Greg Lacey graduated from Oakland University in 2008, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in American Studies. He then attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and simultaneously spent a year studying master-level coursework in business and finance at Walsh College. Mr. Lacey earned his Juris Doctor in 2013.
During law school, Mr. Lacey was an active participant in several legal clinics and organizations, including Common Grounds, the State Appellate Defender Office, and the Estate Planning Clinic. He further served as a senior editor of the law school’s Homeland Security Law Review, the first of its kind in the nation. Moreover, he participated in multiple foreign study programs sponsored by the law school, where he studied comparative law in Canada, England, and Australia.
Prior to joining Hewson & Van Hellemont, Mr. Lacey served as the Director of Misdemeanant Probation in Marion County, Florida. There, he collaborated with judges, state attorneys, public defenders, and other community leaders to further develop the effectiveness of the criminal justice system and to reform the lives of society’s most-often forgotten members.
Following the birth of their first child, Mr. Lacey and his wife returned to Michigan, where he began a private practice in Mount Clemens, taking on an array of legal matters in both the civil and criminal arenas. Since 2011, Mr. Lacey has been a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, undertaking multiple trainings to further his grasp on leadership, organizational development, and emergency responsiveness.
The State Bar of Michigan admitted Mr. Lacey to the practice of law in 2015.