Michael (Mike) Hammer was elected Dickinson Wright’s Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019. As CEO, Mike oversees all aspects of the Firm’s professional service and business operations, and develops and implements the Firm’s strategic direction, working closely with his management group, elected governing board, practice leaders and administrative officers.
Mike is a 30-year veteran of the Firm, and previously served as Deputy CEO for ten years. As Deputy CEO, Mike oversaw the Firm’s lateral recruitment and office expansion efforts. Under his guidance, the Firm hired more than 250 lateral partners and opened 13 offices, including Texas, California, Nevada, Toronto, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida. Through these efforts, he strengthened and broadened the Firm’s offerings to its clients. Mike also oversaw the Firm’s accounting and finance departments, handling the day-to-day financial management and operations of the Firm.
In his private practice, Mike’s clients rely on him to provide sound business advice across a broad range of areas, including outside general counsel services, commercial disputes and litigation, financial restructurings, bankruptcy, distressed acquisitions and sales, and wealth-protection solutions.