A Michigan native, Brian Joseph Prain proudly serves the residents of the Greater Detroit area in all matters of criminal defense. Brian is the sole practitioner at his Livonia, Michigan, firm, where he prides himself on fighting for the rights of individuals accused of assault, domestic violence, criminal sexual conduct, theft, drug crimes including Michigan Medical Marihuana Act issues, drunk driving, conspiracy and solicitation, and other offenses. A versatile trial lawyer with experience on both sides of the docket, he has won many Not Guilty verdicts in tough cases. He believes in honoring his commitments to his clients as he defends them through hard work and solid ethics.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University, Brian obtained his law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law, gaining admittance on a scholarship. During law school, he began applying himself practically in his chosen field as he helped at the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender and the Law Offices of Shelton & Associates, PLLC. He gained important experience in interacting with clients, writing extensive legal briefs to the Court of Appeals, observing the court process and studying his mentors as they presented their cases before the court. Today, Brian devotes his practice entirely to trying criminal cases before juries. In 2013, Brian was one of only 55 lawyers selected nationwide to attend Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. In addition to being rated by Super Lawyers since 2013,, Brian was also selected as one of Michigan's Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 and one of Michigan's Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. Brian was also nationally ranked as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 by the NACDA. Brian has also earned the AVVO Client Choice Award, rated at 10.0. Most recently, Brian was awarded as one of the Nation's Top One Percent of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Since Brian has known difficult times of struggle, he is proud to stand up for the rights of his clients in court. His discipline has helped form the backbone of his work ethic as he focuses on achieving success on behalf of his clients. A firm believer that thorough and thoughtful representation should be available to all individuals, Brian provides a free initial consultation and case evaluation for all prospective clients.
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Livonia, MI 48152
Last Updated: 3/3/2017