About Dennis

Dennis N. Powers


    To utilize my years of experience in management, courts, legal practice, management, real estate, human resources, sales, consulting, setting up new office locations, staging, trouble shooting of personnel and manufacturing in order to help mediate disputes.


  • George Mason University, 2014, Economics Institute, Advanced Economic Course
  • George Mason University, 2011, Economics Institute, Basic Economic Course
  • National Judicial College, 2007, Understanding Financial Statements
  • Detroit College of Law, 1974, Juris Doctorate (Admitted to practice in all Michigan State Courts, United States Supreme Court, and various Federal Appeals and District Courts)
  • University of Detroit, 1968, M.A. Counseling and Business
  • University of Detroit, 1964, B.A. Teaching Certificate


  • World Date Corporation, Vice President – Sales/Marketing
  • A & L Premier Realty LLC – Broker
  • 52-1 District Court – 17 years as Trial Court Judge
  • 24 years as a practicing attorney – partner in Powers, Hallowell & Nickolai
  • General Motors – Trouble shooting in the areas of manufacturing, personnel, and dealer organizations
  • Harvard Business School – off campus training in problem solving
  • Wharton School of Business – off campus training in finance
  • B & K Hydraulics, Management – company built new machinery and conveyors
  • Royal Oak Schools, Administrator – developed job opportunities for graduates
  • Chrysler, Mack Avenue Stamping Plant – Production Foreman, Small press department
  • United States Marine Corps, Honorable Discharge


  • Above average people skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills and potential problem analysis
  • Extensive training in mediation and ADR
  • Approved for civil mediation in all Michigan Circuit Courts, meets all criteria per Michigan Court Rules 2.410, 2.411 and 2.412
  • Trained in and Meets criteria for Domestic Violence Screening Protocols
  • Meets all criteria for Domestic Relations Mediation, per Michigan Court Rules 3.216
  • Pilot – Instrument and multi-engine certification/ratings with 1500 hours of PIC time