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Trial Ace: Steptoe's Michael Dockterman

Law360, New York (September 22, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT) -- During nearly 40 years in the courtroom, Steptoe & Johnson LLP partner Michael Dockterman has nimbly blended old-school and new-school techniques, at times deploying his towering 6-foot-4 persona during blistering cross-examinations and charming judges with testimony from stuffed animals.

The Law360 Trial Ace got his start as a summer clerk in 1977 at Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP, the Chicago firm founded by storied trial lawyer Max Wildman. He stayed aboard during various mergers, recently decamping to Steptoe when Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP’s merger with...
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