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Brendon G. Basiga

Brendon G. Basiga

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation

About Me

Although I am originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, I came to Lansing, MI to attend The Thomas M. Cooley Law School. After graduating and passing the Michigan Bar Exam in 2006, I began private practice, focusing on the one area of law for which I continue to have a passion: criminal defense.  I was sworn into the Federal Bar for the Western District of the United States, in 2008.  I later passed the Illinois Bar Exam and was admitted to the State Bar of Illinois, in 2011.  I have recently moved back to Canada and have passed the Barrister and Solicitors Exams for the Law Society of Upper Canada.


Criminal Law has been, and continues to be my passion.  It is my sincerest hope to bring all of my extensive litigation experience, and my zealous advocacy to my Canadian clients.

One of the of privileges of being a lawyer, is our ability to give back to the community in a direct and profoundly meaningful way. I consider it a duty to lead by serving - not only by providing a good example, but also by supporting the community through volunteer work. It is my sincerest hope to bring a respectable level of dignity and integrity, back to the practice of law.



My primary focus area is criminal defense. I spend nearly 95% of my time practicing in this area - both at the State and Federal levels. I have handled a very wide gambit of cases: from simple misdemeanors, to capital cases (aka life offenses).

The only other area in which I practice, is divorce cases. I handle all aspects of divorce; from pre-judgment matters, such as property division, to post-judgment matters, such as custody, parenting time, and support.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    9 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    9 years



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

174 King St.
London, OH



MIActive And In Good Standing200608/06/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive201108/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service AwardIngham County Bar Association2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyBodwin & Associates, P.C.2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyThe Nichols Law Firm, PLLC2009 - 2010
Associate AttorneyThe Reynolds Law Firm, PLC2007 - 2009
Student LawyerThe Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
The Criminal Defense Attorneys of MichiganMember2007 - 2009
State Bar of Michigan - Criminal Justice InitiativesMember2007 - 2009
The Ingham County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
PREDAMember2005 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Law Society of Upper CanadaN/ABarrister and Solicitor Exams2012
The Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLitigationJuris Doctor2005
The University of Alberta School of BusinessBusiness Economics & MarketingBachelor of Commerce2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Public Defender's ClinicCriminal Defense2010