Seventy-Four Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked Among America's Best

September 1, 2011
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 74 of the firm's attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2012.

"Dickinson Wright congratulates the 74 Firm attorneys ranked among the best lawyers in the country," said William T. Burgess, Dickinson Wright's Chief Executive Officer. “They have superior legal talent and combined track record that make Dickinson Wright an outstanding law firm. We’re extremely proud to have so many attorneys included on this prestigious list. Our clients, as well as our peers, recognize Dickinson Wright for consistently delivering excellent client service and exceptional results.“

Dickinson Wright attorneys recognized on this year's list include:

Ann Arbor, MI
Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights, Litigation - Bankruptcy
James L. Hughes, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law
James Samborn, Construction Law, Construction Litigation


Detroit, MI
Dennis W. Archer, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Labor and Employment Litigation
Richard M. Bolton, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
Lawrence G. Campbell, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate Law
Bernadette M. Dennehy, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Phillip DeRosier, Appellate Practice
David R. Deromedi, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
Verne C. Hampton II, Corporate Law
Mark R. High, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law
Edgar C. Howbert, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Steven G. Howell, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation
Timothy H. Howlett, Employment Law – Management, Labor and Employment Litigation
W. Anthony Jenkins, Corporate Law
Kathleen A. Lang, Commercial Litigation
John K. Lawrence, Banking and Finance Law
Thomas G. McNeill, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation, Securities Litigation
Sharon R. Newlon, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Jerome M. Schwartz, Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
William P. Shield, Jr., Banking and Finance Law
James P. Spica, Trusts and Estates Litigation, Trusts and Estates
Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade and Finance Law
Kathryn S. Wood, Employment Law – Management, Labor and Employment Litigation
L. Paul Zinn, Antitrust Litigation

Grand Rapids, MI
John G. Cameron, Jr., Construction Law, Real Estate Law
Frank G. Dunten, Corporate Law
Richard A. Glaser, Commercial Litigation
Daniel F. Gosch, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Banking and Finance Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation
Timothy A. Stoepker, Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Construction Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Litigation, Real Estate Law
Richard A. Wendt, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
Rock A. Wood, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Construction Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Litigation

Lansing, MI
James W. Bliss, Public Finance Law
Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Government Relations Law
Joseph A. Fink, Commercial Litigation, Healthcare Law, Insurance Law, Banking and Finance Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement Litigation
David J. Houston, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management
Scott R, Knapp, Administrative/Regulatory Law
James E. Lozier, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation
Peter S. Sheldon, Corporate Law, Tax Law
Kester K. So, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
Robert W. Stocker II, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Government Relations Law
Jeffery V. Stuckey, Appellate Practice

Las Vega, NV
Steven A. Gibson, Intellectual Property Litigation

Nashville, TN
Thomas M. Donnell Jr., Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation
J. Bryan Echols, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
Kelly L. Frey, Information Technology Law, Technology Law
Philip M. Kirkpatrick, Entertainment Law, Commercial Litigation
Mary Neil Price, Banking and Finance Law

Phoenix, AZ
Thomas C. Arendt, Real Estate Law

Troy, MI
Margaret A. Coughlin, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
Roger H. Cummings, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law
Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate Law
Terence M. Donnelly, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits Law
Henry M. Grix, Trusts and Estates
Hanley M. Gurwin, Family Law
Craig W. Hammond, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law
William H. Honaker, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Monica J. Labe, Real Estate Law
Judith F. Layne, Trusts and Estates
Elise S. Levasseur, Immigration Law
Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits Law
John H. Norris, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law
Edward H. Pappas, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Mediation
Robert V. Peterson, Real Estate Law
Daniel D. Quick, Commercial Litigation
Larry J. Stringer, Immigration Law
Laurence E. Winokur, Real Estate Law
Katheryne L. Zelenock, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law

Washington, D.C.
Dennis J. Whittlesey, Gaming Law, Native American Law

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