Law firm elects members


Emily Rysberg. Courtesy Dickinson Wright

A law firm has elected two new members to its Grand Rapids office.

Dickinson Wright recently promoted Nicholas Curcio and Emily Rysberg to full members of the firm.

Dickinson Wright is based in Detroit and has more than 450 attorneys located in 18 offices nationwide.

Nicholas Curcio

Curcio represents municipalities and businesses in transactional and litigation matters, including negotiating government agreements and advising on constitutional and regulatory issues in both state and federal courts.

His land use and real property expertise includes zoning appeals and municipal regulation of vacation rentals and medical marijuana.

Curcio served as a law clerk from 2010-12 with staff attorney division of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit of Appeals.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Grand Rapids Bar Association and the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys.

Curcio graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree before attending and later graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Emily Rysberg

Rysberg practices litigation, municipal law and family law.

In family law, she deals with divorce, parenting, post-judgment custody, prenuptial agreements, support, paternity and a variety of other issues. She also litigates business disputes, breach of contract, and employment matters.

As part of her employment law practice, Rysberg has challenged unemployment hearings, defending against discrimination and unjust termination claims, and has addressed labor issues.

She also has dealt with ordinance drafting, contract negotiations, zoning and employment issues as part of her municipal practice.

Rysberg is involved with the State Bar of Michigan, Grand Rapids Bar Association, and Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

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