Attorney Kellie Howard-Goudy

Kellie L. Howard-Goudy

kellie.howard-goudy@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-663-7714
F: 248-663-7715
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Kellie is a defense litigation partner with the firm. Kellie’s practice focuses on professional liability claims, property insurance, complex injury litigation and First- and Third-Party auto claims including successful trial representation. Kellie has represented a wide range of clients including a public utility company and a national airline. Kellie’s experience representing clients ranges from pre-litigation and claims resolution to trial representation. She has also done excellent work in providing clients with training and workshops focused on education and prevention.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Professional Liability
General & Automotive Liability
Private Security Defense


EDUCATION

Georgetown University Law Center
(J.D. 2005)

Michigan State University
(B.A. with honors, 2001)


ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Super Lawyers™
—-– Rising Star (2016-2018)

Women Leaders in the Law, Michigan Lawyers Weekly (2017)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Defense Research Institute
National Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Association
Wolverine Bar Association
Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (Appointed Instructor)
Detroit Medical Center Risk Management Group (Appointed Instructor)


PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Obtained summary disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of a public school district and the school itself, cutting off a multimillion dollar liability exposure.

Successful first chair trial representation in first party no-fault auto litigation.

Successful first chair trial representation in breach of contract litigation.

Successful trial representation in premises liability litigation.

Won summary disposition in the Oakland County Circuit Court in a legal malpractice case on behalf of the attorney defendant pursuant to a complex causation argument.

Won summary disposition in the Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of the defendant apartment complex in a premises liability case in which plaintiff claimed that the defendant allowed a nuisance to exist on the premises.

Won summary disposition in the Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of the defendant storage unit owner on a breach of contract claim.

Won summary disposition in the Oakland County Circuit Court on behalf of the attorney defendant in a legal malpractice case involving claims by a criminal defendant against his appellate counsel.

Won summary disposition in the Macomb County Circuit Court (later affirmed by the Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court) on behalf of the employer in a case involving the exclusive remedy provision of the Workers Compensation Disability Act.

Won summary disposition in the St. Joseph County Circuit Court on behalf of a real estate agency and its agent in a professional liability action including claims by a home purchaser of misrepresentation and fraud.

Won summary disposition in the Midland County Circuit Court on behalf of the defendant hotel owner on the issue of a release relative to the hotels private fitness center.

Won summary disposition in the Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of the defendant bank on the issue of release and waiver of claim by the plaintiff following an injury.

Won multiple summary disposition motions and sanctions against plaintiff in the Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of the attorney-client who was being harassed by repetitive litigation regarding her conservatorship of an estate in which plaintiff was involved.

Won summary disposition in the Kent County Circuit Court on behalf of defendant packaging company in a product liability case involving failure to warn and breach of warranty claims.


PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Kellie has spoken to various groups on the topic of risk prevention and management.

The Path to Diversity: A View From the Road, OCBA LACHES (September 2016)