Attorney Eric M. Kociba

Eric M. Kociba

eric.kociba@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-7154
F: 248-351-7155
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Eric has nearly 15 years of litigation experience in product liability, warranty, and professional liability matters.  His experience is broad based, involving matters as diverse as the representation of a public utility against a multinational construction company, a cargo airline against an aircraft conversion facility and a property leasing company against a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Eric also has experience as in-house counsel at two large companies, including a national fuel distributor with revenues of more than $1 billion. Additionally, he has litigated cases involving free speech, zoning regulations and non-competition agreements.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Professional Liability
General & Automotive Liability
Product Liability


EDUCATION

Wayne State University Law School
(J.D. summa cum laude, 2001)

University of Michigan-Flint

Eastern Michigan University
(B.S. 1995)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Ninth Circuit Court
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Oakland County Bar Association


PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Achieved a favorable settlement on warranty claim brought against client by premiere cereal company alleging supplier chain contamination.

Successfully litigated product defect litigation against builder of electrical plant.

Won summary disposition for a home builder sued for defective product based on statute of limitations.

Won summary disposition for a employer based on worker’s compensation exclusive remedy provision.

Secured preliminary injunction against company hiring employee in violation of nondisclosure agreement.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Cub Scout Leader, Pack 290, Grosse Pointe Woods
Cantor, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Grosse Pointe Woods
Volunteer Recruitment Committee and Circuit Marshal, Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix