Welcome to the West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

A professional organization for private and government lawyers who practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan.

Our goal is to improve the practice of law in our federal courts and foster a positive and collegial relationship among the attorneys and judges who practice law and dispense justice in this district.

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Social Media as Evidence: How to Obtain It, Interpret It, and Use It in Court

You are invited to a special event! Please join us over Zoom from 12-1pm on May 11, 2021, for Social Media as Evidence: How to Obtain It, Interpret It, and Use It in Court. The growing field of social media records presents complex challenges for practitioners on both sides of civil and criminal litigation. How […]

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Effective Advocacy at Mediation/Settlement Conferences

Details forthcoming.

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Order your copy of A Lincoln Legacy today!

“A must-read for all lawyers and judges but also for any citizen seeking to understand our state’s history and the interworkings and interrelationships of the governments which serve us.” –Judge James Robert Redford, Michigan Court of Appeals Order your copy today and receive 30% off when you use code FW20 at checkout! (expires December 31, […]

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West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors

  • Rebecca Strauss, PresidentMiller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey PLC

  • Chris O’Connor, President ElectUnited States Attorney’s Office

  • Britt Cobb, TreasurerWilley & Chamberlain

  • Jasna Tosic, VP of ProgramsFederal Defender Office

  • James Liggins, SecretaryWarner Norcross & Judd LLP

  • Andrew Brege, VP of OperationsRosati Schultz Joppich & Amtsbuechler

  • Brian Lennon, National DelegateWarner Norcross & Judd LLP


The district comprises the western half of the Lower Peninsula and the entire Upper Peninsula.

We offer continuing legal education opportunities, including the annual Hillman Advocacy Program and periodic lunch programs focused on specific aspects of federal practice. We offer an award winning newsletter, the Bar & Bench, and we act as a liaison between the practicing lawyers and the judges in the district.

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