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

August 5, 2010

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 64 of the firm's attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2011.

"Dickinson Wright congratulates the 64 attorneys ranked among the best lawyers in the country," said William T. Burgess, Dickinson Wright's Chief Executive Officer. "The firm takes great pride in being so strongly represented on the 2011 Best Lawyers list. Dickinson Wright's placement on this prestigious list confirms that our peers, as well as our clients, recognize Dickinson Wright attorneys for consistently delivering excellent client service and outstanding results."

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

Ann Arbor, MI

  • Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights
  • James L. Hughes, Banking Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law

Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • Margaret A. Coughlin, Environmental Law
  • Roger H. Cummings, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law
  • Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate Law
  • Terence M. Donnelly, Municipal Law and Public Finance Law
  • Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits Law
  • Henry M. Grix, Trusts and Estates
  • Hanley M. Gurwin, Family Law
  • Craig W. Hammond, Banking Law
  • William H. Honaker, Intellectual Property 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, Oil and Gas Law
  • Edward H. Pappas, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation
  • Robert V. Peterson, Real Estate Law
  • Larry J. Stringer, Immigration Law
  • Laurence E. Winokur, Real Estate Law

Detroit, MI

  • Dennis W. Archer, Labor and Employment Law
  • Richard M. Bolton, Corporate Law
  • William T. Burgess, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Lawrence G. Campbell, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation
  • James N. Candler, Jr., Real Estate Law
  • Bernadette M. Dennehy, Corporate Law
  • David R. Deromedi, Labor and Employment Law
  • Verne C. Hampton II, Corporate Law
  • Mark R. High, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Edgar C. Howbert, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Steven G. Howell, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Timothy H. Howlett, Labor and Employment Law
  • W. Anthony Jenkins, Corporate Law
  • Kathleen A. Lang, Personal Injury Litigation
  • John K. Lawrence, Banking Law
  • Thomas G. McNeill, Commercial Litigation
  • Sharon R. Newlon, Environmental Law
  • James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Robert W. Powell, Appellate Law
  • James A. Samborn, Construction Law
  • Jerome M. Schwartz, Corporate Law
  • William P. Shield, Jr., Banking Law
  • James P. Spica, Trusts and Estates
  • Timothy A. Stoepker, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Theodore B. Sylwestrzak, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Bruce C. Thelen, International Trade and Finance Law
  • Kathryn S. Wood, Labor and Employment Law

Grand Rapids, MI

  • John G. Cameron, Jr., Construction Law and Real Estate Law
  • Frank G. Dunten, Corporate Law
  • Daniel F. Gosch, Banking Law
  • Erin E. Gravelyn, Commercial Litigation
  • Richard A. Wendt, Municipal Law
  • Rock A. Wood, Commercial Litigation

Lansing, MI

  • James W. Bliss, Public Finance Law
  • Peter H. Ellsworth, Administrative Law, Commercial Litigation, Gaming Law, Government Relations Law
  • Joseph A. Fink, Commercial Litigation
  • David J. Houston, Labor and Employment Law
  • James E. Lozier, Personal Injury Litigation
  • Peter S. Sheldon, Corporate Law and Tax Law
  • Robert W. Stocker II, Administrative Law, Gaming Law, Government Relations Law

Nashville, TN

  • Thomas M. Donnell Jr., Mass Tort Litigation
  • Philip M. Kirkpatrick, Entertainment Law and Commercial Litigation

Phoenix, AZ

  • Thomas C. Arendt, Real Estate Law

Washington, D.C.

  • Dennis J. Whittlesey, Native American Law

About Best Lawyers in America

Published biennially since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington D.C., are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey in which thousands of the top lawyers in the U.S. confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current 14th edition of Best Lawyers (2008) is based on nearly 2 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. It is compiled by Woodward/White Inc., a professional research company.

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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