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Best Lawyers Recognizes 70 Dykema Attorneys

Rankings Put Firm’s Attorneys on Top of the Pack in 25 Practices

October 27, 2011

DETROITLeading national law firm Dykema today announced that dozens of the firm’s lawyers won high rankings in multiple practice areas and in key regional markets in the 2012 Best Lawyers in America guide.  

Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Seven Dykema attorneys received the prestigious Lawyer of the Year award, given to a single lawyer in each practice area in communities examined by the organization. Additionally, nearly 70 attorneys, representing multiple offices and practice areas, were ranked as Best Lawyers.  

Dykema’s 2012 Lawyer of the Year recipients include Alan Greene (Litigation-Real Estate) and Joanne Lax (Health Care Law) in Bloomfield Hills; Margaret Adams Hunter (Employee Benefits ERISA Law) in Detroit; Brian Page (Real Estate Law) in Grand Rapids; Ann Fillingham (Corporate Law) and Lori McAllister (Insurance Law) in Lansing; and E. Lee Horton (Mass Tort Litigation) in Los Angeles.  

The Dykema lawyers recognized as 2012 Best Lawyers represent more than two dozen of Dykema’s sophisticated practices and seven of the firm’s national offices.  

Ann Arbor, MI  

  • Phyllis Donaldson AdamsHealth Care Law
  • James M. Cameron, Jr.Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning , Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation - Municipal, LitigationIntellectual Property
  • Marie R. DeveneyTrusts and Estates
  • Melvin J. MuskovitzEmployment Law - Management Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Roselyn R. ParmenterHealth Care Law
  • Ronald J. SantoEmployment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
  • Robert P. TipladyTrusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • Maria B. AbrahamsenHealth Care Law
  • Michael G. CummingTrusts and Estates
  • Robert L. DutyEmployment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • James P. FeeneyArbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Alan M. GreeneLand Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Dennis M. HaffeyCommercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Litigation - Securities, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Howard B. IwreyLitigation - Antitrust
  • Joel D. KellmanLitigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  • Joanne R. LaxHealth Care Law
  • Gerald T. LievoisSecurities/Capital Markets Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • D. Richard McDonaldCorporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Marilyn A. PetersBet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Securities, Litigation – Construction, Litigation - Environmental
  • Ronald L. RoseBankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Sheryl L. TobyBankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Stephen L. TupperInformation Technology Law  

Charlotte, NC

  • Donald C. LampeCorporate Law/Corporate Finance, Financial Services Regulation Law

Chicago, IL  

  • Richard M. Bendix, Jr.Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Michael C. BordersProduct Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Terrence M. BurnsMedical Malpractice Law
  • Thomas R. HillProfessional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Michael S. KurtzonReal Estate Law
  • Andrew P. ScottLand Use & Zoning Law
  • Michael F. SextonReal Estate Law
  • Allan J. SternsteinLitigation - Intellectual Property 

Detroit, MI

  • Susan ArtinianCommercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation Class Actions - Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation
  • J. Michael BernardMergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Eric T. CarverTrusts and Estates
  • Samuel C. DamrenArbitration, Commercial Litigation, Mediation
  • James M. ElsworthTrusts and Estates
  • John A. EntenmanEmployment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Robert J. FranzingerBet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation - Intellectual, Litigation - Environmental
  • Martin Jay GalvinEmployment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Grant P. GilezanEnvironmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • Steven E. GrobLitigation & Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
  • Patrick F. HickeyBet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Labor & Employment,  Litigation - ERISA
  • Margaret Adams HunterEmployee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Mark D. JacobsEnvironmental Law
  • Peter M. KellettCommercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Mediation, Litigation - Securities
  • Jin-Kyu KohCorporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Kathrin E. KudnerHealth Care Law
  • Mark A. MetzCorporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Aleksandra A. MiziolekCorporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Cameron H. PiggottReal Estate Law, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Carl Rashid, Jr.Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law,  Litigation & Controversy - Tax,  Tax Law,   Real Estate Law, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Joseph A. Ritok, Jr.Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr.Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Wilfred A. Steiner, Jr.Real Estate Law
  • Thomas S. VaughnCorporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law  

Grand Rapids, MI  

  • James S. BradyBet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, DUI/DWI Defense, Family Law, Litigation - Environmental,   Personal Injury Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Litigation - First Amendment
  • John A. FerroliEnvironmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • Stephen S. MuhichEmployment Law - Management
  • Brian J. PageCorporate Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law

Lansing, MI  

  • R. Lance BoldreyGaming Law
  • Albert ErnstAdministrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law
  • Ann D. FillinghamCorporate Law, Public Finance Law
  • Gary P. GordonAdministrative/Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice
  • James P. KieferCorporate Law, Public Finance Law
  • Lori McAllisterArbitration, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • William J. PerroneBanking and Finance Law, Government Relations Practice
  • W. Alan WilkCorporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law
  • Leonard C. WolfeGaming Law, Government Relations Practice

Los Angeles, CA  

  • E. Lee HortonMass Tort Litigation