elizabeth.hohauser@ceflawyers.com
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F: 248-351-5462
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
General & Automotive Liability
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EDUCATION
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D. summa cum laude, 1999)
Michigan State University (B.A. 1993)
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ADMISSIONS
State Bar of Michigan
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS
Graduated first in class in law school

Elizabeth A. Hohauser

Liz’s current practice focuses primarily on first- and third-party automotive liability litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Liz gained extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability and commercial litigation.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
Committee Member, OCBA Law Related Education Committee

PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Successfully argued that a plaintiff’s failure to fulfill discovery and motion-practice obligations should result in the most drastic sanction—dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims. Hohauser represented the defendant, an automotive insurance company. Hohauser persuaded the trial court that the plaintiff’s late response to requests for admissions, together with the plaintiff’s other failures under the court rules, warranted dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims. The trial court entered an order dismissing the plaintiff’s case with prejudice against the defendant. (March 2018)

Successfully argued motion for summary disposition on behalf of no-fault insurer due to Plaintiff’s fraudulent representations in claimed benefits. Plaintiff’s medical records and surveillance were successfully used to directly and specifically contradict Plaintiff’s testimony and submissions for replacement services, attendant care, wage loss, and medical bills, resulting in a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge granting motion for summary disposition and the dismissal of Plaintiff’s entire claim with prejudice. (Feb 2018)

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Founding Member of P.O.W.E.R., a networking group for women business owners in Rochester, Michigan
Fundraising Board, Upland Hills School
Member, United States Tennis Association