August 17, 2017

The Best Lawyers in America recognize John for his excellence in three categories: (1) Appellate Litigation, (2) Commercial Litigation, and (3) Bet-the-Company Litigation. More details about the honor are availabe here.

 

August 15, 2017

Bursch Law successfully upholds the district lines for Texas Congressional District 23 on behalf of U.S. Congressman Will Hurd in the Texas redistricting litigation, even though the special three-judge panel strikes down other districts challenged in the lawsuit. The opinion is available here.

 

July 28, 2017

Bursch Law files a cert. petition on behalf of a defendant who was forced to make the Hobson's choice of proceeding to trial with appointed counsel who was unprepared or representing himself. The cert. petition is available here.

 

July 12, 2017

John is recognized with his record 7th and 8th "Distinguished Brief Award" for briefing submitted to the Michigan Supreme Court. Detail about the Award and the honored briefs is available here. A Legal News report about the recognition ceremony is available here.

 

July 3, 2017

Bursch Law files a cert. petition involving a massive land-in-trust decision in upstate New York. Law 360 provides coverage and a description of the dispute here.

 

June 27, 2017

John discusses with the Michigan media the potential effect that the U.S. Supreme Court's Trinity Lutheran decision may have on the pending lawsuit challenging Michigan appropriations to reimburse private schools for state safety mandates. Coverage is available here and here.

 

June 27, 2017

John is quoted in a Washington Post article regarding new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and his impact on the Court. The article is available here.

 

June 23, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court issues 6-2 decision in favor of Bursch Law client Jae Lee in important constitutional case regarding ineffective assistance of counsel in the plea bargaining process. The opinion is available here. Media coverage of the big victory by the Washington Post, The New York Times, and SCOTUSblog is available here, here, and here.

 

May 8, 2017

Empirical SCOTUS recognizes John Bursch of Bursch Law PLLC as one of the firms most frequently arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2016 Term. The article is available here.

  

April 20,2017

Bursch Law filed a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief in support of a cert. petition challenging California's law requiring pro-life pregnancy resource centers to post signs informing clients where they can obtain a state-funded abortion. The brief was on behalf of Care Net, an affiliated network of more than 1,100 pro-life pregnancy resource centers around the nation.  The brief is available here.

 

April 11, 2017

Bursch Law moves to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU challenging Michigan's appropriation of $2.5 million to reimburse nonpublic schools for complying with state health and safety mandates. Intervenors include members of the Michigan House and Senate, a nonpublic school, and parents of numerous children attending public and nonpublic schools. The intervention paperwork is available here

 

March 28, 2017

John argued Lee v. United States in the U.S. Supreme Court. There was extensive media coverage. SCOTUSBlog's analysis is available here. The Washington Post's coverage is available here. The Associated Press report is available here. A decision is expected no later than June 30, 2017.

  

March 20, 2017

Bursch Law filed its merits reply brief in Lee v. United States, a U.S. Supreme Court case that John will argue on March 28th. The question involves the standard for proving prejudice when counsel provides incorrect advice regarding the deportation consequences of a plea agreement. The brief is available here.

 

March 15, 2017

John argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on behalf of Ms. Tanganeka Phillips and against the UAW International in a case involving whether labor organizations can be sued by their members for hostile-environment claims under Title VII. The oral argument audio is available here.

 

March 10, 2017

Bursch Law files a cert. petition in Winget v. JPMorgan Chase, raising questions involving waiver, appeals, and the scope of the mandate. The petition is available here.

 

March 8, 2017

John argued in the Michigan Supreme Court on behalf of Mando America Corporation in the Michigan Supreme Court in a case involving the standard for waiving a contractual arbitration clause. Information about the case is available here. The oral-argument video is available here.

 

March 1, 2017

Bursch Law files a cert. petition in Black v. Dixie Consumer Products, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the scope of the collateral-order doctrine. The petition is available here.

 

February 21, 2017

The Michigan Court of Appeals rules in favor of Bursch Law client Dr. Sanjay Bhansali in a dispute involving the Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC). The opinion is available here

 

February 15, 2017

Bursch Law files reply brief in support of cert. petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize a First Amendment right to cameras in the courtroom. Brief available here.

 

February 7, 2017

John argued in the Michigan Court of Appeals on behalf of Dr. Sanjay Bhansali in a dispute under the Estates and Protected Individuals Code (EPIC), Bhansali v. Hasings City Bank, et al.

 

January 25, 2017

Bursch Law recognized here for number of SCOTUS cert. grants in the 2016 Term.

