Chelsea E. Pasquali

03/01/2020
Chelsea E. Pasquali
Attorney

Chelsea E. Pasquali

Attorney

Chelsea E. Pasquali

Summary

Chelsea’s practice focuses on civil litigation defense in the areas of general liability, professional liability, and commercial litigation. 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. Chelsea has obtained defense verdicts in Oakland County and Wayne County Circuit Courts. She also has experience handling cases outside of Michigan and has been admitted Pro Hac Vice in several states. She has successfully briefed and argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Chelsea brings a client-centric approach to her practice. She works alongside her clients to understand their business and legal goals, viewing herself as a part of her client’s team.


Credentials

Education
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • Eastern Michigan University (B.A., 2008)
Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • Serves as Collins Einhorn Farrell’s Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Women’s Bar Association Oakland County Chapter
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Accomplishments
  • Super Lawyers™
    • Rising Star (2018-2020)
Prominent Outcomes

Chelsea Pasqual successfully obtained a verdict of no cause for action on behalf of Defendants in a third party automotive liability action after a jury trial in Wayne County Circuit Court. (October 2018)

Chelsea successfully obtained a verdict of no cause of action on behalf of Defendants in a third party automotive liability action after a jury trial in Oakland County Circuit Court. (July 2017)

Successfully briefed and argued before the Michigan Court of Appeals after plaintiff appealed a prior grant of summary disposition in favor of her clients.

Won summary disposition on behalf of the defendant homeowners in a premises liability action in Oakland County Circuit Court in which the plaintiff claimed injury after a fall on their property.

Won summary disposition on behalf of the defendant snowmobile driver and owner in Wayne County Circuit Court in a negligence claim where plaintiff claimed injury after a snowmobile accident.

Won summary disposition on behalf of medical doctor defendants in Wayne County Circuit Court after the plaintiff claimed injury due to a fall on their medical premises during building renovations.

Won summary disposition on behalf of defendants in St. Clair County Court after the plaintiff and abutting property owner claimed breach of contract, breach of oral agreement, nuisance, and trespass.

Won summary disposition on behalf of insurance company defendants in Wayne County Circuit Court against another insurer where priority of payment of personal injury protection benefits was in dispute.

Won summary disposition on behalf of insurance company defendants in Wayne County Circuit Court against multiple other insurance companies where priority for coverage was disputed.

Won summary disposition on behalf of insurance company defendants in Kent County Circuit Court against insurance company defendants where priority for coverage was disputed.

Won summary disposition on behalf of insurance company defendants in Wayne County Circuit Court where the plaintiff claimed treatment that was out-of-network to his medical insurance coverage where benefits were coordinated.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

The Secret about Staying Motivated, the Women Advocate Committee of the American Bar Association

Preliminary Injunctive Relief: The Next Big Thing in Michigan No-Fault Law?

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A Plaintiff Claiming False Light Invasion of Privacy Must Show Malice

Michigan law recognizes four types of invasion-of-privacy claims. In Foundation for Behavioral Resources v WE Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Group, ___ Mich App ___; ___ NW2d ___ (2020) (Docket No. 345415), the Michigan Court of Appeals recently clarified the elements for “false light invasion of privacy” (i.e., the cause of action for “publicity that places the…

Twenty-Three Collins Einhorn Farrell PC Attorneys Recognized by 2020 Super Lawyers®

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is proud to announce that 15 of its attorneys have been named to the 2020 Michigan Super Lawyers list, and an additional 8 attorneys were named to the 2020 Michigan Rising Stars list. Additionally, Melissa Graves was named to the Top 50: 2020 Women Michigan Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, a…

Attorney Chelsea Pasquali obtains a no-cause-of-action verdict on behalf of defendants in a third-party, automotive-liability action.

Collins Einhorn attorney Chelsea Pasquali recently obtained a verdict of “no cause of action” on behalf of her clients, the defendants in a third-party, automotive-liability action. The case arose from a 2014 automobile accident. The plaintiff claimed that the driver was negligent and caused the accident. He also argued that the car’s owner—the driver’s father—was…

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