Dickinson Wright Law Firm and Attorneys Ranked Among America's Best

Dickinson Wright Law Firm and Attorneys Ranked Among America's Best

September 2010
Four Dickinson Wright Lawyers Recognized as "Lawyers of the Year" October, 26, 2010 Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that four of the firm's lawyers have been identified as the leading practitioner in their practice area. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year". Best Lawyers compiles its list of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The lawyers being honored as "Lawyers 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 2011 "Lawyer of the Year": Detroit, Michigan Terence M. Donnelly - Public Finance Law Hanley M. Gurwin - Family Law Steven G. Howell - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Lansing, Michigan Robert W. Stocker II - Gaming Law About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 260 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto. Dickinson Wright Receives 32 First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Survey September 30, 2010 Dickinson Wright PLLC received 32 first-tier practice area rankings in the 2010 inaugural release of the U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" report. Six Dickinson Wright practice areas received a national ranking. Overall, the firm was identified in 51 separate rankings. Dickinson Wright is one of only three firms in Michigan with first-tier rankings in at least four metropolitan areas. The firm also received top rankings for its Entertainment practice in Nashville and its Gaming practice in Washington D.C. Best Lawyers' affiliation with the U.S. News Media Group to create the "Best Law Firm" report is described by such organizations as an attempt to identify the strongest firms in the country and in various metropolitan regions as measured by several performance criteria. Dickinson Wright was ranked nationally in the following practice areas: National Rankings Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Corporate Law Employment Law - Management General Commercial Litigation Labor Law - Management Dickinson Wright's first tier metropolitan rankings are as follows: First-Tier State Rankings Michigan Ann Arbor Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Health Care Law Detroit Banking and Finance Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management Environmental Law Family Law Immigration Law Labor Law - Management Land Use & Zoning Law Municipal Law Oil & Gas Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law Grand Rapids Construction Law Municipal Law Public Finance Law Real Estate Law Lansing Administrative / Regulatory Law Employment Law - Management Gaming Law General Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Insurance Law Labor Law - Management Public Finance Law Tax Law Nashville Entertainment Law Washington D.C. Gaming Law About U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" Rankings This is the first published ranking for the U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" survey. Participation included 1,859 firms and 9,514 client - including every Fortune 100 company and 587 of the Fortune 1000 companies. Clients voted on expertise, responsiveness, understanding of the business and its needs, cost effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to a firm. Lawyers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, and whether they would refer a matter to a firm or whether they would consider a firm a worthy competitor. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 270 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto. Sixty-Four Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked Among America's Best August 5, 2010 Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 64 of the firm's attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2011. "Dickinson Wright congratulates the 64 attorneys ranked among the best lawyers in the country," said William T. Burgess, Dickinson Wright's Chief Executive Officer. "The firm takes great pride in being so strongly represented on the 2011 Best Lawyers list. Dickinson Wright's placement on this prestigious list confirms that our peers, as well as our clients, recognize Dickinson Wright attorneys for consistently delivering excellent client service and outstanding results." Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year's list include: Ann Arbor, MI Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights James L. Hughes, Banking Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law Bloomfield Hills, MI Margaret A. Coughlin, Environmental Law Roger H. Cummings, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate Law Terence M. Donnelly, Municipal Law and Public Finance Law Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits Law Henry M. Grix, Trusts and Estates Hanley M. Gurwin, Family Law Craig W. Hammond, Banking Law William H. Honaker, Intellectual Property Law Monica J. Labe, Real Estate Law Judith F. Layne, Trusts and Estates Elise S. Levasseur, Immigration Law Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits Law John H. Norris, Oil and Gas Law Edward H. Pappas, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation Robert V. Peterson, Real Estate Law Larry J. Stringer, Immigration Law Laurence E. Winokur, Real Estate Law Detroit, MI Dennis W. Archer, Labor and Employment Law Richard M. Bolton, Corporate Law William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Lawrence G. Campbell, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate Law Bernadette M. Dennehy, Corporate Law David R. Deromedi, Labor and Employment Law Verne C. Hampton II, Corporate Law Mark R. High, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law Edgar C. Howbert, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Timothy H. Howlett, Labor and Employment Law W. Anthony Jenkins, Corporate Law Kathleen A. Lang, Personal Injury Litigation John K. Lawrence, Banking Law Thomas G. McNeill, Commercial Litigation Sharon R. Newlon, Environmental Law James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Robert W. Powell, Appellate Law James A. Samborn, Construction Law Jerome M. Schwartz, Corporate Law William P. Shield, Jr., Banking Law James P. Spica, Trusts and Estates Timothy A. Stoepker, Land Use and Zoning Law Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade and Finance Law Kathryn S. Wood, Labor and Employment Law Grand Rapids, MI John G. Cameron, Jr., Construction Law and Real Estate Law Frank G. Dunten, Corporate Law Daniel F. Gosch, Banking Law Erin E. Gravelyn, Commercial Litigation Richard A. Wendt, Municipal Law Rock A. Wood, Commercial Litigation Lansing, MI James W. Bliss, Public Finance Law Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative Law, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Government Relations Law Joseph A. Fink, Commercial Litigation David J. Houston, Labor and Employment Law James E. Lozier, Personal Injury Litigation Peter S. Sheldon, Corporate Law and Tax Law Robert W. Stocker II, Administrative Law, Gaming Law, Government Relations Law Nashville, TN Thomas M. Donnell Jr., Mass Tort Litigation Philip M. Kirkpatrick, Entertainment Law and Commercial Litigation Phoenix, AZ Thomas C. Arendt, Real Estate Law Washington, D.C. Dennis J. Whittlesey, Native American Law About Best Lawyers in America Published biennially since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington D.C., are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current 14th edition of Best Lawyers (2008) is based on nearly 2 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. It is compiled by Woodward/White Inc., a professional research company. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 260 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto.
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