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If you are in need of strong legal representation from an experienced criminal defense, civil litigation or family law attorney, contact the law firm of Brianna T. Scott & Associates, PLLC for an appointment today.

Our office is the only female and minority-owned law firm in western Michigan, and our attorneys are Brianna T. Scott and Joshua M. Farrell. We are here to represent you with a variety of legal practice areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Divorce & Family Law
    When it comes to many family law matters, it is important to keep in mind that decisions made by the court are often difficult to change later. This is why it is important to have a tenacious divorce and family law attorney on your side to fight for what is right for you and your family.
  • Criminal Law
    Brianna T. Scott worked for almost 3 years as a prosecuting attorney in Muskegon County. She has the perspective necessary to make the best criminal defense for your case.
  • General Civil Litigation
    Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. A lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is known as a “litigator” or “trial lawyer.” Lawyers who practice civil litigation represent parties in trials, hearings, arbitrations and mediations before administrative agencies, foreign tribunals and federal, state and local courts.
  • Municipal Law We can assist governmental entities with their legal needs. Whether you are a county, city or school district, you need to know that you have legal counsel that knows how to handle a vast array of matters.  The list of matters includes: imminent domain proceedings, zoning and planning, redevelopment, litigation defense, labor relations and employment, Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act issues and Ordinance drafting and enforcement just to name a few
  • Business and Commercial Law
    When you are starting up a business, we can help you decide which form of business you want, whether that is a corporation, a partnership, or sole proprietorship.

  • Estate Planning
    In addition to drafting simple and complex wills, we believe estate planning is an essential tool. Among the services we offer are:  discussing the mean of avoiding probate through trust, joint tenancy, and other estate planning tools;  searching for ways to minimize estate taxes; ensure the continuity of a family business; establishing an irrevocable trust; and establishing a revocable living trust.
  • Real Estate / Construction Law
    Real estate attorneys are there to help you with financing, title work, land use issues, and boundary disputes, in addition to assisting in our client in obtaining construction liens, perfecting those liens and enforcing lien rights in court.
  • Probate Law
    When a loved one passes away, we understand that it is a difficult transition and situation that you and your family members need to go through.  We are here to provide legal assistance, information and to answer any questions you may have.  It is important to contact us without delay as there are important deadlines to take into consideration with or without a last will.

    Probate:  Probate is about the orderly distribution of the estate of the decedent.  We will work with you from filing the will with the Probate Court to securing the final order.  The personal representative or executor will be responsible for many tasks, including collecting the assets of the estate, paying bills and taxes, securing the residence and real property of the estate, arranging the probate of the will with the Probate Court, and other related matters.  

    We will handle the legal matters of preparing and filing the necessary pleadings and documents with the Probate Court, sending out required notices, preparing estate inventory list and settlement agreement, obtaining consent and waivers, handling settlement of all expenses and debts of the estate, obtaining the appraisals, working with your accountant in doing the income taxes and estate tax return and handling other matters as needed.  

    In some probate situations, there may be difficulty with a certain family member or heir not agreeing; a challenge to the will; unexplained debt situation or contract obligation; or unexpected problem with division of the estate assets.  We will strive to work with you to resolve these matters during this difficult transition time.  In some situations, we will attempt to use family settlement agreement as a mean of equitable distribution of the estate assets.   Some heirs may need to retain another probate attorney if they feel that their rights are protected in the equitable distribution of the estate assets.
  • Personal Injury
    Personal Injury cases may range anywhere from Vehicle Accidents, Dog Bites, Product Liability, Wrongful Death and Premises Liability to Medical Malpractice. We will work with you, your family (or caretakers), physicians and others to determine what your legal remedies are and fight to get the best possible outcome for your future.
  • Collections
    If you are owed money you will want to collect it and we can help. Collections action include, but are not limited to: conducting Creditor Examinations to ascertain the assets of the debtor, freezing debtor accounts, garnishments, executions and other post judgment remedies. Contact us today so that we can help you get what is rightfully yours...your money!
  • Social Security Disability
    Our firm has experienced Social Security Disability attorneys who will assist you in obtaining the proper medical documentation to support your condition, prepare you for the appeal hearing and represent you in the appeal process.

NOTE: This website is not intended to be, nor should it be, used as a substitute for independent legal counsel, nor does reading it create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and the attorney. It is for general informational purposes only. Consult with one of our attorneys for a free evaluation of how these issues impact your personal situation.