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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The Lessons of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

The West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association invites you to a lunchtime panel to discuss the themes of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the role of race and […]

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2024 Bankruptcy Summer Seminar

This year’s Bankruptcy Summer Seminar will occur at Boyne Highlands July 26, 2024 through July 28, 2024. Registration and hotel information will be available in April 2024. If you have […]

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Bar & Bench Fall 2023 Issue Now Available

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

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West Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors

  • James Liggins, PresidentWarner Norcross + Judd

  • Sean Tilton, President-ElectFederal Public Defender's Office

  • Charlie Quigg, SecretaryWarner Norcross + Judd

  • Amy Murphy, TreasurerMiller Johnson

  • Rachel Frank, Vice President of ProgramsRachel Frank Law

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

  • Britt Cobb, National DelegateWilley & Chamberlain

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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