Gina M. Derderian

Gina M. Derderian

Gina M. Derderian


Gina M. Derderian


Gina is an associate attorney that focuses her practice in the area of general and automotive liability. Gina excelled in law school and maintained a record of academic excellence. She also has extensive research and investigative experience. Before joining Collins Einhorn Farrell, Gina handled bankruptcy, immigration, and labor/union cases.


  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 2019)
  • Eastern Michigan University (B.S. in Psychology, magna cum laude, 2016)
  • State Bar of Michigan
Community Involvement

During her university experience, Gina participated in four alternative programs, where she engaged in a variety of volunteer service including:

  • Urban farming, Detroit MI
  • Immigration/Refugee Services, Atlanta GA
  • Southern Appalachian Labor School, Beards Fork WV
  • LGBTQ Services, Boston MA
  • Governors Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Publications & Speaking Engagements

Served as the moderator for 44th Annual New Lawyer Seminar hosted by the Federal Bar Association (December 2019)

Parked or Not Parked? That is the Question: Injuries from Fall in an Oil Change Service Pit Are Not Payable the Michigan No-Fault Act

Introduction Most claims under the Michigan No-Fault Act involve injuries resulting from a moving vehicle. However, injuries resulting from maintenance of a motor vehicle, and injuries occurring while a vehicle is parked may also be compensable. These scenarios are fact specific and must meet certain exceptions to the general rule that accidents resulting from a…

No-Fault Plaintiffs and Their Common-Law Duty to Mitigate Work Loss

Claims for work-loss benefits under § 3107 of the no-fault act are par for the course in personal injury protection (PIP) litigation. Two common defenses to this type of claim are insufficient proof of employment and fraud, but courts often conclude that the trier of fact must decide these issues. The Michigan Court of Appeals…

Michigan Court of Appeals Highlights No-Fault Plaintiffs’ Burden in Opposing Summary Disposition

Introduction Disputes over whether treatments and services are reasonably necessary for an injured person’s care, recovery, or rehabilitation—and are therefore compensable under MCL 500.3107(1)(a)—are plentiful in the Michigan no-fault world. An unpublished opinion issued by the Michigan Court of Appeals, Integrated Cognitive Rehab, LLC v Zurich American Ins Co (Docket No. 353114), provides additional guidance…

Interpreting the New IME Requirements Under the Amended No-Fault Act Through an Analysis of Medical-Malpractice Law

Comprehensive changes to MCL 500.3151—the statute governing insurer-requested physical and mental examinations under the no-fault act—have prompted insurers and attorneys alike to consider the potential impact that the amendments will have on independent medical evaluations (IMEs). But a reasoned interpretation of the amended statute does not require starting from scratch. Conveniently, the requirements now adopted…

Michigan Court of Appeals Holds that Evidence of Third-Party Payments is Relevant to the Reasonableness of a Provider’s Charges Under the No-Fault Act

Parties argue about what is “reasonable” in nearly every legal context. The same holds true for no-fault litigation, especially when it comes to personal protection insurance (“PIP”) benefits. While the no-fault act itself and the supporting case law firmly establish that no-fault insurers are only obligated to pay reasonable charges, the act doesn’t define “reasonable.”…

Change May Be on the Horizon for Michigan’s Insurable-Interest Requirement in Auto Cases

In MemberSelect Ins Co v Flesher, ___ Mich App ___; ___ NW2d ___ (2020) (Docket No. 348571), the Michigan Court of Appeals considered the insurable-interest requirement for auto policies. It held that Kelly Fetzer had a sufficient interest in her adult son’s well-being to support her insurance policy, which covered a vehicle owned by and registered to…

Attorney Gina M. Derderian Joins the Firm’s General and Automotive Liability Practice Group

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Gina M. Derderian has joined the firm’s General & Automotive Liability practice group.  Derderian begins her practice as an associate attorney in the General and Automotive Liability group, focusing on the defense of general and automotive liability claims. Derderian excelled in law school and maintained a record of academic…

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