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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Annual Supreme Court Review (Zoom Program)

The Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to attend its Annual Supreme Court Review via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at noon. A ZOOM LINK will be sent out with the next announcement. John Bursch of Bursch Law PLLC and Donald Davis of Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch PLLC will […]

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SAVE THE DATE Zoom videoconference: COVID and the Court Update

Please mark your calendars for a Zoom Videoconference on Friday, January 15 at noon featuring a panel discussion and Q&A with Chief Judge Robert Jonker and Judge Hala Jarbou for an update on the impact of COVID on court operations and litigation. Another notice will go out after the holidays with the Zoom link to […]

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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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