Attorney Elizabeth A. Hohauser

Elizabeth A. Hohauser

elizabeth.hohauser@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5444
F: 248-351-5462
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Elizabeth focuses her practice on defense litigation in personal injury claims. She has successfully represented clients on a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including first-party No-Fault claims, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, automobile negligence, premises liability, general negligence, medical malpractice and product liability claims. She also has experience litigating contractual disputes.

Elizabeth’s prior experience as counsel for a small automotive robotics company has provided her with technical knowledge enabling her to effectively asses risk and exposure, communicate with a variety of technical witnesses and consultants, and apply practical world experience to legal matters.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

General & Automotive Liability
Medical Malpractice


EDUCATION

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
(J.D. summa cum laude, 1999)

Michigan State University (B.A. 1993)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Graduated first in class, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Oakland County Bar Association
—–– 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. Elizabeth represented the defendant, an automotive insurance company. Elizabeth 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 INVOLVEMENT

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