Attorney General Schuette Appoints Bursch Solicitor General

Attorney General Bill Schuette named John Bursch as Michigan’s Solicitor General. Former Solicitor General Eric Restuccia will continue on as deputy. John Bursch is very highly regarded appellate attorney from the civil firm of Warner, Norcross, and Judd. Eric Restuccia previously 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. While I firmly respect John Bursch’s skills, Eric is regarded as a gentleman and a truly top legal mind by both criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors alike. Given his nearly unprecedented victory rate in front of the high court, one has to question this repositioning.