James R. McGillie

James R. McGillie

Managing Attorney

James is skilled in the areas of Michigan cannabis and hemp laws and licensing, business, trademarks, and intellectual property licensing and branding agreements.

Contact James to find out how we can help you and your team level up to reach your goals.

James R. McGillie has been a licensed Michigan attorney since 2008. Originally from Canterbury, he studied law in London, England and qualified as a UK solicitor with Mayer Brown LLP in 2004. He is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and England & Wales.

James is the managing attorney of The Covert Law Firm, PLLC aka Michigan Cannabis Lawyers (Michigan ℠ 2019) based in Old Town, Lansing. We are knowledgeable and experienced with all types of cannabis and hemp licensing in Michigan and can assist you and your team through all stages of the process and beyond.

We help MMMP caregivers and patients to navigate Michigan’s local and state rules and regulations for medical cannabis cultivation and use. We also advise clients about MRTMA Adult Use (Recreational) cannabis rules, rights, and restrictions.

We can help you protect your brand and logo with local and federal trademark registration advice and guidance, and help identify synergetic opportunities to maximize your brand’s value through licensing agreements.

We value the opportunity to serve every single client and strive to always provide superior customer service as well as cutting edge legal representation.

When James is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Tiffany, “Pitmation” Missy, and listening to hip hop records.
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