Jennifer Chilson

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Michigan, USA
    Local Time: Thursday 21:42

Practice Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Business & Commercial
  • Consumer Financial Services

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation


Ms. Chilson is a member in the Business Litigation Practice Group in Dykema's Detroit office. Her practice focuses on business, commercial, and contract litigation. Her primary emphasis is in the area of complex business and commercial disputes, privately-owned business disputes, shareholder disputes, business torts, recall and warranty cost-recovery matters, automotive supplier disputes, government investigations, construction lien disputes, financial services, commercial real estate, and lending litigation, in which she represents some of the nation’s largest financial institutions.

Ms. Chilson has achieved many successful outcomes in state, federal, and appellate courts, as well as arbitration and various forms of alternative dispute resolution. In 2011, Ms. Chilson successfully arbitrated a lawsuit against an investment advisor for mismanagement of client funds. In 2009, she was part of a trial team that obtained a $47.7 million verdict on behalf of Chrysler LLC against a Tier 1 supplier. 

While in law school, she was an intern for the Honorable Avern Cohn, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 2007

Wayne State University, J.D., cum laude

  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review, Articles Editor
University of Michigan, B.A.

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Commercial
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Ms. Chilson earned the Ira Spoon Award, given annually to the student who has written the best paper on the subject of urban development or property law (eminent domain).


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