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Miller Canfield Attorney James E. Spurr Appointed to Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812

May 13, 2008

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that James E. Spurr, a principal in the Kalamazoo office, was recently appointed to the Michigan Commission on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 by Governor Jennifer Granholm.

Spurr practices in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in the firm's Kalamazoo office, where he concentrates on litigating commercial contracts, with an emphasis on construction claims and accidents.

Spurr received his J.D. cum laude from Wayne State University Law School. His B.A. was received cum laude from the University of Michigan.

Active in the local community, Spurr is the former director of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, a former director of the Marine Heritage Association, a director for the Michigan Maritime Museum, and director and president of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. He is the former chair of the Plainwell Downtown Development Authority and Pipp Community Hospital. He also has served as a trustee to the Pipp Foundation and as an adjunct professor of Nazareth College, where he taught several semesters of business law. Spurr is listed in the Construction Law Section of The Best Lawyers in America 2008

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The law firm of Miller Canfield was established in Detroit in 1852 and employs 800 in offices in Michigan, Illinois, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland.