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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Federal Bar Association Annual Meeting October 1st, 2020

Please join us for the 2020 Annual Meeting for the West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. This year’s event will be held on October 1st, 2020 at the Quail Ridge Golf Course from 3 to 6 PM. With the release of “A Lincoln Legacy – The History of the United States District Court […]

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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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