Dickinson Wright Attorney Edward H. Pappas Named to National Law Journal’s ADR Trailblazers List

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Edward H. Pappas has been selected for National Law Journal’s ADR Trailblazers list. He will be featured in the February 29, 2016 issue of National Law Journal.

Mr. Pappas is Chairman of Dickinson Wright and is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Pappas is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He is a member, arbitrator and mediator of and for the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the International Institute for Conflict Preservation and Resolution, and the American Arbitration Association. He is a Past President and a former member of the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan. He currently serves on the State Bar of Michigan’s 21st Century Practice Task Force. In 2015, he received the Roberts P. Hudson Award, the State Bar of Michigan’s highest honor. Mr. Pappas received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Dickinson Wright’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice regularly assists clients with conflict management and dispute resolution. Our lawyers have facilitated settlements and served as arbitrators, facilitators, mediators and other neutrals in hundreds of cases from coast-to-coast as well as internationally. Using various ADR procedures, including nonbinding and binding arbitration, mediation, mini-trials, summary jury trials, and early neutral evaluation, we resolve a wide range of conflicts quickly and cost-effectively. Dickinson Wright is a member of the Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution and our lawyers are listed with many national panels, including the American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration Forum, FINRA and JAMS. To learn more about our alternative dispute resolution practice, please visit us at www.dickinsonwright.com.

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.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; 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.

Dickinson Wright Attorney Edward H. Pappas Will Receive the 2015 State Bar of Michigan’s Roberts P. Hudson Award

TROY, Mich., August 31, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Edward H. Pappas will receive the 2015 State Bar of Michigan’s Roberts P. Hudson Award in October.

Mr. Pappas is Chairman of Dickinson Wright and is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Pappas is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He is a member, arbitrator and mediator of and for the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the International Institute for Conflict Preservation and Resolution, and the American Arbitration Association. He is a Past President and a former member of the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan. In 2011, he received the Champion of Justice Award from the State Bar. He currently serves on the State Bar’s 21st Century Practice Task Force. Mr. Pappas received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

The Roberts P. Hudson award is presented periodically to commend one or more lawyers for their unselfish rendering of outstanding and unique service to and on behalf of the State Bar of Michigan, the legal profession, and public. The award signifies unusual and extraordinary help and assistance to the Bar and the legal profession, which has been given generously, ungrudgingly, and in a spirit of self-sacrifice. It is awarded to that member of the State Bar of Michigan who best exemplifies that which brings honor, esteem, and respect to the legal profession. The Hudson Award is considered the highest award conferred by the State Bar of Michigan.

The 2015 Roberts P. Hudson Award will be conferred upon Mr. Pappas during the State Bar of Michigan’s Annual Meeting, which will take place on October 7-9, 2015 in Novi, Mich.

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.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; 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.

Dickinson Wright Attorneys Edward Pappas and Francis Ortiz Appointed to the State Bar of Michigan’s 21 Century Practice Task Force

DETROIT, Mich., March 18, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorneys Edward H. Pappas and Francis R. Ortiz have been appointed to the State Bar of Michigan’s 21st Century Practice Task Force. Mr. Pappas has also been appointed Co-Chair of the Committee on Building a 21st Century Practice — Developing & Maintaining Professional Excellence in a Dynamic Marketplace.

The 21st Century Practice Task Force will recommend how the State Bar can best serve the public and support lawyers’ professional development in a rapidly changing legal marketplace. The task force will also look at the potential for modernizing Michigan’s attorney regulation in response to those changes. The task force will work for a year and release a public report in March 2016. State Bar of Michigan Past Presidents Bruce Courtade and Julie Fershtman will co-chair the task force.

Edward H. Pappas is Chairman of Dickinson Wright and is a Member in the firm’s Troy office. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation, arbitration and mediation. He is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, the Litigation Counsel of America, and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mr. Pappas received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Francis R. Ortiz is Practice Department Manager for the firm’s Appellate Litigation, Insurance, Healthcare, Regulatory & Administrative, Schools & Education and Telecommunications Practice Groups. He is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office where he focuses his practice on appellate, commercial & business litigation, insurance & ERISA litigation, labor & employment litigation, and securities. He serves as an Executive Board Member for the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of Michigan Chapter and is an Officer and Director for the Hispanic Bar Association. Mr. Ortiz received his A.B. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

To learn more about the State Bar of Michigan’s 21st Century Practice Task Force, please click here.

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 six 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.