John W. Fraser, Associate Attorney
Grewal Law PLLC
John Fraser is an Associate Attorney at Grewal Law PLLC and leads the firm’s Cannabis Law division. His practice focuses on cannabis law, sexual abuse litigation, criminal defense, and appellate law. John serves as the Chair-Elect for the Marijuana Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and as an adjunct professor of law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he teaches Marijuana Law. John graduated from Michigan State University College of Law, summa cum laude, with a 4.0 GPA, ranked first in his class.
John’s practice focuses on representing entrepreneurs seeking to operate marijuana-related businesses. John is an experienced advocate for medical marijuana patients. His knowledge of Michigan’s marijuana laws and courtroom skills have allowed him to influence the interpretation of Michigan law and secure favorable results for his clients. John is regularly invited to present on marijuana law topics to attorneys and the community.
Jessica Smith West, Associate
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Jessica Smith West is an Associate in the Health Care group at Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, LLP. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2008 and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2012. Jessica focuses her practice on the representation of a variety of health care clients including physicians, group practices, hospitals, academic medical centers, health care clinics, and other health care providers regarding matters related licensure, certification, transactions, compliance with state and federal law referral laws and anti-kickback laws, the Stark Law, fraud and abuse, HIPAA and contractual arrangements. Jessica also advises clients on emerging areas of health law, including the evolving area of cannabis law, and assists clients with preparing and updating policies and procedures, licensure applications, contract negotiations and analyzing potential business and employment arrangements.
Amanda Branch, Associate
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Amanda Branch is an associate at Bereskin & Parr LLP and a member of the firm’s Cannabis practice group.
She is a frequent writer on privacy, regulatory, advertising and marketing law, and how it relates to the cannabis industry.