Duly Noted

Dickinson Wright expands presence 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 January 1, 2013.
“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  has over 350 lawyers in North America, covering more than 40 practice areas.

Mika Meyers elects management committee members

Mika Meyers Beckett and Jones PLC recently elected William A. Horn (Chair), John T. Sperla and Ronald M. Redick to its  Management Committee for 2013.
Horn specializes in environmental, oil and gas, eminent domain, water and riparian rights, land use and public utility law, as well as civil and administrative litigation, and has been representing and counseling private and public sector clients in these areas since 1982.
Sperla practices in the area of litigation, including personal injury law (with special emphasis in auto negligence and premises liability matters), general commercial litigation matters, construction litigation and criminal law (OWI/OVI, MIP and other drinking related offenses and drivers license restoration).
After working for 10 years as a project manager at an engineering and environmental consulting firm, Redick joined Mika Meyers in 2000. He practices primarily in the areas of municipal, appellate and administrative law, with a focus on zoning litigation, land use and riparian rights litigation, and also general civil litigation.