State Lobbying

Building Partnerships

Lobbying is more than just politics. We partner with you to build relationships and increase opportunities through government action. This businesslike approach gives you a competitive advantage.

We lobby every major issue before the Michigan Legislature and a host of regulatory issues involving state departments. Our team is consistently ranked at the top of the profession by outlets such as Crain’s Detroit Business, MIRS News, and Inside Michigan Politics.

Kelley Cawthorne team members discuss lobbying tactics.
A Kelley Cawthorne team member takes notes

Bipartisan Insight

Our bi-partisan political experience is unmatched by any firm in Michigan.

We connect you to the highest levels of leadership in both the legislative and executive branches of state government. No matter which party is in control, we have access to the information, political intelligence and the decision-makers that affect your bottom line.

We also advise you on how to develop long-term relationships with government officials. We position you as a policy resource in a way that increases your credibility and effectiveness. This multidisciplinary approach includes policy research, political consulting, campaign finance strategy, and message development.

Proven Success

Successful lobbying starts outside the Capitol. We leverage relationships, events, and technology to build your momentum before a bill is even introduced. Some of our work includes:

  • Starting the first Polar Plunge for Special Olympics on the steps of the Capitol for state legislators LINK TO MEDIA STORIES.
  • Planning and organizing rallies held at the state Capitol of over 1,000 firefighters
  • Working with a sitting Lieutenant Governor to plan the first state employee 5K race at the Capitol
  • Organizing up to thirty in-person and virtual lobby days annually using our proprietary Kelley Cawthorne Connect platform.

Growing Influence

We recently expanded beyond our Michigan roots to Ohio. Jason Sheppard, a former state legislator from the greater Toledo area, leads our growing practice, which focuses on legislative, business development, and real estate matters.

The first Legislative Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics

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