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Derk Wilcox

Senior Attorney

Derk Wilcox is senior attorney at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He joined the Center in June 2012.  Prior to that he practiced both as a solo attorney and with various firms representing clients in a range of civil matters including litigation involving business disputes, construction and lien law, franchise contracts, real estate ownership/management disputes, and Uniform Commercial Code issues.  He has also represented patients in the state's mental-health care system and disabled clients in the probate courts. 

Wilcox also spent ten years with Economics America, Inc., an economic consulting firm where he assisted in econometric forecasting and the formulation and use of computer forecasting models.

Wilcox received his law degree from Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was a recipient of the Thomas More Full-Tuition Scholarship. He also holds a masters of arts in economics from University of Detroit, Mercy and a bachelor of arts in political science and economics from the University of Michigan.

Wilcox lives in Dexter, Mich.

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