Nemeth Law founder Patricia Nemeth receives Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Award for Excellence in Defense

Detroit—February 3, 2020—Patricia Nemeth, founder of Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., has been named a recipient of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Excellence in Defense Award for 2020. MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. The strolling dinner event will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. Fox 2 Detroit news anchor Roop Raj will serve as emcee for the evening.

Nemeth was recognized in the category of Excellence in Defense, honoring civil defense counsel who through their professionalism, intelligence, creativity, judgement, civility, advocacy skills, community involvement and efforts to educate younger attorneys, promote the practice of the defense bar and the representation of their clients in and outside of the courtroom. The award also recognizes contributions beyond the recipient’s normal role as an advocate.

Nemeth founded Nemeth Law as a solo practitioner in 1992. Nationally recognized, the firm exclusively represents management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes. Nemeth is a versatile attorney known to advocate aggressively but civilly for her clients, and has found success as a litigator, investigator, consultant, and certified mediator. In recent years, she has increased her practice commitment to arbitration and mediation, seeking a peaceful resolution to a variety of civil and employment conflicts. While leading Nemeth Law as the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes, she has gained expertise in a variety of industries including healthcare, gaming, insurance, retail, manufacturing and government entities. At the same time, she has acted as a mentor to up and coming defense attorneys and continues working for change that benefits not only her clients, but the greater legal community.

The Excellence in Defense award is one of many honors bestowed on Nemeth in recent years. In November 2019, she was named a Fellow by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Being selected as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession—exemplifying integrity, dedication, civility and excellence. Fellows include distinguished lawyers, law professors, mediators, arbitrators and government officials. In April 2016, Nemeth received a Distinguished Alumni award from the Wayne State University School of Law at its annual Treasure of Detroit celebration, honoring those who have made significant contributions to the practice of law, as well as the growth and success of the Law School. She has been on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list since 2010 and is a multiple Michigan Super Lawyer and Leading Lawyer honoree. In 2009 Nemeth was named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She is also an ABA Foundation Fellow and a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Federal, and the United States Supreme Court Bars.

Nemeth holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate and LLM in Labor Law from Wayne State University School of Law.

Ticket information and online registration for the March 19 event can be found at the MDTC website.

About the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MTDC)
MDTS is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As the State’s premier organization of civil litigators, the impact of MTDC members is felt through its Amicus Briefs, often filed by express invitation of the Supreme Court, and through its quarterly publications and seminars. Learn more at the MTDC website.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

Dickinson Wright Attorney Richard Paul Elected President of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that during the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Meeting, Attorney Richard W. Paul was elected President of the organization for the 2017-2018 term. His appointment begins on July 1, 2017.

Mr. Paul has served as an officer and Board member of the MDTC, Chair of the MDTC Commercial Litigation Section, and was the 2013 recipient of the MDTC President’s Special Recognition Award. He is a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Troy office where he focuses his practice on ADR, automotive litigation, class actions, commercial and business litigation, and product liability litigation. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Michigan Super Lawyers and Dbusiness’ Top Lawyers. Mr. Paul received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.

MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As the State’s premier organization of civil litigators, the impact of MDTC Members is felt through its Amicus Briefs, often filed by express invitation of the Supreme Court, through its far reaching and well-respected Quarterly publication and through its timely and well-received seminars. To learn more about MDTC, please click here.

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 seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, 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.

Dickinson Wright Attorney Richard Paul Elected to MDTC Leadership Position

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that during the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Meeting, Attorney Richard W. Paul was elected Vice President of the organization.

Mr. Paul has been involved in the leadership of MDTC for years, serving as its Treasurer, Chair of the Commercial Litigation Section, and Chair of the 2016 and 2013 Annual Meetings. Mr. Paul was also the 2013 recipient of the MDTC President’s Special Recognition Award. He is a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Troy office where he focuses his practice on ADR, automotive litigation, class actions, commercial and business litigation, and product liability litigation. His representations include serving as trial counsel for various manufacturers and accounting firms and serving as National Discovery Counsel for Ford Motor Company. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Michigan Super Lawyers and Dbusiness’ Top Lawyers. Mr. Paul received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.

MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. As the State’s premier organization of civil litigators, the impact of MDTC members is felt through its Amicus Briefs, often filed by express invitation by the Supreme Court; through its far reaching and well-respected Quarterly and other publications; and through its timely and well received conferences and seminars. To learn more, please visit www.mdtc.org.

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.

James Feeney Receives Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Excellence In Defense Award

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that James P. Feeney has received the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s (MDTC) Annual Excellence In Defense Award. He will be honored during an awards banquet hosted by the MDTC on Friday, May 15th at The H Hotel in Midland, Mich.

The Excellence In Defense Award honors civil defense counsel who have promoted the practice of the defense bar and the representation of their clients both in and outside of the courtroom through their professionalism, intelligence, creativity, judgment, personality, sensitivity, civility, advocacy skills, community involvement and efforts to educate younger attorneys. It also recognizes their contributions beyond their normal roles as an advocate.

Feeney, one of the nation’s most prominent trial attorneys, regularly tackles high-profile, high-stakes litigation matters as a “go to” trial attorney for the world’s largest companies. During the course of his nearly 40-year career, Feeney has been involved in more than 1,500 cases, 70 of which he has tried to verdict. His experience includes trials of high-stakes matters for the automotive industry, financial institutions, media companies, real estate developers, and equipment leasing and insurance companies.

The MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. Since 1979, the organization exists to facilitate a greater exchange of views and advance the interests of civil defense attorneys.

About Dykema
Dykema serves business entities worldwide on a wide range of complex legal issues. Dykema lawyers and other professionals in 12 U.S. offices work in close partnership with clients — from startups to Fortune 100 companies — to deliver outstanding results, unparalleled service and exceptional value in every engagement. To learn more, visit http://www.dykema.com and follow Dykema on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Dykema.