Brian C. Hartwell, 32

Law Office of Brian C. Hartwell, PLLC

Brian C. Hartwell Brian's passion for the law and public service inspired him to open The Law Office of Brian C. Hartwell in 2013. After pro bono attorneys pulled out of the Madison Heights senior center, Brian opened his door to consult with any senior citizen who needed free legal advice.

"When I perform legal work for free to local seniors I feel it's my way to say thank you for building this community 50 years ago," Brian said.

In 2007, his final year of law school, Brian was elected to the Madison Heights City Council and re-elected in 2011. He served as president of the Kiwanis Club of Madison Heights. He began an annual project where the club donates English dictionaries to every third grader in the city, which expanded to include hundreds of foreign-born students of all ages, including many refugees from the Middle East. He previously served as chairman of the Millennial Mayors Congress - Michigan Suburbs Alliance. Brian worked with the alliance to help eliminate duplication of services.

In 2004, Brian received his bachelor's degree in international and comparative political science and economics from Western Michigan University, his certificate in French and civics from the University of Paris-La Sorbonne, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2008. Brian was a fellow at the Center for Progressive Leadership training program.  He served as Madison Heights Mayor Pro Tem twice.  He was admitted to practice law in Michigan in 2008 and in the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe in 2013.


The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2015.