53 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named 2020 DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyers”

TROY, Mich., November 18, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 53 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in DBusiness Magazine 2020 “Top Lawyers”.

DBusiness 2020 “Top Lawyers” honors the leading lawyers in the Southeast Michigan region. Below is a complete list of Dickinson Wright lawyers included in this year’s list:

Ann Arbor, MI
Jordan Schreier, Employee Benefits Law

Detroit, MI
Allison R. Bach, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
Richard M. Bolton, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
William T. Burgess, Banking & Financial Services Law
Aaron V. Burrell, Labor and Employment Law
James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate Law
David R. Deromedi, Labor and Employment Law
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate Law
K. Scott Hamilton, Appellate Law
Mark R. High, International Trade Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Steven G. Howell, Banking & Financial Services Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
W. Anthony Jenkins, Real Estate Law
Kenneth J. McIntyre, Litigation – Antitrust
Russell A. McNair, Jr., Real Estate Law
Sharon R. Newlon, Environmental Law
Francis R. Ortiz, Employee Benefits Law
James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking & Financial Services Law
Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Banking & Financial Services Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law
Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade Law
L. Pahl Zinn, Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust

Troy, MI
Christian S. Allen, Immigration Law
Maureen H. Burke, Land Use & Zoning
Charles F. Clippert, Litigation – Construction
Margaret A. Coughlin, Energy Law
Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate Law
Terence M. Donnelly, Public Finance Law
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits Law
Roberta P. Granadier, Employee Benefits Law
Eric W. Gregory, Employee Benefits Law
Henry M. Grix, Trusts and Estates
Craig W. Hammond, Banking & Financial Services Law, Public Finance Law
Robert P. Hurlbert, White-Collar Criminal Defense
Michael R. Kramer, Banking & Financial Services Law
Monica J. Labe, Real Estate Law
Elise S. Levasseur, Immigration Law
Michael J. Lusardi, Real Estate Law
Anna M. Maiuri, Energy Law, Environmental Law
Kelly M. Martorano, Environmental Law
Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits Law
Gregory W. Moore, Health Care Law
John H. Norris, Energy Law
Edward H. Pappas, Mediation
Daniel D. Quick, Litigation – Commercial
Michael T. Raymond, Corporate Law
William L. Rosin, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Robert L. Schwartz, Public Finance Law
Lynn Capp Sirich, Family Law
Joan Cripe Skrzyniarz, Trusts and Estates
Franklin M. Smith, Litigation – Patents
Mark E. Wilson, Environmental Law, Health Care Law
Kathryn S. Wood, Labor and Employment Law
Paul M. Wyzgoski, Public Finance Law

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright Ranked in Benchmark Litigation United States 2020 Edition

TROY, Mich., November 14, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm’s litigation practice in Michigan and its attorneys are recognized in the Benchmark Litigation United States 2020 Edition.

Benchmark Litigation’s rankings are based on a six-month research period involving extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. Firms in all 50 states, plus District of Columbia, are recognized for the gravitas of their case matters during 2019, including potential precedent set or verdicts with notably higher dollar amounts at stake.

Benchmark Litigation recognized the following Dickinson Wright litigation practices:

Michigan – Highly Recommended

Benchmark Litigation recognized the following Dickinson Wright attorneys:

Michigan
Thomas McNeill – Local Litigation Star
Edward Pappas – Local Litigation Star
Geoffrey Fields – Future Star

Benchmark Litigation also recognized the following Dickinson Wright labor & employment practices:

Michigan – Recommended

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright Receives 97 Rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers “2020 Best Law Firms” Survey

TROY, Mich., November 4, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce it received 21 national rankings and 76 rankings in Southeast Michigan in the “2020 Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm received 114 first-tier rankings overall.

Besides the national and Southeast Michigan rankings, the firm was recognized for legal excellence for practices in our Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. offices.

The rankings, presented in tiers, showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally and/or by metropolitan region. Firms were ranked nationally in one or more of the 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas. Below are Dickinson Wright’s “2020 Best Law Firms” rankings:

National Rankings

Tier 1
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

Tier 2
Appellate Practice
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Tier 3
Banking and Finance Law
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Native American Law
Trusts & Estates Law

State/Metropolitan Rankings

Tier 1
Ann Arbor, MI
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Immigration Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Patent
Nonprofit/Charities Law
Trademark Law

Detroit, MI
Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
International Mergers & Acquisitions
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Securities
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Municipal Law

Troy, MI
Arbitration
Banking and Finance Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Immigration Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Banking & Finance
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Real Estate
Mediation
Municipal Law
Public Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Tax Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2
Ann Arbor, MI
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law – Management
Health Care Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Detroit, MI
Energy Law
Environmental Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Real Estate Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Troy, MI
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Health Care Law
Litigation – Trusts & Estates
Nonprofit/Charities Law
Patent Law
Trademark Law

Tier 3
Ann Arbor, MI
Tax Law

Detroit, MI
Litigation – Tax

Troy, MI
Litigation – Patent

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

W. Anthony Jenkins Elected a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation

DETROIT, Mich., October 22, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney W. Anthony Jenkins has been elected a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

The Michigan State Bar Foundation was established in 1947 by lawyers and judges to help the legal profession meet its responsibilities to the public. Since inception, the Foundation has made grants to nonprofit civil legal aid programs, programs that improve the administration of justice through educating children and adults about their legal rights, and programs that support the justice system and opportunities to resolve conflicts outside the courtroom. To learn more about the Michigan State Bar Foundation, please visit www.msbf.org.

W. Anthony Jenkins is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office where he focuses his practice on corporate, real estate, real estate finance, land use & development, leasing, minority business enterprises, and public finance. He represents multiple private enterprises and public entities in connection with financing for site acquisition and building improvements. He is a nationally recognized expert in certification of companies as minority-owned business enterprises, and structuring and documenting MBE joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Mr. Jenkins is Past President of the State Bar of Michigan and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. He also is the Past Chair of the Certification Committee of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. In the community, he is the current Chair of the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee and is serving or has served on the Board of Directors for the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Detroit Medical Center. Mr. Jenkins is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.P.A. from Princeton University, and his J.D. from New York University Law School.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright Attorney Aaron Burrell Named Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Representative Assembly

DETROIT, Mich., September 30, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Aaron Burrell has been named Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Representative Assembly for 2019-2020.

“I’m honored to serve as Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Representative Assembly,” said Mr. Burrell. “I look forward to working with the Assembly along with members of the State Bar of Michigan’s leadership in the coming year.”

The 150-member Representative Assembly is the final policy-making body of the State Bar of Michigan. The Michigan Supreme Court created it in 1971 at the request of the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners in order to increase geographical representation and member participation in State Bar policy. Mr. Burrell represents the Third Judicial Circuit in the Assembly. To learn more about the Representative Assembly, please click here.

Mr. Burrell is a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Detroit office where he practices complex commercial litigation, labor and employment law, appellate law, and minority business enterprises. As a member of the firm’s litigation practice, he has prevailed in numerous complex, commercial-litigation cases in a number of state and federal trial courts and courts of appeals. As a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice, he has successfully defended clients in a wide range of discrimination claims in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and he has counseled clients on all aspects of the employment relationship.

Mr. Burrell serves on the board of directors of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Oakland County Bar Association, and is a Commissioner on the State Bar of Michigan’s Board of Commissioners. He previously served as Co-Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Equal Access Initiative, is a past president of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, and was an affiliate representative of the National Bar Association. He is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Foundation. He is recognized as a “40 Under 40” honoree by Crain’s Detroit Business, an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and is listed as a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright Named One of the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by Women Inc. Magazine

TROY, Mich., October 1, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by Women Inc. Magazine.

“Dickinson Wright is honored to be included in Women Inc.’s Top 100 Law Firms for Women,” said Katheryne Zelenock, Member, Chair of the Dickinson Wright Women’s Network and Co-Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “Dickinson Wright is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, and are pleased to have our efforts to support the professional development and success of our women attorneys recognized by Women Inc. Magazine.”

Zelenock noted that the Dickinson Wright Women’s Network not only engages in a variety of internal efforts to help the firm’s women attorneys succeed, but also offers networking and outreach activities in the communities where the firm’s offices are located across the country, including sponsorship of events celebrating the accomplishments of women, support of scholarships and activities for law students and younger students interested in the practice of law, and similar pursuits.

Women Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Law Firms for Women selected firms based on survey data and criteria including, prior recognition, recruitment/community outreach, firm prominence with input from editorial staff that has spent many years covering the legal industry. The list of the Top 100 Law Firms for Women is featured in the September issue of Women Inc. Magazine.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Andrew MacLeod Named President of the Association for Corporate Growth – Detroit Chapter

DETROIT, Mich., September 16, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Andrew MacLeod has been named President of the Association for Corporate Growth – Detroit Chapter.

Andrew MacLeod is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice on private equity, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law and taxation. He is counsel to private equity firms in the acquisition, divestiture and financing of portfolio companies and also serves as outside general counsel to portfolio companies in relation to their ongoing legal affairs and “add-on” acquisitions. He also serves as counsel to various publicly and privately owned companies in numerous merger and acquisition transactions, including LBO’s, MBO’s, recapitalization and divestiture transactions.

Mr. MacLeod is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Metropolitan Detroit Bar Association. Before being named President, he served as Co-Chair of the Programming Committee for ACG Detroit. Mr. MacLeod is recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, his J.D. from Wayne State University, and his LL.M. in Taxation from Wayne State University.

ACG Detroit is one of the fastest growing ACG chapters around the globe. ACG Detroit is comprised of over 430 middle-market professionals from the Metro Detroit area and facilitates key networking and professional development events for members and the business community at large. To learn more, please visit www.acgdetroit.org.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Four Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2019 Top Lists

TROY, Mich., September 3, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers 2019 Top Lists.

