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Appellate & Supreme Court Practice


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.

Distinctive advocacy: Our attorneys have received multiple “Distinguished Brief Awards” for Michigan Supreme Court advocacy. Five of our attorneys have been listed as Michigan Super Lawyers or Rising Stars for appellate litigation.

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 in the U.S. Supreme Court, a billion-dollar securities action in the Michigan appellate courts and dozens of landmark decisions in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Contact: For more information, or to request a consultation, please contact Matthew Nelson (616.752.2539,

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


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