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Dec 2014
December 17, 2014

Warner Norcross Welcomes Conor B. Dugan

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has announced Conor B. Dugan has joined the firm’s Appellate & Supreme Court Practice as senior counsel.
Dugan focuses his practice in trial and appellate law and has extensive experience in appellate work at the state and federal levels focused on commercial litigation, criminal law and civil rights litigation.  During his 11 years of practice, he has:
  • Successfully represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Successfully represented clients before the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Briefed or argued cases in a majority of the circuits of the U.S. Courts of Appeals
  • Represented a diverse array of clients, from the U.S. House of Representatives to a major medical technology company to the states of Texas and South Carolina
Prior to joining Warner Norcross, Dugan practiced as a trial and appellate law attorney for Varnum, LLP. He has also served as a law clerk for then-Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit before Alito was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dugan also served as counsel for Bancroft, PLLC, where he worked with Paul Clement, who was the 43rd solicitor general of the United States.  He has also served as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division’s Appellate Section and a special assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. 
Active professionally, Dugan is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, where he serves on the Appellate Practice Section Council.  He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Dugan serves on the board for the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and as treasurer of the Catholic Lawyers Association of West Michigan.  
He serves on the programming committee of Catholic Charities West Michigan and on the board of the Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids.  He also writes a monthly column for Bridge Magazine.
Dugan holds his juris doctorate magna cum laude from University of Notre Dame Law School where he was on the Notre Dame Law Review and a baccalaureate cum laude in government from Dartmouth College.
Dugan currently resides in East Grand Rapids with his wife, Laurel, and their four children.
About Warner Norcross

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan:  Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Macomb County, Midland, Muskegon and Southfield.  By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross forges a better partnership with its clients. 
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