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Brian Prain

PrainLaw, PLLC
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Brian Prain
PrainLaw, PLLC

Brian J. Prain focuses his practice entirely on defending those accused of assaultive crimes, including misdemeanor and felony assault, child abuse, stalking, domestic violence, and criminal sexual conduct.

The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC (or PrainLaw, PLLC for short) is a Michigan criminal defense law practice that distinguishes itself from the crowd with its commitment to uncovering and exposing the crucial details in your assault, assault and battery, domestic violence, or resisting and obstructing case that other Michigan criminal defense lawyers either completely miss or simply believe unimportant.

Brian J. Prain is an aggressive, hardworking, no-holds-barred Michigan criminal defense lawyer who spends every day fighting for everyday people who have been accused of wrongdoing.

Born and raised in southeast Michigan, Brian learned how to fend for himself and make his mark amongst his peers. His past martial arts and athletic experiences fuel his vigorous style of advocacy in the courtroom, while his vast artistic pursuits, on the other hand, fuel his tireless hours of humble contemplation preparing for each battle.

After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science  Prelaw from Michigan State University, Brian attended Michigan State University College of Law. While studying law, Brian supplemented his education with many extracurricular learning activities, including defending those facing Michigan felony charges with the Washtenaw County Office of Public Defender.

After Brian graduated from Law School and passing the Michigan Bar Exam on his first try with exceptionally high marks, The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC was born instantly. Brian walked out of the classroom and into the courtroom, learning everything he knows from the ground-up.

Brian is licensed to practice law in all trial level and appellate Courts in Michigan, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Brian absolutely loves the practice of law as a criminal defense attorney and believes that it is his true purpose in life. He dedicates his life to his work and the people he stands up for.

State Bar of Michigan
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
The National Trial Lawyers Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 in Michigan
Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
Wayne County Criminal Advocacy Program
34th District Court House Counsel (formerly)
Oakland County Bar Association

The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC focuses on defending you against Michigan criminal charges that involve some form of assault, such as:

Misdemeanor Assault
Misdemeanor Assault and Battery
Misdemeanor Aggravated Assault
Misdemeanor Domestic Violence (also called Domestic Assault)
Misdemeanor Aggravated Domestic Violence
Felony Aggravated Domestic Violence With Previous Convictions
Felonious Assault (also called Assault With a Dangerous Weapon)
Felony Assault With Intent to Commit a Felony
Felony Assault With Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder
Felony Assault by Strangulation or Suffocation
Felony Assault With Intent to Maim
Felony Assault With Intent to Murder
Many other Misdemeanor and Felony Assault Charges

While Michigan felony and misdemeanor charges of assault, assault and battery, and domestic violence are some of the most difficult criminal charges to defend against in Michigan, they can also be some of the most promising for the right Michigan assault and battery attorney.

When you are facing assault, assault and battery, or domestic violence charges under Michigan law, there are always two sides to the story. It is very common that there will be significant, sometimes outcome-determinative differences between your version of the events and your accuser's version of the events.

Fighting assault, assault and battery, and domestic violence charges is not like fighting a drunk driving charge, where a special machine tells the Judge or Jury, with some degree of scientific reliability, whether you are guilty or not. In an assault, assault and battery, or domestic violence case, the key witnesses are humans, not machines; there really are issues worth fighting about! It's your money, your freedom, your future!

At The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC, we have a real passion for aggressively defending you against your assault, assault and battery, or domestic violence charges. Before we decided to develop a special focus on this special sub-category of Michigan felony and misdemeanor charges, we had no special focus and handled many different types of charges. After defending against charges such as controlled substances and drunk driving, we learned that in many cases, it could often be difficult to defend our clients because of all the scientific evidence, and the need for expensive expert witness testimony to challenge the government's evidence.

However, we discovered that in Michigan assault, assault and battery, and domestic violence cases, there were an unbelievable number of false accusations from accusers with clear motivations to lie or exaggerate (such as hate, revenge, divorce, child custody, etc.). Quite simply, it hurt to see good, honest, innocent people facing jail, prison, and destroyed futures under these circumstances. This drove us to work exceptionally hard for these particular people.

There is something that snaps inside the mind of the best criminal defense lawyers when they realize that their innocent client is being falsely accused ? especially of charges as damaging as assault, assault and battery, or domestic violence. The senses become heightened. He begins to want to know his client as a human being and as a friend; he begins to care about him or her  he wants to win because he wants to make things fair, make them right. No detail can be overlooked. Because The Law Office of Brian J. Prain, PLLC has a special focus in assault, assault and battery, and domestic violence charges, this is the constant state of mind in which we operate each day for you.

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