John Bursch (BM ’94, Music Performance) is the Solicitor General of Michigan. In late July, Attorney General Bill Schuette announced the Attorney General's Solicitor General Office received the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Best Brief Award for 2012.
Solicitor General John Bursch—among several others, were recognized by NAAG for their work on the brief.
The winners were selected by a panel of eight independent Supreme Court experts, each of whom is a leading member of the Supreme Court Bar.
The winning brief was for Howes v. Fields, in which the United States Supreme Court reversed a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and reinstated the conviction of a defendant who was found guilty of sexually abusing a child.
John Bursch is a graduate of the Lee Honors College. He majored in Clarinet Performance with a minor in Applied Mathematics.
To learn more, please follow the links below:
SCOTUS BLOG — HOWES v. FIELDS
LEGAL NEWS — MICHIGAN SOLICITOR GENERAL OFFICE RECEIVES NATIONAL BEST BRIEF AWARD