Karen R. Geibel

karen.geibel@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-5463
F: 248-351-5478
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Karen’s practice primarily focuses on the defense of general and auto liability claims.  For the past several years she has successfully defended matters involving first- and third- party auto, premises liability, liquor license liability and professional liability claims.  Prior to joining the firm, Karen was employed in the public service sector for 15 years having served as the Judicial Staff Attorney to both the Honorable Rudy J. Nichols (retired) and Honorable Dennis Drury (retired) and a Judicial Law Clerk while attending law school in the Oakland County Circuit Court.  Her main job duties involved researching legal issues, drafting opinions, conducting settlement conferences and managing litigation in a general jurisdiction court.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

General & Automotive Liability
Premises Liability
Liquor License Liability
Professional Liability


EDUCATION

Thomas M. Cooley Law School
(J.D. 2001)

Michigan State University
(B.A. 1994)


ADMISSIONS

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


ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS

Appointed in 2017  by Congressman Dave Trott to serve on the Military Academy Nomination Panel to evaluate West Point applicants for nomination by the Congressman

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Association of Defense Trial Council
Detroit Bar Association
Michigan Center for Civic Education
Michigan Defense Trial Council
Oakland County Bar Association
—– Circuit Court Committee
—– Sustaining Member
State Bar of Michigan
—– Representative Assembly (2018-present)
Women Officials’ Network
Oakland County Bar Foundation (Fellow)
State Bar of Michigan Foundation (Fellow)


PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Obtained summary disposition for furniture design company on premises liability claim regarding defective product. (April 2018)

Obtained no-cause jury verdict in Lapeer County Circuit Court for a bar in a Dram Shop Act claim arising out of a fight between patrons in a parking lot. (September 2017)

Obtained multiple summary disposition rulings in favor of national insurance company in 3rd Circuit Court and 46th District Court. Numerous health care providers sued for services rendered to several patients arising out of an alleged auto accident in the insured’s vehicle. The patients’ claims were fraudulent as the insurer nor her vehicle was never in an auto accident. The providers’ claims were denied and ultimately each case dismissed as a matter of law. (August 2017)


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Republican Federation of Women’s Club Rule of Law Tour – Panel Speaker (September 2016)


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Rochester Junior Women’s Club (GFWC)
—– President-Elect (2018-2019)
—– Fundraiser Chair (September 2016, March 2017)
Romeo Girls Softball Board of Directors
—– Chairwoman, Treasurer
Michigan High School Mock Trial Tournament (Eastern Division)
—– Volunteer Scoring/Presiding Judge
Constitution Day – 6th Circuit Court
—– Volunteer
Bloomfield Republican Woman’s Club
—– Directory Chair
Greater Oakland G.O.P.