Dickinson Wright is a growing, full-service law firm of experienced, creative, diverse and dedicated legal professionals. Our lawyers are respected by their peers, honored by industry endorsements and recognized through significant appointments to bar associations and the judiciary system.
But, the most important thing to us is the respect we’ve earned from our clients. For more than 138 years, we’ve put our clients first.
Across our 40 practice areas, our team of over 425 lawyers has an unwavering focus on providing unmatched client service and the highest quality legal advice. We are proactive and accessible. We offer clear and concise solutions. And always, we are mindful that we must deliver the absolute best value on every client engagement, whether it’s large or small.
At Dickinson Wright, we generate value for our clients through state-of-the-art technological sophistication, a supportive working environment and the recognition that we must earn our reputation each and every day by delivering superior client service and results.
From Fortune 500 companies to small and emerging businesses to governmental entities, nonprofits and individuals, every client is important to us. Every client benefits from the depth of our experience, the breadth of our expertise and our focus on providing personalized service.
Dickinson Wright serves our clients from law offices in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Saginaw and Troy, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; Las Vegas, Nevada; Reno, Nevada; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; Toronto, Ontario; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Austin, Texas; and El Paso, Texas. And, our affiliations with leading law firms throughout the world provide us with global reach.
At Dickinson Wright, we are committed to continuing our long history of client service and excellence. We are proud of our proven track record of producing results for our clients, and we are pleased to offer our clients both personalized service and legal assistance around the world.
We follow an established set of policies, practices and programs to demonstrate measurable progress towards a genuinely open, transparent, fair and inclusive workplace. In support of our diversity mission, the firm has adopted the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
To cultivate an organization, at every level, that is as diverse as the communities in which it works, and as diverse as the clients it serves. To encourage the inclusion of backgrounds, ideas, and beliefs that span a broad range of the human experience by embracing our commonalities and respecting the differences among us. To promote individual success by providing all persons with opportunities to achieve their full potential as organizational goals are pursued.
The Firm resolves to accomplish its mission by:
Dickinson Wright's Diversity Committee
The overall goal of the Diversity Committee is to ensure that Dickinson Wright’s corporate culture is one of inclusion – at every level and in every aspect of the firm. Through the Diversity Committee, the firm’s leadership recommends and implements strategies and practices consistent with our commitment to diversity. The Diversity Committee includes the chairman of the firm, a member of the Management Group and several equity members with key client relationships. In addition, a member of the Diversity Committee serves on each of the firm's standing committees to ensure a continued focus on advancing our diversity goals.
We offer training and education throughout the firm on the importance of diversity and the role of each person in promoting an inclusive work environment that allows everyone to succeed.
Supporting Diversity in the Community
Our commitment to diversity goes beyond internal initiatives; we support diversity in the legal profession and in the community in general. In particular, we are committed to funding scholarships and supporting academic programs to recruit minority and female students into the legal profession. We firmly believe that it is our duty to look outside the firm and promote diversity: in bar organizations, community activities, with our clients and anywhere else where we can have an impact.
As part of our collaboration in the legal profession we signed the Managing Partners Diversity Collaborative Agreement between the Grand Rapids Bar Association and 12 other law firms to begin discussions on how to promote diversity and inclusion in our law firms and the Bar. The action plan will address these initial challenges:
Learn about the Dickinson Wright Women's Network.
Our commitment to pro bono work is not limited to a particular cause or type of organization. Below is a snapshot of just a few ways our lawyers are giving back to their communities:
If you have a matter and/or project that you would like Dickinson Wright to consider on a pro bono basis, please fill out the “Request Pro Bono” form in the top right corner of your screen.
|John D. Gorzalski
Chief Administrative Officer
|Michael P. Kolb
Chief Information & Security Officer
|James J. Stapleton
Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer
|Brandon E. Lulis
Director of Practice Management
|Linda M. Reyna
Director of Human Resources
|Christine A. Scurto