Matthew S. LaBeau
Matthew focuses his practice on defense litigation in first party No-Fault claims, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, automobile negligence, premises liability, general negligence, and contractual disputes. Matthew has extensive experience in defending catastrophic No-Fault claims, as well consulting insurers regarding catastrophic claims prior to litigation. Matthew has vast experience in all aspects of the litigation process from the discovery process through trial and routinely achieves successful results for his clients.
Council Member, Insurance and Indemnity Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Member, Oakland County Bar Association
Member, Monroe County Bar Association
Member, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Member and Past President, Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Successfully argued and obtained summary disposition in a claim for premises liability. The Court granted summary disposition and dismissed the case on the basis that there was no genuine issue of material fact that that Plaintiff was a licensee and that the premises owner complied with any duties owed to the Plaintiff. Plaintiff was claiming significant damages related to a severe leg injury.
Successfully argued and obtained summary disposition in a claim for first party No-Fault benefits. The Court granted summary disposition and dismissed the case on the basis that the Plaintiff had failed to submit reasonable proof in support of her claim for attendant care benefits. Plaintiff was seeking over $300,000 in outstanding attendant care benefits.
Successfully argued and obtained summary disposition in a claim for first party No-Fault benefits. The Court granted summary disposition and dismissed a large portion of the case on the basis that Plaintiff had failed to incur a claim for medical benefits. Plaintiff was seeking almost $1,000,000 in outstanding medical benefits.
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Matthew has been asked to present throughout the State of Michigan on various topics relating to claims under the Michigan No-Fault Act, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, and automobile negligence.
Matthew is active in the Grosse Pointe Park community, where he currently serves as a member of the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission.