Schuette Appoints Lindstrom Solicitor General Contact:
Joy Yearout 517-373-8060
Bill Schuette today announced the appointment of Aaron Lindstrom as Solicitor
General, effective December 7, 2013. Lindstrom will work with Deputy Solicitor
General Eric Restuccia to advance the Department of Attorney General's
nationally recognized appellate advocacy in both state and federal courts.
Solicitor General Bureau has developed a strong reputation as a national leader
in appellate advocacy," said Schuette. "Aaron Lindstrom and Eric Restuccia are
two talented professionals, and together they will ensure our appellate team
achieves continued success in the courtroom. The People of Michigan are
fortunate to have their commitment and dedication."
Aaron Lindstrom, of Grand Rapids, is a graduate
of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the Army for five years
on active duty as a cavalry officer. After completing his service, he graduated
from the University of Chicago Law School and clerked for the Hon. Jeffrey S.
Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He then
worked in the appellate and constitutional law practice group of Gibson, Dunn &
Crutcher's Washington, D.C. office, and in the appellate practice group of
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He joined the
Department's Solicitor General Bureau in 2012.
Lindstrom has worked on numerous appeals in
federal and state appellate courts, including seven cases heard on the merits in
the U.S. Supreme Court. He has received a distinguished brief award for
briefing in the Michigan Supreme Court and a best brief award from the National
Association of Attorneys General for briefing in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lindstrom will succeed Solicitor General John
Bursch, who will return to private practice at the firm of
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in December 2013.
served as Michigan's Solicitor General from 2008 - 2011. During his tenure, the
U.S. Supreme Court granted six petitions filed by the State of Michigan.
Restuccia is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania and a 1993 graduate of
the University of Michigan Law School. Restuccia clerked for Michigan Supreme
Court Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley from 1995 - 1997, and subsequently served
as an assistant prosecutor in Wayne County. He joined the Michigan Department
of Attorney General in 2003. Restuccia has received a best brief award from the
National Association of Attorneys General for briefing in the U.S. Supreme
14.28 authorizes the Attorney General to appoint a Solicitor General to
represent the State Government before the Supreme Court, and to perform other
duties that may be assigned. The Solicitor General also serves as head of the
Department of Attorney General's Appellate and Opinions Divisions.