Welcome to the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan.

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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Inaugural Power Act Event

Power Act PowerPoint The last two issues of the Michigan Bar Journal provide a perfect segue to a special opportunity coming your way on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at noon. The program will be a “lunch and learn” format hosted in the Jury Assembly Room of the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building and Courthouse in […]

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Announcing Retirement of United States Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley

The Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan announce the upcoming retirement of their friend and colleague, Magistrate Judge Timothy P. Greeley. Judge Greeley will retire in March of 2019. When he retires, Judge Greeley will have served the Court as Magistrate Judge in Marquette for 31 years.

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Judge Carmody’s Upcoming Retirement as United States Magistrate Judge in Grand Rapids

The Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan announce the retirement of their friend and colleague, Magistrate Judge Ellen S. Carmody. Her retirement will be effective November 1, 2019. Judge Carmody has served this District with excellence for over 18 years since her appointment in October 2000. Judge Carmody […]

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West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors

  • Brian Lennon, PresidentWarner Norcross & Judd LLP

  • Rebecca Strauss, President ElectMiller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey PLC

  • Britt Cobb, TreasurerWilley & Chamberlain

  • Christopher O’Connor, VP of ProgramsUnited States Attorney’s Office

  • Jasna Tosic, SecretaryFederal Defender Office Western Michigan

  • Gary Mouw, VP of OperationsVarnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett

  • Sharon Turek, National DelegateFederal Defender Office Western Michigan

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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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