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Eight New Associates Join Dykema’s Michigan Offices

January 6, 2009

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that eight new associates have joined the firm in its Detroit, Ann Arbor and Bloomfield Hills offices.

Detroit Office

Chase L. Cantrell’s practice focuses on general corporate and commercial finance matters. In 2004 he was an intern in the Canadian Parliament. While in law school, he was an associate editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law and he was a member of the University of Michigan Campbell Moot Court Board for 2006-2007. He studied abroad at McGill University Faculty of Law (Fall 2007). A resident of Detroit and recipient of the inaugural Dykema Diversity Scholarship, Mr. Cantrell received a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

John J. Collins III focuses on general corporate and securities matters. During the summer of 2006 he interned for The Honorable Nancy Edmunds in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to attending law school, he was a full-time volunteer for Habitat for Humanity International. A resident of Detroit, Mr. Collins received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Hope College and a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University.

Robert H. Ellis’ practice focuses on general litigation matters, with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation. While in law school, Mr. Ellis was a Note and Comment Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review, a competitor and coach with Wisconsin’s Moot Court Board, and a Teaching Assistant in the Legal Writing Department. He was also an intern for Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. A resident of Birmingham, Mr. Ellis received a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Timothy M. Kuhn’s practice focuses on litigation, particularly with respect to the automotive industry. Prior to entering law school, he taught language arts and reading in Charleston, South Carolina. A resident of Ann Arbor, Mr. Kuhn received a B.A., cum laude, and a M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Tricia L. Roelofs’ practice focuses on litigation matters, particularly business and commercial litigation. While in law school she was editor of Jessup International Moot Court. Ms. Roelofs was also a Student Editor of Michigan International Lawyer and currently serves as the publication’s Senior Editor. She also served as a Senior Note and Comment Editor of the Wayne Law Review. She has experience as a law clerk at a Grand Rapids law firm, a Legal Services intern with the Detroit Catholic Archdiocese, and a research assistant to Professor Gregory Fox at Wayne State University. A resident of Detroit, Ms. Roelofs received a B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University and a J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Wayne State University.

Ann Arbor Office

Katherine C. Murphy focuses on tax and estate planning matters. Prior to entering law school, she worked in fund and program development at the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and Hospice of Michigan. While in law school she was chair of the Wolverine Street Law Organization and a member of the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law. A resident of Ann Arbor, Ms. Murphy received a B.S.W., cum laude, from Miami University, a M.S.W. and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan.

Bloomfield Hills Office

Jeanne M. Moloney’s practice focuses on corporate matters, with an emphasis on technology transactions. She has a Computer Science Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and interned at Microsoft Corporation in the Developer Tools Division. She was Operations Editor for the University of Toledo Law Review and she also served an externship with Judge David Katz in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. A resident of Plymouth, Ms. Moloney received a B.S.E., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan and a J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Toledo, where she was valedictorian of her law school class.

Dawn N. Perry’s practice focuses on litigation matters, particularly with respect to the automotive industry. She served an internship with Judge Robert Cleland, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and was a student attorney with the Free Legal Aid Clinic. A resident of Bloomfield Hills, Ms. Perry received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and a J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University.