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John Pirich

Adjunct Professor & Founding Director of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 430B
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
517-432-6969 Intercom: 193
pirich@law.msu.edu

J.D. 1973, University of Detroit Law School; B.A. 1969, University of Michigan

  • Trial Practice Institute: Pre-Trial I
    (Formerly DCL 506) Must be in the Trial Practice Institute program. Because certain non-TPI courses duplicate the content of this course, students may not also receive academic credit for the following courses: Applied Evidence, Civil Trial Advocacy I, Civil Trial Advocacy II, Client Counseling and Interviewing, Criminal Trial Advocacy I - Pre-Trial, Criminal Trial Advocacy II - Trial II.

John Pirich is a partner at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn, LLP, where he represents clients in insurance negotiations and coverage disputes, environmental permitting, compliance and administrative requirements and in commercial litigation. He previously served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan, where he was assigned to the Executive Division and handled special assignments for the State Department, Department of Management and Budget, and Department of Mental Health. After leaving the Attorney General's office, Professor Pirich established a private practice partnership in Lansing, where he practiced for several years before joining the Lansing office of a large regional law firm in 1980. He has been with Honigman, Miller, Schwarz and Cohn, LLP, since 1989 and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2008. Professor Pirich is the Director of the Trial Practice Institute. He teaches Pre-Trial I.


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