Awards & Recognition

Dykema and its practitioners are regularly recognized as industry leaders by corporate board members, preeminent legal referral sources, leading industry publications, and peers. Recent examples of these distinctions include the following:

  • Dykema Earns 100-Point Rating in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index

    Dykema is pleased to announce that it has received a perfect score of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality. With this 100-point score, Dykema is but one of 81 law firms nationwide to have achieved a perfect rating in this year’s Human Rights Campaign (HRC) annual ranking of companies’ policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. The survey, which rates companies on 40 policies and practices, has become the “go to” indicator of a business enterprise’s commitment to workplace equality and inclusion.

    Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index, 12/2013
  • Recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA
    Dykema was recognized by Chambers USA in the areas of Corporate/M&A (Michigan), Labor & Employment (Michigan), Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Michigan), Litigation: General Commercial (Michigan) and Real Estate (Michigan and Illinois). Also, 20 lawyers were individually recognized in their respective practice areas, including two national rankings.

    Chambers USA, 7/2013
  • Dykema Named a “Best Law Firm”
    Dykema Recognized by U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms" for 2014, including 28 national rankings and 102 Metro Awards. Also, 93 Dykema lawyers were ranked by Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White, 2013, as "Best Lawyers," including seven as "Lawyers of the Year" in their respective locations and areas of law.

    U.S. News—Best Lawyers, 2013
  • SuperLawyersRecognizes 99 Dykema Attorneys
    One Hundred Fourteen Dykema attorneys were named a 2013 Super Lawyer or Rising Star by SuperLawyersMagazine the annual ranking that recognizes attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys under the age of 40 or who have been practicing for fewer than ten years are designated Rising Stars.

    SuperLawyers Magazine, 2013
  • Dykema Named Co-Recipient of CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award
    Dykema—with its client, Ford Motor Company, and Michigan Community Resources—received the 2012 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award. This award celebrates the Nonprofit Survival Clinic, an initiative jointly developed by the three firms, that provides legal and business counsel to nonprofit organizations, to help better their financial wellbeing.

    Pro Bono Institute Awards Dinner, 11/2012
  • Dykema Named a "Top 100 Law Firm for Diversity" for Sixth Consecutive Year
    Dykema was named to MultiCultural Law magazine’s 2012 list of Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity. This marked the sixth consecutive year that the Firm has earned this honor. Dykema was recognized for the first time in a specialized category: Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans. 

    MultiCultural Law, 7/2012
  • Dykema Named “Law Firm of the Year”
    Michigan Community Resources (MCR) named Dykema 2012 “Law Firm of the Year” for assisting nonprofits that help serve low income individuals and communities. The award cites Dykema as delivering the highest standards and pro bono ethics of the profession “consistently and with integrity.”

    Michigan Community Resources, 2012
  • Dykema Ranked Top Midwest Real Estate Law Firm
    Ranked as a top Midwest real estate law firm by Midwest Real Estate News, announced in the publication’s annual Best of the Best issue in June, 2011 and 2012.

    Midwest Real Estate News, 2012
  • Dykema Named Best Corporate Law Firm in Detroit
    For the third time since 2009, Dykema was named the top corporate law firm in Detroit by Corporate Board Member Magazine. The 2012 study is the publication’s 12th annual Legal Industry Research Study, a comprehensive ranking by U.S. corporate directors and general counsel at the nation’s top corporate law firms.

    Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2012
  • Dykema Repeats as a Top 100 Firm for Diversity
    Ranked as one of the Top 100 Law Firms for diversity by MultiCultural Law, a distinction Dykema has earned every year since the inception of the publication. The recognition includes two rankings on the publication’s specialized lists: The Top 100 Law Firms for Women and The Top 100 Law Firm’s for Native-Americans.

    MultiCultural Law, 2011
  • Pro Bono Practice Honored with National Public Service Award
    Dykema was honored as the recipient of the National Public Service Award by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, which recognizes significant pro bono legal contributions of law firms, corporate law departments and individual business lawyers that demonstrate a commitment to providing services to the poor in a business context.

    American Bar Association Business Law Section, 2011
  • Dykema Ranked as a Top 150 Law Firm in the U.S.
    Dykema is consistently ranked as one of the top 150 law firms in the United States by the American Lawyer magazine.

    American Lawyer, 2010
  • Dykema Ranked as Top 150 Law Firm in the U.S.
    For the past five years, Dykema has been ranked as one of the top 150 law firms in the United States by the National Law Journal.

    National Law Journal, 2010
  • Dykema Ranked as a Top Law Firm for Pro Bono Efforts
    Since 2004, Dykema has been ranked as one of the top law firms for our comprehensive pro bono efforts.

    American Lawyer, 2010
  • Co-Winner of the Beacon of Justice National Public Service Award
    A recipient of the 2010 Beacon of Justice Award, which recognizes the Firm’s significant commitment to pro bono representation in the area of immigration.

    National Legal Aid & Defender Association, 2010
  • Selected as a “Go To Law Firm” in the Areas of Intellectual Property and Litigation
    Selected by general counsel at America's top 500 companies as a “Go To Law Firm” in the areas of Intellectual Property and Litigation.

    Corporate Counsel, 2010