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Dykema Attorneys Earn 21 Individual Rankings; 10 Practice Areas Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

May 26, 2017

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that attorneys from multiple offices and practice areas received 21 individual rankings and 10 practice areas have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business guide. 

Published annually, Chambers has been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of 170 full-time editors and researchers who conduct in-depth confidential interviews with lawyers and clients.

Chambers USA recognized the following Dykema practices:


  • Product Liability & Mass Torts


  • Real Estate


  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate


  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Immigration

Chambers USA also noted client and market perception for the following Dykema practices:


  • “They worked well together as a team, were responsive, and provided helpful insights and value.”


  • “The team at Dykema is very knowledgeable. It has the depth and reach to work on projects for us nationwide.”
  • “The service is top-notch, delivered on time and very thorough.”

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

  • “They figure out what the client is trying to accomplish and offer solutions, rather than just giving you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers to the question.”
  • The attorneys from the group provide “practical, sound advice,” and are “a solid team.”


  • “They find solutions that are not just the obvious; if there’s a problem they take time to research and come back with a proposal which I’ve not heard of before.”
  • “They are networked and have relationships with officials. They have demonstrated that they have the tools to help bring challenging situations to a positive outcome.”

Litigation: General Commercial

  • The team “understands our business as well as the law, and gives solid advice.”
  • “They strike a good balance between being informative but not overbearing.”
  • “They’re good value.”

Real Estate

  • “They are very knowledgeable. They have the depth and reach to work on projects for us nationwide.”
  • “Regardless of the issue that comes up, the breadth of Dykema's ability to help is amazing.”
  • “The team is very responsive, extremely knowledgeable and willing to bring in other experts from around the firm when needed.”

Chambers USA recognized the following Dykema attorneys, as identified by jurisdiction and practice area:


  • Lance Boldrey—Native American Law


  • Ross J. Altman—Construction
  • Michael S. Kurtzon—Real Estate
  • Robert C. Linton—Real Estate


  • Michael Bernard—Corporate/M&A
  • Robert A. Boonin—Labor & Employment
  • Amy M. Christen—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • James P. Feeney—Litigation: General Commercial
  • Dennis M. Haffey—Litigation: General Commercial
  • Kyle R. Hauberg—Real Estate
  • Margaret Adams Hunter—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Jin-Kyu Koh—Corporate/M&A
  • James D. Obermanns—Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Cameron H. Piggott—Real Estate
  • Thomas S. Vaughn—Corporate/M&A


  • Thomas B. Alleman—Insurance
  • Mark E. Andrews—Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Pamela B. Huff—Intellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
  • Deborah D. Williamson—Bankruptcy/Restructuring.

Additionally, Dykema attorney Robert Tiplady was recognized in 2016’s inaugural edition of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide for the area Private Wealth Law in Michigan.

About Chambers

Chambers and Partners, the publisher of Chambers USA, is a renowned research organization headquartered in London. For more than 20 years, Chambers has published the leading directories of the legal profession—in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Chambers stands out for its commitment to reporting integrity and its comprehensive methodology and objective rankings process, based on in-depth interviews with clients and members of the legal community at outside law firms.