Brian Laxton has successfully represented people in Michigan who needed sound expertise in the areas of criminal and civil law. Brian is widely recognized as a leading practitioner in representing state bar applicants in Character and Fitness issues seeking admission to the Michigan State Bar. Brian has represented bar applicants in a wide variety of Character and Fitness issues at the District and Standing Committee levels as well as before the Board of Law Examiners. Brian has lectured extensively to law students regarding the Character and Fitness Process. He has been a regular visiting professor at The Thomas M. Cooley Law School teaching Professional Responsibility.
Brian is also widely respected as a Criminal Defense attorney and has represented hundreds of people facing the criminal justice system. He gained extensive criminal experience while prosecuting criminal offenses for one of the largest municipalities in the Lansing area. In addition to his extensive trial work, Brian has represented many clients in both State and Federal criminal appeals.
Brian has extensive experience representing clients in Professional, Occupation and Medical licensing matters related to the various licensing boards and disciplinary subcommittees with the State of Michigan including professional and medical licensing. Brian has also successfully represented numerous licensing clients in Administrative Hearings against the State of Michigan.
Brian also represents attorneys in attorney discipline cases - in both the investigation stage with the Attorney Grievance Commission and after a formal complaint has been filed with the Attorney Discipline Board.
Brian is continually named one of the Best Lawyers in America in Best Lawyers magazine for several years in the area of Drunk Driving defense. More importantly, his clients appreciate his willingness to go above and beyond to give them honest and knowledgeable advice as well as aggressive and strong representation. In 2010, he received the David vs. Goliath Award honoring his work helping law students. On the lawyer rating site AVVO.com, Brian is rated a perfect 10.0 and has received their top rating of Superb.
Brian Laxton provides legal services across a wide range of practice areas:
P.O. Box 4925
East Lansing, MI 48826