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Bloom Sluggett Morgan Partners Recognized as Super Lawyers for 2013

The peer review group Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, has again named Cliff Bloom and Jeff Sluggett as Super Lawyers in the practice area of Government/Municipal Law.  We thank our clients for making this recognition possible.  Read More

BSM Welcomes Cortney Schaffer

We are pleased to welcome attorney Cortney Schaffer as the newest member of our legal team. Cortney will practice in the areas of public sector, library, and real estate law. She joins BSM with previous experience at the Michigan Court of Appeals. Cortney holds a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University, a Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Albion College. Cortney can be reached directly at or 616.965.9346.  Read More

Crystal Morgan and Cliff Bloom: Success at the Michigan Supreme Court in a Riparian Case

After receiving an unfavorable decision in the circuit court in a case involving riparian/lake access issues, the plaintiffs/riparian property owners hired our attorneys to pursue an appeal of the decision.  Our clients won a partial victory in the Michigan Court of Appeals, which reversed portions of the trial court’s adverse decision.  Thereafter, our clients pursued an appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court and based on the record and the application for leave to appeal drafted by BSM attorneys, the Michigan Supreme Court vacated the erroneous portions of the Court of Appeals decision regarding a prescriptive easement, and granted major relief to our clients.  To read the Court of Appeals opinion and the Michigan Supreme Court order, click here  Read More

Cliff Bloom to Teach Water Law Seminar Up North

On Saturday Morning, July 13, 2013, Cliff Bloom will be teaching a water law seminar on Bois Blanc Island in the Wagner Room adjacent to the Township Hall.  For more information, please call the Bois Blanc Township Clerk at (231) 634-7275.  This is a free seminar.    Read More

Jeff Sluggett and Dick Butler Make Presentation to the West Michigan Regional Clerks Association

Jeff Sluggett and Dick Butler presented a seminar on May 17, 2013 at Muskegon Community College to the West Michigan Regional Clerks Association titled Legal Updates: Recent Developments for Local Government.  The presentation included topics such as Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, Open Meetings Act, Michigan Liquor Control Code, Freedom of Information Act, recall petitions, personal property tax and the financial impact of personal property tax legislation, among others.   Read More

Bloom Sluggett Morgan Celebrates First Year Anniversary

It is with sincere appreciation that we say “thank you” to all of our clients for placing your trust and confidence in us and making the last year possible. We know how fortunate we are to work with all of you in areas of the law that we truly enjoy.  Read More

Cliff Bloom will Present at the Michigan Lake & Stream Associations, Inc Annual Convention

The MLSA Annual Convention for 2013 will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Riverfront Hotel in Bay City, Michigan on April 26 and 27, 2013.  Cliff Bloom will be both teaching seminars and making presentations at the annual convention.  Please visit for more information.  Read More

M-Live Article and Video - Cliff Bloom Teaches Lake Seminar for Patriot Realty

Click on the following link to view the M-Live article and the video from Cliff Bloom Read More

Cliff Bloom Celebrates 30 Years as an Attorney

In 2013, Cliff Bloom, Shareholder with Bloom Sluggett Morgan, PC, will celebrate his 30th anniversary of practicing law in Michigan.  Congratulations, Cliff!  Read More

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