Leading Labor Law Attorney David J. Houston Joins Lansing Office

Leading Labor Law Attorney David J. Houston Joins Dickinson Wright in Lansing

LANSING, MICHIGAN, Dickinson Wright PLLC recently announced that David J. Houston, a leading labor, employment and commercial law attorney, has joined the firm as a Member in its Lansing office, enhancing Dickinson Wright's growing practice specialty. "We are excited about the many strengths Dave brings to our Firm," said James A. Samborn, the firm's CEO. "He has a strong national and local client base, excellent business and political relationships, and the highest respect of his peers and adversaries." Houston's practice emphasizes complex labor and employment litigation and commercial litigation, collective bargaining and contract administration, and related matters. He has handled matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts including the Michigan Supreme Court, and federal agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, and their state counterparts. Houston represents national clients including CenturyTel, Inc., Ecolab, Valor Telecommunications LLC, and Great American Insurance Group, and numerous state and local clients. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, he was an Equity Shareholder with the Lansing law firm Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. Houston is a frequent lecturer and author for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and other educational services and institutions Houston earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan (1975, magna cum laude) and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin (1979, Order of the Coif). Houston resides in East Lansing with his wife and two children and is actively involved in the community. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and serves as General Counsel, for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Nominating and Grantmaking Committees of the Capital Area United Way. Commenting on his decision to join Dickinson Wright, Mr. Houston said, "I chose to come to Dickinson Wright based on my interactions with my new colleagues, the depth and breadth of their labor employment practice, and recommendations and support from a variety of practitioners and judges and because I believe that their practice fits very well with my own." Dickinson Wright, founded in 1878, is celebrating 125 years of efficiently and creatively meeting clients' legal and business needs. The firm's labor and employment practice consists of nearly 30 attorneys. Dickinson Wright has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C.
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