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

The Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to attend its Annual Supreme Court Review on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at noon in the Jury Assembly Room of the Grand Rapids Federal Courthouse. John Bursch of Bursch Law PLLC and Donald Davis of Springstead Bartish Borgula & Lynch PLLC will discuss the […]

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Attorney Grievance Program

The Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to attend its Attorney Grievance Program on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at noon in the Jury Assembly Room of the Grand Rapids Federal Courthouse. Michael V. Goetz, Grievance Administrator for the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission (MAGC), has agreed to speak to our membership and […]

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Debtor’s Bar 10th Annual Conference

We look forward to this event, to be held on January 20, 2020. Click here for more information and to sign up.

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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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