GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (PRWEB) January 20, 2016
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney James (Jim) Fisher has joined the firm’s Grand Rapids office as Of Counsel. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Mr. Fisher was at Law Weathers and before that he served as Chief Judge for the Barry County Trial Court.
Mr. Fisher’s practice involves alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration cases. He has successfully mediated cases involving divorce, valuation of closely-held businesses, medical and legal malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death, construction and real estate claims, and estate disputes. In the last four years, Mr. Fisher has mediated approximately 200 cases that have resulted in a high percentage of successful settlements.
Mr. Fisher is the Chair of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, a commission that was created in 2014 from legislation recommended by Governor Rick Snyder’s Indigent Defense Advisory Commission. The Commission is mandated to adopt minimum standards for indigent defense systems throughout the state, recommend best practices to local courts, and fund grants to improve these services throughout the state.
Mr. Fisher is on the Board of Directors of Hastings City Bank and a former board member of the Michigan Judges Association, Pennock Hospital, the YMCA of Barry County, and the Kiwanis Club of Hastings. He was a consultant to the Michigan Supreme Court and is the recipient of the 2012 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award for leading Michigan’s Indigent Defense Advisory Commission. Mr. Fisher received his B.S. from Kettering University and his J.D. from Wayne State University School of 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 fifteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.
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.