Dickinson Wright Chairman Dennis W. Archer Named a 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

November 02 2009
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm's Chairman, Dennis W. Archer, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at The American Lawyer Awards, which were held in New York City on October 28, 2009.

In its sixth year, The American Lawyer Awards honor Lifetime Achievements, A-list, and Corporate Council best legal departments. The American Lawyer Awards are supported by The American Lawyer magazine. Throughout the year, the magazine recognizes and honors firms and individuals in print and at special events.

The American Lawyer honors Mr. Archer as one "whose world-class practice and commitment to public service makes him an inspiration to the rest of the legal profession."

Mr. Archer, a member in the firm's Detroit office, 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).

Mr. Archer was named public official of the year by Governing Magazine in 2000, the most respected judge in Michigan by Michigan Lawyers Weekly 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 recently was named a Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He also 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.

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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