Attorney at Law and Counselor at Law Brian D. Vincent

Brian D. Vincent: Leader Among Lawyers

Brian D. Vincent knows the law, and more importantly, he knows how to use it to protect you. He’s the attorney other attorneys and business owners turn to when they’re in trouble. Who better to represent you?

To help clients move through complex legal problems, Brian combines three decades of front-line law practice with insightful personal coaching. This one-two combination makes stressful – and often emotional – legal situations easier to navigate. 

Brian uses keen listening and questioning to fully understand your problem. He quickly gets to the crux, then formulates a strategy to protect you and your interests.

Recognized as an AV Preeminent Attorney (highest distinction available) by Martindale-Hubbell with a 5 out 5 rating from his peers, Brian is a leader among lawyers. How do you get respect and ratings like this? “When things feel impossible for clients, I find ways they can reduce their risk, increase profitability, and move forward,” Brian says. 

He has worked with dozens of West Michigan businesses to form partnership and corporate agreements that provide a solid foundation for success.

Sometimes partners and vendors don’t live up to their agreements and Brian handles these cases, too. Many times he’s called in as legal counsel when one partner’s actions become detrimental to an enterprise. In each case, he shows clients how to mitigate issues in ways that save significant time and money. 

During his six years of service on the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission (including three years as the Commission Chairperson), Brian gained knowledge and insights that make him one of the most sought-after advocates for attorneys facing a grievance. Attorneys responding to the Commission have one and only one chance to make their case. With Brian, they have a representative with the expertise needed to avoid or minimize damage to their careers.

Brian’s work has earned public acclaim by the Better Business Bureau Serving West Michigan who named him Arbitrator of the Year. In addition, the Michigan State Bar foundation elected him as Fellow, a distinction held by only 5% of active members of the State Bar. In addition, he serves as a mentor to lawyers, law firms, and business professionals through You-Turn Mentoring.

Fueled by a desire to resolve problems and help clients move forward, Brian is an indispensable legal advisor for individuals, businesses, and associations. 

Education

Bar Admission

  • Michigan District Courts
  • Michigan Circuit Courts
  • Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Associations

  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Family Law Section
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Business Law Section

Recognitions & Honors

  • AV Preeminent Attorney rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Arbitrator of the Year, Better Business Bureau

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Lawsuits
  • Partnerships

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