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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 after three years as a solo practitioner, representing clients in a range of civil matters including litigation involving business transactions, real estate and bankruptcy.

Prior to that, Wilcox was an associate at Tishkoff & Associates, PLLC in Ann Arbor, counseling clients on civil business litigation, franchise contracts, real estate ownership/management disputes and Uniform Commercial Code issues, including discovery-related litigation. Wilcox also spent ten years with Economics America, Inc., a non-profit economic consulting firm where he performed econometric forecasting and assisted in 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 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. with his wife and two sons.

By Derk Wilcox

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