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Dykema’s Product Liability Litigation and Immigration Practices Recognized by Legal 500 United States 2017

Eight Dykema Attorneys Also Receive Individual Recognition

May 31, 2017

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm’s Immigration and Automotive Product Liability Litigation practices have been ranked by the Legal 500 United States 2017 (The Legal 500). In addition to the practice rankings, eight total Dykema attorneys received individual recognition within the two practice categories, including naming Kathleen Campbell Walker as a “Leading Lawyer” in Immigration.

For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated on an annual basis. According to their website, The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in more than 100 jurisdictions. Rankings highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. Their research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers.

The Legal 500 recognized the following Dykema attorneys, as identified by related practice area:

Leading Lawyer

Labor and Employment - Immigration

  • Kathleen Campbell Walker

Recommended Lawyers

Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Automotive/Transport

  • Michael Cooney
  • Harold Pope
  • Terri Reiskin
  • Eric Tew
  • John Thomas
  • Derek Whitefield

Labor and Employment - Immigration

  • James Aldrich
  • Kathleen Campbell Walker

According to The Legal 500’s market research, Dykema’s Immigration practice “has strength across the full spread of visa processing procedures, labor certification applications, immigration sponsorship and naturalization issues. The group also has considerable firepower on the contentious side and advises on worksite enforcement, removal issues and database errors.”

Walker, Leader of the firm’s Immigration practice, was referenced by others as being “extremely experienced and well-thought-of.” They go on to state that “she is particularly sought after by healthcare providers, global manufacturers, energy companies, construction companies and financial services clients.”

Regarding its Automotive Product Liability Litigation practice, The Legal 500 states “in the class action arena, Dykema Gossett PLLC’s ‘excellent’ and ‘extremely knowledgeable’ group is noted for its strong strategic capabilities, including its expert depositions.”

Dykema is the only law firm in the top-10 of Crain’s Detroit Business’ largest law firms list to receive recognition in The Legal 500.