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J.J. Burchman, Esq.

J.J. Burchman


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 J.J. Burchman is a gaming attorney with more than 15 years’ experience in both private practice and as in-house counsel for a public corporation.  Burchman’s expertise includes gaming law, trademark and copyright law, and business law for companies of all sizes.  He recognizes that too often legal counsel simply says “no” and instead he strives to identify solutions for customers to allow them to achieve their goals while remaining compliant in regulated environments.


  • 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)