Amicus Briefs

Not only have Willingham & Coté’s appellate attorneys represented the individual interests of parties, they have been asked to represent the interests of entire industries by authoring amicus briefs. Amicus briefs are often submitted when a case has broad implications beyond the rights of the parties directly involved in the case. These briefs inform the appellate courts of the wide-ranging effect a decision may have on a 
particular industry or on the public in general. Being asked to draft such briefs is recognition of the skilled demonstrated by Willingham & Coté’s appellate attorneys. The following is a representative sample of cases in which Willingham & Coté has been requested to provide amicus support: 


  • Allen v Bloomfield Hills School Dist, Court of Appeals Docket No. 275797   
  • Arnold’s Wines, Inc v Boyle, 571 F 3d 185 (CA 2, 2009) 
  • Cameron v Auto Club Ins Ass’n, Court of Appeals Docket No. 248315 
  • Darmer v Citizens Ins Co, Court of Appeals Docket No. 290805 
  • Estate of Ile v Foremost Ins Co, Court of Appeals Docket No. 295685 
  • Khoury v Northern Mut Ins Co, Court of Appeals Docket No. 219604 
  • King v Ford Motor Co, Court of Appeals Docket No. 233931 
  • Michigan Basic Property Ins Ass’n v Office of Financial & Ins Regulation, Court of 
  • Appeals Docket No. 293766 
  • Michigan Chiropractic Council v Comm’r of Financial & Ins Service, Court of 
  • Appeals Docket No. 241870 
  • Oesterle v City of Mason, Court of Appeals Docket No. 148008 
  • TFWS, Inc v Franchot, 572 F 3d 186 (CA 4, 2009) 
  • US Airways, Inc v O’Donnell, 627 F 3d 1318 (CA 10, 2010) 
  • War-Ag Farms LLC v Franklin Twp, Court of Appeals Docket No. 270242 
  • William Bolthouse Farms, Inc v Newaygo Co, Court of Appeals Docket Nos. 
  • 158217, 158368

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