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Four Bodman Attorneys Named to Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman is pleased to announce that Justin P. Bagdady, Sarah L. Cylkowski, Nathan D. Dupes, and Thomas J. Rheaume, Jr., all members of the firm’s Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group, have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List,” a comprehensive listing of the most talented litigation attorneys age 40 and under in the United States and Canada.  

Now in its 13th year of publication, Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on evaluating leading law firms and lawyers in the U.S. litigation and dispute resolution market. To select attorneys for the 40 & Under Hot List, the editors of Benchmark solicited feedback from peers and clients in jurisdictions across the nation.   

Bagdady, of Bodman’s Ann Arbor office, assists companies and their executives in commercial litigation disputes, intellectual property and brand protection matters, and when faced with regulatory investigations or government enforcement actions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Washtenaw County and is the past chair of the Federal Practice Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association.  He has been listed since 2018 in Michigan Rising Stars for business litigation. 

Cylkowski, of Bodman’s Detroit office, litigates complex matters in state and federal courts, with a particular focus on commercial health care disputes, class actions, e-discovery and antitrust cases. Her clients include insurance companies, banks, automotive manufacturers and various other corporate commercial litigants.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Detroit Bar Association Foundation and is a past recipient of the Detroit Bar Association Barristers Pro Bono Award.  She has been listed since 2016 in Michigan Rising Stars for business litigation. 

Dupes, of Bodman’s Detroit office, represents clients in complex commercial and environmental litigation and counsels clients on a wide variety of environmental matters, including permitting, regulatory compliance, and environmental risk in real estate transactions. He is a former assistant city attorney for the City of Grosse Pointe Park. Dupes serves as an executive board member of the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter and as vice president and treasurer of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. 

Rheaume, of Bodman’s Detroit office, practices complex commercial and insurance litigation. Rheaume represents clients in all stages of litigation and focuses on antitrust cases, class actions, and constitutional litigation.  He also is a leader in the firm’s appellate practice.  He serves as local counsel for national and international law firms. He is president of the Michigan Chapter of the Federalist Society and is a member of the Detroit Economic Club’s Young Leader Board. He has been listed since 2013 in Michigan Rising Stars for business litigation. He serves as a volunteer mentor with Cornerstone Schools.

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