Overview

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 500 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 20 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 13 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Lexington, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; Silicon Valley, California; and Washington, D.C. The firm's Canada 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 in Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Rankings

Dickinson Wright PLLC is nationally ranked in 26 practice areas and metro ranked in 64 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Metro Rankings

Ann Arbor
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management

About Our Clients

Ford Motor Company
JPMorgan Chase & Company
SBC Communications, Inc.
MGM Grand Detroit
Magna International, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Dupont
The State of Michigan
Visteon Corporation
Dura Automotive Systems, Inc.
Dow Chemical Company

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 2
Tier 2 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Securities Regulation
Tier 2 for Tax Law
Tier 2 for Trademark Law
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 3 for Environmental Law
Tier 3 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 3 for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 3 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 3 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 3 for Litigation - Securities
Tier 3 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 3 for Technology Law
Tier 3 for Trusts and Estates

Regional Rankings

Ann Arbor
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tier 2 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Patent Law
Austin
Tier 1 for Trademark Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 2 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 2 for Patent Law
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 3 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Chicago
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Columbus-OH
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Energy Law
Tier 1 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 1 for Tax Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Government Relations Practice
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Tier 3 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 3 for Trusts and Estates
Detroit
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Governance Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for International Mergers and Acquisitions
Tier 1 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 2 for International Trade and Finance Law
Tier 2 for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Antitrust
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 3 for Litigation and Controversy - Tax
El Paso
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 3 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Fort Lauderdale
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 2 for Securities / Capital Markets Law
Grand Rapids
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 1 for Municipal Law
Tier 1 for Public Finance Law
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Lansing
Tier 1 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Energy Law
Tier 1 for Government Relations Practice
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for International Mergers and Acquisitions
Tier 1 for Municipal Law
Tier 1 for Public Finance Law
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Utilities Law
Tier 2 for Gaming Law
Las Vegas
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Gaming Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Trademark Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lexington
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Tax Law
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 2 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3 for Environmental Law
Nashville
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Tier 2 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Entertainment Law - Music
Tier 3 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 3 for Family Law
Phoenix
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Compliance Law
Tier 1 for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Tier 1 for Family Law
Tier 1 for Family Law Mediation
Tier 1 for Insurance Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Municipal
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Tax Law
Tier 1 for Technology Law
Tier 1 for Trademark Law
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Copyright Law
Tier 2 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Information Technology Law
Tier 2 for International Mergers and Acquisitions
Tier 2 for Litigation - Antitrust
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Litigation - Securities
Tier 3 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Tier 3 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Reno
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
Troy
Tier 1 for Arbitration
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 1 for Mediation
Tier 1 for Patent Law
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 2 for Immigration Law
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Patent
Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Tier 2 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 2 for Nonprofit / Charities Law
Tier 2 for Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Tier 2 for Trademark Law
Tier 3 for Family Law
Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Tier 2 for Government Relations Practice
Tier 2 for Securities Regulation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Utilities Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Dickinson Wright PLLC has 175 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Dickinson Wright PLLC eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Main Location

Detroit, MI
500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 4000
Detroit, MI 48226-3425
United States
313-223-3500 Call our Detroit, MI location at 313-223-3500 Get Directions Get directions to our Detroit, MI location

Office Locations

Phoenix, AZ
1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States
602-285-5000 Call our Phoenix, AZ location at 602-285-5000 Get Directions Get directions to our Phoenix, AZ location
Mountain View, CA
615 National Avenue, Suite 220
Mountain View, CA 94043-2201
United States
408-701-6200 Call our Mountain View, CA location at 408-701-6200 Get Directions Get directions to our Mountain View, CA location
Washington, DC
International Square, Suite 900
1825 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States
202-457-0160 Call our Washington, DC location at 202-457-0160 Get Directions Get directions to our Washington, DC location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
350 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1750
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
United States
954-991-5420 Call our Fort Lauderdale, FL location at 954-991-5420 Get Directions Get directions to our Fort Lauderdale, FL location
Grand Rapids, MI
200 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2427
United States
616-458-1300 Call our Grand Rapids, MI location at 616-458-1300 Get Directions Get directions to our Grand Rapids, MI location
Lansing, MI
123 West Allegan Street, Suite 900
Lansing, MI 48933-1739
United States
517-371-1730 Call our Lansing, MI location at 517-371-1730 Get Directions Get directions to our Lansing, MI location
Saginaw, MI
4800 Fashion Square Boulevard, Suite 300
Saginaw, MI 48604
United States
989-791-4646 Call our Saginaw, MI location at 989-791-4646 Get Directions Get directions to our Saginaw, MI location
Troy, MI
2600 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 300
Troy, MI 48084-3312
United States
248-433-7200 Call our Troy, MI location at 248-433-7200 Get Directions Get directions to our Troy, MI location
Las Vegas, NV
3883 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 800
Las Vegas, NV 89169
United States
702-550-4400 Call our Las Vegas, NV location at 702-550-4400 Get Directions Get directions to our Las Vegas, NV location
Toronto, ON
Commerce Court West, Suite 2200
199 Bay Street
Toronto, ON M5L 1G4
Canada
416-777-0101 Call our Toronto, ON location at 416-777-0101 Get Directions Get directions to our Toronto, ON location

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