Edward Pappas Honored with Integrity Award
Attorney Edward Pappas, of Dickinson Wright PLLC, was honored with the Integrity Award during WMU-Cooley Law School’s Integrity in Our Communities Speaker Series on March 10. The award is presented to legal professionals who demonstrate the highest integrity in their profession.
Pappas, chairman at Dickinson Wright’s Troy, Michigan office, specializes in commercial and business litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He is a member of WMU-Cooley’s board of directors and serves on the State Bar of Michigan’s 21st Century Task Force. In 2015, he received the Robert P. Hudson Award, the State Bar of Michigan’s highest honor. Pappas is past president and former member of the board of commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan.
Pappas spoke to WMU-Cooley law students, faculty, and staff about the importance of preserving their reputations, both professionally and personally, and praised WMU-Cooley Law School for instilling ethics throughout its curriculum.
“A good reputation can take you 45 years to build, like was the case with me, and only seconds to destroy,” said Pappas. “Trust your instincts and be courageous when building success.”
The Integrity in Our Communities speaker series brings nationally and locally recognized speakers to WMU-Cooley Law School to talk about issues, trials, and lawsuits on ethical and professional matters.
About Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School: Western Michigan University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School affiliated in 2014, combining the status of a nationally-ranked, public, comprehensive research university with the commitment to practical legal education of an independent, non-profit, national law school. WMU-Cooley is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The law school has provided nearly 20,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world, and enrolls classes in January, May, and September at its Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids, Michigan campuses, and its Tampa Bay, Florida campus. WMU and the law school continue to operate as independent institutions with their own governance structure and separate fiduciary responsibilities.