Dickinson Wright Chairman Dennis W. Archer Named to 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America List

Dickinson Wright Chairman Dennis W. Archer Named to 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America List

6/2/2008
Dickinson Wright PLLC Chairman and member Dennis W. Archer, has been named one of the "50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America" by The National Law Journal. The National Law Journal's search for the most influential minority lawyers in America is held annually to identify those who have "demonstrated the power to change the law, shape public affairs, launch industries and get big things done." Honorees were selected based on reader nominations and research conducted privately by The National Law Journal. Nominations were accepted for candidates who have had a national impact in their legal fields and beyond during the past five years. The National Law Journal will honor "The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers" during its annual dinner held at the Light House at Chelsea Piers in New York City on September 10, 2008. Archer has extensive experience in commercial & business litigation, appellate litigation, alternative dispute resolution, labor & employment relations, employee benefits, and corporate law. He is a leading commercial and business litigation attorney whose career spans business, public service and the judiciary. He is the former president of the American Bar Association (2003-2004), mayor of Detroit (1994-2001) and associate justice of the Michigan Supreme Court (1986-1990). His academic credentials include associate professor at the Detroit College of Law (1972-1978), and adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School (1984-1985). Archer was named public official of the year by Governing Magazine in 2000, the most respected judge in Michigan by Michigan Lawyers Week in 1990, one of the 25 Most Dynamic Mayors in America by Newsweek in 1996, and one of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony magazine in 1984. He received his bachelor's degree in education at Western Michigan University and his juris doctorate degree at the Detroit College of Law. For more information about Dickinson Wright PLLC, please visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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