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State hires supplemental attorneys for Detroit bankruptcy

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder talks about the city of Detroit being in a financial emergency state during a meeting with an invited audience
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder talks about the city of Detroit being in a financial emergency state during a meeting with an invited audience

DETROIT (WKZO) -- The state of Michigan has hired additional attorneys to advise the governor and state treasurer in Detroit’s bankruptcy case.

According to a spokesperson for the Attorney General’s Office, attorneys from the law firm Dickinson Wright will provide supplemental representation to a team of state lawyers assigned to represent Governor Rick Snyder and Treasurer Andy Dillon.  The attorneys will reportedly be used on an as needed basis.

According to officials, as of September 16th, the firm has billed the Treasury Department over 100-thousand dollars in fees for work done in the first two months of Detroit’s Chapter 9 reorganization case.

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