Company: Dickinson Wright PLLC
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
Richard W. Paul, lawyer for Dickinson Wright LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in a range of legal services.
Mr. Paul is a prominent and highly regarded attorney who has committed his career to bettering the lives of others through his excellent legal work. Today, he serves as a managing partner of Dickinson Wright PLLC, Michigan’s largest law firm that also has nineteen offices nationwide. Mr. Paul focuses his practice on alternative dispute resolution, automotive litigation, class action, food industry tort, product liability, personal injury, accountant and actuarial liability litigation, business torts, commercial litigation, business litigation, non-compete agreements and anti-solicitation agreements. In his career, he has successfully represented large clients including ConAgra Foods, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, the Ford Motor Company, the General Electric Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Michigan Public Power Agency, Praxair, Inc., Tachi-S Engineering and the United States Olympic Committee. In many cases, Mr. Paul has been responsible for managing and coordinating discovery in litigation involving various vehicle lines and components, and in responding to non-party subpoenas, in cases throughout the United States.
In addition to his work with Dickinson Wright PLLC, Mr. Paul has worked in several academic and industry affiliated roles. He has been a lecturer for the Midwest Securities Law Institute and the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Additionally, he was treasurer and chairman elect of the State Bar of Michigan, president of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation and president of the Dartmouth Detroit Club. Today, Mr. Paul continues to support industry organizations including the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Dartmouth Lawyers Association and the Association of Defense Trial Counsel. In recognition of his tremendous work, Mr. Paul was the recipient of a Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, he was featured in more than 20 editions of Who’s Who in America, 11 editions of Who’s Who in American Law and eight editions of Who’s Who in the World.
To prepare for a career in law, Mr. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1975 and a JD from Boston College in 1978. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the eastern district of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the western district of Michigan. When asked of the highlight of his career, Mr. Paul doesn’t list out his more prized professional accomplishment. In fact, the most gratifying experience of his life has been raising his three wonderful sons. As he looks ahead to the future, he intends to continue providing top of the line legal services for Dickinson Wright PLLC.
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