Solicitor General

G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
517-241-8403
Facsimile 517-373-3042

Division Assignments:
Opinions
Solicitor General


Opinions Division

G. Mennen Williams Building, 4th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-6889
Facsimile 517-241-0361


Duties/Representing:

  • Manage the Attorney General's opinions process; drafting, reviewing, and editing all formal opinions, letter opinions, and informational letters provided to members of the Legislature, the Governor, or any other state officer pursuant to MCL 14.32; handle all citizen correspondence regarding opinions, and review citizen correspondence received from legislators and the Governor
  • Serve as appellate advisor upon request of the Attorney General in cases involving the observance of a conflict wall, and assist with other cases as needed
  • Serve as the Attorney General's advisor on request for the initiation of quo warranto proceedings

Solicitor General Division


G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
525 W. Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-1124
Facsimile 517-373-3042


Duties/Representing:   

  • Manage the State's litigation in the United States Supreme Court
  • Supervising all the appellate filings by the Department in the appellate courts
  • Original briefing and oral advocacy in significant cases for the Department
  • Make recommendations to the Attorney General for amicus briefs and sign-on letters circulated by the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
  • Prepare reports for the Department regarding case call and appellate dispositions