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Dickinson Wright Attorney Steven Howell Named a “2015 Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

DETROIT, Mich., February 16, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Steven G. Howell has been named a “2015 Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Mr. Howell is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office. He also serves as the Practice Department Manager for the firm’s Banking & Finance, Creditors’ Rights, Municipal Finance and International Law Practices. He focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy & restructuring law, including creditor rights and bankruptcy litigation, and banking & finance law. Mr. Howell serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan in the City of Detroit’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy case, representing the State of Michigan. He has served as either counsel or co-counsel for clients in numerous Chapter 11 bankruptcies, Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings in Canada, and workouts. Mr. Howell has expertise in assisting clients dealing with financially-challenged entities in a variety of industries including automotive, manufacturing, banking, municipal, and commercial real estate.

Mr. Howell is a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. Mr. Howell received the Barbara J. Rom Excellence in Bankruptcy Award on November 20, 2014 from the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America, including being named 2014 Detroit Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year; Chambers USA, including recognition as a Band 1 Leading Individual in Michigan in the bankruptcy field; Michigan Super Lawyers, and Dbusiness Top Lawyers. Mr. Howell received his B.G.S. from the University of Michigan, with high distinction, and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude.

Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects 25-30 lawyers to honor as “Leaders in the Law”. “Leaders in the Law” are lawyers who exemplify the noble tradition of the legal profession, are passionate and active on behalf of clients and the community, have a record of success in the legal profession, and have a record of achievements that displays a strength of character and ability to be a leader in the Michigan legal community. The “2015 Leaders in the Law” will be honored at an annual luncheon and awards celebration on March 26, 2015 at the Troy Marriott.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 380 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has thirteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and seven other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. 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 by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.