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James S. Brady

Title: Senior Counsel
Industry: Legal
Type of Organization: Law Firm
Major Product/Service: Legal services
Expertise: Mr. Brady is the Office Managing Member of the Firm's Grand Rapids office and is a former leader of the Firm's national Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance. His practice is concentrated in the areas of business and commercial litigation, white collar investigations, criminal law, health care fraud and environmental and energy law. He represents clients from various business entities, executives, medical professionals and other individuals in criminal matters involving a wide array of corporate, government and individual crimes.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Affiliations: Federal Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; Grand Rapids Bar Association; American Association for Justice; National Association of Former United States Attorneys; Michigan Association for Justice; American Inns of Court; Chairman, Emmanual Hospice; Board Member and Former Chairman, St. Ann's Skilled Nursing Home; Board Member, Catholic Charities, West Michigan
University/Degree: B.S., Western Michigan University; J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1969
Work History: Mr. Brady previously served as the Chair of the Criminal Law Group at the Miller Johnson law firm. He served as an Adjunct Professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He also has lectured for the National Trial Lawyers Association, the University of Michigan Law School and ICLE. Mr. Brady served as a U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan for four years.
Honors & Awards: "AV" rated, Martindale-Hubbell; "Super Lawyer", Michigan, Criminal Defense; "Best Lawyers in America"; Recipient, 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award at Western Michigan University; Recipient, Marion Hilligan Award, Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School, 2015; Named, "Lawyer of the Year", Grand Rapids, for Criminal Defense - Non-White-Collar by Best Lawyers for 2015
Published Works: Articles