Established in 1995, by attorneys still proud to work together at Dawda Mann, this year marked the Firm’s 20th anniversary. It is with sincere gratitude to their clients, colleagues, friends and families, that Dawda Mann celebrates this milestone.
At the Detroit Institute of Arts, Thursday evening, November 12, 2015, clients and colleagues celebrated this occasion together. Edward C. Dawda addressed the guests, “We are successful because of our clients – who give us the privilege of working for them, and by doing so, motivate us to deliver the very best work possible, day in and day out, for them.”
This year, the firm donated time and money to several worthy charities in our community. The dedicated staff and firm members joined together several times to make a difference – “and it made a difference to us – our firm is the better for it,“ said Ed Dawda. One charity in particular was a special focus for the year: Oakland Family Services. In addition to being a client of the firm, their work resonated with our 20th anniversary committee because of how they help people in need, families and children in particular. In addition to the money and time already dedicated to OFS throughout this past year, “we are so pleased to present OFS with a special financial gift today as well as a framed certificate of appreciation for their important work in the community.”
Jaimie Clayton, President and CEO of Oakland Family Services, thanked the law firm of Dawda Mann for their gift and for supporting their work in the community. A former client of OFS also addressed the crowd and told her personal and moving story of how OFS saved her daughter and saved her family. Now the former client herself works for OFS and her daughter is a successful and thriving high school student. The short presentation was moving to all assembled and brought home the importance of the hands-on work done by Oakland Family Services, supported by Dawda Mann’s gifts this year.
As he wished everyone to continue enjoying the evening’s celebration, “The greatest pride and satisfaction I have,” said Edward C. Dawda, “is our clients – many of whom we have represented for years – and by working collaboratively with them, we have seen them achieve great success in their businesses — that makes me proud.”
This year, the attorneys at Dawda Mann are honored to have been recognized as leaders in many areas of law both by their peer and clients. In 2015, the law firm was most notably recognized by US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” Tier 1 in Detroit for Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law. Among many other recognitions in Michigan Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA over the years, we proudly note that over 35% of the attorneys at Dawda Mann were honored with the DBusiness Top Lawyer designation this year.