Dennis W. Archer, former ABA president, mayor of Detroit and justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, accepts the ABA Medal, the highest honor given by the association.
ABA President Paulette Brown cited Archer’s many contributions to the legal profession. “As a practicing lawyer, state Supreme Court justice, mayor of Detroit, chairman of his firm and first African-American president of the ABA, Dennis Archer’s professional accomplishments are unparalleled, and he is held in the highest regard by his peers. On a personal level, Dennis has been a wise and encouraging mentor and role model to me and countless other diverse lawyers. He truly exemplifies the ‘conspicuous service to the cause of American jurisprudence’ the ABA Medal recognizes.”