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Brian Melendez and Timothy Kelly Listed as 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers

Jared Kemper Recognized as a Minnesota Rising Star

July 7, 2015

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Brian Melendez and Timothy D. Kelly, both from the firm’s Minneapolis office, have been named 2015 Super Lawyers by Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine. Additionally, Jared D. Kemper was recognized as a 2015 Minnesota Rising Star.

The Super Lawyers designation, conferred upon the most respected legal practitioners in the state, is based upon peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team to receive this honor. Rising Stars are those up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger and have practiced law for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team to receive this honor.

Melendez, Managing Member of Dykema’s Minneapolis office, is being recognized in the areas of Business Litigation, Consumer Law and General Litigation and has been listed by Super Lawyers each year since 2003. Kelly, who has been listed for more than 25 years, is being recognized in the areas of Business Litigation, Employment & Labor and Civil Litigation: Defense. Kemper is listed as a Rising Star for the fourth-consecutive year and is being recognized in the areas of Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and Real Estate.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.