Law firm hires former solicitor general


Aaron Lindstrom. Courtesy Barnes & Thornburg

The recent solicitor general for the state of Michigan has joined a law firm’s local office.

Aaron Lindstrom now serves as counsel in the litigation department at Barnes & Thornburg in Grand Rapids, according to the firm last month.

The department deals with cases surrounding intellectual property, labor and employment, product liability, environmental antitrust, toxic tort, fraud and white-collar crimes.

Most recently, Lindstrom served as the state’s solicitor general for five years, representing state agencies, and he oversaw appellate matters for the Michigan Department of Attorney General. He has represented the state before the Michigan Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court and in other state and federal courts.

“As the state’s chief appellate lawyer, Aaron earned the reputation as a leader in appellate advocacy and has demonstrated impressive focus and skills in the courtroom,” said Robert Stead, Grand Rapids managing partner, Barnes & Thornburg. “He has an unwavering service mindset. The combination of his credentials and deep knowledge and experience in the public and private sectors will be invaluable to our clients.”

Throughout his legal career, Lindstrom has practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in the nation’s capital and also at Grand Rapids’ Warner Norcross + Judd.

“Aaron advises on complex appeals and is known for delivering arguments with precision and strength,” said D. Randall Brown, litigation department chair, Barnes & Thornburg. “He’s an outstanding addition to our team of litigators, representing clients involved in high-stakes matters in courts across the country.”

He is a member of the Sixth Circuit’s Advisory Committee on Rules and a fellow at the Michigan Bar Foundation.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served five years in the U.S Army as a cavalry officer. He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

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