BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Butzel Long attorney Alexander J. DeWitt received the 2016-2017 Pro Bono Service Award from the Detroit Bar Association during its Annual Meeting on June 21.
As part of DeWitt’s commitment to pro bono efforts in the Detroit area, he has volunteered at the Detroit Legal Services Clinic, where he provides free advice and consultations to clinic participants on a variety of legal issues including child support and custody, landlord-tenant disputes, domestic violence and expungements. Notably, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Bar Association, Barristers Section (2015-present). He is currently co-chair of its Charitable and Community Outreach Committee.
At Butzel Long, DeWitt concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and labor and employment. He has represented businesses and executives in matters involving complex contract disputes, employment discrimination, trade secrets and intellectual property, antitrust and class action litigation.
DeWitt is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School (J.D., cum laude) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (B.A., Economics). While in law school, he served as a member of the Wayne Law Review and received awards for the highest grade in Contracts and Trademark and Unfair Competition. He also interned with Judge Avern Cohn of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and clerked both in-house at Owens Corning's World Headquarters and at a national litigation firm.