MSU College of Law

Board of Trustees

Frederick D. Dilley, ’75


Elected 4/15/09

Trustee Dilley is a shareholder in the Grand Rapids office of Foster Swift Collins & Smith. With more than 30 years of legal experience, he concentrates his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, environmental and natural resource protection law, family law, and alternative dispute resolution (especially mediation). He is a certified federal and state court mediator.

Professional and Community Associations

American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
International Society of Barristers
American Board of Trial Advocates
Grand Rapids Bar Association, former president
State Bar of Michigan, past chair of Environmental Law Section Council 
Federal Bar Association for the Western District of Michigan, former president
Michigan State University College of Law, board of trustees


J.D. 1975, Michigan State University College of Law (formerly Detroit College of Law)
B.A. 1971, Michigan State University’s James Madison College