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 Dykema re-elects Kellett as chairman 

Dykema announced yesterday that Peter Kellett has been re-elected chairman and chief executive officer of the firm for a second three-year term commencing on Jan. 1, 2015. Kellett has served as chairman and chief executive officer since Jan. 1, 2012.

Kellett previously served the firm as Litigation Practice Group Leader (2003-2007) and as its Litigation Department Director (2008-2011). Prior to becoming chair of the firm, he also served for many years as trial counsel for some of the nation’s largest corporations, enjoying successes in courtrooms across the country and close relationships with many of the firm’s major clients.  
Kellett earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. Upon graduation from law school in 1982, Kellett joined Dykema as an associate in the Litigation Department. In 1986, he joined the legal staff at Dykema client CMI Corporation, a leasing and finance company in Bloomfield Hills. After the sale of that company in 1987, Kellett co-founded with James P. Feeney a boutique product liability litigation practice in
Bloomfield Hills that ultimately grew to 24 lawyers, until 2003 when the majority of that firm joined Dykema. He is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a Sustaining Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a life member of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference. 

Deadline to register for golf event July 15 

The Oakland County Bar Association will host its Golf ‘14 event on Monday, July 28, at Orchard Lake Country Club located at 5000 West Shore Dr.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cocktails and dinner will complete the evening starting at 6:30 p.m. Reservations include golf fees, cart, beverages, lunch, dinner, and prizes and cost $255 for OCBA members and $305 for non-OCBA members. For those not golfing, dinner only reservations, cost $150 and include dinner and prizes.  Sponsorships are available for OCBA member only foursome and hole sponsorship for $1,320. Hole sponsorships are $300.  Reservations must be made by Monday, July 15.  For additional information, contact Jan Anson at 248-334-3400. To register, visit www.ocba.org and click on events.

Wayne County Probate Bar Association Tigers Game Day is July 31

Join the Wayne County Probate Bar Association for Tigers Game Day at Comerica Park on Thursday, July 31. Cost is $50 per ticket and includes food, beverage and ticket. Go to http://www.wcpba.org/Home_Page.php for more information or to register.


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