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Michigan Life Fellow Philip J. Kessler

September 24, 2013, Fellows in the news

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Philip J. Kessler on his inclusion in Michigan Super Lawyers® 2013 by Thomson Reuters. The list will be published in October in The New York Times.

Kessler is a Partner in the Firm’s Complex Business Litigation and Securities Practice Group and serves as Office Leader for the Firm’s Detroit and New York offices. He concentrates his practice on business disputes, including intellectual property litigation, on behalf of individuals and partnerships as well as public and private corporations. He is the President-Elect, Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee, Fellow, and former Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Trustee, Secretary, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society; and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, The International Society of Barristers, and American and Michigan State Bar Foundations. Kessler has been recognized by numerous publications for his outstanding legal work, including Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” (2003-2013) and The Best Lawyers in America® (1987-2014). 

Super Lawyers® selects attorneys on an annual, state-by-state basis using a rigorous, multi-phase process and reflects the top five percent of lawyers in each region. Peer nominations are combined with third-party research, and each candidate is extensively evaluated using 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Super Lawyers® can be found online at

About Thompson & Knight

Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service firm providing legal solutions to public and private companies, governments, and individuals in all areas, including commercial and tort litigation, finance, banking, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, intellectual property, corporate governance, creditors’ rights, real estate, labor, white collar defense, and environmental matters, among others. They are particularly recognized for their depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of clients in the energy industry, both domestically and around the world. The Firm has been named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law in the 2011-2012 and 2013 consecutive editions of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®.  Thompson & Knight has approximately 330 attorneys with offices in Texas, New York, California, and Michigan, and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.

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