Brett M. Naumcheff has 26 years of public safety experience and
been representing public safety professionals and organizations since 2000. He is originally from Metro-Detroit and
received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Central Michigan University. Upon graduation, he was hired as
a municipal Public Safety Officer. In Michigan, a Public Safety Officer is a person who is trained in both
the police and fire profession.
Naumcheff started his basic Public Safety training in
Lansing, Michigan. He subsequently attended and graduated from the Police Academy and Fire School thus becoming
both a certified Police Officer and Advanced Level Firefighter.
In addition, he is a licensed Medical First Responder. In an effort to keep current with the issues surrounding
his client base, he still maintains those certifications.
Mr. Naumcheff completed
his Master of Science degree while serving in the Patrol Division. While a patrol officer, he made a record
number of arrests for drug and weapon seizures that is still unmatched within in the organization. Once he became a
Detective, Naumcheff started his law studies at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
During his time as a Detective, he investigated hundreds of crimes ranging from theft to homicide. He graduated from
the Michigan State Police Detective School and Michigan State University's Homicide School, in addition to the Advanced
Reid School of Interview and Interrogation. Mr. Naumcheff has advanced training in Detection of Deception, Theft
Investigations, Scientific Content Analysis, Child Forensic Interviewing, Sexual Assault Investigation, Homicide Investigations,
Property Crimes, Fraud and White Collar Crime. Naumcheff's attention to detail led to him having a 100% conviction
rate at trial.
While both a Patrol Officer and Detective, Naumcheff earned a variety of
awards including the rare Police Medal of Honor. Naumcheff has been lucky enough to have survived a number of weapon
related incidents. Unfortunately, in 1994, his partner and friend, Officer Bruce J. Van Popering was killed
in the line of duty. It was the many late night conversations with and prodding from Van Popering that led
Naumcheff to even contemplate law school. One of the most important lessons Van Popering taught was to have
pride in the public safety profession. That pride in performance continues today in the law practice.
While working full-time as a Police Detective he completed his law degree in three years, was a member of the Dean's List and
subsequently admitted to the State Bar of Michigan. He earned Certificate of Merit in both Advanced Criminal Procedure
and Police Civil Liability. Mr. Naumcheff started his legal career as an extern at Law, Weathers and Richardson
in Grand Rapids, under former Police Chief, Terry Tobias. It is at this firm that he obtained specialized training
and experience in police legal advising. Naumcheff is a member of the Labor and Employment, Family Law and Criminal
Defense sections of the State Bar of Michigan in addition to the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Naumcheff is dedicated to serving the public safety profession and serves a General and
Appointed Counsel for various unions across Michigan. In addition, Naumcheff serves as Independent Counsel for
a number of public safety administrators. He is also an attorney representing the Professional Law Enforcement
Association and the International Brotherhood of Teamasters Law Enfrocment. His client base is generally limited to
public safety professionals, their family members and individuals referred by police, fire, EMS, public employees, educational
personnel, other lawyers and veterans. He feels that due to the integrity required by members of those professions,
if they refer someone, that person deserves consideration as a potential client.
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