DW Adds Ten New Attorneys

<b>Dickinson Wright Adds Ten New Attorneys</b>

1/13/2004
DETROIT/BLOOMFIELD HILLS/GRAND RAPIDS/LANSING, Mich. (January 13, 2004)– Ten attorneys have recently joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as Associates.
Nakisha N. Chaney has joined the Firm’s Detroit office and practices in the areas of commercial litigation and labor and employment relations. Chaney holds a B.A. (with high honors) from Oberlin College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan, Amnesty International, Phi Beta Kappa, and the House of the Lord Pentecostal Church. Chaney can be reached via email at nchaney@dickinsonwright.com.
Lisa A. Goodman is based out of the Firm’s Detroit office. She practices in the areas of labor and employment relations and commercial litigation. Goodman holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a B.S. (magna cum laude) from Eastern Michigan University, and a J.D. from Wayne State University. She is a member of the Wolverine Bar Association, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, and the University of Michigan Alumni Association. She can be reached via email at lgoodman@dickinsonwright.com.
Nicole M. Clinton practices in the Firm’s Detroit office. Her practice focus is in products liability, commercial litigation, and medical malpractice defense. She obtained her B.A. (cum laude) from Western Michigan University’s Lee Honors College, and her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was a recipient of the J.P. Cavanaugh scholarship. Clinton is a member of the Moot Court board of directors and the Law Review. She can be reached via email at nclinton@dickinsonwright.com.
Michelle R. Heikka’s practice focuses on commercial and business, employment, products liability, and regulatory litigation. Heikka holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. (summa cum laude) from Wayne State University Law School. She can be reached in the Firm’s Detroit office via email at mheikka@dickinsonwright.com.
Joscelyn C. Boucher practices in the areas of products liability, commercial litigation, and insurance defense out of the Firm’s Detroit office. She holds a B.A. in education from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Boucher was a student attorney for both the Child Advocacy Law Clinic and the Legal Assistance for Urban Communities Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. She can be reached via email at jboucher@dickinsonwright.com.
Christine Y. Cho has joined the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. Her practice focuses in the areas of intellectual property licensing, corporate, and real estate law. Cho has a B.A. in political science (with distinction) from the University of Michigan and a J.D. (cum laude) from Wayne State University Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. She can be reached via email at ccho@dickinsonwright.com.
Joshua R. Jones is based out of the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. His practice focuses on transactions; software licensing; commercial real estate acquisition, sale, development and leasing; limited liability companies; organization and capitalization of business entities; and mergers and acquisitions. Jones holds a B.S. in accounting from Miami University and a J.D. (magna cum laude and Order of the Coif) from Wayne State University Law School. He also studied at the Utrecht University Law School in the Netherlands. Jones is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He can be reached via email at jrjones@dickinsonwright.com.
Richard M. Apkarian Jr. practices in the Firm’s Bloomfield Hills office. His practice focuses on commercial and business, employment, construction, and products liability litigation, as well as insurance defense. He holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. Apkarian can be reached via email at rapkarian@dickinsonwright.com.
Chad A. West is based out of the Firm’s Grand Rapids office. His areas of expertise include commercial, employment, construction, bankruptcy, and municipal litigation. West holds a B.A. in political science and Asian studies from Western Michigan University and a J.D. and LL.M. in international trade and business from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. West is fluent in the Japanese language and is a member of the Japan Chicago Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, and the Grand Rapids/Omi-Hachiman Sister City program. West can be reached via email at cwest@dickinsonwright.com.
Erin J. Mitchell is based out of the Firm’s Lansing office. She practices in the areas of commercial litigation and labor and employment law. Mitchell holds a B.A. (with honors) in international relations from Michigan State University’s James Madison College and obtained her J.D. (magna cum laude and Order of the Coif) from Wayne State University Law School. She can be reached via email at emitchell@dickinsonwright.com.
About Dickinson Wright
Dickinson Wright PLLC, founded in 1878, has more than 200 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Washington, D.C. The Firm's more than 40 practice areas include Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment Relations, and Corporate law. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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