Ivan D. Brown
Ivan Brown earned his Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in 1989. He then attended and graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School with his Juris Doctor in 1992.
Ivan has been a Jackson County resident for over twenty years. He began his legal career as a Jackson County Assistant Prosecutor, holding the position of Division Chief of District Court. He then went into private practice at the law office of Thomas D. Wilson & Associates which became Wilson & Brown, PLLC in 1999 where he became a partner. The firm continues today having changed names throughout the years but continuing the same dedicated service to the county.
Ivan specializes in the areas of criminal defense, family law, auto negligence, abuse and neglect cases, and juvenile law.
Brian T. Hilderley
Mr. Hilderley is a Jackson, Michigan native. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Detroit. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 1999.
Mr. Hilderley practiced in the areas of real estate, municipal law, probate and estate planning, and civil litigation with the Law Office of Robert D. Flack. He then moved on to Collins, Einhorn, Farrell and Ulanoff in Southfield, Michigan. At Collins, Einhorn, Mr. Hilderley practiced in the area of toxic tort litigation. Prior to starting his own practice, Mr .Hilderley practiced in the areas of business/corporate law, real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning with Parker & Adams, P.C. in Jackson, Michigan.
Mr. Hilderley continues to specialize in the areas of business/corporate law, real estate, civil litigation, and estate planning. He serves as national counsel for several businesses and also provides services to a few local municipalities.
Christopher M. Hurlburt
Mr. Hurlbert is deeply rooted in the Jackson community, with members of several generations of his family being Jackson natives. He attended Jackson Area Catholic Schools, graduating from Lumen Christi High School in 1989. He was involved in Scouting in his youth, earning the highest rank of Eagle Scout in 1985. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1994 receiving his Bachelor of Science. He then attended and graduated on the Dean’s List from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1999 with his Juris Doctor. While attending Thomas M. Cooley Law School, he studied Constitutional Law and Civil Rights, and was legal intern at the Michigan Commission on Indian Affairs. Mr. Hurlburt has practiced law in Jackson since 2000.
His main areas of practice include mental health law, abuse and neglect law, civil law, criminal law, juvenile law, family law, and probate law. Since 2008, Mr. Hurlburt has been the attorney for all of the mentally ill in Jackson County. He has given dozens of seminars in Jackson County on the Mental Health Code.