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Clark Hill Attorney David W. Centner Elected to Executive Committee and Appointed Secretary of the State Bar of Michigan’s Litigation Section Council

October 16, 2009


– Clark Hill PLC attorney David W. Centner has been re-elected to serve on the four-member Executive Committee of the Litigation Section Council for the State Bar of Michigan. He will serve as the Section’s Secretary for the 2009-2010 term. David has been a member of the Litigation Section Council since approximately 2004, and during the 2008-2009 term served as Treasurer. In addition to the Litigation Section Council, David has served on the State Bar of Michigan’s Annual Meeting Committee for the past five years.

David W. Centner

is a member of Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. David works in the Grand Rapids office where he specializes in litigation, with a focus on commercial litigation, including complex commercial disputes, copyright, domain name and other intellectual property matters, business torts, creditor’s rights, and bankruptcy.

Originally from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, David graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. He earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. During law school, David was an Associate Instructor at Indiana University where he taught undergraduate mathematics.

David serves on the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section Council for the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member of the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and the American Bar Association. David is admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts, the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. David has also handled arbitration matters before the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the National Arbitration Forum, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. He is a member of the Branch Board of Directors of the David D. Hunting YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.

During 2008, David was named Legal Professional of the Year by NALS of West Michigan.

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