State Bar officers elected for 2019-2020


Dennis M. Barnes, of Detroit, has been elected president of the State Bar of Michigan for the 2019-2020 bar year. He will be sworn in as president of the more than 46,000-member organization on Thursday, Sept. 26, during the Inaugural & Awards Luncheon in Novi.

Also serving as officers for 2019-2020 will be President-Elect Robert J. Buchanan of Grand Rapids, Vice President Dana M. Warnez of Center Line, Secretary James W. Heath of Detroit, and Treasurer Daniel D. Quick of Troy.

Dennis M. Barnes is a member of Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker, PLLC, and concentrates his practice on business litigation, professional malpractice defense, insurance coverage, and antitrust. Robert J. Buchanan is managing partner of the Buchanan Firm, and focuses his plaintiff trial practice on medical malpractice, vehicle crash, and catastrophic injury cases. Dana Warnez practices with Schoenherr, Cahill & Warnez, PC, and concentrates her practice on probate and estate planning, real estate, and trust administration. James W. Heath serves as Wayne County corporation counsel and focuses on municipal practice. Daniel D. Quick is a trial attorney with Dickinson Wright PLLC and concentrates his practice on shareholder, non-compete and trade secret disputes and IP litigation.

Aaron V. Burrell of Detroit will be the 2019-2020 chair of the Representative Assembly, and Chelsea M. Rebeck will be the vice chair. The Representative Assembly will elect a new clerk at its meeting on September 26. Aaron Burrell is an attorney with Dickinson Wright LLC and focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, labor and employment litigation, appellate litigation, and minority business enterprises. Chelsea M. Rebeck practices with Rebeck & Allen and focuses her practice in individual, business and criminal tax.


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