John Fraser

John Fraser

Associate Attorney
Okemos, Michigan

Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Medical Marijuana Law
  • Appellate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctor summa cum laude - May, 2015
    • Honors: 4.0 GPA
    • Honors: Jurisprudence Achievement Awards [Highest Grade] in Mortgages; Law & Interpretation; Federal Jurisdiction; Antitrust Law; Copyright Law; Constitutional Law II; Equity; Property; Contracts; and Research, Writing & Analysis
    • Law Review: Michigan State Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Central Michigan University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy and Political Science
    • Minor: English

Published Works

  • John W. Fraser, People v. Manuel, Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS, May 2017, at 16
  • John W. Fraser, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg? Anti-Begging Laws’ First Amendment Problem, 26 Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y (2015)
  • John W. Fraser & Alexander Rusek, Holmes Youthful Trainee Act Amendments Expand Eligibility for Young Adults Charged with Criminal Offenses, Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS, June 2015, at 23

Honors and Awards

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Team Captain of Team Fraser for Walk MS Lansing, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Judge – 1L RWA Oral Arguments, Michigan State University College of Law, 2016 - Present
  • Volunteer Judge – Moot Court Class Oral Advocacy Competition, Michigan State University College of Law, 2015 - Present