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69 Dykema Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers In America 2011

August 13, 2010

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announces that 69 of its attorneys have been included in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White, Inc.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. 

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, and recognition is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey.  For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,125 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.  Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The Dykema attorneys having earned this recognition are:

Ann Arbor, MI
Joseph C. Basta Environmental Law
James M. Cameron, Jr. Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Product Liability Litigation
Marie R. Deveney Trusts and Estates
E. Edward Hood Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Melvin J. Muskovitz Labor and Employment Law
Ronald J. Santo Labor and Employment Law
Robert P. Tiplady Trusts and Estates


Bloomfield Hills, MI
Maria B. Abrahamsen Health Care Law
Michael G. Cumming Trusts and Estates
Robert L. Duty Labor and Employment Law
James P. Feeney Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
Alan M. Greene Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
Dennis M. Haffey Commercial Litigation
Howard B. Iwrey Antitrust Law
Joel D. Kellman Real Estate Law
Gerald T. Lievois Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
D. Richard McDonald Securities Law
Marilyn A. Peters Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Ronald L. Rose Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Sheryl L. Toby Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Stephen L. Tupper Information Technology Law


Chicago, IL
Richard M. Bendix, Jr. Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Michael C. Borders Product Liability Litigation
Terrence M. Burns Medical Malpractice Law
Thomas R. Hill Professional Malpractice Law
Michael S. Kurtzon Real Estate Law
Jerome I. Maynard Environmental Law
Andrew P. Scott Land Use & Zoning Law
Michael F. Sexton Real Estate Law


Detroit, MI
Susan Artinian Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation
J. Michael Bernard Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Eric T. Carver Trusts and Estates
Samuel Damren Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation
James M. Elsworth Trusts and Estates
John A. Entenman Labor and Employment Law
Jane Forbes Nonprofit/Charities Law
Robert J. Franzinger Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Martin Jay Galvin Labor and Employment Law
Grant P. Gilezan Environmental Law
Steven E. Grob Tax Law
Patrick F. Hickey Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Margaret A. Hunter Employee Benefits Law
Peter M. Kellett Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
Jin-Kyu Koh Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
Kathrin E. Kudner Health Care Law
Daniel P. Malone Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation
Derek I. Meier Immigration Law
Mark A. Metz Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Securities Law
Aleksandra A. Miziolek Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law
Cameron H. Piggott Real Estate Law
Paul R. Rentenbach Corporate Law
Joseph A. Ritok, Jr. Labor and Employment Law
Rex E. Schlaybaugh, Jr Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law
Wilfred A. Steiner, Jr. Real Estate Law
Thomas S. Vaughn Corporate Law, Securities Law


Grand Rapids, MI
James S. Brady Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, DUI/DWI Defense, Family Law, First Amendment Law, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
John A. Ferroli Environmental Law
Brian J. Page Corporate Law, Real Estate Law


Lansing, MI
R. Lance Boldrey Gaming Law
Albert Ernst Administrative Law, Energy Law
Ann D. Fillingham Public Finance Law
Gary P. Gordon Administrative Law, Government Relations Law
James P. Kiefer Corporate Law, Public Finance Law
Lori McAllister Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law
William J. Perrone Banking Law, Government Relations Law
W. Alan Wilk Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
Leonard C. Wolfe Gaming Law, Government Relations Law


Los Angeles, CA
E. Lee Horton Mass Tort Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation