MSU College of Law

John Pirich


Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Mr. Pirich represents clients in governmental relations, which includes appearing before various legislative committees, interacting with legislative staff, and participating in legislative initiatives for trade associations and institutional clients. He is also an experienced litigator who regularly argues matters at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts, now focusing on election law, campaign finance and other politically-related activities. As a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan, Mr. Pirich has substantial insurance regulatory, coverage dispute, litigation and negotiation experience as well as extensive environmental and general administrative law experience.

Mr. Pirich holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

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

  • Government Relations and Lobbying Law
    This course provides an overview of governmental relations and lobbying law. It will address topics such as compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations that govern the practice and ethics of lobbying. The course will explore distinctions among legislative, administrative and grassroots lobbying and the professional norms of appropriate behavior that apply to lobbyists.