“The more you know, the more time you can spend enjoying life, rather than worrying.” For Leon LaBrecque, who has been featured in media outlets like InvestmentNews, CNBC, USA Today and Forbes, reducing uncertainty is a theme that runs throughout his professional life. As a practicing attorney, CPA, CFP® and CFA, he is an educator at heart, and has a passion for helping others fully understand their financial lives.
After growing up in Hazel Park, Michigan, graduating magna cum laude from University of Detroit Mercy with degrees in accounting and law, he grew his wealth management firm, LJPR Financial Advisors, from the ground up with a foundation in financial education. LaBrecque brings to the table a mind that never rests and a catalog of life experiences that allows him to deeply connect with his clients and understand their individual needs.
In pursuit of reducing uncertainty and elevating financial literacy with brains, passion and courage, LaBrecque launched LJPR Pride, the programming arm of his firm that offers financial education to students and people of all demographics. LaBrecque serves as Trustee for the Hazel Park Promise Zone, advisor to the Sustainability Institute of Detroit, and is a member of the Sherriff’s and Municipal Memorial Assistance Response Team, among other community roles. Leon will be joining the MICPA Board on September 1, 2016 and is eager to increase financial literacy across the state of Michigan. He has authored several books and proprietary financial programs for General Motors, Ford Motor Company, AT&T and numerous law enforcement organizations.
When he’s not helping his clients prepare for a thriving retirement he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, hunting and fishing in Michigan’s beautiful outdoors, and relaxing through yoga and poetry.