Jill Wheaton Elected to Serve on Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society’s Board of Directors
Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jill Wheaton, Ann Arbor-based member in Dykema’s Litigation Department and Leader of the firm’s Appellate practice, has been chosen to serve on Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society’s Board of Directors. Wheaton accepted the role at the Historical Society’s Annual Membership Luncheon April 20 at the Detroit Athletic Club. She will serve a two year term, effective immediately.
Established in 1988, the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society collects, preserves, and displays documents, records, and memorabilia relating to the Michigan Supreme Court and the other Courts of Michigan, promotes the study of the history of Michigan’s courts, and seeks to increase public awareness of Michigan’s legal heritage. It also sponsors and conducts historical research, provides educational materials for students, and sponsors and provides publications, portraits and memorials, special events, and projects.
Wheaton, who is a leader in the Michigan appellate law community, is a former Chair of the State Bar of Michigan’s Appellate Practice Section, serves on the Appellate Practice committees for the American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute, and is a member of the Michigan Appellate Bench-Bar Conference’s Planning Committee. Wheaton says, “it is an honor to serve on the Board.”
In her practice, Wheaton is involved in high-profile appellate work, commercial litigation, and products liability defense. In addition to handling or assisting in matters on appeal in which Dykema represented the client at the trial court level, she is often called on to enter the case for the first time on appeal for cases across the country. Wheaton has repeatedly obtained reversals of adverse decisions, or sustained favorable rulings.
Wheaton received a J.D., cum laude, and a Bachelor’s degree, from the University of Michigan.