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21 Dykema Attorneys, 10 Practice Areas Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

May 27, 2016

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 21 of its attorneys and 10 of its practice areas have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. 

Published annually, Chambers has been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers who conduct in-depth confidential interviews with lawyers and clients.

Chambers USA recognized the following Dykema practices:


  • Product Liability & Mass Torts


  • Real Estate


  • Corporate/M&A
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Immigration
  • Insurance

Chambers USA also noted market perception for the following Dykema practices:

  • Corporate/M&A—“Their corporate practice has been outstanding - we have been very very pleased.”
    “They are very responsive and effective.”
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation—“Dykema is a full-service shop led by outstanding attorneys. They deliver results and have always been very timely.”
  • Immigration—“They're great; they have very good practitioners.”
  • Insurance—“The team works efficiently and well as a cohesive group. They exhibit dedication to providing a high level of client service.”
    “They are one of the best firms in San Antonio for insurance.”
  • Litigation—“They have a deep bench with several tremendous attorneys.”
    “They're knowledgeable about Michigan law, responsive and easy to work with.”
  • Real Estate—“They are just a pleasure to deal with and really good lawyers. They're really our go-to people.”
    “I get exceptional legal guidance and support for a reasonable rate.”
    “They are super responsive and have a very good understanding of the law.”
    “The teamwork is refreshing and their knowledge is vast.”

Chambers USA recognized the following Dykema attorneys, as identified by jurisdiction and practice area:


  • R. Lance Boldrey—Native American Law
  • Kathleen Campbell Walker—Immigration


  • Ross J. Altman—Construction
  • Michael S. Kurtzon—Real Estate
  • Robert C. Linton—Real Estate


  • J. Michael Bernard—Corporate/M&A
  • Robert A. Boonin—Labor & Employment
  • Amy M. Christen—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • James P. Feeney—Litigation: General Commercial
  • Dennis M. Haffey—Litigation: General Commercial
  • Kyle R. Hauberg—Real Estate
  • Margaret Adams Hunter—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Jin-Kyu Koh—Corporate/M&A
  • James D. Obermanns—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Cameron H. Piggott—Real Estate


  • Thomas B. Alleman—Insurance
  • Mark E. Andrews—Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Pamela B. Huff—Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
  • Arlene Switzer Steinfield—Labor & Employment
  • Kathleen Campbell Walker—Immigration
  • Deborah D. Williamson—Bankruptcy/Restructuring

In addition to the Chambers USA rankings, Dykema’s Kathleen Campbell Walker was recognized in the 2016 Chambers Global ranking earlier this year, earning a Band 1 global ranking, the highest rating possible.

Dykema attorney Robert Tiplady was also recognized in the inaugural edition of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide in the area of Michigan, Private Wealth Law.

About Chambers

Chambers and Partners, the publisher of Chambers USA, is a renowned research organization headquartered in London. For more than 20 years, Chambers has published the leading directories of the legal profession—in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Chambers stands out for its commitment to reporting integrity and its comprehensive methodology and objective rankings process, based on in-depth interviews with clients and members of the legal community at outside law firms.