Dennis Archer Honored by Two Legal Groups

Dennis Archer Honored by Two Legal Groups

August 2006
Dickinson Wright Chairman Receives Legends Award from National Bar Association and Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award from the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DETROIT, Mich. (August 22, 2006) – Dickinson Wright PLLC Chairman Dennis Archer has been honored by two prestigious legal groups, the National Bar Association and The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for his contributions to the profession. At its recent meeting, the National Bar Association named Mr. Archer its recipient of the Vince Monroe Townsend, Jr. Legends Award for exhibiting historical and continued leadership in the legal profession. That same week, The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law ("Lawyers' Committee") honored Mr. Archer with the prestigious Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award for his exemplary leadership and commitment to civil rights issues throughout his illustrious career. Mr. Archer is chairman of Dickinson Wright, a Detroit-based law firm with more than 200 attorneys, with offices in Michigan and Washington, D.C. He served two four-year terms as mayor of the city of Detroit (1994-2001) and earned national and international respect for his success in changing Detroit's image and direction. Mr. Archer has long been active in the organized bar. He was the first person of color elected president of the American Bar Association (2003-2004) as well as the State Bar of Michigan. He has also served as president of the Wolverine Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Archer is a Life Member of the Fellows of The American Bar Foundation and the National Bar Association, a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a Fellow of the College of Law Office Management, and Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. About Dickinson Wright PLLC Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has over 220 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. Dickinson Wright is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com
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