John J. Bursch

John J. Bursch

Bursch Law PLLC
  • Appeals & Appellate
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John Bursch ( represents Fortune 500 companies, governments, top public officials, and industry associations in high-profile cases, primarily on appeal. John has argued 12 U.S. Supreme Court cases since 2011 and 34 state supreme court cases, including 32 cases argued in the Michigan Supreme Court. John has successfully litigated hundreds of matters around the country, including six with more than $1 billion at stake. Recent matters include:

-Securing a 6th Circuit victory reinstating a multi-million-dollar commercial case on behalf of 5-hour ENERGY®
-A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling vindicating a Certificate of Need for DTE Energy's billion-dollar, natural-gas plant
-Obtaining a win for the financial services industry regarding how financial corporations calculate their Michigan taxes
-Filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of the landscaping, lawn-care, and garden-city industries that resulted in Michigan's Governor lifting stay-in-place restrictions on these businesses
-Persuading the 6th Circuit, on behalf of the Michigan Senate and House, to vacate an opinion recognizing a so-called "fundamental right" to a minimal level of education.

A recent study found that over the 2012-15 Terms, John's Supreme Court cert. petitions had one of the highest grant rates in the country. Another included John on "a veritable who's who of Supreme Court litigators" list. Yet another concluded that among frequent U.S. Supreme Court advocates who were not part of the federal government, John was the 3rd-most successful at winning Justices' votes for his position. Overall, John has compiled a Supreme Court merits record that the National Law Journal observed "even more veteran high court advocates would envy."

John is one of only seven Michigan lawyers inducted into the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and he has appeared in Michigan Super Lawyers' "Top Ten." John has enjoyed repeated listings in Best Lawyers and is a Benchmark "state litigation star."

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
Bursch Law PLLC
- Current
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Co-Chair, Appellate & Supreme Court Practice
Michigan Solicitor General
Michigan Attorney General Office
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
American Law Institute
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
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  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
Bursch Law PLLC
9339 Cherry Valley SE, #78
Caledonia, MI 49316
Telephone: (616) 450-4235
Cell: (616) 450-4235
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed