On January 30, 2018, the National Basketball Players Association certified Kitch Associate Principal Ryan Dempsey to act as an NBPA Player Agent. Mr. Dempsey is also a certified basketball agent with FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, in the business of representing professional basketball players in leagues throughout the world. Mr. Dempsey presently represents former college athletes now playing professional basketball in international leagues. Mr. Dempsey is a former high school basketball player, coach and official who received numerous accolades throughout his career.
He has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers on multiple occasions. Rising Stars are attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or those who have practiced for ten years or less. Only 2.5 percent of Michigan lawyers are named to this list every year.