Appellate & Supreme Court Practice

First-class experience. Distinctive advocacy. Unparalleled insight. Exceptional results.

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has a national appellate practice with a preeminent presence in Michigan, one that has frequently been recognized for excellence.

First-class experience:  Since 2011, our attorneys have argued nine times in the U.S. Supreme Court and 15 times in the Michigan Supreme Court, significantly more than the attorneys in any other Michigan law firm and enough to capture the attention of The Wall Street Journal.  In addition, our attorneys have represented clients in hundreds of cases in the state and federal appellate courts throughout the country. 

Distinctive advocacy:  Our attorneys have received two “Best Brief Awards” for U.S. Supreme Court advocacy from the National Association of Attorneys General and four “Distinguished Brief Awards” for Michigan Supreme Court advocacy.  Six of our attorneys have been listed as Michigan Super Lawyers or Rising Stars for appellate litigation.  No Michigan firm has more. 

Unparalleled insight: Our attorneys have authored, edited, or contributed chapters to the Michigan Supreme Court’s Guide to Counsel, the American Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Compendium, and the newest edition of ICLE’s Michigan Appellate Handbook.  Our One Court of Justice Blog is the only blog that tracks every published Michigan appellate opinion and every important Michigan Supreme Court order. And we have created the WNJ Appellate Practice Academy, a one-of-its-kind Michigan institution that brings together experienced appellate advocates, distinguished law professors, and a former Michigan Court of Appeals judge to moot cases.

Exceptional Results:  We have successfully argued a billion-dollar intellectual property dispute in the federal courts of appeal, a billion-dollar securities action in the Michigan appellate courts, and dozens of landmark decisions in state and federal courts throughout the country.  Of the nine U.S. Supreme Court cases, our clients have fully prevailed in five cases (with two decisions still pending).

Contact:  For more information, or to request a consultation, please contact John Bursch (616.752.2474, jbursch@wnj.com) or Matthew Nelson (616.752.2539, mnelson@wnj.com).
 

Appellate Practice Academy Federal Circuit and State Appellate Experience
One Court of Justice Blog U.S. Supreme Court
Experience

Representative Clients


Warner Norcross appellate attorneys have represented a wide variety of clients across the country and throughout the world; many are best-in-class in their industries:
 
Amway Global
Auto-Owners Insurance
BorgWarner
Chicago Title Company
CMS Energy
Dow Chemical
DTE Energy
Fifth Third Bank
Farmers Insurance
Haworth
Huntington National Bank
Indiana Michigan Power
Lafarge N.A.
MAHLE North America
Robert Bosch Corporation
SpartanNash
Wells Fargo Financial Leasing
Whirlpool
 
Our attorneys have also represented numerous industry associations, citizen groups, and local governments, as well as Michigan’s Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Legislature, plus several additional states and Canada.

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