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Brianna T. Scott & Associates PLLC in Muskegon, Michigan typically serves clients in the counties of Allegan, Barry, Kent, Manistee, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Ottawa.

Muskegon, Michigan
Phone: (231) 727-5888
Fax: (231) 727-5820

Brianna T. Scott

Brianna T. Scott was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. Brianna attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Art's degree in Marketing. Among the honors she received were the COGIC Center Aspiring Law Student Scholarship, winner of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc essay contest and making the Dean's list in 1996. Ms. Scott was chapter president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Executive Board member of Wonders Black Caucus and a member in both the MSU Prelaw and Marketing associations as an undergraduate student.

Ms. Scott attended Wayne State University Law School where she received her Juris Doctorate in May, 2000. She was active in variety of law school activities and she attained a final year grade point average of 3.57/4.0. She successfully competed in various law school competitions including, but not limited to Moot Court evidence competitions, acting as Article Editor of The Journal of Law in Society, Executive Board member of Moot Court (Director of Outside Competitions), working on the academic committee of the Black Law Student Association, and being an active student member of the Wolverine Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Scott received many scholarships throughout her law school career.

Ms. Scott became an attorney in November 2000, and was immediately recruited and hired as the first African American Assistant Prosecutor in the Muskegon County Prosecutor’s office where her initial responsibility was handling district court cases, which included misdemeanors, ordinance violations and other hearings within the district court.  However, after much success and proving herself a great trial attorney, she was promptly promoted to Circuit Court, where she handled cases before the Honorable William C. Marietti and the Honorable Gregory C. Pittman until she left the Prosecutor's office in 2003.

Following her tenure at the Muskegon County Prosecutor's office, Ms. Scott was hired by the law firm of Williams Hughes Corwin & Sininger, PC (k/n/a Williams Hughes, PLLC), where she embarked on the journey of a different practice of law; namely the handling of cases for municipalities, civil cases for the county, family law, corporate law, real estate and social security disability matters. As part of her practice at Williams Hughes Corwin & Sininger, PC, she was also awarded a public defender contract handling one of the abuse and neglect dockets in Muskegon County. Ms. Scott remained an associate at Williams Hughes Corwin & Sininger, PC, until 2005.

In 2005 she decided that after five years of significant experience handling all types of cases, that she wanted to become an entrepreneur and start her own law practice.  Becoming a business owner, in fact the first minority (African American and female) law firm in Muskegon County was exciting, challenging, and very rewarding. Her law firm has grown significantly over the years and she now employs a full time staff of five (5).

A testament to the high regard placed on Ms. Scott for her professional accomplishments, ethical standards and peer recognition, Ms. Scott was recently named a 2013 Finalist for the Lakeshore Athena Award. Currently, Ms. Scott serves on the board for Access Health; she is the President-Elect for the Muskegon Rotary Club; serve on Panel One for the Attorney Disciplinary Commission for the County of Muskegon; and is also currently a member of the Muskegon Rescue Mission's Personnel Committee.  In the past she have served on the following boards: United Way of the Lakeshore, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, WayPoint Academy, and Family Services Center. Additionally, she serves as legal counsel for the Churches of God In Christ, which is the largest African American church in the world. She is also one of the only attorneys in West Michigan to be dually licensed to practice law in the state of New York.  However, her proudest accomplishment is being the single parent of her teenage son.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Child Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Step-Parent Adoption
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Entertainment
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Municipal Law
  • Misdemeanor
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Prosecution
  • Real Estate Law
  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2000
  • New York, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for Western District of Michigan, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, 2010

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2000
    J.D.
    Honors: Executive Board Member, Moot Court (Director of Outside Competitions)
    Law Journal: The Journal of Law in Society, Article Editor
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
    B.A.
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: COGIC Center Aspiring Law Student Scholarship
    Honors: President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    Honors: Executive Board Member, Wonders Black Caucus
    Honors: Member, Both the MSU Prelaw and Marketing Associations
    Major:   Marketing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rotary International (Rotary Club of Muskegon, MI) - President (2014-2015), Board of Directors 2009-2016
  • Boy's & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore (2016 - present)
  • Temple Cares for People - Board of Directors
  • Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors (2007 - 2013)
  • Access Health - Board of Directors
  • Waypoint Academy - Board of Directors(2007 - 2013)
  • United Way of the Lakeshore - Board of Directors (2007-2013)
  • Michigan Works - Family Services Center - Board of Directors (2008-2011)
  • Muskegon County Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated

Birth Information

  • Muskegon, Michigan

Joshua Farrell

Attorney Joshua Farrell attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where he studied business administration and legal studies. After college at Ferris State University, Joshua attended law school at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Joshua graduated in December 2014, and became a bar member of the State of Michigan in 2015. After law school he moved to Norton Shores where his family resides. Hard work and dedication is what got him this far. He believes in using the same work ethic with his clients. On days when Joshua is not at the office, he is likely to be enjoying his time at the golf course or at the lake with family and friends.

 

 

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Grand Parent Visitations
  • Probate
  • Criminal
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Start Up
  • Collections
  • Personal Injury
  • General Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2015

Education

  • Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2014
    J.D.
  • Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, USA 2011
    B.S. in Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Muskegon County Bar Association
  • Muskegon Jaycees
  • First Tee of West Michigan

Past Employment Positions

  • Farrell Law, PLLC
Birth Information
  • Annapolis, Maryland