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Richard T. Hewlett Joins Varnum's Metro Detroit Office

November 2, 2010

Varnum is pleased to announce that attorney Richard T. Hewlett has joined the firm. A seasoned litigator, Hewlett has more than 22 years of experience in business and construction law as well as significant experience representing clients in construction disputes and complex commercial litigation matters. Hewlett also has represented colleges and universities and clients in the sports industry.

"We are very pleased to welcome Rich to the firm," said Varnum managing partner Lawrence J. Murphy. "His credentials are top notch and his strong ties to the southeast Michigan community provide a fine complement to our growing presence in the area."

Hewlett has extensive experience in several areas of law, including business and contract matters, construction law and litigation, business litigation and sports law. He also has particular expertise in internal investigations and compliance involving the Federal Clery Act, regarding safety and security at higher education institutions.

Hewlett joins Varnum from the firm of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy and Sadler, PLC. Prior that he was a partner at Butzel Long P.C. where he practiced for more than 21 years.

Hewlett earned his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University while working full time in the Materials Management Group at General Motors Corporation. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he played football under Coach Bo Schembechler earning four varsity letters. He is a past president of the University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit.

Hewlett is a native of southeast Michigan. He grew up in Plymouth and throughout his career has lived and worked in Washtenaw, western Wayne and Oakland counties, where he served on various nonprofit organizations. A long-time supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, he is a current board member for the southeast Michigan chapter of JDRF and he and his wife, Chris, are hosts of the JDRF/University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center "Swing to Cure Diabetes" Golf Outing. He is a current board member of the Northville High School Football Parent Association.

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