Brian T. Lang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Muskegon, MI

Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
 | 700 Terrace Point Road, Suite 350
Muskegon, MI 49443-0900
Phone: 616-426-8174
Fax: 231-728-2699
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Brian Lang, a partner at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, welcomes the opportunity to resolve any complex dispute. He focuses his practice on real estate and commercial litigation, and has successfully represented domestic and international clients as lead counsel in trial, arbitrations, negotiations and mediations. He regularly appears in matters pending in Michigan’s Circuit Courts and its administrative agencies as well as Federal Court. He also serves on the firm's Management Committee.
Brian formed and chairs the firm’s Real Estate Litigation Practice Group. His own real estate litigation practice extends to disputes regarding commercial tenancy and leases, boundary lines, riparian boundary lines, marinas and docks, administrative appeals, architect negligence, commissions, zoning, land use, historical designations and uses, development disputes, restrictive covenants, purchase agreements and land contracts, adverse possession, easements, fraudulent transfers, Michigan’s Builder’s Trust Fund Act, partition, quiet title, homeowner’s association disputes, receiverships as well as real estate issues that arise in trust and estate proceedings. 
Brian’s commercial litigation practice extends to disputes concerning breach of commercial contracts related to the supply of products and services, supply chain, business break-ups, shareholder and member oppression, buy-sells, earn outs, non-competes and fraud. In the past, his practice has often involved matters concerning cross border parties and issues.  Brian has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Africa and Central America, which informs his understanding of different cultures and doing business abroad.

Brian graduated cum laude from Hillsdale College with a bachelor’s degree, earned his law degree from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and attended St. Louis University where he worked toward a doctorate degree in cognitive psychology. He has been licensed to practice in Michigan since 2001 and is also licensed in Ohio and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. His work has earned him a listing in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” in 2018.

In addition to his practice, Brian has authored articles on topics, including international law, personal injury and real estate matters. He holds leadership roles with the Muskegon Museum of Art, serving on the board of trustees and on the museum’s collections and personnel committees.

Mr. Lang is actively involved in various sections of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He also belongs to the Muskegon County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Order of the Coif and the Federal Bar Association’s Western District of Michigan chapter.

Practice Areas
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Business Litigation (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Brian Lang

Admitted: 2001, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • Order of the Coif
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Michigan, 2001
  • Ohio, 1999
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Muskegon County Bar Association, Former President
  • Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan
  • International Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Committee Member, Litigation Committee Member, Law Firm Management Committee Member, North American Regional Forum
  • American Bar Association Member, International Law Section
  • State Bar of Michigan Member, Litigation Section, Real Estate Section, International Law Section
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Muskegon Museum of Art Board of Trustees, Chair of Personnel Committee and Member of Collections Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Rising Tensions in North Korea and Supply Chain Integrity, 4/11/13, also published in Terralex Connections, 7/16/13
  • Discovery Nixed in Private International Arbitration, 8/16/2013
  • Legal Cloud Looms Over Michigan's Vacation Rental Industry, 4/9/2015
  • Legal Cloud Looms Over Michigan's Vacation Rental Industry, 4/9/2015
  • "Riparian Rights," LexisNexis Practice Guide: Michigan Real Estate Litigation, 2016
  • Managing Editor, Ohio State Law Journal, 1998-99

Educational Background:

  • Hillsdale College, cum laude, 1995
  • St. Louis University Graduate PhD work in Cognitive Psychology
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700 Terrace Point Road
Suite 350
Muskegon, MI 49443-0900

Phone: 616-426-8174

Fax: 231-728-2699

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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