James L. Dyer

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James L. Dyer is a Shareholder with the firm.  He is a skilled litigator and negotiator and is experienced in the use of alternative dispute resolution and mediation to solve client problems. He has practiced law since 1981. Since 1988 he has primarily represented municipal corporations as a counselor and litigator. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Michigan, the US District Courts of Michigan and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Contact Information

Lansing Office
Phone: (517) 886-3800
Fax: (517) 886-9154

Practice Areas

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School , JD cum laude 1980
  • Michigan State University, BA 1976

Professional Activities / Memberships

  • Calhoun County Bar Association, Past President, 2001-2002
  • State Bar of Michigan, Representative Assembly, 1998-2004

Community Activities / Involvement

  • Marshall City Mayor 2011 - Present
  • Marshall City Council Member 2006-2010
  • Marshall City Planning Commission
  • Marshall City Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Marshall Civic Players
  • Brass Band of Battle Creek, Board of Directors
  • Member AYSO National Legal Commission
  • USSF and AYSO Certified Soccer Referee

Publications / Presentations

  • Seminar Presentation at MMRMA 2011 Winter Conference on 2010 Risk Management Evaluations and 2011 Employment Terminations
  • Michigan Society of Planning Officials (Planning Commission Meeting Procedures)
  • Michigan Township Association (Freedom of Information)
  • Michigan Clerks Association (Challenges to the Validity of Governmental Action)
  • Seminar Presentations of Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Seminar Presentations on the Open Meetings Act
  • Seminar Presentation on Downsize/Termination/Layoff - What to Say