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Attorney John W. Fraser Joins Dykema as Michigan Team Leader of the Firm’s Cannabis Group

August 20, 2021

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of John W. Fraser to its Government Policy & Practice Group in the firm’s Lansing office. Fraser, who will serve as Michigan Team Leader of the firm’s Cannabis Group, establishing and leading the cannabis practice at Grewal Law in Okemos, Mich.

In his practice, Fraser focuses on cannabis law, business law, general litigation, and appellate law. He primarily counsels cannabis entrepreneurs and investors, municipal governments, and other attorneys on matters of cannabis law. Fraser also has experience litigating cases in trial courts throughout the State of Michigan and has argued cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court.

In concurrence with his practice, Fraser serves as the Chairperson of the Cannabis Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he teaches a course on Medical Marijuana and the Law. He also regularly lectures and presents on cannabis law topics to attorneys and the community.

In his young career, Fraser has already been recognized by the Ingham County Bar Association as a Top 5 Lawyer Under 35 and by the State Bar of Michigan’s Marijuana Law Section as a Pioneer for his efforts in the published Michigan Court of Appeals opinion in People v. Manuel. He’s also been named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers for each of the past two years.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have John join the Dykema team in a leadership role,” said Lance Boldrey, leader of Dykema’s Cannabis Law Practice. “He has a proven record of success in the cannabis space, and bringing him on board is a great help as we continue to expand this practice.”

Fraser earned a J.D., summa cum laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law and a B.S. in both Philosophy and Political Science, cum laude, along with a minor in English from Central Michigan University.