Dennis W. Archer was the mayor of Detroit from 1994 to 2001. Before that, he served on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1986 to 1990. After leaving public office he became the first African American president of the American Bar Association in 2002-2003. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Western Michigan University, and his law degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1970. Currently, he is Chairman of the Detroit-based law firm Dickinson Wright. He has received numerous accolades from a variety of national organizations and media for his tenure as mayor and his achievements as a lawyer.
Chairman Emeritus, Dickinson Wright, PLLC; Former Mayor of Detroit