Clark Hill Attorney William B. Dunn to Chair State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee

Aug 28, 2007

DETROIT, MI – Attorney William B. Dunn has been appointed Chair of the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee, effective October 1, 2007 for a three year term.   Dunn is a member of Clark Hill PLC, where he is the Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group.

“I look forward to chairing the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics committee for what promises to be a productive term,” Dunn said.

The Professional Ethics Committee interprets the rules of professional conduct by issuing opinions and addressing factual situations and questions presented to them.  The Committee also considers and promotes changes to the rules.

Dunn has extensive expertise in the area of professional responsibility and has been a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Professional Ethics Committee since 2002.  He served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility from 1998 to 2001, and again from 2003-2006.  He served as the American Bar Association’s Special Advisor to the Committee from 2001-2002 and as Chair of the Committee from 2005-2006.  He has lectured on the topic of ethics and professional responsibility in various contexts in programs and workshops for the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and the Center for Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association.

Throughout his 44-year legal career, Dunn has earned several professional distinctions, including being named one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the state of Michigan by Law & Politics Magazine’s Super Lawyers publication (2006).  He has been repeatedly named in ranking publications such as the Best Lawyers in America, the Chambers USA List of Leading Business Attorneys, the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers,  the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and the Who’s Who in America, in the Law, and in the World publications.

Dunn is a member of several invitation-only organizations, including the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (which he served as President), and the International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate.

In his law practice, Dunn works extensively in lending, workouts, leasing, acquisitions and sales as well as development activities, and represents a range of public and private clients.

Dunn earned his B.A. from Muskingum College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.