MaryRachel focuses her practice on general liability and first- and third-party automotive defense. She provides clients with guidance through the litigation process, beginning from the discovery phase through trial. MaryRachel has vast experience preparing and successfully arguing motions for summary disposition on behalf of clients. In addition to her automotive liability background, MaryRachel has also handled medical/dental professional liability, premise liability, and general negligence cases.
Member, Oakland County Bar Association
Member, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Obtained summary disposition for an automobile insurance company regarding plaintiff’s claim for uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits. The motion for summary disposition was primarily based on plaintiff’s failure to prove she sustained a “threshold injury” pursuant to McCormick because the diagnostic imaging findings did not demonstrate an objective injury caused by the motor vehicle accident. (January 2018)
Won summary disposition motion in favor of an automobile no-fault insurer. Plaintiff, a medical provider, claimed to be entitled to medical expenses, interest, and fees totaling more than $140,000.00, incurred on behalf of a claimant who was allegedly injured in an automobile accident. Click here for full details. (August 2017)
Successfully argued motion for summary disposition of plaintiff’s dental malpractice claim against defendant dentist, because plaintiff failed to comply with the statutorily mandated procedures for filing a dental malpractice claim. (March 2017)
Successfully obtained summary disposition in a lawsuit seeking no-fault and uninsured motorist benefits. The Judge granted the defendant-insurer’s motion for summary disposition and dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint due to plaintiff’s fraudulent actions. (January 2017)
In an effort to use her law degree to serve our country and state, MaryRachel serves as a Judge Advocate General Officer in the Michigan Army National Guard. MaryRachel also volunteers as a judge at the Michigan State College of Law’s ABA Regional Arbitration Competition. The event gives law school students opportunities to participate in mock arbitrations.
MaryRachel is also an oral argument volunteer Judge at University of Michigan’s Legal Practice Program.