Dickinson Wright PLLC Detroit, Michigan Office Profile
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Dickinson Wright was founded in Detroit in 1878 by two young lawyers, Henry M. Campbell and Henry Russel, and has since grown to be one of the most respected law firms in its region. With more than 260 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Phoenix and Nashville, the firm provides comprehensive legal services to a broad range of clients, from very large corporations to small businesses, new ventures, individuals and governmental units.
The breadth of the firm's capabilities is reflected in the list of more than 40 practice areas in which its attorneys specialize. This exceptional level of expertise is matched by the firm's nearly 130 years of commitment to the service of each client. Dickinson Wright attorneys have represented many companies on the firm's client list for more than three-quarters of a century and, in a few instances, even longer
Forty-five Dickinson Wright attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2009, a publication that is compiled by professional research company Woodward/White Inc. Best Lawyers is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The list, which represents 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington D.C., is compiled through a peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
Fifty-four Dickinson Wright attorneys are listed in 2008 Michigan Super Lawyers, which names the state's top lawyers as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Six Dickinson Wright attorneys were named to Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list, which names the state's top young attorneys.
In 2009, Chambers USA, publisher of the world's leading guides to the legal profession, named Dickinson Wright's Banking & Finance, Real Estate, General Commercial Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Corporate/M&A practices "Top Ranked" practices in Michigan. Sixteen attorneys practicing in these areas also were named "Leaders in their Fields." London-based publisher Chambers & Partners conducts research into the strengths and reputations of U.S. law firms by state, through in-depth interviews with peer and competing-firm attorneys, in-house counsel and significant purchasers of legal services.
Additionally, Dickinson Wright was selected for inclusion on a list of "Go-To Law Firms" in a 2008 survey of Leading Financial Services Companies. As a "Go-To Law Firm," Dickinson Wright is recognized as one of the law firms that Leading Financial Services Companies rely upon. ALM, the leading integrated media company serving legal, real estate, financial and business professionals, gathered data on Leading Financial Services companies' primary law firms first by surveys sent to General Counsel and through research in various resources, including public records, key publications and well-respected commercial databases.
Dickinson Wright's Chairman, Mr. Dennis W. Archer, was named to Lawdragon Magazine's "100 Managing Partners You Need to Know" list, and he was named one of the nation's 50 Most Influential Minority Attorneys by The National Law Journal.
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Antitrust, Appellate Litigation, Banking and Financial Services, Bankruptcy, Biotechnology, Business Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations, Business Technology, Commercial and Business Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Education and School Law, Employee Benefits, Employment Litigation, Energy and Public Utilities, Environmental, Estate Planning and Trusts, Family and Matrimonial Law, Gaming Law, Immigration, Information Technology and Security Law, Insurance Industry, Intellectual Property, International, Labor and Employment Relations, Medical Malpractice, Mergers and Acquisitions, Minority Business Enterprise, Municipal Law and Finance, Private Capital, Product Liability/Personal Injury Litigation, Railroads and Transportation, Real Estate, Regulatory and Administrative Law, Risk Management, Securities, Taxation, Telecommunications, Trade Regulation.
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