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Dykema Appoints Jason T. Hanselman As Managing Member of Its Lansing Office

March 3, 2021

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jason T. Hanselman has been appointed to serve as Managing Member of the firm’s Lansing office.

In his practice, Hanselman, a Lansing native, advises clients in highly-regulated fields, such as energy, elections, education, and health care. He regularly represents those clients in complex business matters, legislative drafting on multiple jurisdictions, litigation before state and federal courts, and regulatory proceedings before administrative boards and commissions. He serves as outside general counsel to several trade associations, electric cooperatives, non-profit corporations, and other businesses.

Outside of his legal practice, Hanselman is extremely active in professional organizations. He is a former President of the Ingham County Bar Foundation (2017-19), former President of the Ingham County Bar Association (2015-2016), and served as the Michigan Chapter Leader of the Republican National Lawyers Association from 2010 to 2020.

Having learned the importance of volunteering from his parents, who were active in the Lansing Jaycees and Grace United Methodist Church in Lansing’s Colonial Village, Hanselman, is also active in community and civic organizations. He currently serves as the publicly elected Vice President of the DeWitt Board of Education and was appointed by Governor Snyder to serve as Unarmed Combat Commissioner (formerly known as the Boxing Commission) to regulate boxing and mixed martial arts in Michigan.

Hanselman received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami and a B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University. Before joining Dykema, he worked at the Michigan House of Representatives, the Michigan Supreme Court, and the Internal Revenue Service.

In 2019, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named him among its Leaders in the Law. He has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, named a Michigan Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network, and included in The Best Lawyers in America for Energy, Energy Regulatory, and Government Relations Practice.

Established in 1973, Dykema’s Lansing office shares the Binsfield Office Building with the Michigan Senate adjacent to Michigan’s Capitol and houses dozens of attorneys and government relations professionals. The firm’s state and federal government policy practices are coordinated from Lansing. Attorneys from the Lansing office are skilled in a broad range of matters including utility and insurance regulation, liquor and marijuana licensing matters, elections and public policy representation, municipal bond issues and lobbying activities.