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Seventeen Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”

TROY, Mich., – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 17 of the firm’s lawyers in Michigan have been identified as the leading practitioner in their practice areas as a Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “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® 2021 “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® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year”:

Ann Arbor, MI
Thomas D. Hammerschmidt, Jr., Tax Law
James A. Samborn, Litigation – Construction
Jordan Schreier, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Detroit, MI
Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate Practice
Mark R. High, Corporate Governance Law
Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Timothy H. Howlett, Employment Law – Management
James A. Plemmons, Bet-the-Company Litigation
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking and Finance Law
Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade and Finance Law

Lansing, MI
Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative/Regulatory Law
Kester K. So, Utilities Law

Troy, MI
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Craig W. Hammond, Public Finance Law
John H. Norris, Energy Law
Daniel D. Quick, Litigation – Banking and Finance
Edward H. Pappas, Mediation

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 and one of the only firms with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management procedures, security controls and privacy 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.

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