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Peter Palms Thurber, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan, 1954. Board directors Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc., 1974-1993; trustee Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, 1990-2000, Council Michigan Foundations, 1991-2000. With United States Army, 1953-1955. Fellow American Bar Foundation; member Clubs: Country of Detroit (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan).

Background

Thurber, Peter Palms was born on March 23, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Cleveland and Marie Louise (Palms) Thurber.

Education

Williams College (Bachelor of Arts, 1950). Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor, 1953).

Career

Worked at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. (Detroit, Michigan) specializing in Accounting Litigation, Administrative, Admiralty/Maritime, Antidumping, Antitrust, Licensing & High Technology, Appellate Practice, Banking, Bankruptcy & Reorganization, Commercial Transactions, Computer, Condemnation, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Construction Litigation, Corporate, Domestic Relations, Education, Emerging Business, Environmental, Estate Planning & Administration, Foundations & Nonprofit Organizations, Franchising, Health Care & Hospital, Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Law, International Trade & Customs, Labor & Employment, Libel & Slander Litigation, Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Municipal & Governmental Law, Nuclear Power Plant Litigation, Oil & Gas, Pension, Profit-sharing & Employee Benefits, Product Liability Consulting & Defense, Professional Malpractice Consulting & Defense, Public Law, Real Estate Development & Investment, Securities (Corporate & Municipal), Securities Litigation, State, Municipal & Public Finance, Taxation, Tax-exempt Financing, Telecommunications, Toxic Torts Litigation, Transportation, Utilities, Zoning. Admitted to the bar, 1954, Michigan. Member: American Bar Association.

State Bar of Michigan. Fellow, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone traces its history to 1852 when Sidney Davy Miller (1830-1904) opened a practice on Detroit's Jefferson Avenue.

Today Miller Canfield is one of the largest law firms in Michigan with more than 240 attorneys and over 40 legal assistants. We have a growing national practice and a long-established statewide practice. Our Michigan offices are located in Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Monroe.

We also have offices in Pensacola and St. Petersburg, Florida, New York City, and in Washington, D.C. Our offices in Gdansk and Warsaw, Poland enable us to serve clients throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

Membership

Board directors Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc., 1974-1993. Trustee Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan, 1990-2000, Council Michigan Foundations, 1991-2000. With United States Army, 1953-1955.

Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member Clubs: Country of Detroit (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading; traveling. Athletics.

Connections

Married Ellen Bodley Stites, April 16, 1955. Children— Edith Bodley, Jane Chenoweth, H. Thomas, Sarah Bartlett.