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Three Dickinson Wright Attorneys in Detroit & Troy Elected as Members

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the election of three new member attorneys to the firm’s Detroit and Troy offices, effective January 1, 2018.

Salina Hamilton is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office. She focuses her practice on the areas of commercial & business litigation, specializing in complex and large-scale eDiscovery practice. She has experience in all phases of commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including pretrial discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and trial practice. She also has experience in negotiating, drafting and reviewing a variety of contracts. Ms. Hamilton is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Federal Bar Association, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan. She is recognized in Michigan Super Lawyer “Rising Star.” Ms. Hamilton received her B.A. from Alma College and her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.

Jared Smith is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. He provides straightforward and effective advice to business entities and individuals in transactional, corporate and information technology matters. He has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, brewing regulations, joint ventures, corporate finance and securities, corporate governance and compliance matters. He also regularly counsels clients regarding information technology issues, including cloud-based systems, software as a service, IT outsourcing, web hosting, data privacy and data security, enterprise resource planning, electronic medical records and e-billing software, social media metrics and digital marketing. He is recognized in Dbusiness Top Lawyers. Mr. Smith received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Robert Zora is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office. His practice focuses on the area of commercial & business litigation, with particular experience and expertise advising clients regarding director and member disputes, shareholder oppression and fiduciary duty issues, and other disputes arising out of shareholder agreements. He also frequently counsels clients regarding various commercial contract matters, business and real estate disputes, non-compete and anti-solicitation agreements, and intellectual property and licensing disputes. Mr. Zora is a member of the Federal Bar Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Chaldean American Bar Association. Prior to joining the firm he served as law clerk to the Honorable Sean F. Cox at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 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 and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; 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.