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Dickinson Wright PLLC Names Two New Members to Southeast Michigan Offices

DETROIT, Mich., January 12, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce the election of two new member attorneys to the firm’s offices in Southeast Michigan, effective January 1, 2015.

Kimberly M. Slaven is a Member in the firm’s Troy office where she focuses her practice on intellectual property law, particularly in the area of patents. She has significant experience in the chemical arts, especially material science and metallurgy, as well as the mechanical and electrical arts, particularly inventions related to the automotive industry. On behalf of the firm’s clients, she handles patent application preparation and prosecution, including original filings, responses, appeals, oppositions, reexaminations, and reissue applications. She also conducts patentability and clearance searches; provides patentability, infringement, and clearance opinions; prepares patent licensing agreements and non-disclosure agreements; and provides intellectual property litigation support and patent portfolio management. Ms. Slaven is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Annual Meeting Committee, the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association, the Society of Women Engineers of Detroit, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Detroit. She received her B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and her J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law.

Doron Yitzchaki is a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Ann Arbor office. He focuses his practice in the areas of automotive litigation, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Yitzchaki is a member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and recipient of its 2014 Golden Gavel Award recognizing up and coming lawyers. Mr. Yitzchaki is Co-Chair of the Trial Practice Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. He received his B.A. from the University of Judaism College of Arts & Sciences and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 380 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has thirteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit , Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and six other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nev.; Nashville, Tenn.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.