Daily Briefs

Dickinson Wright combines with firm, expands in Phoenix

Dickinson Wright PLLC, with offices in Michigan, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Ontario and Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre & Friedlander, P.A., based in Phoenix, announced today the combination of their law practices. In Arizona the combined firm will operate under the name Dickinson Wright/Mariscal Weeks. The combination was effective Jan.
“The Arizona and Southwestern U.S. legal and business communities are key markets for our client base, and our excitement in completing this combination is matched only by our resolve to make excellence in client service the continuing hallmark of our combined firm,” says William T. Burgess, CEO of Dickinson Wright. “For nearly half a century, Mariscal Weeks has been a recognized leader in the delivery of legal services, business counseling and dispute resolution in Arizona, with attorneys highly respected for their expertise, integrity, effectiveness, and with the highest levels of professionalism. These are traits exemplified by Dickinson Wright lawyers for nearly 135 years, and we look forward to combining firms with excellent reputations and like-minded goals in service to our expanded client base.”
Dickinson Wright PLLC provides comprehensive legal services to a broad range of clients. With this combination, Dickinson Wright has over 350 lawyers in North America, covering more than 40 practice areas.

WBA membership meeting set for Jan. 8

The Wolverine Bar Association will be holding a general membership meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Membership meetings are held on the second Tuesday of most months beginning in October. All meetings are held at 6 p.m. at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University Law School, 471 W. Palmer, in Detroit. For more information, contact the WBA office at 313-962-0250.

Attorney George Allen Hilborn passes at 77

On Dec. 20, 2012, George Allen Hilborn of Birmingham, Mich., passed away. He was 77.  Hilborn was the regional manager for in-house counsel at Michigan Mutual Liability; a staff attorney in the product liability section of Ford Motor Company’s Office of General Counsel; and in private practice since 1981, including the last nineteen years as a partner at Hilborn & Hilborn, P.C.
He was a member of the Michigan State Bar; Oakland County Bar Association; the Michigan Association for Justice; and the American Association for Justice.  A memorial was held on Jan. 6, 2013, from 2-5 p.m. at A.J. Desmond Funeral Home, 32515 Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak. A funeral will be held today at First United Methodist Church, 1589 West Maple Road in Birmingham from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Hilborn’s family would be grateful for donations to be made to an organization that was important to George: Cass Community Social Services: http://casscommunity3.wordpress. com/