John J. Bursch

John J. Bursch

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
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Summary

John J. Bursch is a partner at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, where he co-chairs the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice. He has argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, 18 before the Michigan Supreme Court, and dozens of others in state and federal courts across the country. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, John argued more than 6% of all the cases before the U.S. Supreme Court from March 2011 through the end of 2013, compiling a record the National Law Journal observed “even more veteran high court advocates would envy.” U.S. Supreme Court commentators have described his performances as “unflappable in the face of sustained, at times hostile, questioning.” “John understands exactly what [the Justices] are asking him and knows how to respond to their concerns.” John has received three Best Brief awards for his U.S. Supreme Court work and a record six Distinguished Brief awards for his work in the Michigan Supreme Court. A past chair of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers, John has been named one of Michigan’s Top 100 attorneys by Michigan Super Lawyers, is listed in Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice, and is a member of the American Law Institute. John was also the principal author for the Michigan Supreme Court’s Guide for Counsel, the Court’s own publication regarding effective written and oral advocacy.

Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. (1997)
Honors: magna cum laude
Activities: Chief Note & Comment Editor for the Minnesota Law Review and Commencement Speaker
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Western Michigan University
B.A. (1994) | Math, Music
Honors: summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
Partner
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
- Current
Co-Chair, Appellate & Supreme Court Practice
Michigan Solicitor General
Michigan Attorney General Office
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Associate/Partner
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
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Awards
Member
American Law Institute
Member
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Appellate, Commercial Litigation
Best Lawyers in America
Michigan's Top 100 lawyers
Michigan Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan # P57679
Member
Current
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Fees
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Profile
Website
WNJ Appellate & Supreme Court Practice
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One Court of Justice Blog
Contact & Map
900 Fifth Third Center
111 Lyon Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
USA
Telephone: (616) 752-2474
Fax: (616) 222-2474