Brian K. Lawson
Brian Lawson has practiced law in West Michigan for 30 years, including extended stints with the respected boutique litigation firm Drew, Cooper, and Anding, where he was a partner, and Rhoades McKee, where he was an equity partner and where he served as Litigation Group Chair. Brian graduated from Franklin College (summa cum laude) with a degree in English in 1989, and from Indiana University School of Law (cum laude) in 1992. His practice has, from the beginning, revolved around all areas of personal injury law, including product liability, trucking accidents, gas fires and explosions, construction site injuries, nursing home abuse and neglect, and auto/no-fault law. Brian has secured significant resolutions for his clients through trials, arbitrations, mediations, and settlements. Brian’s clients have reviewed his work as restoring their faith in attorneys.
“Attorney Brian Lawson is honorable, intelligent, and he conducts his cases with the highest level of integrity. I was fortunate to have Brian walk alongside me during the most horrific time of my life. Throughout the case Brian worked meticulously at gathering every bit of information. Brian had endless patience explaining the process and keeping me well informed. The work Brian did greatly impacted my life. That impact continues to resonate in my life and the lives of my family. There are not adequate words to express my gratitude.” – Sue
Brian served on the board for the Young Lawyers section of the Grand Rapids Bar Association and later as a Trustee of the Grand Rapids Bar. He also served on the board for the Grand Rapids Bar’s Foundation committee. Brian has been a speaker at the Michigan Association for Justice’s annual meeting addressing the topic of jury selection and has volunteered in various capacities in the community, including serving as a youth soccer coach, serving as a mentor for his son’s robotics team, acting as block captain for his Ottawa Hills neighborhood, volunteering for Special Olympics and Meals on Wheels, and helping to raise money for the local Cystic Fibrosis fundraising drive.
Brian lives in the Cascade area with his wife, Valeri, and together they have two kids, Bennett, who is in graduate school at the University of Michigan, and Anna, who is a sophomore at Michigan State.