American Bar Foundation Elects New Fellow


Dickinson Wright attorney James Spica has been elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

The honorary organization is made up of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Spica, of Grosse Pointe Farms, is a member in Dickinson Wright’s Detroit office. He focuses his practice on estate and tax planning, trust banking, and trust litigation. He is the American Bar Association Adviser to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws’ drafting committee on divided trusteeship.

Spica is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the ACTEC State Laws Committee, a former member of the Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and a current member of the Probate and Estate Planning Advisory Board of the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

He taught taxation, trusts, and decedents’ estates as an assistant/associate professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy.