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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Register for 2024 Bench Bar Conference

Registration for the 2024 Bench Bar Conference, which will be held at Crystal Mountain Resort from Wednesday, September 18, through Friday, September 20, 2024, is now open.  Please use the […]

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Register for the Anatomy of a Trial Program on June 20, 2024

The Western District of Michigan Chapter of the FBA is pleased to partner with the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) to present a trial skills program on June 20, […]

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2024 Bankruptcy Summer Seminar

This year’s Bankruptcy Summer Seminar will occur at Boyne Highlands July 26, 2024 through July 28, 2024. Registration and hotel information will be available in April 2024. If you have […]

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West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors

  • James Liggins, PresidentWarner Norcross + Judd

  • Sean Tilton, President-ElectFederal Public Defender's Office

  • Charlie Quigg, SecretaryWarner Norcross + Judd

  • Amy Murphy, TreasurerMiller Johnson

  • Rachel Frank, Vice President of ProgramsRachel Frank Law

  • Andrew Brege, Vice President of OperationsRosati Schultz Joppich & Amtsbuechler

  • Britt Cobb, National DelegateWilley & Chamberlain

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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