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James Feeney Receives Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Excellence In Defense Award

April 9, 2015

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that James P. Feeney has received the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel’s (MDTC) Annual Excellence In Defense Award. He will be honored during an awards banquet hosted by the MDTC on Friday, May 15th at The H Hotel in Midland, Mich.

The Excellence In Defense Award honors civil defense counsel who have promoted the practice of the defense bar and the representation of their clients both in and outside of the courtroom through their professionalism, intelligence, creativity, judgment, personality, sensitivity, civility, advocacy skills, community involvement and efforts to educate younger attorneys. It also recognizes their contributions beyond their normal roles as an advocate.

Feeney, one of the nation's most prominent trial attorneys, regularly tackles high-profile, high-stakes litigation matters as a "go to" trial attorney for the world's largest companies. During the course of his nearly 40-year career, Feeney has been involved in more than 1,500 cases, 70 of which he has tried to verdict. His experience includes trials of high-stakes matters for the automotive industry, financial institutions, media companies, real estate developers, and equipment leasing and insurance companies.

The MDTC is an association of the leading lawyers in the State of Michigan dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. Since 1979, the organization exists to facilitate a greater exchange of views and advance the interests of civil defense attorneys.