Alexander S. Rusek

Alexander S. Rusek

Okemos, Michigan

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Law
  • Business Law & Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Liquor License Law

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • Juris Doctorate cum laude
    • Honors: Certificate from the Trial Practice Institute
  • Oakland University
    • Bachelors of Arts
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • New Laws Pave Way for Statewide E-Filing System and Fees"
  • "How We Went to the Cloud: An Overview of Cloud-Based Law Firm Practice Management Solutions"
  • "Holmes Youthful Trainee Act amendments expand eligibility for young adults charged with criminal offenses"
  • "Amended Expungement Statute Eases Requirements to Set Aside Convictions"
  • "The Basics of iPad Trial Evidence Presentation"
  • "Resisting Unlawful Arrest: The Common Law is Common Again"
  • "Who let the dogs out? U.S. Supreme Court rules on drug-sniffing dog cases"

Honors and Awards

  • Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce 10 Over Next Ten Award (2018).
  • Oakland University 10 Within 10 Alumni Award (2018).
  • Ingham County Bar Association Top 5 Under 35 Award (2016).
  • Ingham County Bar Association BRIEFS Featured Young Lawyer (October 2016).

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court (Isabella County, Michigan).
  • Ingham County Bar Association – Member, Litigation Section, Probate and Trust Law Section, Young Lawyers Section., Board of Directors (2016-2018 as ICBA-YLS President and President Elect) (Elected 2018-Present).
  • Ingham County Bar Association, Member – BRIEFS Publication (2014-Present), Membership (2016-Present), Lawyer’s Table (2017), Annual Dinner (2017-Present), Barrister’s (2017-Present), Bench Bar (2017-2018), Nominating (2018-Present), and Logo Use Policy (2017-2018) Committees.
  • ICBA Young Lawyers Section, Past-President, 2018 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Foundation, Ex Officio Director – Board of Directors (2017-2018).
  • Michigan State University College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors – Board Member (2016-Present).
  • Davis Dunnings Bar Association – Member.
  • American Bar Association – Member
  • Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of Michigan Chapter – Member.
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan – Member.
  • Michigan Association for Justice – Member.

Pro Bono Activities

  • City of Lansing City Council – Candidate for At-Large City Council Seat (2017).
  • Ingham County Board of Commissioners Equal Opportunity Committee, 2018 - Present
  • Ingham County Equal Opportunity Policy Review & Revision Subcommittee – Chair (1/2017-Present).
  • Democratic Party of Michigan, Precinct Delegate – City of Lansing, Ward 1, Precinct 6 (Elected 08/02/2016; Re-Elected 8/7/2018 - Present).
  • Rotary Club of Lansing, Rotary Club International – Member (2017-Present)
  • Volunteer – “Ask a Lawyer,” Ingham County Bar Association and Legal Services of South Central Michigan (2016).
  • Volunteer Presenter – “Know Your Rights,” Eastern High School, Lansing, Michigan (2017).
  • Volunteer – Michigan State University College of Law Connecting with Lawyers Networking Reception (2016-Present).
  • Volunteer – Law Student Mock Interview Program, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (2018).
  • Volunteer Judge – American Bar Association Law Student Division Negotiation Competition (2018).
  • Volunteer Judge – National Trial Competition, Michigan State University College of Law (2017).
  • Volunteer Judge – 1L RWA Oral Arguments, Michigan State University College of Law (2016-Present).
  • Volunteer Judge – Moot Court Class Oral Advocacy Competition, MSU College of Law (2015-Present).
  • Presenter – Davis Dunning Bar Association’s Driver’s License Restoration Seminar, Capital Area District Library (2016).
  • Presenter – Oakland University Internship Panel (2010).
  • Law Student Mentor – Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Law Student Mock Interviews (2018).
  • Law Student Mentor – Mentor Jets, MSU College of Law/Nat. Association of Women Judges (2015-Present).
  • Law Student Mentor – Mentor Jets, WMU Cooley Law School/Nat. Association of Women Judges (2015-Present).
  • Volunteer – Ingham County Bar Association Young Lawyers Association Horn of Plenty Food Drive (2016-Present).
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Supporter and Participant in Walk MS (2014-Present).
  • Haven House East Lansing – Volunteer and Donor (2016-Present).
  • Provided Pro Bono Representation to a Number of Local Charitable Organizations.