Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that CEO & Member, William T. Burgess, received the 2011 UDM Law Adjunct Professor of the Year Award. Following his admission to the bar in 1984, Professor Burgess completed a clerkship with the Michigan Supreme Court and subsequently was admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has degrees from the University of Michigan (A.B., with high distinction, 1981) and Yale University (J.D., 1984). Professor Burgess has been an adjunct professor at UDM Law since 1986, teaching such courses as Commercial Law, Uniform Commercial Code, and Payment Systems.
In addition to teaching at UDM Law, Professor Burgess is CEO of Dickinson Wright PLLC, a Detroit-based law firm with offices throughout Michigan and in Nashville, Phoenix, Toronto, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C. For more than 25 years, he has served as counsel to secured lenders (including banks, insurance companies, lending syndicates, administrative agents, collateral agents, and loan servicers) in all aspects of workouts, restructurings, loan modifications and enforcement of remedies. Since 1990 he has served as the City Attorney for Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. His practice areas include Commercial Law; Litigation; Real Estate Law; Banking Law; Finance Law; and Municipal Law.