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24 Dykema Attorneys Listed as 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

January 25, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that a total of 21 attorneys from the firm’s Chicago office, and from multiple practice areas, were named to the 2018 Super Lawyers list by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, three of the firm’s Illinois-based attorneys were named to the 2018 Illinois Rising Stars list as well..

The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team to receive this honor. 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. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to receive this honor.

The Dykema attorneys named on the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list, identified by the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:

  • Jonathan E. Aberman Bankruptcy: Business
  • Ross J. Altman – Real Estate: Business, Construction Litigation: Business, Business/Corporate
  • Harry N. Arger – Business Litigation, Consumer Law, Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • Michael C. Borders – Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
  • David J. Bressler – General Litigation, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate
  • Derek L. Cottier – Real Estate: Business
  • Jonathan S. Feld – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation
  • Todd A. Gale – Business Litigation
  • Heather Kramer – Business Litigation
  • Michael S. Kurtzon – Real Estate: Business
  • Charles A. LeMoine – Schools & Education, Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • Robert C. Linton – Real Estate
  • John J. Mangan – Business Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • Jerold M. Peven – Real Estate: Business
  • Andrew P. ScottLand Use/Zoning
  • Michael F. Sexton – Real Estate: Business
  • Ian M. Sherman – Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Health Care, Professional Liability: Defense
  • Rosa M. Tumialán – Insurance Coverage, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Appellate
  • Edward S. Weil – Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Banking
  • Steven McMahon Zeller – Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property
  • Daniel J. Zollner – Insurance Coverage, Employee Benefits, Business Litigation

The Dykema attorneys named on the 2018 Illinois Rising Stars list, identified by the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are: 

  • Bryan Johnson Business Litigation
  • John F. Rhoades – Business Litigation
  • Mark A. Silverman – Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy: Business

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit