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Attorney Rick Braun was recently appointed by Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett to the city’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. The City of Rochester Hills Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was established by the City Council on November 13, 2002, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Act 381 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1996, as amended, for the purpose of facilitating the implementation of plans relating to the identification and treatment of environmentally distressed areas so as to promote revitalization in the City of Rochester Hills.

Mr. Braun will serve for a three year term.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that we have been honored as a 2016 Top Workplaces National Standard by The Detroit Free Press. The list includes the best places to work in the State of Michigan, of which only 135 companies achieved the level of National Standard. Collins Einhorn was only one of ten law firms in the state to receive this distinction.

Attorney Shannon M. Kos recently presented at the 2016 Fire Science and Litigation Seminar, held in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 17-18, 2016. The presentation, entitled Fire Investigation 101, provided attorneys who are new to fire and explosion litigation with the nuts and bolts of an origin and cause investigation and practice tips for defending these cases using NFPA 921 as the framework.

Attorneys Kenneth C. Merritt and Christopher R. Schaedig won summary disposition in Michigan’s Third Circuit Court for a premises liability and vicarious liability case on the grounds of lack of evidence of notice or retained control. Plaintiff failed to sufficiently prove that premises owner had notice of a risk of imminent and foreseeable harm to its invitees or that it retained control over independently hired security guards.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is proud to announce that nine of its practice areas have been recognized in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list.

The firm received Tier 1 Metropolitan recognition for their work in Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Appellate Law. In addition to having garnered top tier local recognition for the last seven years, Collins Einhorn’s appellate department has now drawn national attention, receiving a National Tier 3 ranking. The firm also received Tier 2 recognition in the Detroit Metropolitan area for their work in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, and Tier 3 recognition for Litigation – Labor and Employment.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that seventeen attorneys have been named to the 2017 “Top Lawyers” list by DBusiness magazine. Click on the headline for details.

In a recent legal malpractice case, attorney Colleen H. Burke secured summary disposition by demonstrating to an arbitrator that the plaintiff’s underlying employment case was without merit. Plaintiff was terminated from his position as a police officer due to his inappropriate conduct with a minor. Plaintiff’s union refused to take the matter to arbitration. Colleen’s client represented Plaintiff in efforts to secure unemployment benefits and post termination events with the employer. Colleen successfully argued that even if Plaintiff was able to take his claim for wrongful termination to arbitration, the arbitrator would have agreed with the municipality and upheld the termination.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC attorney Rick Braun will be a co-presenter at an Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) event this Thursday, October 6, 2016. The practical knowledge seminar will be focused on the topic of environmental law and toxic torts. This seminar is part of OCBA U, a program designed by the OCBA to help new lawyers grow their careers by teaching them the knowledge and skills they need.

Braun will be sharing his unique perspective on toxic tort and environmental law as it relates to private practice. He will be joined by co-presenter Kyle Jones (attorney and head of the Environment, Health & Safety and Real Estate Practice for FCA US LLC), who brings an in-house perspective to the discussion.

Attorneys Lauren A. Frederick and Robbie J. Gaines successfully obtained Motion for Summary Disposition in no-fault PIP case, where judge agreed with the defendant-insurer that the alleged injured party unlawfully took the vehicle she was operating on the date of loss; therefore, she (and her providers) were excluded from collecting PIP benefits from the defendant-insurer. The case was argued in 44th District Court before Judge Derek Meinecke. (Oct 2016)

Attorney David C. Anderson will be speaking on October 24, 2016 at the American Conference Institute (ACI)’s Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice. The title of the discussion is called “Trying a Case and Strategies for Handling Legal Malpractice Cases: Emerging Trial Issues, New Defenses and Novel Ideas, and a Brief Examination of Circumstances under which It Can Be Appropriate to Admit Negligence?”