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J.J. Burchman, Esq.

J.J. Burchman


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J.J. Burchman is a business lawyer with experience in both private practice and as in-house counsel for a public corporation. Burchman has advised clients of all sizes, from single-member liability companies, to national and international publicly-traded companies. His expertise includes banking law, business law, litigation and trademark and copyright.


  • University of Michigan (J.D., 2003)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., with distinction, 2000)

Honors & Recognitions

  • Achieved an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a 'Michigan Rising Star Super Lawyer' in Business (2015-2016) and in Gaming (2017-present)
  • Associate Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review (2001-2002)

Prior Employment & Professional Organizations

  • Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, P.C., Associate Attorney (2009-2016)
  • Capitol Bancorp Ltd., Corporate Counsel (2005-2009)
  • Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C., Associate Attorney (2003-2005)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern District of Michigan 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals of the Sixth Court


  • “Trademarks and copyrights” Greater Lansing Business Monthly (2014)

  • "Businesses Take Advantage of Economic Stimulus", Fraser Trebilcock Business Bulletin (July 2009)

  • "Michigan Corporations Left Unprotected? The Repeal of the Michigan Control Share Act", Fraser Trebilcock Business Bulletin (July 2009)

  • "Understanding Credit", Fraser Trebilcock Business Bulletin (July 2009)

  • "Appealing Tax Assessments in an Era of Declining Property Values", Fraser Trebilcock Business & Tax Bulletin (April 2009)

  • Address to NAIA Mid-Michigan Vlahakis sales staff regarding seller-financed mortgages (August 2009)