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Thirty-Four Dykema Attorneys Named “2013 Top Lawyers” by DBusiness Magazine

November 7, 2012

Thirty-four Dykema attorneys have been named to DBusiness magazine’s list of “2013 Top Lawyers.” This number reflects an increase of more than 60 percent from year ago, when 21 Dykema attorneys made it onto the publication’s “Top Lawyers” list. Three of the Firm’s Michigan offices—Detroit, Bloomfield Hills and Ann Arbor—and 23 different practice areas are represented by the 34 Dykema attorneys honored in this year’s list. Twelve of this year’s Dykema honorees were recognized for their work in two or more practice areas.

DBusiness is one of the most widely read business magazines in Southeast Michigan, with an estimated readership of 150,000, comprised chiefly of business owners, partners, professionals and C-level executives. The “Top Lawyers” list is the publication’s annual compilation of top attorneys in the greater metropolitan Detroit area. The list, a peer review survey, was assembled from more than 21,000 survey responses from attorneys in private practice in the five-county area—Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston – that includes Detroit and its surrounding communities. Survey methodology called for respondents to identify the top attorneys in a particular practice area (no more than three names permitted), among a set of 51 specialized practice areas. Responses were weighted to give added emphasis to attorney names outside the nominator’s firm and to candidates who had appeared on prior DBusiness “Top Lawyers” lists.   

The Dykema attorneys named to DBusiness magazine’s “2013 Top Lawyers” list, and the practice areas in which they were nominated, are: 

Ann Arbor

  • Marie R. Deveney—Trusts and Estates
  • Mark G. Malven—Information Technology Law

Bloomfield Hills

  • Maria B. Abrahamsen—Health Care Law
  • Michael G. Cumming—Trusts and Estates
  • Robert L. Duty—Civil Rights Law
  • James M. Elsworth—Trusts and Estates
  • James P. Feeney—Automobile Accidents, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability
  • Adam M. Fishkind—Real Estate Law
  • Alan M. Greene—Construction Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Howard B. Iwrey—Antitrust Law
  • Joel D. Kellman—Real Estate Law
  • Joanne R. Lax—Health Care Law
  • Gerald T. Lievois—Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • D. Richard McDonald—Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Brian M. Moore—Business Litigation
  • Marilyn A. Peters—Construction Litigation
  • Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr.—Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Sheryl L. Toby—Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Stephen L. Tupper—Franchise  Law, Information Technology Law


  • J. Michael Bernard—Business Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Eric Thomas Carver—Trusts and Estates
  • Samuel C. Damren—Business Law, Corporate Law
  • John A. Entenman—Labor and Employment Law
  • Martin Jay Galvin—Labor and Employment Law
  • Grant P. Gilezan—Environmental Law
  • Stephen E. Grob—Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Tax Law
  • Mark D. Jacobs—Environmental Law
  • Peter M. Kellett—Product Liability
  • Jin-Kyu Koh—Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
  • Mark A. Metz—Corporate Law, Securities Law
  • Aleksandra A. Miziolek—Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Cameron H. Piggott—Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Carl Rashid, Jr.—Franchise Law, Tax Law
  • Joseph A. Ritok—Civil Rights Law, Labor and Employment Law

DBusiness magazine will hold a celebratory event in January 2013 to honor those attorneys named to the “2013 Top Lawyers” list.