Leonard Scott Ballard

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“It is my honor to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves”
- Leonard Scott Ballard

Mr. Ballard has been practicing law since 2013. His main practice is criminal defense but he is also experienced in corporate and business law, civil litigation, real estate, labor and employment law, and veteran’s issues. The level of expertise he brings to Beier Howlett stems from a very impressive career. Mr. Ballard’s career background includes the United States Marines, a former police officer, a realtor, and a business multi-unit director. He also served in the Public Defender’s Office in Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit Court in the Homicide/capital crimes division.

Mr. Ballard earned his Juris Doctorate from the Ave Maria School of Law in Florida. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan as well as many of the metropolitan Detroit associations including the Oakland County Bar, Macomb County Bar, Detroit Bar, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.


  • United States Marine, Staff Sergeant; Military Police, Drill Instructor, and Counter-Intelligence
  • Sworn Attorney of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Former Police Officer and Deputy Sheriff

Bar Activities

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan

Community Activities

  • Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity Restore
  • OCBA Veterans Committee
  • Common Ground Legal Aid
  • OCBA Criminal Law Committee

Leonard Scott Ballard


3001 Big Beaver Road
Suite 200
Troy, MI 48084

T: (248) 282-1079
F: (248) 282-1086
E: lsballard@bhlaw.us.com

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Ave Maria School of Law, J.D.,

Admitted to Practice

Michigan, 2016

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Labor & Employment Law

Personal Injury

Real Estate

Civil Litigation

Veterans' Issues