Brian M. Legghio is recognized as one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, representing individuals and corporations in Federal and State criminal investigations and prosecutions, and regulatory cases.

Mr. Legghio began his career as Assistant Legal Counsel for the United States Secret Service in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Legghio then accepted a Federal Prosecutor position as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan at Detroit from 1982 through 1988.  These experiences give him tremendous insights on how important evidence is and how to prepare his cases for victory.

For 25 years, Mr. Legghio has defended individuals who have bee investigated or charged cases involving in white-collar fraud, healthcare fraud, antitrust violations, mail fraud &wire fraud, securities fraud, drug investigations, and tax evasion cases in the Detroit Metro throughout the United States.

Brian Legghio has devoted his professional career to defending the rights of those accused with Federal and State criminal felony charges. Mr. Legghio has tried over 100 cases before a jury and a Judge. He has vigorously represented clients in both Federal and State Court systems for over 35 years. The Law Offices of Brian M. Legghio provide superior client service and is dedicated to protecting his client and preserving their future.

Brian Legghio is known for his vigorous and dogged defense of clients who are the targets of criminal investigations of offenses involving mail fraud, wire fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering, structuring monetary transactions and numerous other Federal and State criminal offenses. As a former Federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office, Brian Legghio understands fully the prosecutorial strategies and is effective at negotiations that settle charges for his clients before an Indictment. If trial is necessary, The Law Offices of Brian M. Legghio has an exceptional record of securing jury verdicts or reduced or probationary results for his clients.

In order to provide his clients with the highest level of legal representation, Brian Legghio devotes considerable time to developing his skills and knowledge. Brian Legghio has lectured or participated in numerous legal seminar panels discussing important issues to the Criminal Defense Bar throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area.

Mr. Legghio has achieved an “AV” waiting for over the past 25 years, the highest possible rating for superior legal ability according to the Martindale Hubbell organization. Mr. Legghio is a highly regarded criminal defense and personal injury attorney having received the recognition as Super Lawyer continuously since 2006.

Educational Background:

Mr. Legghio holds a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire. 

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Criminal Law and Negligence Sections), the Federal District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan and Northern District of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Cincinnati, Ohio and the United States Supreme Court.

Awards and Honors

Super Lawyers 2006-2014

Past President-Macomb County Bar Association

U.S. Department of Justice–Special Commendation for Outstanding Service as a Federal Prosecutor – 1987

Professional Memberships

Federal Bar Association, Detroit

State Bar of Michigan

  • Criminal Law Section
  • Negligence Section

National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACD)

Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM)

Macomb County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

Board Member, Legal Aid & Defender Association, Detroit, Michigan

President, Policy Board, Legal Aid & Defender Association, Detroit, Michigan

Macomb County Circuit Court – Court Appointed Attorney Task Force Committee Member

Notable Cases

  • United States v Timothy Mucciante, Esq.
    U.S. District Court, Manhattan, New York
  • State of Michigan v Marshal Mathers,
    Macomb County Circuit Court
  • State of Michigan v Michael Fletcher, Esq.,
    Oakland County Circuit Court
    *A Deadly Affair- (St.Martins Press) Henderson, Tom;
    *ABC-20/20 ‘Fletcher Murder Case’

  • State of Michigan v Andrew Osantowski,
    Macomb County Circuit Court
  • United States v. Roderic Carter-1992
    U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals