|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1999||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Best Lawyers in America - Drunk Driving||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|David vs. Goliath||Thomas M. Cooley BLSA||2010|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Attorney||Brian R. Laxton, Attorney and Counselor At Law PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Visiting Professor||The Thomas M. Cooley Law School||2006 - Present|
|Partner||Mertens, Laxton and Clement, PLLC||2007 - 2010|
|Partner||The Reynolds Law Firm, PC||2002 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||N/A|
|Ingham County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Eaton County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Inns of Court||Member||N/A|
|Briefs (ICBA)||Superdrunk Legislation Update Co-Authored with Attorney Michael J. Nichols||2009|
|Briefs (ICBA)||Death of the Minimum Fee?||2006|
|The Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Central Michigan University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Lunch with a Lawyer||Character and Fitness Updates||2014|
|Federal Bar Association||Character and Fitness - Procedure and Common Mistakes||2014|
|FLAPP||Ethical Considerations In Representation||2011|
|Career and Professional Development||Character and Fitness||2010|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Character and Fitness||2009|
|Ingham County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Criminal Law Update||2009|
|Speaker Series||Character and Fitness||2008|
|Ingham Count Bench Bar Conference||Attorney Client Privilege Issues||2008|
|Ingham County Bar Association||Ethical Pitfalls for Private Practitioners||2007|
|State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section||Character and Fitness||2006|
Posted by anonymous
Brian was my attorney for the Character and Fitness interviews. He did an excellent job in helping me prepare and was very knowledgeable about the entire process. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous
Though I've practiced law for years now in another state, moving to Michigan meant opening a new can of worms. I needed to find the right attorney to represent me for the Character and Fitness process. After doing the research and speaking with several attorneys, I chose Brian. Why?
Beyond being - far and away - the most relatable person, Brian took the time to get to know me and my story inside out. He identified every key issue that needed to be addressed, and worked with me to prepare thoughtful narrative explanations flushing out several sticky issues. Throughout the process, Brian kept me apprised of what was to come and was very responsive to my questions and concerns. He took my calls and responded to emails the same day. Brian's knowledge of the Character and Fitness process is palpable; and having frequent cases before the Board of Law Examiners gives him a leg up.
Now, only months later, I am admitted to the Michigan Bar. Brian's involvement in my case was, without a doubt, a major factor in ensuring the successful outcome. I am extremely satisfied with Brian's representation and would recommend him to my family, friends and colleagues.
Posted by Scott
Mr. Laxton has now represented me on multiple occasions regarding a DLAD License Restoration and Appeal, and also the Character and Fitness process of the State Bar of Michigan. In each instance, he was courteous, respectful, knowledgeable, approachable, and effective. He was very skilled at preparing me for each hearing, and helped me build confidence.
Thanks to his help and knowledge of each of the processes involved with the representation, we achieved incredible results. I highly recommend Mr. Laxton for those seeking representation. He helped me feel prepared, confident, and helped set fair and reasonable expectations for each situation.
Toby White, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have worked with Mr. Laxton on numerous matters, together, as a fellow attorney and as opposing counsel. We always, and always get things done, and done right. He is fights for his clients and is informed and communicative.