Schuette Announces Solicitor General John Bursch
Will Return to Private Practice
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Attorney General Bill
Schuette announced today that Michigan Solicitor General John Bursch is
departing the Attorney General's Office to return to private practice this
Bursch served nearly three
years as Solicitor General, supervising all of the State's appellate litigation
and argued frequently in the Michigan and U.S. Supreme Courts. By the close of
his term with the Attorney General's Office, Bursch will have argued eight cases
before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the recent Schuette vs. Coalition to
Defend Affirmative Action.
Bursch's last day as
Solicitor General will be December 6, 2013. Bursch, of Grand Rapids, will
return to the firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.
"I will miss John's advice
and counsel immensely. John and his wife Angela are wonderful friends,
and I understand his responsibilities to his wife and children. I wish John and
his family nothing but the best," said Schuette.
"It has truly been an
honor for me to work with Attorney General Schuette and to represent the People
of the great State of Michigan," said Bursch. "I sincerely
thank General Schuette for putting his trust in me and also offer my thanks to
the hard-working team of attorneys and staff who made our successes on behalf of
the People of Michigan possible."
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