Brendon Basiga

 Mid-Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney

Brendon Basiga, US/Canada Border Crossing Attorney

Mr. Basiga was drawn to criminal defense work as a student lawyer with the Washtenaw County Public Defender’s office while still attending law school.

Over several years, Mr. Basiga worked as an associate lawyer at some of the most distinguished and well known criminal defense firms in the Lansing, Michigan area where he sharpened his litigation skills.

At one of the firms, he served as the Meridian Township Prosecuting Attorney where he expanded the First Offenders Program. He has also handled cases as a Court Appointed Defense Lawyer for the Ingham County Felony list, Juvenile/Delinquency list, and 55th District Court.

In 2011, Mr. Basiga decided to expand his legal expertise by obtaining his license to practice law in Ontario, Canada.

Mr. Basiga has handled cases at every level of trial court, both at the state and federal levels, as well as provincial levels.  He has also carried his passion for the law into the classroom as an Adjunct Professor and tutor.


Bar and Court Admissions


Professional Associations


Other Professional Experience

Distinctions and Certifications

  • Editor in Chief, Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law (2003-2005)

Teaching Experience

  • Tutor international students through Kendon Consulting for the National Committee on Accreditation Challenge Exams in the topics of Canadian Administrative Law, Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure, Canadian Constitutional Law, and Foundations of Canadian Public Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Canadian Studies Program, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2014-2017)

Publications and Presentations

  • Author of From a U.S. Juris Doctorate to an Ontario Bar License – Things I Wish I Knew Beforehand (2013)
  • “Do’s and Don’ts” Seminar for Ingham County Court-Appointed Attorneys (January 2009)

Community Involvement

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