The Michigan Super Lawyers Top Lists are listings of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as well as the highest point totals during the Michigan Super Lawyers nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year’s Michigan Super Lawyers Top Lists include:

Henry M. Grix – Estate & Probate, is ranked among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Elizabeth L. Luckenbach – Estate & Trust Litigation, is ranked among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Edward H. Pappas – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 10 Lawyers in Michigan and the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

Daniel D. Quick – Business Litigation, is ranked among the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

64 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers, 21 Named Rising Stars

TROY, Mich., September 3, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 64 of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers. Twenty-one Dickinson Wright attorneys have been named 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”.

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers, while only two and a half percent are named Rising Stars.

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year’s Michigan Super Lawyers list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy: Business
Mark V. Heusel, International
James A. Samborn, Construction Litigation
Colleen M. Shevnock, Banking

Detroit, MI
Dennis W. Archer, Business Litigation
Allison R. Bach, Bankruptcy: Business
Richard M. Bolton, Mergers & Acquisitions
William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy: Business
James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate
David R. Deromedi, Labor & Employment
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate
K. Scott Hamilton, Business Litigation
Mark R. High, Business/Corporate
Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy: Business
Timothy H. Howlett, Labor & Employment
W. Anthony Jenkins, Real Estate
Thomas G. McNeill, Business Litigation
Sharon R. Newlon, Environmental
Francis R. Ortiz, Business Litigation
James A. Plemmons, Creditor Debtor Rights
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking
James P. Spica, Estate & Probate
Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Bankruptcy: Business
L. Pahl Zinn, Business Litigation

Grand Rapids, MI
John G. Cameron, Jr., Real Estate
Geoffrey A. Fields, Business Litigation
Daniel F. Gosch, Bankruptcy: Business
Leslee M. Lewis, Real Estate
John T. Schuring, Business/Corporate
Timothy A. Stoepker, Land Use/Zoning
Richard A. Wendt, Government Finance

Lansing, MI
James W. Bliss, Government Finance
Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative Law
Scott R. Knapp, Business Litigation
James E. Lozier, Business Litigation
Kester K. So, Government Finance
Jeffery V. Stuckey, Appellate

Troy, MI
Timothy L. Andersson, Business/Corporate
Margaret A. Coughlin, Environmental
Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate
J. Benjamin Dolan, Business Litigation
Terence M. Donnelly, Government Finance
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits
Roberta P. Granadier, Employee Benefits
Henry M. Grix, Estate & Probate
Craig W. Hammond, Government Finance
Robert P. Hurlbert, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Monica J. Labe, Real Estate
Elizabeth L. Luckenbach, Estate & Trust Litigation
Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental
Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits
Gregory W. Moore, Health Care
Mahesh K. Nayak, Business Litigation
John H. Norris, Energy & Resources
Edward H. Pappas, Business Litigation
Richard W. Paul, Business Litigation
Scott A. Petz, Business Litigation
Daniel D. Quick, Business Litigation
Peter H. Webster, Eminent Domain
Rhonda D. Welburn, Government Finance
J. Bryan Williams, Business/Corporate
Mark E. Wilson, Health Care
Kathryn S. Wood, Employment Litigation: Defense
Katheryne L. Zelenock, Real Estate

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year’s Michigan Rising Stars list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
Robert L. Avers, Business Litigation
Peter J. Domas, Health Care

Detroit, MI
Farayha Arrine, Civil Litigation: Defense
Aaron V. Burrell, Business Litigation
Frederick R. Dewey, Business Litigation
Patrick B. Green, Business Litigation
Salina M. Hamilton, Business Litigation
Adam J. Wallace, Business/Corporate

Grand Rapids, MI
Christina K. McDonald, Business Litigation
Emily A. Rysberg, State/Local/Municipal

Lansing, MI
Nolan J. Moody, Business Litigation
Samantha Pattwell, Business Litigation
Ryan M. Shannon, Business Litigation

Troy, MI
Jessica V. Currie, General Litigation
Eric W. Gregory, Employee Benefits
Erin Johnson, Real Estate
Michael J. Lusardi, Real Estate
James A. Martone, Business Litigation
Eric McGlothlin, Government Finance
Benjamin M. Sobczak, Business Litigation
Alma Sobo, Business Litigation

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Eleven Dickinson Wright Attorneys in Southeast Michigan Named Best Lawyers in America® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”

TROY, Mich., August 15, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 11 of the firm’s lawyers in Southeast Michigan have been identified as the leading practitioner in their practice areas as a Best Lawyers in America® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and over 10 million evaluations are received on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. The lawyers being honored as Best Lawyers in America® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

The following Dickinson Wright lawyers were selected as Best Lawyers in America® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Ann Arbor, MI
Colleen M. Shevnock, Banking and Finance Law

Detroit, MI
Timothy H. Howlett, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Thomas G. McNeill, Litigation – Banking and Finance
James A. Plemmons, Litigation – Bankruptcy

Troy, MI
Margaret A. Coughlin, Litigation – Environmental
Terence M. Donnelly, Municipal Law
Henry M. Grix, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
Craig W. Hammond, Banking and Finance Law
Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental Law
Edward H. Pappas, Arbitration
Laurence E. Winokur, Real Estate Law

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyer, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.