Brandon McNeal

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Association for Justice, member
  • National Police Accountability Project, member
  • Black Family Development, Inc., Board Member

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • False Arrest
  • False Imprisonment
  • Police Brutality/Excessive Force
  • Wrongful Death Premises Liability
  • Whistle Blowers
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense

Licensed and admitted to Practice in

  • All Michigan State Courts
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2016
Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board
Trial Practice Institute Certification

University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, B.A., 2012
Major(s): Political Science and Sociology

Biography

Brandon McNeal was born in Pontiac, Michigan. While in law school, Brandon began his legal career as a law clerk for the Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (CALL) through Lakeshore Legal Aid. In that role, Brandon advised low-income and elderly clients regarding legal options in a wide variety of areas including public benefits, eviction, child support, divorce, bankruptcy, and wills.

While in law school, Brandon also established a 501(3)(c) charity on behalf of several professional athletes in the NBA and NFL including Joe Dumars, Ben Wallace, Rasheed Wallace, Draymond Green, and Trey Burke to benefit mentorship and youth leadership programs.

Upon graduation and passing the Michigan Bar Exam, Brandon served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Litigation division at the City of Detroit Law Department. In that role, Brandon defended the City and its employees against various legal claims including negligence, premise liability, and civil rights violations. As a part of his responsibilities, he answered complaints, drafted/argued motions for summary disposition, and conducted depositions, settlement conferences, etc.

Brandon then went on to serve Wayne County as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Arson Unit and the Special Prosecution Unit. In the Arson role, Brandon was responsible for the vertical prosecution of all arson cases in Wayne County where there was a multi-structure building, insurance fraud, death or serious injury. In the Special Prosecution role, Brandon worked on a number of high-profile and complex investigations including public officials and public figures. As a part of his responsibilities, he recommended and denied warrants, conducted preliminary examination, negotiated plea bargains, and conducted jury trials.

Since joining Robinson & Associates, Brandon has been responsible for litigating civil cases including excessive force, false arrest, false imprisonment, illegal search and seizure, and personal injury resulting from automobile negligence. Notably, Brandon has already worked on civil cases that have resulted in six and seven figure settlements. Brandon has also been responsible for successfully defending clients facing criminal prosecution in both misdemeanor and felony cases.