Erin J. Rodenhouse

03/08/2020
Erin J. Rodenhouse
Attorney

Erin J. Rodenhouse

Attorney

Erin J. Rodenhouse

Summary

As part of the Appellate Practice Group, Erin helps clients across a variety of disciplines successfully overcome complex legal issues that arise in the course of civil litigation.  Because of Erin’s expertise in dispositive motions, clients often see cost-saving results early on in litigation while protecting their interests on appeal.

Before joining Collins Einhorn, Erin was a law clerk for the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan. In her capacity as a law clerk, Erin authored numerous opinions on standing, statutory construction, collateral estoppel, employment discrimination, retaliation, contracts, and Michigan’s Uniform Commercial Code. Her legal expertise has been relied upon in the courtroom, as dozens of her bench memoranda have been read into the record for rulings on summary disposition. As a skilled research writer, Erin drafted a Petition to the Supreme Court of the United States for Writ of Certiorari.

During law school, Erin served as a title editor on law review and as the research assistant for the Dean of Academics. Erin is also a former high-school French teacher.

Practice Areas

Credentials

Education
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2019)
  • Hope College (B.A. magna cum laude, 2000)
Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Professional Activities
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Michigan Bar Association Appellate Practice Group
  • Eastern District Federal Bar Association
Community Involvement

During law school, Erin worked in the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition, she interned at the Federal Community Defenders’ Office in Detroit where she successfully advocated for indigent criminal defendants. Erin also volunteers at her church, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, in Birmingham, Michigan.

Accomplishments
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Achievement
  • Frank S. Sengstock Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Students on Law Review
  • Book Award Recipient
Prominent Outcomes

Convinced court that plaintiff’s parent fraudulently procured an auto policy under Bazzi v. Sentinel and the equitable balancing test for innocent third parties did not apply to plaintiff, winning summary disposition for insurer.  (July 7, 2020).

Convinced court that it did not retain jurisdiction on a plaintiff’s claim for express breach of contract, negligence, and intentional tort for workplace injury, and won summary disposition for national logistics company (June 18, 2020).

Convinced court that collateral estoppel barred a plaintiff’s claim, and won summary disposition in legal malpractice case (June 5, 2020).

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC welcomes Erin J. Rodenhouse to its Appellate Practice Group

  Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Erin J. Rodenhouse has joined the firm’s appellate practice group. Before joining Collins Einhorn, Erin was a law clerk for the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan. In her capacity as a law clerk, Erin authored numerous opinions on standing, statutory construction, collateral estoppel,…

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