Biography Details

Michael A. Brave

Michael A. Brave
Of Counsel

 
Michael Brave serves as Of Counsel in the Phoenix office of Manning & Kass. He is a member of the Government Entity Liability practice.

Mr. Brave’s three-plus decades of law enforcement-related experience includes being a sworn officer, trainer, consultant, and licensed attorney. He has a wide range of law enforcement experience: has been retained as an expert in 270+ international inquests, state and federal civil rights issues, and others; involved post-incident in 600+ temporal deaths; and presented on force and other subjects 1000+ times in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Panama, Austria, and United Kingdom.

He has a very broad depth of training, experience, skill, and education, and possesses specialized, scientific, and technical knowledge, in law enforcement, criminal procedure, criminal law, law enforcement temporal arrest-related deaths, in-custody deaths, off-duty employment and authority, jurisdictional concepts and issues, vehicle operations, and law enforcement force options. He participated and earned instructor certifications in numerous force options, vehicle operations, and other instructor programs.

He has authored, or co-authored, 100 periodical publications, 6 book chapters, 17 videos, 100s of training program manuals and PowerPoint®presentations, and Webinars regarding law enforcement concepts, issues, procedures, the majority of which were force-option involved or related. His published papers have appeared in the International Journal of Legal Medicine, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS), Medicine, Science and the Law, International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI), American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Police Chief, American City & County, Prosecutor; Police & Security News; Public Risk, ASLET Journal, Casino Enterprise Management, the International Use of Force Journal, the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Manual, For the Defense, and others. He has presented several programs on the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN).

Mr. Brave formerly served as Chief of the Intelligence and Investigative Operations Unit, Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO), Criminal Division (CRM), United States Department of Justice (DOJ), in Washington, D.C. Mr. Brave also held the concurrent position of Deputy Director for International Operations of the Federal Witness Security Program where he coordinated the foreign aspects of the Program, including a portion of Plan Colombia, for the DOJ official who oversaw the program. Mr. Brave also served as a Special Deputy United States Marshal, and his National Security Information security clearance was above Top Secret.

News

Memberships

  • Manager/Member of LAAW International, LLC
  • Faculty member for the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE)
  • Legal Advisor and an Advisory Board member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)(Life Member), and Legal Officers Section (LOS)
  • International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST)
  • American Jail Association (AJA)(Life Member)
  • International Police Association (IPA) (Life Member)
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
  • National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
  • International, and formerly National, ALERT
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Senior Member

 

Former Member/Memberships:

  • President of the International Force Institute, Inc
  • Board member and Legal Advisor to the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths (IPICD)
  • Served on the National Advisory Boards of the Police Law Institute, the Jail Law Institute, and DTI
  • Former member of the Executive Board of American Society for Law Enforcement Trainers/Training (ASLET)
  • Former Executive Committee Member of the IACP LOS
  • Law Enforcement Training Officers Association (LETOA) of Wisconsin

Admissions

  • Arizona In House Counsel License
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Highlights

  • Formerly the Chief of the Intelligence and Investigative Operations Unit, Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO), Criminal Division (CRM), United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Published papers or articles in periodicals including the Police Chief, American City & County, Prosecutor, Police & Security News, Public Risk, ASLET Journal, Casino Enterprise Management, the International Use of Force Journal, the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Manual, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, International Journal of Case Reports and Images, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, Government Liability, For The Defense, Medicine, Science and the Law, International Journal of Legal Medicine, and others.

Courts

  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • United States District Court of Minnesota
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Graduated top 1/3rd of class
    • Vice Justice, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Master's Degree in Management Technology
    • Graduated with Honors
    • 4.0 GPA