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Dykema Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Announced

September 22, 2009


Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that the following 46 Dykema attorneys from its Michigan offices were named Super Lawyers for 2009. This listing is published annually by Law & Politics, which performs the polling, research, and selection of Super Lawyers in a process designed to identify Michigan lawyers within 60 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. They are:

Ann Arbor Office
James M. Cameron, Jr. – Intellectual Property Litigation
Marie R. Deveney – Estate Planning & Probate
James P. Greene – Employment & Labor
Daniel J. Stephenson – General Litigation (currently resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office)
Jill M. Wheaton – Appellate

Bloomfield Hills Office
Maria B. Abrahamsen – Health Care
Brendan J. Cahill – Business/Corporate
Michael G. Cumming – Estate Planning & Probate
James P. Feeney – Personal Injury Defense: Products
Alan M. Greene – Land Use/Zoning
Dennis M. Haffey – Business Litigation
Howard B. Iwrey – Antitrust Litigation
Mark G. Malven – Information Technology/Outsourcing
Bonnie Mayfield – Employment Litigation: Defense
Debra M. McCulloch – Employment Litigation: Defense
Marilyn A. Peters – Business Litigation
Ronald L. Rose – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Detroit Office
J. Michael Bernard – Mergers & Acquisitions
Samuel C. Damren – Business Litigation
James M. Elsworth – Estate Planning & Probate
John A. Entenman – Employment & Labor
William E. Fisher - Estate Planning & Probate
Jane Forbes – nonprofit
Robert J. Franzinger – Civil Litigation Defense
Martin Jay Galvin – Employment & Labor
Grant P. Gilezan – Environmental
Mark E. Hauck – Business Litigation
Patrick F. Hickey – Business Litigation
Margaret Adams Hunter – Employee Benefits/ERISA
Mark D. Jacobs – Environmental
Peter M. Kellett – Personal Injury Defense: Products
Jin-Kyu Koh – Business/Corporate
Kathrin E. Kudner – Health Care
Seth M. Lloyd – Employment & Labor
Thomas J. McGraw – Health Care
Aleksandra A. Miziolek – Mergers & Acquisitions
Cameron H. Piggott – Real Estate
Paul R. Rentenbach – Securities & Corporate Finance
Joseph A. Ritok – Employment & Labor
Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr. – Securities & Corporate Finance

Lansing Office
Albert Ernst – Energy & Natural Resources
Ann D. Fillingham – Bonds/Government Finance
James P. Kiefer – Bonds/Government Finance
Lori McAllister – Class Action/Mass Torts
William J. Perrone – Business/Corporate
Leonard C. Wolfe – Schools & Education

In addition, the following seven attorneys have been named "Rising Stars" for 2009. In 1998, the publishers of Law & Politics and Super Lawyers launched Rising Stars to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state -- those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are:

Ann Arbor Office
Theresa G. Carroll – Securities & Corporate Finance
K.J. Miller – Business Litigation

Bloomfield Hills Office
Brittany M. Schultz – Personal Injury Defense: Products

Detroit Office
Jonathan G. Gordon – Real Estate
James F. Hermon – Employment Litigation: Defense
Thomas M. Schehr – Business Litigation

Lansing Office
R. Lance Boldrey - Gaming