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Eighty Four Dykema Attorneys Recognized as 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Forty Percent of Firm’s Michigan-Based Lawyers Earn Prestigious Honor

September 11, 2012

Dykema announced today that 84 of its Michigan-based attorneys have been identified as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine. The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars are those up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger and have practiced law for 10 years or less. The 84 Dykema lawyers recognized this year comprise nearly 40 percent of Dykema’s Michigan-based attorneys, which far surpasses state averages. According to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, only five percent of the state’s lawyers earn Super Lawyers status and fewer than two-and-one-half percent of the state’s attorneys are named Rising Stars. Additionally, all five of Dykema’s Michigan offices are represented in this year’s list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Peter M. Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman and CEO, notes, “To have so many of our Michigan practitioners recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars is a great honor and reflects the breadth and depth of our talent. With every one of our Michigan offices and nearly four dozen practice areas represented, it’s clear that Dykema clients—no matter their industry or business sector—enjoy excellent client service and the highest quality of legal work.”