Warner Norcross + Judd LLP attorney Charles E. “Chuck” Burpee has been selected for Legal Aid of Western Michigan’s inaugural Justice in Action Award.
The Justice in Action Award highlights the exceptional contributions of a volunteer or law office to serving pro bono clients in the past year. Burpee will be honored at Legal Aid of Western Michigan’s annual Awards Ceremony and Pro Bono Reception on Oct. 20.
Burpee concentrates his practice on patent, trademark and copyright law, helping clients who are on the leading edge of technology to develop intellectual property strategies that align with their business goals. He is a prominent attorney within Warner’s expungement initiative, providing pro bono legal services to help qualifying individuals clear their criminal records of old convictions. He has helped dozens of people through expungement clinics and individual case assignments since the Michigan Clean Slate law went into effect in April 2021.
Burpee has received numerous awards throughout his legal career, including recognition for 27 years by Best Lawyers®, who named him 2018 Lawyer of the Year in Grand Rapids for copyright law. He also has been named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Active professionally and in the community, Burpee serves as board chair for Dégagé Ministries and the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Endowment as well as board vice chair for the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. He is a former board member for Clark Retirement Community, Planned Parenthood of West Michigan, West Michigan Chapter of the Michigan Technology Council, Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation.
Legal Aid of Western Michigan is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal assistance to individuals who live in or near poverty as well as seniors.
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