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Dykema and Loss, Judge & Ward Combine

January 1, 2019

Dykema, a leading national law firm, and Loss, Judge & Ward, LLP, a Chambers-ranked Washington, D.C., law firm have combined. The combination doubles each firm’s Washington, D.C., presence. The depth and experience of Loss, Judge & Ward’s nationally-recognized complex commercial insurance practice complements and strengthens Dykema’s Insurance Industry Group. Dykema’s expansive practice capabilities and national platform enhance the range of services available for legacy Loss, Judge & Ward clients.

For more than a century, Dykema has served business entities worldwide—as well as public bodies and nonprofit organizations—on a broad range of complex legal issues. With this combination, Dykema now has more than 400 professionals with offices in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Loss, Judge & Ward’s well-known commercial insurance litigation and counseling practice has decades of experience and knowledge in matters of bad faith, general liability and virtually every type of professional liability including, directors and officers, lawyers, accountants, bankers, business and computer consultants, architects and engineers, real estate agents, insurers, insurance agents, title agents, health care organizations, health professionals and many more. 

In addition to its commercial practice, Loss, Judge & Ward has served for many years as general counsel to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the nation’s preeminent sponsor of televised general election presidential debates.

The move comes more than three years after Dykema’s 2015 combination with the Texas-based Cox Smith firm. Dykema has a proven history of successful law firm integrations thanks to its emphasis on partnering with those that match its collaborative and collegial culture, its values, and its focus on delivering outstanding client service. In addition to its 2015 combination with Cox Smith, Dykema’s other successful integrations include a 2004 merger with Rooks Pitts (Chicago) and its 2008 addition of Schwartz Cooper (Chicago).