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A Michigan native, Brian Joseph Prain proudly serves the residents of the Greater Detroit area and beyond in very specialized areas of criminal defense, mostly Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC).  Brian prides himself on fighting for the rights of individuals accused Criminal Sexual Conduct and a small list of other assaultive-type charges. A versatile trial lawyer with experience in successfully defending many life offenses and Capital cases, he has won many Not Guilty verdicts in very 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, first cutting his teeth 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 the Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in Detroit by Expertise.com, one of D-Business Magazine’s Top Lawyers from 2019 to 2021, one of Michigan’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and many more awards and honors.  Brian was also ranked as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Michigan by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and has also earned the AVVO Client Choice Award, rated at 10.0.

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.