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Four New Associates Join Dykema Bloomfield Hills Office

February 3, 2010

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that four new associates have joined the firm in its Bloomfield Hills office.

Vichit Chea's practice focuses on intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution, patent litigation, and advising clients on advanced design and risk assessment. In the fall of 2008 Mr. Chea was a judicial intern for the Honorable Denise Page Hood in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and in the winter of 2009 he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Timothy M. Kenny in the 3rd Circuit Court, Wayne County, Michigan. A resident of Berkley, Mr. Chea received a B.S.M.E., cum laude, from Wayne State University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy.

David J. Council focuses on general litigation, with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, product liability, premises actions, and consumer financial services. While in law school, he participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition and served on the Editorial Board of the Wayne Law Review. He is a member of the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. A resident of Troy, Mr. Council received a B.A., cum laude, from Kalamazoo College and a J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Wayne State University.

Michael S. Weisenbach's practice focuses on general litigation, with an emphasis on automotive and products liability. While in law school, Mr. Weisenbach was selected for the Moot Court & Lawyering Skills Governing Board in all three years, was a member of the National Moot Court team, and served as Executive Editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. He also worked as a law clerk with the Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus, Ohio. A resident of Lake Orion, Mr. Weisenbach received a B.S., cum laude, from Eastern Michigan University and a J.D. from Ohio State University.

Dawn T. Yeaton focuses on all aspects of real estate law, including acquisition and disposition, workout and restructuring, leasing, commercial finance, due diligence and real estate litigation. While in law school, she was a member of the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society and the Dean's Honor Society, as well as Title Editor for the University of Detroit Mercy law review. In the summer of 2007, Ms. Yeaton was a judicial intern for the Honorable Michael J. Talbot in the Michigan Court of Appeals. A resident of Birmingham, Ms. Yeaton received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D., magna cum laude, from University of Detroit Mercy.