Dickinson Wright Names John Desmond and Scott Knapp as Co-Division Directors for Litigation

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of John Desmond and Scott Knapp as Co-Division Directors for the firm’s Litigation practice.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of John Desmond and Scott Knapp as Co-Division Directors for the firm’s Litigation practice.

John P. Desmond is a member in the firm’s Reno office. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate work. He regularly represents and counsels clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contract disputes, buy/sell agreements and disputes over intellectual property. His representation of clients includes a significant number of matters before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers, Best Lawyers of America, and Mountain State Super Lawyers. Mr. Desmond is active in the community, having served as the Chair of the University of Nevada Foundation Board of Trustees in 2019. He also serves as a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and as a Board Member of Washoe Legal Services.

Scott R. Knapp is a member in the firm’s Lansing office. He focuses his litigation practice in the areas of insurance, class action, and general commercial and business litigation. He has successfully defended insurance clients in putative national class actions involving fraud and breach of contract. He has also represented Fortune 500 companies in trademark infringement, breach of fiduciary duty and non-compete matters. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers. Mr. Knapp received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Temple University.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. 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 for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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