Basiga Law is considered one of the Lansing Area’s Top criminal defense, Family Law, & US/Canada Border Crossing & Waiver Law Firms with over 15+ Years of Experience handling Felony & Misdemeanor Cases.


Brendon Basiga

US-Canada Border Crossing/Immigration Lawyer Lansing Criminal Defense Attorney

Brendon Basiga, US/Canada Border Crossing Attorney

Bar and Court Admissions

Professional Associations

Education

Other Professional Experience

  • Kendon Consulting (2012–Present)
    • Owner and President
    • Located in Michigan and Ontario
  • Bodwin & Associates, P.C. (2010-2011)
    • Associate Attorney
    • Meridian Township Prosecuting Attorney
      • Developed and implemented first offender programs
    • The Nichols Law Firm (2009-2010)
      • Associate Attorney
    • Brendon Basiga, Esq. (2008-2009)
    • The Reynolds Law Firm, P.C. (2007-2008)
      • Associate Attorney
    • The Law Offices of Basiga & Phillips, Esqs. (2006-2007)
      • Managing Partner
      • Court Appointed Attorney for Ingham County Felony list, Juvenile/Delinquency list, 55th District Court
    • Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office (2005)
      • Student Lawyer

Distinctions and Certifications

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

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Canadian Studies Program, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2014 – Present)
  • 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

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

 

J. Scott Hethorn

Law Clerk and US/Canada Immigration Specialist

Mr. Hethorn has always been fascinated with the legal world and process and has always wanted to work in this field.

Mr. Hethorn was drawn to Immigration Law for several reasons: 1) his maternal grandmother was an immigrant, and 2) he worked with Middle Eastern and Central African Refugees assisting to remove barriers to employment.

Scott served as an AmeriCorps Service member for two years working with refugees from the Middle East, Afghanistan, South America, and Central Africa assisting refugees to remove barriers to employment, as well as how to acclimate to life in the United States, without losing their own cultural identity.

Mr. Hethorn decided to expand his skills by obtaining a certification as an Immigration Specialist to assist individuals on their journey to legally enter the United States.

Education

  • Washington Technical Institute- Immigration Specialist Certification May 2023
  • Spring Arbor University- Master of Arts May 2018
  • Eastern Michigan University- Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice/Sociology May 2013
  • Wayne County Community College-Associates of General Studies, May 2010
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