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Seven Dykema Lawyers Named 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

Only One Lawyer in Practice Area, Designated Metropolitan Area Earns Honor

September 12, 2013

Dykema is proud to announce that seven of its practitioners have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America. The “Lawyer of the Year” honor is exceedingly rare, conferred upon a single attorney in each practice area within a designated metropolitan area.

The award reflects exceptionally high marks—for talent, accomplishments and integrity—and is the product of a rigorous peer-review evaluation process conducted by Best Lawyers throughout the year. The “Lawyer of the Year” commendation testifies to the respect earned by these practitioners from leading lawyers in that same practice within each community.

Dykema attorneys who have merited 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” honors, as identified by practice area and geography, are:

Lawyer Practice City
J. Michael Bernard Mergers and Acquisitions Law Detroit
R. Lance Boldrey Gaming Law Lansing
James P. Feeney Bet-the-Company Litigation Detroit
Howard B. Iwrey Antitrust Law Detroit
Joseph A. Ritok, Jr. Labor Law-Management Detroit
Wayne D. Roberts Tax Law Grand Rapids
Robert P. Tiplady Trusts and Estates Detroit

Dykema extends special congratulations to Jim Feeney, Howard Iwrey and Joe Ritok, each of whom has earned Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” honors for the second consecutive year.