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78 Dykema Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

September 8, 2015

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 54 of its attorneys from the firm’s five Michigan offices, and from multiple practice areas, were named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, 24 of the firm's attorneys were named to the 2015 Rising Stars list.

Additionally, 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: 2015 Women Michigan Super Lawyers; Top 25: 2015 Women Business Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Marie R. Deveney – Top 25: 2015 Women Consumer Michigan Super Lawyers
  • James P. Feeney – Top 100: 2015 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 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers list, identified by Michigan office and the primary practice area for which they are being recognized are:

Ann Arbor

  • James M. Cameron, Jr. – Business Litigation
  • Marie R. Deveney – Estate Planning & Probate
  • Joseph K. Erhardt – Insurance
  • Kathrin E. Kudner – Health Care
  • Ronald J. Santo – Employment & Labor
  • Robert P. Tiplady – Estate Planning & Probate
  • Jill M. Wheaton – Appellate

Bloomfield Hills

  • Maria B. Abrahamsen – Health Care 
  • Brendan J. Cahill – Business/Corporate
  • Michael G. Cumming – Estate Planning & Probate
  • Joseph A. Doerr – Business Litigation
  • Robert L. Duty – Employment Litigation
  • James M. Elsworth – Estate Planning & Probate
  • Stephen R. Estey – Land Use/Zoning
  • James P. Feeney – Personal Injury – Products
  • Adam M. Fishkind – Real Estate
  • Alan M. Greene – Land Use/Zoning
  • Dennis M. Haffey – Business Litigation
  • Kyle R. Hauberg – Real Estate
  • Margaret Adams Hunter – Employee Benefits
  • Howard B. Iwrey – Antitrust Litigation
  • Joel D. Kellman – Real Estate
  • Mark G. Malven – Technology Transactions
  • Bonnie Mayfield – Employment Litigation
  • D. Richard McDonald – Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Brian M. Moore – Business Litigation
  • Paul L. Nystrom – Business Litigation 
  • Marilyn A. Peters – Business Litigation
  • Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance 
  • Sheryl L. Toby – Bankruptcy
  • Stephen L. Tupper – Technology Transactions

Detroit

  • J. Michael Bernard – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Thomas S. Bishoff – Business Litigation 
  • Robert A. Boonin – Employment & Labor
  • Eric Thomas Carver – Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Michael P. Cooney – Personal Injury – Products, Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Samuel C. Damren – Business Litigation
  • Sherrie L. Farrell – Business Litigation
  • Grant P. Gilezan – Environmental
  • Steven E. Grob – Tax
  • Mark E. Hauck – Business Litigation
  • Patrick F. Hickey – Business Litigation
  • Kathryn J. Humphrey – Aviation and Aerospace
  • Mark D. Jacobs – Environmental
  • Benjamin W. Jeffers – Business Litigation
  • Peter M. Kellett – Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Jin-Kyu Koh – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Cameron H. Piggott – Real Estate 
  • Thomas M. Schehr – Business Litigation

Grand Rapids

  • James S. Brady – Criminal Defense
  • Brian J. Page – Real Estate

Lansing

  • Richard J. Aaron – Utilities
  • Ann D. Fillingham – Government Finance
  • Lori McAllister – Class Action/Mass Torts

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 2015 Rising Stars list, identified by Michigan office and primary practice area for which they are being recognized are:

Ann Arbor

  • David M. George – Class Action
  • Noah S. Hurwitz – Business Litigation
  • Cody D. Rockey – Antitrust Litigation

Bloomfield Hills

  • Michael J. Blalock – Business Litigation
  • Jong-Ju Chang – Business Litigation
  • David J. Council – Business Litigation
  • William C. Lentine – Tax 
  • Christyn M. Scott – General Litigation
  • Thomas H. Trapnell – Business Litigation
  • Michael R. Vogt – Real Estate
  • Jeanne M. Whalen – Technology Transactions

Detroit

  • Jennifer Boueri Chilson – Business Litigation
  • Robert Hugh Ellis – Business Litigation 
  • Danielle M. Graceffa – Real Estate 
  • Andrew J. Kolozsvary – Business Litigation
  • Lauren M. Phillips – General Litigation
  • Nasseem S. Ramin – Business Litigation 
  • Todd C. Schebor – Environmental 
  • Laura A. Weingartner – Real Estate
  • Boyd White, III – Class Action

Grand Rapids

  • Elisa J. Lintemuth – Business Litigation

Lansing

  • Jason T. Hanselman – Gaming
  • Shaun M. Johnson – Utilities
  • Aaron L. Vorce – Civil Litigation: Defense

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.