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62 Dykema Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

September 1, 2016

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 44 of its attorneys from the firm’s five Michigan offices, and from multiple practice areas, were named to the 2016 Super Lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, 18 of the firm's attorneys were named to the 2016 Rising Stars list.

Three of the firm’s Michigan practitioners were also included on Super Lawyers “Top Lists.” These honorees, and the Top List(s) they have been included on, are:

  • Maria B. Abrahamsen – Top 50: 2016 Women Michigan Super Lawyers; Top 25: 2016 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers
  • James P. Feeney – Top 100: 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Brian M. Moore – Top 50: 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers; Top 100: 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers

The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team to receive this honor. The Dykema attorneys named on the 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers list, identified by Michigan office and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:

Ann Arbor

  • Maria B. Abrahamsen – Health Care
  • Marie R. Deveney – Estate Planning & Probate; Tax: Consumer
  • Kathrin E. Kudner – Health Care; Food and Drugs; Business/Corporate
  • Ronald J. Santo – Employment & Labor
  • Robert P. Tiplady – Estate Planning & Probate
  • Jill M. Wheaton – Appellate; Civil Litigation: Defense; Personal Injury – Products: Defense

Bloomfield Hills

  • Brendan J. Cahill – Business/Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Michael G. Cumming – Estate Planning & Probate; Tax
  • Stephen R. Estey – Land Use/Zoning; Eminent Domain; General Litigation
  • James P. Feeney – Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Civil Litigation: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Adam M. Fishkind – Real Estate: Business
  • Alan M. Greene – Land Use/Zoning; Eminent Domain; Construction Litigation
  • Dennis M. Haffey – Business Litigation; Professional Liability: Defense; Securities Litigation
  • Kyle R. Hauberg – Real Estate: Business
  • Margaret Adams Hunter – Employee Benefits
  • Howard B. Iwrey – Antitrust Litigation; Franchise/Dealership
  • Mark G. Malven – Technology Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate
  • Bonnie Mayfield – Employment Litigation: Defense; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Class Actions/Mass Torts
  • D. Richard McDonald – Securities & Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Brian M. Moore – Business Litigation; General Litigation; Real Estate: Business
  • Paul L. Nystrom – Business Litigation; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Class Actions/Mass Torts; Land Use/Zoning
  • Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sheryl L. Toby – Bankruptcy: Business; Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • Stephen L. Tupper – Technology Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions

Detroit

  • J. Michael Bernard – Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate; Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Robert A. Boonin – Employment & Labor; Employment Litigation: Defense; Schools & Education
  • Eric Thomas Carver – Estate & Trust Litigation; Estate Planning & Probate; Business/Corporate
  • Michael P. Cooney – Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Business Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Samuel C. Damren – Business Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Closely Held Business
  • Sherrie L. Farrell – Business Litigation; Business/Corporate; Bankruptcy: Business; Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Grant P. Gilezan – Environmental; Energy & Natural Resources; Environmental Litigation
  • Steven E. Grob – Tax: Business; Estate Planning & Probate
  • Kathryn J. Humphrey – Aviation and Aerospace; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; General Litigation
  • Mark D. Jacobs – Environmental; Utilities; Administrative Law
  • Peter M. Kellett – Class Action/Mass Torts; Business Litigation; Personal Injury – Products: Defense
  • Joel D. Kellman – Real Estate: Business; Banking; Nonprofit Organizations
  • Jin-Kyu Koh – Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate; Healthcare
  • Cameron H. Piggott – Real Estate: Business; Energy & Natural Resources
  • Thomas M. Schehr – Business Litigation

Grand Rapids

  • James S. Brady – Criminal Defense; Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Brian J. Page – Real Estate: Business; Business/Corporate; Banking

Lansing

  • Richard J. Aaron – Utilities; Energy & Natural Resources; Administrative Law
  • Ann D. Fillingham – Government Finance; Business/Corporate
  • Lori McAllister – Business Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Securities Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts; Administrative Law

Rising Stars are those up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger and have practiced law for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to receive this honor. The Dykema attorneys named on the 2016 Rising Stars list, identified by Michigan office and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:

Ann Arbor

  • David M. George – Class Action/Mass Torts; E-Discovery; Consumer Law; General Litigation
  • Noah S. Hurwitz – Business Litigation; Employment & Labor; Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Cody D. Rockey – Antitrust Litigation

Bloomfield Hills

  • Michael J. Blalock – Business Litigation; Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Jong-Ju Chang – Business Litigation
  • William C. Lentine – Tax: Business; Estate Planning & Probate; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Todd C. Schebor – Environmental; Environmental Litigation; Eminent Domain
  • Christyn M. Scott – General Litigation; Real Estate: Business
  • Thomas H. Trapnell – Business Litigation; Franchise/Dealership; Consumer Law
  • Michael R. Vogt – Real Estate: Business
  • Jeanne M. Whalen – Technology Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Health Care

Detroit

  • Jennifer Boueri Chilson – Business Litigation
  • Janet L. Conigliaro – Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Robert Hugh Ellis – Business Litigation
  • Nasseem S. Ramin – Business Litigation
  • Boyd White, III – Class Action/Mass Torts; Personal Injury – Products: Defense; Business Litigation

Grand Rapids

  • Elisa J. Lintemuth – Employment Litigation: Defense; Business Litigation; Employment & Labor
  • Dawn N. Williams – Consumer Law

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.