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  Archer, Dennis W.
NameDennis W. Archer
AddressDickinson Wright PLLC 500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 4000
Detroit, Michigan 48226-3425, United States
Born January 01, 1942 (77 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Mar 07, 2017 12:28am
InfoProminent Assignments Chairman, Dickinson Wright PLLC, 2002-present
President, American Bar Association, 2003-2004
Mayor of Detroit, 1994-2001
- President, National League of Cities
Associate Justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1986-1990

Education J.D., Detroit College of Law, 1970
B.S. in Education, Western Michigan University, 1965

Admitted to Practice Michigan, 1970
District of Columbia, 1972
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1970
U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2004

Professional and Community Involvement American Bar Association:
- President, 2003-2004
- Member, Board of Governors, 1999-2002
National Bar Association:
- President, 1983-1984
- Life Member
Former President, Wolverine Bar Association, 1979-1980
Detroit Bar Association:
- Member, Board of Directors, 1973-1975
- Chairman, Young Lawyers Section, 1973-1975
Michigan State Delegate, 1990-1996; Member, House of Delegates, 1979-1996
Associate Professor, Detroit College of Law, 1972-1978
Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University Law School, 1984-1985
Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
Life Member of Fellows, American Bar Foundation and Life Member of Fellows, Michigan State Bar Foundation
Fellow, International Society of Barristers

Publications and Presentations The Practical Litigator, Board of Editors, 1991

Selected Honors Named among "100 Most Influential Black Americans," Ebony magazine
Named among "100 Most Influential Lawyers In America," National Law Journal, March 1991
Named "Most Respected Judge in Michigan," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, April 1990
Named among "100 Most Powerful Attorneys in the United States," National Law Journal, April 1985
Named "Public Official of the Year," Governing magazine



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