Attorney Deborah A. Lujan

Deborah A. Lujan

deborah.lujan@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5417
F: 248-351-6011
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Deborah handles litigation in the areas of general negligence, professional liability, employment law, auto negligence, legal malpractice, fair debt collection, municipal liability, and product liability. She has tried numerous personal injury, professional liability and employment cases in Wayne, Oakland, Ingham and Genesee Counties. Deborah has a real estate broker’s license and has used her knowledge of the real estate industry to defend claims against title companies, real estate agents, mortgage companies and brokers. She serves as a court-appointed case evaluator in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. Deborah has also defended civil engineers in claims involving design defects, and other claims of negligence.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Professional Liability
General & Automotive Liability
Employment Practices Liability

Product Liability
Real Estate Litigation
Fair Debt Collection


EDUCATION

Detroit College of Law
(J.D. 1992)

Albion College
(B.A. 1989)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” (Metro Detroit)
—- Litigation – Insurance (2019)

Best Lawyers of America®
—- Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
—– (2018-2019)
—- Litigation – Insurance
—– (2018-2019)

Super Lawyers™
—- General Personal Injury – Defense
——(2014-2018)

DBusiness® Top Lawyer
—- Professional Malpractice Law
—– (2011-2012, 2017)
—- Automotive Liability Litigation
—– (2010)

Leaders in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2018)

Inaugural selectee of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers®

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
(5.0 out of 5.0)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

State Bar of Michigan
—-– Negligence Law Section
—-– Employment Law Section
International Association of Defense Counsel
Oakland County Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Case Evaluator, Macomb County Circuit Court, Oakland County Circuit Court,
——and Wayne County Circuit Court
Former Member of the American Inns of Court XI, Master of the Bench
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Private Arbitrator and Mediator


PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Won summary disposition in Washtenaw County Circuit Court for a well-established Ann Arbor hotel and restaurant based upon its lack of notice in a unique premises liability case. The Court found that the hotel and restaurant had no actual or constructive notice of any alleged water on its stairs prior to plaintiff’s fall and summary disposition was proper pursuant to Michigan Supreme Court’s 2016 Lowrey decision(May 2018)


 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Deborah has spoken to various groups on the topic of Michigan Substantive Law and Michigan Premises Liability Law.

Speaker on the topic of No-Fault and Premises Liability Law, Oakland Mediation Center (Fall 1997)


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Deborah has been involved in a number of charities including South Oakland Shelter and the United Way.


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