Brian A. Catrinar
Brian focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation. He has a strong record of success representing insurance companies in state and federal courts, on a wide variety of matters, including coverage disputes, contract enforcement, product and premises liability, fraud claims, and uniform commercial code litigation. Brian also possesses significant appellate experience, which he has used to obtain successful results for clients in front of the Michigan Court of Appeals.
Council Member, Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Section, State Bar of Michigan
Member, Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Member, Oakland County Bar Association
Successfully obtained summary disposition in novel no-fault priority dispute between the plaintiff’s personal auto insurer and the insurer of a city-sponsored transportation van. (Oct 2017)
Successfully obtained summary disposition on behalf of a no-fault insurer for medical expenses arising out of a motor vehicle accident. Following the accident, Plaintiff’s health insurer (through an ERISA plan) reimbursed plaintiff’s healthcare providers at a reduced amount pursuant to their provider participation agreements, whereas plaintiff sought the remaining difference. The Court held that because the providers were not entitled to pursue the differential, Plaintiff had not “incurred” those amounts and was therefore not entitled to recover the differential. For more details, click here. (August 2017)
Successfully argued motion for summary disposition against medical providers. Medical Rehabilitation Physicians, Comprehensive Rx and Infiniti Labs (Reed) v Insurance Company. (Jan 2017)
Brian is an active volunteer for the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Foundation for Kids, a non-profit organization assisting children who are with Oakland County Foster Care system.