Review: “Mr. Laxton is a fantastic attorney. He guided me through the complex Character and Fitness process with a firm resolve and an impeccable attention to detail. I would strongly recommend Mr. Laxton.”
Practice areas & skills: Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Defense, Administrative Law, Appeals, Litigation
As Professional Standards Assistant Counsel, I manage the Client Protection Fund and provide education and guidance to Michigan attorneys on ethics issues through the Bar’s ethics helpline and seminars. Additionally, I am a staff liaison to the Cl...
Practice areas & skills: Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Business, Estate Planning, Mediation
Education. Michigan State University, B.A. degree; University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor degree; The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard/Tufts, M.A. degree. Additional study in forensic science, forensic accounting, arson, cr...
Practice areas & skills: Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Administrative Law, Criminal Defense, Brain Injury, DUI & DWI
Professional responsibility rules govern the ethical standards of licensed professionals such as attorneys and doctors. Such professionals may be disciplined for bad conduct, like mismanaging a case or mishandling a client's money. Ethics lawyers, also called professional responsibility lawyers, are experts in these rules and can help both professionals and the public understand if a professional’s licensing obligations have been met.