All five new partners have earned their promotions through their dedication to the best interests of our clients, and the firm.” said firm CEO Theresa Asoklis. “We are proud of their accomplishments and are looking forward to their continuing accomplishments.”
Chelsea E. Pasquali is a partner in the firm’s General Liability, Professional Liability, and Commercial Litigation practice areas. She also has extensive experience defending first-party No-Fault, third party negligence, and premises liability cases. Chelsea has represented large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in breach of contract and fraud claims.
James J. Hunter is a partner in the firm’s Professional Liability, Commercial Litigation, and Trucking & Transportation Liability practice groups. He has substantial experience defending complex claims in both practice areas. As a member of the Professional Liability practice group, Jim is dedicated to protecting the rights and livelihoods of professionals serving the community. He has successfully defended claims against attorneys, architects, real estate professionals, and others. Jim also represents transportation industry clients in state and federal litigation arising out of serious trucking and personal injury accidents.
Jeffrey R. Hicks is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability, and Trucking and Transportation Liability practice groups. Jeff’s practice focuses on professional liability defense. He has vast litigation experience, including all phases of the litigation process. He also has experience preparing and successfully arguing motions for summary disposition and appeals on behalf of clients. In addition to his current professional liability work, Jeffrey has also handled auto/negligence liability, complex real property litigation, commercial litigation, and pharmaceutical liability defense.
Margaret A. Cernak is a partner in the firm’s Insurance Coverage practice group. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to preparing coverage opinions and proposed coverage position letters, counseling insurance carriers on complex insurance coverage disputes, and commencing and defending insurance coverage actions in both state and federal court. She has practiced in the areas of commercial, tort, and insurance coverage litigation with firms in southeastern Michigan.
Lindsey A. Peck is a partner in the firm’s Appellate and Employment Practices Liability practice groups. Her eye for detail and penchant for writing has been the key to her success in both state and federal appellate courts. Lindsey has experience in general liability, personal injury defense, and most notably in municipal law. She has defended municipal agencies, departments, appointed and elected officials, officers, and employees against a broad spectrum of claims, including statutory claims, civil rights claims, tort claims, zoning and land use claims, employment claims, and contract claims arising out of public works infrastructure projects and improvements.