Dickinson Wright PLLC, entire legal career; previously served in firm management (in overlapping periods) as a member of the board of directors (6 years), member of the executive committee (7 years), practice director for commercial litigation (5 years), hiring partner, including for lateral partners (9 years),
Nearly 30 years of experience as trial lawyer, arbitrator and mediator in complex commercial and business litigation.
Primary Areas of Practice
Commercial and business litigation, with a particular emphasis in the areas of: (1) complex financial litigation, including in mergers and acquisitions, securities, private equity, accountancy and actuarial science (including malpractice claims), financial institutions, financial statements (including reps. and warranties), real estate, business breakups and internal corporate and partnership disputes (among and between the corporation, directors, officers and shareholders/partners/members); (2) class actions (particularly in securities, investment, fiduciary duty and consumer actions); and (3) business torts in a wide variety of contexts.
Full CV available at http://www.dickinson-wright.com/our-people/thomasg_mcneill
State courts in Michigan (1984); admitted pro hac vice in multiple other State trial courts (various dates); U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District and Western District of Michigan (1984); admitted in approximately ten other U.S. District Courts (various dates); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1985); and the U.S. Supreme Court (2002).
Dispute Resolution Experience
Served as a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator and case evaluator in more than one hundred cases, selected by parties and their counsel and designated by trial judges.
Selected Honors, Awards, and Professional and Civic Associations
Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter (Board Member (6 years), Officer (5 years) and President (2012-13)), national Federal Bar Association (Board Member, Federal Litigation Section, 2011-), State Bar of Michigan (Fellow), Oakland County Bar Association Foundation (Fellow), Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (Co-Chancellor, Inn of Court, 2013-14), top peer and client ratings in Chambers and Partners USA (Best in Their Field) Best Lawyers in America (four litigation disciplines: commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, securities litigation and mergers & acquisition litigation, and 2014 Michigan Lawyer of the Year in M&A Litigation), Benchmark Litigation (Michigan Litigation Star) and Michigan Super Lawyers (State’s Top 100 and in commercial litigation); Merit Selection Panel for Eastern District of Michigan Magistrate Judge Position (Chairman, 2011); Michigan Appellate Defender Commission, (Member, 2011 -, nominated by the Supreme Court and appointed by the Governor); Advisor to the Oakland County and Wayne County “Business Courts.”