Brian P. Swanson, B.B.A., J.D.

Brian has a strong reputation among his clients, peers, and community, as a tireless, passionate, and aggressive attorney. This strong reputation is a product of his dedication and expertise in his field.


  • Juris Doctor, Wayne State University Law School


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Grand Valley State University, cum laude





  • All federal and state courts for the State of Michigan, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


A Grand Rapids native, Brian decided at an early age to become a litigator due to the competitive challenges that the job entails. When one considers Brian’s sports background, this is not surprising. Competitiveness and an unwavering drive to succeed are in his blood.  While an undergrad at Grand Valley State University, he competed as a diver on Grand Valley’s Swimming and Diving team. Brian went on to become one of the most decorated student-athletes in Grand Valley Swimming and Diving history earning three Academic All-American and six NCAA All-American Awards during his tenure. These All-American plaudits were the first by any male swimmer or diver at Grand Valley. These accomplishments led to Brian being inducted into Grand Valley’s Athletic Hall of Fame. After graduating from Grand Valley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Brian used his competitive diving experience as a springboard into law school at Wayne State University where he developed a passion for labor and employment law.

Career Highlights



  • Experienced litigator with over 21 years of experience, specializing in employment law and civil rights litigation in both state and federal court, including appellate advocacy


  • Author of numerous published articles on labor and employment law


  • Member of the Valley Society of Human Resource Managers’ Board of Directors (former Treasurer)


  • Member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Michigan


  • Member of the Saginaw County Bar Association
Legal Passion


“I have a passion for advocacy and justice, and I enjoy using my skills to assist others in the areas of labor and employment law.”


Hobbies and Interests


Brian is a sports enthusiast who enjoys watching and participating in many sports. Brian has passed on his love of sports to his two boys who currently participate in high school basketball and baseball. Brian also enjoys spending time with his wife traveling, swimming, grilling, reading, and golfing.