Additional lawyers will join the firm soon, Dickinson Wright announced.
Stewart, Estes & Donnell was founded in 1971, and has one location in downtown Nashville. Dickinson Wright was founded in 1879, and has lawyers in more than 40 practice areas.
Thomas Donnell Jr., managing member of Stewart, Estes & Donnell, says the merger was a natural progression for both firms.
“We are combining with a firm that has a national reputation, well established relationships with clients in Tennessee and an interest in doing business in the South,” he said.
Dickinson Wright has seven offices, five of which are in Michigan. The firm also maintains an office in Washington, DC, plus an office in Macau. The firm was ranked 177th largest in the United States by number of attorneys by the National Law Journal in 2007, and was the second-largest Detroit based firm on the NLJ’s list of the 250 largest law firms in the US.