166 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked Among America's Best

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 166 of the firm's attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 166 of the firm’s attorneys have been included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017.

“Dickinson Wright congratulates the 166 Firm attorneys ranked among the best lawyers in the country,” said William T. Burgess, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “They have superior legal talent and a 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

  • John C. Blattner, Copyright Law, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law
  • John M. Dempsey, Energy Law
  • Paul R. Fransway, Franchise Law
  • Michael C. Hammer, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Thomas D. Hammerschmidt, Tax Law
  • Mark Heusel, Commercial Litigation
  • James L. Hughes, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • James A. Samborn, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Jordan Schreier, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Colleen M. Shevnock, Banking and Finance Law
  • Suzanne K. Sukkar, Immigration Law

Austin, TX

  • Ross Spencer Garsson, Patent Law
  • Darrell R. Windham, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Columbus, OH

  • Michael D. Bridges, Real Estate Law
  • Alexander M. Brown, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law
  • Scot C. Crow, Tax Law
  • William J. Kelly, Jr., Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law
  • Harlan W. Robins, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • J. Troy Terakedis, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Detroit, MI

  • Michelle L. Alamo, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Dennis W. Archer, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • 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, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Lawrence G. Campbell, Commercial Litigation
  • James N. Candler, Jr., Gaming Law, Real Estate Law
  • Christopher A. Cornwall, Construction Law
  • Bernadette M. Dennehy, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David R. Deromedi, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Phillip J. DeRosier, Appellate Practice
  • William E. Elwood, Tax Law
  • K. Scott Hamilton, Appellate Practice
  • 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, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Timothy H. Howlett, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • W. Anthony Jenkins, Corporate Law, Municipal Law
  • Kathleen A. Lang, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • John K. Lawrence, Banking and Finance Law
  • Kenneth J. McIntyre, Commercial Litigation
  • Thomas G. McNeill, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation – Securities
  • Sharon R. Newlon, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Francis R. Ortiz, Commercial Litigation
  • James A. Plemmons, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Robert F. Rhoades, Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • William P. Shield, Jr., Banking and Finance Law
  • James P. Spica, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 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, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • L. Pahl Zinn, Litigation – Antitrust

Grand Rapids, MI

  • John G. Cameron, Jr., Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Frank G. Dunten, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Geoffrey A. Fields, Commercial Litigation
  • Brian S. Fleetham, Health Care Law
  • Daniel F. Gosch, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Leslee M. Lewis, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Scott G. Smith, Litigation – Municipal, Municipal Law
  • Timothy A. Stoepker, Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law
  • Richard A. Wendt, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • Jeffrey G. York, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Lansing, MI

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

Las Vegas, NV

  • Jennifer Ko Craft, Trademark Law
  • Michael N. Feder, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Gregory R. Gemignani, Information Technology Law, IT Outsourcing Law
  • John L. Krieger, Trademark Law
  • Jeffrey A. Silver, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Gaming Law, Land Use and Zoning Law

Lexington, KY

  • Brian M. Johnson, Commercial Litigation
  • David A. Owen, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Environmental
  • Henry C.T. Richmond III, Trusts and Estates

Nashville, TN

  • Austen A. Adams, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Jeffrey M. Beemer, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Derek C. Crownover, Entertainment Law – Music
  • M. Reid Estes, Jr., Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • N. Courtney Hollins, Real Estate Law
  • Darlene T. Marsh, Environmental Law, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Darrell L. West, Commercial Litigation

Phoenix, AZ

  • Gary L. Birnbaum, Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Real Estate, Mediation, Real Estate Law
  • Fredda J. Bisman, Municipal Law
  • James T. Braselton, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation – Real Estate
  • David G. Bray, Commercial Litigation
  • J. Gregory Cahill, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Spencer W. Cashdan, Real Estate Law
  • D. Samuel Coffman, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Individuals, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Frederick M. Cummings, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Lisa D. Duran, Immigration Law
  • Donald E. Dyekman, Community Association Law, Real Estate Law
  • Fred C. Fathe, Real Estate Law
  • Glenn M. Feldman, Gaming Law, Native American Law
  • Richard A. Friedlander, Arbitration, Litigation – Construction, Mediation
  • Jerry K. Gaffaney, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Scott A. Holcomb, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Carolyn J. Johnsen, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • David L. Lansky, Real Estate Law
  • Dana M. Levy, Family Law
  • William L. Novotny, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • David J. Ouimette, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Real Estate
  • James H. Patterson, Real Estate Law
  • Michael J. Plati, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Charles S. Price, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Securities
  • Les S. Raatz, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Leonce A. Richard, Family Law
  • Stephen E. Richman, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Michael S. Rubin, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Municipal, Mediation
  • Michael R. Scheurich, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Robert L. Schwartz, Family Law, Family Law Mediation
  • Robert A. Shull, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate
  • David I. Thompson, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law
  • Anne L. Tiffen, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Denise H. Troy, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • James A. Ullman, Franchise Law
  • Steven D. Wolfson, Family Law

Reno, NV

  • John P. Desmond, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
  • Brian Irvine, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Anjali D. Webster, Commercial Litigation

Saginaw, MI

  • Michael H. Allen, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • James C. Foresman, Health Care Law

Troy, MI

  • Christian S. Allen, Immigration Law
  • Timothy L. Andersson, Corporate Law
  • John A. Artz, Patent Law
  • Kevin M. Bernys, Trusts and Estates
  • Roger H. Cummings, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance
  • Stephen E. Dawson, Real Estate Law
  • Joseph W. DeLave, Litigation – Construction
  • J. Benjamin Dolan, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Terence M. Donnelly, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • Deborah L. Grace, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Roberta P. Granadier, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Henry M. Grix, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Hanley M. Gurwin, Family Law
  • Craig W. Hammond, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law
  • William H. Honaker, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Robert P. Hurlbert, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Richard Jones, Patent Law
  • Monica J. Labe, Real Estate Law
  • Judith Fertel Layne, Trusts and Estates
  • Elise S. Levasseur, Immigration Law
  • Christopher C. Maeso, Corporate Law
  • Anna M. Maiuri, Environmental Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Kelly M. Martorano, Environmental Law
  • Cynthia A. Moore, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • John H. Norris, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law
  • Edward H. Pappas, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, Mediation
  • Robert V. Peterson, Real Estate Law
  • Daniel D. Quick, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Robert L. Schwartz, Public Finance Law
  • Robert L. Stearns, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Sara Engle von Bernthal, Real Estate Law
  • Peter H. Webster, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Rhonda D. Welburn, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • J. Bryan Williams, Corporate Law
  • Mark E. Wilson, Health Care Law
  • Laurence E. Winokur, Real Estate Law
  • Paul M. Wyzgoski, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
  • Thomas V. Yates, Tax Law
  • Katheryne L. Zelenock, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Washington, DC

  • William E. Elwood, Tax Law
  • Dennis J. Whittlesey, Gaming Law

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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