Brian P. Lennon

Partner | blennon@wnj.com | V-Card | Profile PDF Grand RapidsT +1.616.752.2089F +1.616.222.2089 Brian Lennon specializes in criminal defense, particularly Health Care Fraud and other white collar and drug offenses, corporate internal investigations and compliance matters. As a federal prosecutor in Michigan and Virginia for 15 years and a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, Brian has conducted hundreds of grand jury investigations, handled a variety of civil cases in U.S. District Courts throughout the country and tried... Read More
Brian Lennon specializes in criminal defense, particularly Health Care Fraud and other white collar and drug offenses, corporate internal investigations and compliance matters. As a federal prosecutor in Michigan and Virginia for 15 years and a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, Brian has conducted hundreds of grand jury investigations, handled a variety of civil cases in U.S. District Courts throughout the country and tried nearly 70 criminal cases to verdict -- from drunk driving to complex money-laundering schemes to murder. As Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Michigan, Brian supervised the Health Care Fraud and computer-related crimes units, among others. He also spent four and a half years as a judge advocate for the U.S. Marine Corps, handling both civil and criminal matters.

As a prosecutor, Brian watched some of the brightest and best-intentioned individuals and companies make poor decisions when they became the subject of an administrative, civil or criminal investigation. As a private-practice lawyer, he’s determined to help his clients avoid those missteps. “I understand the real world implications of investigations and criminal prosecutions,” he says. “I fully appreciate the fact that your liberty and livelihood are at stake.”

In 2011, Brian was honored with the prestigious “Superior Performance as a Criminal Prosecutor” award from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. 
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Education

  • University of Notre Dame J.D. 1992
  • Harvard A.B. 1988

Admitted

  • 1992, Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • EOUSA Director's Award for Superior Performance as Criminal Prosecutor, 2011
  • National Association of Former U.S. Attorney's Award for Exceptional Services, 2011

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association

Publications

Blog Posts

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Michigan Colleges Alliance
    Board of Directors (2012-Present)

Community Affiliations

  • Grace Episcopal Church
    Vestry, Junior Warden (2013-Present); Endowment Fund Board
  • West Michigan Aviation Academy
    Health Education Advisory Board
  • Grand Rapids Ballet
    Former Co-coordinator of Volunteers

Speaking Engagements

  • “Workplace Investigations,” WNJ Human Resources Seminar, April 22, 2014, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Television news interview with Brian Lennon November 14, 2012 on possible national security risks surrounding developments with retired Army General David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

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