United States: 171 Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked In Best Lawyers In America® 2019
Last Updated: August 22 2018

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that 171 of the firm's attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers in America® 2019.

Attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas. For the 2019 edition, over 7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. To learn more about Best Lawyers in America, please visit www.bestlawyers.com.

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, Jr., Tax Law
Mark Heusel, Commercial Litigation
James L. Hughes, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Nonprofit/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
William M. Thacker, Employment Law – Management

Austin, TX
Steven R. Daniels, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
Ross Spencer Garsson, Patent Law
Darrell R. Windham, Corporate Law, Mergers and 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
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, International Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Lawrence G. Campbell, Commercial Litigation, International Mergers & Acquisitions
James N. Candler, Jr., Gaming Law, Real Estate Law
Christopher A. Cornwall, Construction 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
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 and 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
L. Pahl Zinn, Litigation – Antitrust

El Paso, TX
Kathleen Campbell Walker, Immigration Law
Mark C. Walker, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Grand Rapids, MI
Ronald A. Bultje, Municipal Law
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
Edward P. Perdue, Commercial Litigation
Timothy A. Stoepker, Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, 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
Jeffery V. Stuckey, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Energy Law

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, Copyright Law, Trademark Law
Jeffrey A. Silver, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Gaming Law, Land Use and Zoning Law

Lexington, KY
Kerry Harvey, Commercial Litigation
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 Adams, Litigation – Intellectual Property
John E. Anderson, Sr., Commercial Litigation
Jeffrey M. Beemer, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Derek C. Crownover, Entertainment Law – Music
Kevin M. Doherty, Entertainment Law – Music, Insurance Law
M. Reid Estes, Jr., Litigation – Labor and Employment
N. Courtney Hollins, Real Estate Law
Noah C. McPike, Entertainment Law – Music
Slade Sevier, Construction Law
Darrell L. West, Commercial Litigation

Phoenix, AZ
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 – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation –Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
Lisa D. Duran, Immigration 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
Dana M. Levy, Family Law
Matthew J. Martinez, Litigation – Labor & Employment
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
Andrew L. Pringle, Commercial Litigation
Les Raatz, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Leonce A. Richard III, Family Law
Stephen E. Richman, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Michael S. Rubin, Appellate Practice, 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, International Mergers & Acquisitions
Denise H. Troy, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Steven D. Wolfson, Family Law

Reno, NV
John P. Desmond, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
Brian R. 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
Margaret A. Coughlin, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Roger H. Cummings, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law
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, Nonprofit/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 Law, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Robert P. Hurlbert, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Richard A. Jones, Patent Law
Monica J. Labe, Real Estate Law
Judith Fertel Layne, Trusts and Estates
Elise S. Levasseur, Immigration Law
Elizabeth L. Luckenbach, Trusts and Estates
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
Scott A. Petz, Commercial Litigation
Daniel D. Quick, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property
William L. Rosin, Corporate Law
Robert L. Schwartz, Public Finance Law
Robert L. Stearns, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Peter H. Webster, Land Use and Zoning Law
Rhonda D. Welburn, Municipal Law, Public Finance Law
J. Bryan Williams, Corporate Law, International Mergers & Acquisitions
Mark E. Wilson, Health Care Law
Laurence E. Winokur, Real Estate Law
Kathryn S. Wood, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Paul M. Wyzgoski, Municipal Law, Public Finance 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
Michael de León Hawthorne, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Seth B. Waxman, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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