Attorney James Fisher Joins Dickinson Wright's Grand Rapids Office

January 19, 2016
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney James (Jim) Fisher has joined the firm’s Grand Rapids office as Of Counsel. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Mr. Fisher was at Law Weathers and before that he served as Chief Judge for the Barry County Trial Court.

Mr. Fisher’s practice involves alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration cases. He has successfully mediated cases involving divorce, valuation of closely-held businesses, medical and legal malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death, construction and real estate claims, and estate disputes. In the last four years, Mr. Fisher has mediated approximately 200 cases that have resulted in a high percentage of successful settlements.

Mr. Fisher is the Chair of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, a commission that was created in 2014 from legislation recommended by Governor Rick Snyder’s Indigent Defense Advisory Commission. The Commission is mandated to adopt minimum standards for indigent defense systems throughout the state, recommend best practices to local courts, and fund grants to improve these services throughout the state.

Mr. Fisher is on the Board of Directors of Hastings City Bank and a former board member of the Michigan Judges Association, Pennock Hospital, the YMCA of Barry County, and the Kiwanis Club of Hastings. He was a consultant to the Michigan Supreme Court and is the recipient of the 2012 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award for leading Michigan’s Indigent Defense Advisory Commission. Mr. Fisher received his B.S. from Kettering University and his J.D. from Wayne State University School of Law.
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