 

January 12, 2017

Bursch Law prevails on behalf of Owners Insurance in an $82 million dispute regarding the pollution-exclusion clause in an insurance policy. The Eighth Circuit's opinion is available here.

 

January 9, 2017

Bursch Law files a cert. petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize a First Amendment right to record public judicial proceedings. The petition in McKay v. Federspiel is available here.

 

December 14, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court grants certiorari in Lee v. United States; this will be the second Bursch Law merits case of the 2016 SCOTUS Term (both times representing petitioner).

 

December 13, 2016

Empirical SCOTUS compares U.S. Supreme Court records of various attorneys on the short list for U.S. Solicitor General, including Bursch Law. Blog post available here.

 

December 6-7, 2016

John successfully argued in the Michigan Court of Appeals and federal court to shut down the frivolous presidential-election recount in Michigan. Coveragle availabe here.

  

October 31, 2016

John argued his 10th U.S. Supreme Court case today on behalf of the petitioner in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands,  a dispute regarding copyright separability. Media coverage of the argument was substantial. SCOTUSblog's argument analysis is available here. Coverage is also available from The Wall Street Journal (here); the New York Times (here); Fortune (here); and the Washington Post (here), among many others.

 

October 20, 2016

Michigan Court of Appeals rules in favor of Bursch Law client Peter Karmanos in case John argued on October 11, affirming $16 million judgment. Opinion available here.

 

October 18, 2016

John argued on behalf of defendants-appellants in Chase Bank v. Winget in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit today. The case is a $400 million+ commercial dispute over a guaranty. The oral argument audio is available here.

 

October 16, 2016

MiBiz article regarding Tesla's lawsuit against the State of Michigan available here.

 

October 11, 2016

John argued in the Michigan Court of Appeals today on behalf of plaintiff-appellee in Karmanos v. Compuware, a contract and tort case involving a $16 million arbitration award.

 

October 6, 2016

John argued two separate cases in the Michigan Supreme Court today, his 24th and 25th.  The argument video in Kemp v. Farm Bureau Insurance, a No-Fault case, is available here (representing defendant Farm Bureau). The argument video for McClain v. City of Lansing Fire Department, a gross negligence case, is available here (representing the plaintiff estate).

 

October 5, 2016

John argued two consolidated cases on behalf of Consumers Energy in the Michigan Supreme Court today, City of Coldwater v. Consumers Energy and City of Holland v. Consumers Energy. The argument video is available here.

 

September 22, 2016

Bursch Law PLLC files a complaint on behalf of Tesla Motors in the W.D. Mich. regarding the constitutionality of Michigan's law that prohibits a vehicle manufacturer's direct sales to consumers without a franchised dealer. The filing is available here. National media stories about the lawsuit and Bursch Law's representation are available here, here, and here.

 

September 22, 2016
John presents at the ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Supreme Court IP Review about Star Athletica v. Varsity, a copyright dispute he will be arguing in the U.S. Supreme Court on October 31st. Additional information about the seminar is available here.

 

September 20, 2016
John argued Williams v. Owners Insurance in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit today.  Argument audio available here.

 

September 6, 2016
Bursch Law PLLC files a petition for certiorari in Jae Lee v. United States, which involves a question regarding Strickland prejudice in a case where a defendant pled guilty to a mandatory, deportable offense based on counsel's misadvice. The cert. petition is available here.

 

September 6, 2016
Bursch Law PLLC files an amici brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Michigan Senate Majority Leader and the Michigan House Speaker in support of Secretary of State Johnson's application for a stay pending appeal in the straight-ticket balloting case. The brief is available here.

 

September 6, 2016
Michigan Lawyers Weekly publishes a front-page article regarding creation of Bursch Law PLLC; the story is available here (subscription required).

 

September 2, 2016
John Bursch quoted in WOOD TV 8 story about the straight-ticket balloting case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. The article is available here.

 

August 22, 2016
The National Law Journal publishes a story about Bursch Law PLLC opening its doors , noting that John will be arguing four Michigan Supreme Court arguments this fall as well as his 10th U.S. Supreme Court argument. The story is available here.

 

August 1, 2016
Introducing Bursch Law PLLC, a Michigan-based boutique that conentrates on complex litigation matters involving high-stakes issues, substantial publicity, and the highest levels of the court system. With a regular U.S. Supreme Court practice and a dominant Michigan Supreme Court presence, Bursch Law represents some of the nation's largest and most respected companies as well as States, Governors, Attorney Generals, and other public officials.