5.0 stars 26 totalReview Brian Laxton
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.
Posted by Michael
Brian was forthright, organized, and thorough in his approach to my case, and respectful and personable in his approach to me. In choosing an attorney to represent me in for the Michigan Character and Fitness process, I researched and spoke with several attorneys and ultimately chose Brian to handle my case. I am extremely satisfied with his representation and would recommend him to all of my friends and family. Brian worked with me to identify every key issue in my case that needed to be addressed. His keen eye and diligence was pivotal in understanding what to expect as the case progressed. His involvement in my case was, without a doubt, a major factor in ensuring the best possible outcome. If there is one thing you should take away from my review: don't wait--get Brian--it will be well worth it.
Posted by Jason
Brian recently represented me in my effort to obtain my C&F certification. He did an excellent job explaining the process as well as preparing me for the process. I couldn't even imagine have gone through it without his counsel. Too much is invested in a legal education to go through such a process without an expert like Brian. Beyond his knowledge, he was extremely attentive and was always available to discuss my case. He understands and empathizes; I highly recommend using Brian.
Posted by Jack Weyers
My experience with Mr. Laxton exceeded my expectations. Throughout the entire process I was in the loop as to what the process entailed, what my responsibilities would be, exactly what Mr. Laxton would be responsible, and what I should expect as the representation progressed. Further, Mr. Laxton was very "hands on" and took a personal interest in the successful outcome of my matter. I have had the opportunity to engage attorneys in many different capacities over the years and I found Mr. Laxton's representation to be one of, if not the most, informative, complete, and value-added legal experiences. And, in the end, we achieved the desired outcome to boot.
Posted by Amy
Hiring Brian to assist me in my character and fitness hearing was the best choice I could have made. He is experienced and knowledgeable. He was always available to take my calls and answer questions. He made the whole process less scary. Brian went above and beyond anything a lawyer should do in order to help me obtain my license. Afree my hearing, I received a unanimous decision. The outcome can only be attributed to Brian's efforts and experience.
Posted by anonymous
After I took the bar exam, I was called for a district committee hearing regarding my character and fitness. I had a tough panel, which did not recommend me for the Bar. Brian made sure that we would succeed at the standing committee level. He spent several late nights with me preparing for my hearings. In the end, he helped me hit a grand slam at a standing committee hearing, I was recommended to the Bar, and I ultimately got my license. Brian knows the ins and outs of the esoteric character and fitness process and his knowledge and skill proved to be invaluable. I can't recommend him enough to those who find themselves in a similar position.
Posted by Lydia
When I learned that I failed the bar exam by 2 points I was devastated. I was immediately referred to Brain by a friend who Brian had helped to successfully overcome a Character and Fitness issue. I quickly learned that Brian's expertise is not only that of C&F issues, but bar exam appeals as well. He walked me through every step of the appeal process with compassion and skill. Brian was honest and forthright about the uncertainty of filing bar exam appeals, but I knew that there would be no lack of effort on his part to present a strong, compelling argument to the Board of Law Examiners. Brian did just that! Brian is authentic, professional, incredibly understanding, and without a doubt an amazing attorney. Hiring Brian was the best decision I have ever made! Today I am a practicing attorney with the State Bar of Michigan because of Brian Laxton.
Posted by KMH
When faced with the possibility of appealing my bar exam, there was no doubt in my mind that I would choose to work with Brian. He is incredibly knowledgeable, straight forward and by far the best attorney that I have ever worked with. Brian walked me through all aspects of my appeal, and kept me apprised of all decisions along the way. He was incredibly thorough and would always respond to any question or concern, no matter how small. It is because of him that I was able to successfully appeal my bar exam to a passing score!