sense guidance.

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    Michael Nichols General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nicholas A. Leydorf

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Laxton is an excellent lawyer and I have referred several potential appellate clients to him.

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    Nicholas Leydorf Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Brian R. Laxton Attorney at Law PLLC

PO Box 4925
East Lansing, MI, 48826

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing199903/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
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
PartnerMertens, Laxton and Clement, PLLC2007 - 2010
Visiting ProfessorThe Thomas M. Cooley Law School2006 - Present
PartnerThe Reynolds Law Firm, PC2002 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Ingham County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Eaton County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Briefs (ICBA)Superdrunk Legislation Update Co-Authored with Attorney Michael J. Nichols2009
Briefs (ICBA)Death of the Minimum Fee?2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The 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