Duly Noted


Robert E.L. Wright named Grand Rapids Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year’

  Prestigious Best
  Lawyers® publication
  bestows the top honor on
  West Michigan mediator
  and arbitrator

Robert E. L. Wright is one of the most accomplished dispute resolution lawyers in Michigan, and a recent award serves as evidence of the respect and admiration he has earned from his fellow attorneys.

Best Lawyers in America®, widely regarded as the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, named Wright “Arbitration Lawyer of the Year for Grand Rapids.” The final selection is the result of an extensive survey process that captures opinions from leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues.

“I was taught that doing good work is your best calling card, a lesson I’ve tried to employ throughout my career,” said Mr. Wright. “This recognition by my peers confirms that for me, and I am deeply humbled by this honor.”

A former partner with Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone for more than 20 years, Wright founded The Peace Talks PLC in 2000 to devote his practice exclusively to mediation and arbitration matters. He has participated in hundreds of ADR proceedings involving both business and personal disputes in matters that have included commercial, bankruptcy, employment, real estate, church congregation, and family law issues.

In addition to his “Lawyer of the Year” distinction, Wright has long held the highest “AV” peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been regularly selected to the annual list of Michigan Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.