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Dommond Lonnie Appointed Director of Dykema’s Automotive Industry Group

January 8, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Dommond Lonnie, member of Dykema’s Litigation practice, was recently appointed to serve the firm as Director of its Automotive Industry Group, a multidisciplinary group focused on providing high-quality legal service to automotive and mobility clients.

Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Lonnie is experienced in representing numerous domestic and foreign automobile/mobility manufacturers in product liability, class action, toxic tort, and commercial litigation matters. Throughout his career, he has prepared and tried multi-million dollar exposure lawsuits involving product liability, breach of warranty and breach of contract claims on behalf of Fortune 500 clients.

With more than 75 years of experience representing companies in the automotive industry, Dykema has one of the most extensive automotive and mobility legal practices in the United States. Dykema lawyers regularly represent automotive companies headquartered throughout the world and counsel suppliers and OEMs in multi-million-dollar mergers and acquisitions, a broad array of automobile product liability, commercial and supply chain management litigation, class action litigation in the most challenging jurisdictions, and before the U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal and state departments and agencies.

 “I am honored to have been asked to take on this significantly important leadership position in one of Dykema’s core industry groups, and in doing so, supporting and upholding the successful work we’ve done on behalf of our automotive clients worldwide,” said Lonnie. “We have established ourselves as the premiere legal counsel to OEMs, global automotive suppliers and other mobility companies, and I plan to lead the charge in continuing our excellent track record of client service.”

Lonnie, who received a J.D. and a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, succeeds Brendan Cahill, who was recently appointed to Dykema’s Executive Board.