Two Litigation Attorneys Join Dickinson Wright's Phoenix Office

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that P. Bruce Converse and Timothy Overton have joined the firm's Phoenix office as Members.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that P. Bruce Converse and Timothy Overton have joined the firm’s Phoenix office as Members.

P. Bruce Converse currently focuses his practice on insurance, antitrust and competition, bad faith claims, class action defense, and commercial and intellectual property disputes. He has substantial experience at both trial and appellate levels. In addition, he represents various public entities in a wide range of circumstances, including school district desegregation, funding disputes, and litigation involving alleged conflict of interest. He also represents private parties in dealing with public entities, including negotiation of software development agreements and zoning issues. Mr. Converse speaks regularly at various professional seminars and has written two articles on law practice management and development for the Arizona Attorney.

Mr. Converse is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Best Lawyers in America, Southwest Super Lawyers, Legal 500, and AZBusiness Top Lawyers. Mr. Converse received his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Timothy Overton litigates commercial claims of all types, including complex insurance coverage and bad faith actions, class actions, construction, product liability, and American Indian affairs. He defends major insurance companies in disputes involving various types of coverage, including homeowners, workers compensation, and commercial liability coverages. He also defends institutions of higher learning and product manufacturers from significant tort claims and class actions, represents employers facing employment, discrimination and compensation-related claims, and helps creditors to obtain and collect on judgments. He has won both jury and bench trials, litigating in state and federal courts. His most substantial trial work has involved complex commercial disputes, including cases involving allegations of discrimination.

Mr. Overton is a member of the National Bar Association, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, the BYU Management Society, the Arizona Black Bar, and the Utah Minority Bar. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Southwest Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star”; is a recipient of the Individual Diversity Award presented by the Arizona Black Bar; and was selected as “40 Under 40” by the Phoenix Business Journal. Mr. Overton received his B.S. from Humboldt State University and his J.D. from Brigham Young 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 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, 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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