Brett A. Cummings graduated in the top 10% of his class from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and earned his J.D. while working full-time for a subsidiary of Xerox and attending weekend classes. He was one of the founding members and treasurer of the Grand Rapids Weekend Student Association. Brett earned the Certificate of Merit in Equities and Remedies. He spent one year attending Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin before returning to Michigan and finishing up his B.A. in Business Management with a focus on economics and international relations at Western Michigan University. As part of his education, he spent 6 months studying abroad at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When not at work, Brett enjoys playing with his dogs, exercising, landscaping, and various other outdoor activities. He is active in his local community and supports charities such as Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.