John J. Bursch, a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.
Bursch, who chairs the Firm's Appellate Practice Group, will serve a three-year term on the board. The Hispanic Center is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of the Hispanic and broader community through a variety of programs and services. The center is currently completing a capital campaign to fund the refurbishment of its facility in Southwest Grand Rapids.
Bursch concentrates his practice in appellate and business litigation. Prior to joining Warner Norcross, he served as a law clerk for the Hon. James B. Loken, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
Active both professionally and within the community, Bursch serves on the Appellate Practice Section Council of the Michigan Bar Association and as the publications chair for the American Bar Association's Council of Appellate Lawyers.
Bursch is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the National Association of Diocesan Attorneys. He speaks and writes widely on legal issues. He is also a past board member of the Hugh Michael Beahan Foundation and a past chair of the St. John Vianney Worship Commission.
Bursch holds two bachelor's degrees from the Lee Honors College of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and served as executive editor for the Minnesota Law Review.
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This year, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP celebrates its 75th anniversary of service to clients in Michigan, across the country and throughout the world. With more than 175 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is one of Michigan's leading providers of legal services. For the third consecutive year, the Firm has a greater percentage of partners listed in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America than any other large law firm in Michigan. Warner Norcross was also named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine for the third year in a row. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting and as one of West Michigan's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.