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 the 2023 Annual Meeting

Our Chapter’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at the City Flats Ballroom in Grand Rapids. Doors open at 11:30. Lunch will be served […]

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Save the Date: 11/8 Don Davis Remembrance Event

Please save November 8, 2023, for an evening of toasts and remembrance of the life and career of Donald A. Davis, who passed away earlier this year. In honor of […]

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Bar & Bench Summer 2023 Issue Now Available

We are pleased to distribute the Summer 2023 issue of Bar & Bench, our chapter’s quarterly newsletter. You can access the Summer 2023 issue HERE. We hope you enjoy it. […]

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West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors

  • Britt Cobb, PresidentWilley & Chamberlain

  • James Liggins, President-ElectWarner Norcross + Judd

  • Rachel Frank, Secretary

  • Amy Murphy, TreasurerMiller Johnson

  • Sean Tilton, Vice President of ProgramsFederal Public Defender's Office

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

  • Chris O'Connor, National DelegateU.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Michigan

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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