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Dommond E. Lonnie Joins Dykema L.A. Office

December 9, 2010

LOS ANGELES—Dykema, one of the top 150 U.S. law firms as ranked by American Lawyer, announced that Dommond E. Lonnie has joined the firm’s Los Angles office as Of Counsel in the Automotive and Products Liability Litigation Group.

Mr. Lonnie has extensive experience in all areas of product liability and civil litigation matters, and has provided aggressive and innovative legal representation for his clients in such areas as personal injury, mass tort litigation, insurance defense, construction defect, trucking litigation, and professional liability for design, medical and legal practitioners. He also has a significant appellate practice.

"Dommond is an experienced litigator and legal strategist," said Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr., Dykema chairman. "He brings an outstanding complement of knowledge and successful outcomes that further strengthens Dykema’s growing practice in Los Angeles, particularly in automotive and toxic tort litigation"

A graduate of UCLA and the UCLA School of Law, Mr. Lonnie has been a partner in the firm of Grace, Cosgrove and Schirm since 1997, which he joined in 1989. He is admitted to the California Bar, and is a member of many professional organizations including the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Langston Bar Association.

In the past several months, Dykema has expanded its Los Angeles office with the recent additions of Richard and Lewis Walton, Brian Newman, and Christopher Stevens. "Dommond is a great asset to our Los Angeles Dykema team," said Daniel Stephenson, managing member of Dykema’s Los Angeles office. "His addition, together with the other lawyers we have added this year, have been key to our growth plans."

Dykema serves business entities world-wide from start-ups to Fortune 1000 companies on a wide range of complex business issues. Exceptionally skilled lawyers and other professionals in 10 Dykema offices work in partnership with clients on business challenges such as corporate governance, litigation, growth strategies and risk reduction, financial services, mergers and acquisitions, international trade, e-commerce and more. Dykema’s practice areas also include superior depth in such industries as automotive, pharmaceutical/medical devices, financial services/insurance, and energy and electrical distribution. Through its collaborative approach to business solutions and commitment to providing value and quality, Dykema offers its clients unparalleled service.