Archer, Dennis W.

Education

Western Michigan University

B.S., 1965

Detroit College of Law

J.D., 1970

Bar Admission

Michigan

1970

District of Columbia

1972

Dennis W. Archer

Chairman Emeritus

Prominent Assignments

Chairman, Dickinson Wright PLLC, 2002-2009

Chairman, Board of Directors, Detroit Regional Chamber, 2006-2007

President, American Bar Association, 2003-2004

Mayor of Detroit, 1994-2001 
        - President, National League of Cities

Associate Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1986-1990 

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association: - President, 2003-2004 - Member, Board of Governors, 1999-2002
  • National Bar Association:
         - President, 1983-1984
         - Life Member
  • Former President, Wolverine Bar Association, 1979-1980
  • Detroit Bar Association:
         - Member, Board of Directors, 1973-1975
         - Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, 1973-1975
  • State Bar of Michigan: President, 1984-1985
  • Associate Professor, Detroit College of Law, 1972-1978
  • Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University Law School, 1984-1985
  • Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Life Member of Fellows, American Bar Foundation and Life Member of Fellows, Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers  
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Acknowledgements

  • Named among "100 Most Influential Black Americans," Ebony magazine, May 1984
  • Named one of the "25 Most Dynamic Mayors in America" by Newsweek magazine, November 1996
  • Named "Most Respected Judge in Michigan," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, April 1990
  • Named among "100 Most Powerful Attorneys in the United States," National Law Journal, April 1985
  • Named "Public Official of the Year," Governing magazine, November 2000
  • Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America