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W. Anthony Jenkins Elected a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation

October 22, 2019
DETROIT, Mich., October 22, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney W. Anthony Jenkins has been elected a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

The Michigan State Bar Foundation was established in 1947 by lawyers and judges to help the legal profession meet its responsibilities to the public. Since inception, the Foundation has made grants to nonprofit civil legal aid programs, programs that improve the administration of justice through educating children and adults about their legal rights, and programs that support the justice system and opportunities to resolve conflicts outside the courtroom. To learn more about the Michigan State Bar Foundation, please visit

W. Anthony Jenkins is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office where he focuses his practice on corporate, real estate, real estate finance, land use & development, leasing, minority business enterprises, and public finance. He represents multiple private enterprises and public entities in connection with financing for site acquisition and building improvements. He is a nationally recognized expert in certification of companies as minority-owned business enterprises, and structuring and documenting MBE joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Mr. Jenkins is Past President of the State Bar of Michigan and the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. He also is the Past Chair of the Certification Committee of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. In the community, he is the current Chair of the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee and is serving or has served on the Board of Directors for the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Detroit Medical Center. Mr. Jenkins is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.P.A. from Princeton University, and his J.D. from New York University Law School.

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, 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.