Detroit Lawyer Nominated to American Bar Association Board of Governors
CHICAGO, March 13, 2008 – W. Anthony Jenkins of Detroit was nominated to serve as a member of the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors during the 2008 ABA Midyear Meeting in Los Angeles last month. Jenkins’s nomination will be considered in August by the policy-making ABA House of Delegates when it meets at the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting in New York City. If elected, Jenkins will be one of 40 representatives who oversee the administration and management of the association.
Jenkins is a member of Dickinson Wright PLLC, where his practice areas include real estate, public finance/municipal, general corporate and entertainment. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from New York University in 1980 and a Masters of Public Affairs from Princeton University in 1979. Jenkins received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1974.
Jenkins has been an active member of the ABA House of Delegates, serving as the Michigan State Delegate. Jenkins currently sits on the ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence and is the past chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services.
Jenkins is the former president of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and a member of Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kirkpatrick’s Transition Team. He also served as the Counsel to the City of Detroit Downtown Development Authority in connection with the financing and the development of Comerica Park and Ford Field.
Additionally, Jenkins serves on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Board of Directors for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit. He is also listed in Michigan Superlawyers, 2007-2008.
With more than 413,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.