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 are highlighted below.

  • Chambers USA

    Dykema was recognized by the 2021 edition of Chambers USA in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Cannabis Law, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Insurance: Insurer, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Native American Law, Product Liability, and Real Estate. The firm received 25 individual attorney rankings.

    Chambers USA, 2021
  • The Legal 500 United States

    The firm was ranked by The Legal 500 United States 2021 in the areas of Automotive Product Liability Litigation, Automotive Litigation, Gaming & Indian Law, and Cannabis Law. In addition to the practice rankings, 15 attorneys received individual recognition.

    The Legal 500 United States, 2021
  • Law 360's “Practice Group of the Year”
    Dykema's Automotive Industry Group was recognized as a “Practice Group of the Year” in Transportation Law for 2019 by Law360. Dykema was one of only five firms selected nationwide.

    Law 360's “Practice Group of the Year”, 2020
  • Benchmark Litigation

    The 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation listed Dykema as a “Highly Recommended” firm for the state of Michigan, and recognized 10 of the firm’s attorneys as “Local Litigation Stars,” "Future Stars," 40 & Under Hot List," and "Labor & Employment Stars."

    Benchmark Litigation, 2020
  • Financial Times
    Flex Ltd. and its collaborative work with Dykema was “Commended” by 
    Financial Times for its North America Innovative Lawyers 2019 Awards and for its corresponding annual special report, “North America Innovative Lawyers.” Flex and Dykema’s work was part of one of only eight entries recognized by Financial Times in the “Talent, Strategy and Changing Behaviours (in-house)” category.

    Financial Times, 2019
  • Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

    For the past eight years, Dykema has earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices with regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

    Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, 2014–2021
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers

    Dykema was ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey, and received 11 National Awards and 130 Metro Awards.

    The 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America recognized 149 Dykema lawyers throughout California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

    U.S. News – Best Lawyers, 2021
  • BTI Consulting Group

    Dykema was recognized as one of the top three firms in America in the area of Complex Commercial Litigation and among the top 16 firms in the nation for Product Liability Litigation. The rankings were published in BTI’s Litigation Outlook 2020 report, which names Dykema a “Powerhouse” for Complex Commercial Litigation and a “Standout” in Product Liability Litigation.

    BTI Consulting Group, 2019
  • Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers magazine named 91 Dykema attorneys as 2021 “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” throughout California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington, D.C.

    Super Lawyers, 2021
  • The American Lawyer's "Diversity Scorecard"

    In 2021, Dykema was recognized as a top U.S. firm for diversity in The American Lawyer’s annual “Diversity Scorecard” report. 

    The American Lawyer's "Diversity Scorecard", 2021
  • Law360's "The Best Firms for Minority Attorneys" Report
    The firm ranked as a Top 10 U.S. firm in Law360’s “The Best Firms For Minority Attorneys” report. Dykema was listed as the eighth-best U.S. firm in the 300-599 lawyer category when it comes to the racial and ethnic minority diversity of its attorneys.

    Law 360’s"The Best Firms for Minority Attorneys" Report, 2018
  • MultiCultural Law

    Dykema was named to MultiCultural Law magazine’s list of “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” for six consecutive years.

    MultiCultural Law, 2006–2012
  • The American Lawyer

    In 2016, The American Lawyer ranked Dykema as one of the top law firms for our comprehensive pro bono efforts.

    The American Lawyer, 2016
  • Legal Aid and Defender Association's Pro Bono Award

    Dykema was named 2016 “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” by the Legal Aid and Defender Association.

    Legal Aid and Defender Association, 2016