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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.

By Derk Wilcox

Michigan Supreme Court: Pension Reforms were Constitutional

Unions lose challenge to 2012 law … more

More Confusion Over 'Affordable Care Act'

Court rules IRS illegally implemented tax credits. … more

Supreme Court Ends Dues Skim Nationwide

Michigan Politicians Misrepresenting Attorney General Position To Push Detroit Bailout

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Up to the Challenge

The SEIU Dues Skim Is Over

Taylor Teachers Fight Union Subversion of Right-to-Work Law

Hazards of Long-Term Union Security Agreements

Employers, employees should be wary of union scheme. … more

Stealth Unionization: The Walking Dead

An Analysis of Proposal 4 of 2012: The Unionization of In-Home Caregivers

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy recently published “An Analysis of Proposal 4 of 2012: The Unionization of In-Home Caregivers,” which addresses Proposal 4 on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot. The policy brief is authored by Mackinac Center Legal Analyst Derk Wilcox.
The proposed constitutional amendment would authorize the forced unionization of tens of thousands of home-based caregivers in Michigan, allowing the Service Employees International Union to continue skimming millions of dollars in dues from Medicaid stipends meant to help Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. A line-by-line review of Proposal 4 shows that it would not provide any programs or services to in-home care recipients that are not already available, including any improved care, new options for care recipients or taxpayer cost savings. … more