Brandon Heritier-Schumacher


Managing Editor

Expected Graduation: May 2018

Summer Experience: Summer Associate, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC

Brandon’s legal practice focuses primarily on trial advocacy, ranging from general civil and criminal defense to mass tort and complex business/commercial litigation. Beyond the courtroom, Brandon also extends his practice into bankruptcy and restructuring, financial institution regulatory and compliance, and insurance regulatory and compliance.

Brandon has put in maximum effort to ensure that his legal experience is both diverse and well-rounded. Throughout his 2L year, Brandon was not only a law clerk for 29th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan, but also an intern with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Michigan. Brandon also worked as an intern with the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Michigan during his 1L summer. Brandon will continue to clerk for the 29th Judicial Circuit Court through his last year of law school. Upon graduation, Brandon will join Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Along with his student Note, Brandon has written several other works of legal scholarship. In fact, an article Brandon wrote entitled What Constitutes Cause to Lift the Automatic Stay, will be published in the Fall 2017 Bankruptcy Section Newsletter of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan.

In addition to Law Review, Brandon is a member of the Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute, an oralist and brief writer for the Emory University Civil Rights Moot Court Competition and the Thurgood Marshall Federal Bar Association Moot Court Competition, and a Teaching Assistant for both Torts I and Moot Court.

Brandon graduated from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI with a dual degree in Mathematics and Political Science. When not in school, Brandon enjoys golf, sporting clay shooting, and camping with his wife and their Pomchie, Bear.

For more information, please visit Brandon's LinkedIn Profile.