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50 Dykema Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

September 18, 2020

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that 32 of its attorneys from the firm’s five Michigan offices—and from multiple practice areas—were named to the 2020 Super Lawyers list by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, 18 of the firm’s attorneys were named to the 2020 Michigan Rising Stars list.

Of those recognized, Rob Boonin, Mike Cooney and Jill Wheaton were each also included on Super Lawyers “Top Lists.” The Top List for which they have been chosen are:

  • Robert A. Boonin  – Top 100: 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Michael P. Cooney – Top 100: 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Jill M. Wheaton – Top 50: 2020 Women Michigan Super Lawyers

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 5 percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team to receive this honor.

The Dykema attorneys named on the 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list, identified by office and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:

Ann Arbor

  • Marie R. Deveney – Estate Planning & Probate; Tax: Consumer
  • Robert P. Tiplady – Estate Planning & Probate
  • Jill M. Wheaton – Appellate; Civil Litigation: Defense; Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Bloomfield Hills

  • Brendan J. Cahill – Business/Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions; Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Stephen R. Estey – Land Use/Zoning; Eminent Domain; General Litigation
  • James P. Feeney – Personal Injury - Products: Defense; Civil Litigation: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
  • Adam M. Fishkind – Real Estate: Business; Banking; Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • Fred JFresard – Civil Litigation: Defense; Business Litigation
  • Alan M. Greene – Land Use/Zoning; Eminent Domain; Construction Litigation: Business
  • Kyle R. Hauberg – Real Estate: Business
  • Margaret Adams Hunter – Employee Benefits
  • Howard B. Iwrey – Antitrust Litigation; Franchise/Dealership
  • Mark G. Malven – Technology Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate
  • Bonnie Mayfield – Employment Litigation: Defense; Personal Injury - Products: Defense; Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
  • Brian M. Moore – Business Litigation; General Litigation; Real Estate: Business
  • Sheryl L. Toby – Business/Corporate; Bankruptcy: Business; Creditor Debtor Rights: Business


  • Robert A. Boonin – Employment & Labor: Employer; Employment Litigation: Defense
  • Lisa A. Brown – General Litigation; Business Litigation
  • James R. Case – Construction Litigation: Business; Surety
  • Michael P. Cooney – Personal Injury - Products: Defense; Business Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
  • Grant P. Gilezan – Environmental; Environmental Litigation; Lobbying
  • James F. Hermon – Employment Litigation: Defense; Employment & Labor
  • Kathryn J. Humphrey – Aviation and Aerospace; Utilities; Environmental Litigation; General Litigation
  • Mark D. Jacobs – Environmental; Utilities; Administrative Law
  • Peter M. Kellett – Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense; Business Litigation; Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • Jin-Kyu Koh – Mergers & Acquisitions; Business/Corporate
  • Cameron H. Piggott – Real Estate: Business
  • Thomas M. Schehr – Business Litigation

Grand Rapids

  • John A. Ferroli– Environmental Litigation; Environmental
  • Brian J. Page – Real Estate: Business; Business/Corporate; Banking


  • Gary P. Gordon– Administrative Law; Appellate; Government Relations; Legislative & Governmental Affairs; Constitutional Law
  • Lori McAllister – Business Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Securities Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts; Administrative Law

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 2020 Michigan Rising Stars list, identified by office and the practice area(s) for which they are being recognized, are:

Ann Arbor

  • Gerald L. Aben – Health Care
  • Anthony Frasca – Estate Planning & Probate; Nonprofit Organizations; Tax: Consumer; Tax: Business
  • David M. George – Class Action/Mass Torts; E-Discovery; Consumer Law; General Litigation
  • Cody D. Rockey – Antitrust Litigation; Business Litigation

Bloomfield Hills

  • Michael J. Blalock – Business Litigation; Civil Litigation: Defense
  • Courtney F. Kissel – Government Relations; Appellate; Constitutional Law
  • Scott R. Kocienski – Tax: Business; Business/Corporate; Estate Planning & Probate
  • Michael R. Vogt – Real Estate: Business
  • Jeanne M. Whalen – Technology Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; Health Care


  • Jennifer Boueri Chilson – Business Litigation
  • Milo Madole – Real Estate Business
  • Nasseem S. Ramin – Business Litigation
  • John F. Rhoades – Business Litigation
  • Bryce Rucker – Personal Injury - Products: Defense; Personal Injury - General: Defense; Business Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense; Transportation/Maritime
  • Samantha L. Walls – Business Litigation; Banking; Consumer Law

Grand Rapids

  • Elisa J. Lintemuth – Employment Litigation: Defense; Employment & Labor: Employer
  • Dawn N. Williams – Consumer Law


  • John A. Janiszewski – Government Relations; Energy & Natural Resources; Administrative Law

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 Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit