Butzel Long attorney David J. DeVine elected to JVS Board of Trustees


DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney and shareholder David J. DeVine has been elected to the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Board of Trustees. He will serve a three-year term on the Board.

JVS helps people meet life challenges affecting their self-sufficiency through counseling, training and support services in accordance with Jewish values of equal opportunity, compassion, responsibility and the steadfast belief that the best way to help people is to make it possible for them to help themselves. Founded in Detroit in 1941, JVS has served thousands of people and continues to adapt its services today to meet the changing needs of the community to help job seekers, people with disabilities, seniors, students, homeless individuals, veterans and people on probation or parole fulfill their needs and attain their goals. The agency also helps businesses remain resourceful by providing HR consultation, employee recruitment and staffing and cost-effective janitorial, steam cleaning and subcontracting services.

DeVine, based in Butzel Long’s Detroit office, practices in the areas of business litigation and bankruptcy and serves businesses in a wide array of industries, including automotive, banking, construction, and real estate.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and American Bar Association. He has been listed as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star (Business Litigation) since 2010. Additionally, he was named Corporate LiveWire’s 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Detroit in the area of Bankruptcy & Restructuring.

DeVine’s leadership skills were recognized in 2013 by the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA), a preeminent automotive industry group of more than 440 corporate members, which accepted him as one of just 33 individuals to serve on its Young Leadership Council. He also was a speaker at OESA’s 2014 Terms and Conditions and Legal Issues Update.

DeVine is a contributor to and editor of the 2010-2011 OESA “North American OEM Production P.O. Terms and Conditions Comparative Analysis,” the standard reference manual among automotive suppliers.

DeVine is a graduate of Emory University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 2006), where he was a Managing Editor of the Emory Law Journal. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan (B.A., with Distinction, 2003).

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