Attorney Patrick J. Walbridge, Collins Einhorn Farrell PC
patrick.walbridge@ceflawyers.com
P: 248-351-7156
F: 248-351-7157
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AREAS OF PRACTICE
General & Automotive Liability
EDUCATION
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude, 2014)
Michigan State University (B.A. 2011)
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ADMISSIONS
State Bar of Michigan
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS & AWARDS
Book Awards in Contracts; Applied Legal Theory and Analysis; Commercial Real Estate; Advising Entrepreneurs in a Small Business Start-Up; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure
Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society

Patrick J. Walbridge

Patrick’s practice focuses on first- and third-party automobile defense, premises liability actions and product liability matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Patrick gained extensive experience in defending a wide range of matters, including his current areas of focus as well as breach of contract and negligence.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member, Oakland County Bar Association
Member, Detroit Bar Association
Past Executive Editor, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review

PROMINENT OUTCOMES

Won summary disposition in Wayne County Circuit Court for a restaurant in an implied warranty and food safety act claim arising out of dental injuries allegedly sustained from a foreign object in a salad. (October 2017)

Obtained summary disposition on behalf of a no-fault insurer in a subrogation claim for damage to a motorized wheelchair. In a question of first impression in Michigan, the Court agreed with the Defendant that the wheelchair was considered a “prosthetic device” under Michigan’s No-Fault Act, and was therefore compensable as a personal injury protection benefit. Plaintiff’s subrogation claim was dismissed with prejudice. (September 2017)

Obtained summary disposition on behalf of a hotel in a case arising out of a slip and fall on water at a wedding reception. The Court granted held that the alleged water was observable, therefore plaintiff’s claim was barred by the open and obvious doctrine. (September 2017)

PUBLICATIONS

Patrick Walbridge, A Lack of Transparency:  How the FEC Made a Mandatory Election Spending Disclosure Scheme Voluntary, 91 U. DET. MERCY L. REV. 149 (2014)