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Former Michigan Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer Rejoins Dickinson Wright PLLC

LANSING, Mich., August 31, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC, a nationally recognized full-service law firm with offices throughout Michigan and North America, announced today that Gretchen Whitmer, the former Minority Leader in the Michigan Senate, has rejoined the firm where she began her legal career.

“Gretchen brings a unique voice to Dickinson Wright that will help our clients navigate the hurdles that often arise when working with the government,” said Bill Burgess, the firm’s CEO. “Gretchen was known inside the Capitol for her leadership and her ability to deliver results and that’s exactly what she’ll bring to the table for our clients. We’re excited to have her again as part of our firm.”

Whitmer was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2000 and to the Michigan Senate in 2006. In 2011, she became the first woman to lead a caucus in the Michigan Senate when her colleagues elected her Minority Leader. During her time in office, Whitmer received dozens of awards and was a prominent figure on state and national news programs including appearances on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. She left office in December 2014, due to term limits.

“Dickinson Wright gave me my start out of law school and I’m honored to again have the opportunity to work with one of the finest firms in the nation,” said Whitmer. “I’ve spent my career fighting to ensure that everyone is given a voice in our legal system and I’m looking forward to continuing that effort with my colleagues at Dickinson Wright.”

Whitmer was previously a litigator at Dickinson Wright prior to her election to the state legislature. She will rejoin the firm’s Lansing, Mich. office starting on September 8.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian 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.