Lynn B. Sholander

05/11/2020
Lynn B. Sholander
Attorney

Lynn B. Sholander

Attorney

Lynn B. Sholander

Summary

Lynn’s practice primarily focuses on appellate and post-verdict litigation. She also has significant experience with general civil litigation, especially drafting and arguing complex motions in state and federal court. Lynn began her legal career as a research attorney and judicial law clerk at the Michigan Court of Appeals, serving under the Honorable Michael J. Riordan and the Honorable Kurtis T. Wilder. Before joining Collins Einhorn, Lynn was a member of the appellate practice group at a law firm in Metro Detroit, where she specialized in legal research and writing and all aspects of appellate litigation. During law school, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Wayne Law Review.


Credentials

Education
  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • Michigan State University (B.A. with honor, 2011)
Admissions
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • State Bar of Michigan District I Character and Fitness Committee
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Professional Development Committee Member
  • Detroit Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Volunteer Attorney at MACC Legal (sliding scale legal aid organization in Detroit)
  • Co-Leader of the Nursery at Restore Church (Detroit)
Prominent Outcomes

Obtained an opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals—published after release—that affirmed the trial court’s denial of the plaintiff’s motion to vacate an arbitration award of $0. The Court of Appeals held that summary disposition was properly granted in favor of the defendant insurer during the arbitration proceedings based on the application of collateral estoppel.

Obtained an order from the Michigan Court of Appeals peremptorily reversing the trial court’s denial of the defendant’s motion for summary disposition in lieu of granting the defendant’s interlocutory application for leave to appeal. The Court of Appeals held that the evidence presented on summary disposition established that the plaintiff submitted false statements in support of a claim for no-fault benefits, which violated MCL 500.3173a(2) and rendered his entire claim ineligible for payment.

Obtained an opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals affirming the trial court’s award of taxable costs to the defendant insurer, payable jointly and severally by the intervening plaintiffs. The Court of Appeals reasoned that (1) holding the intervening plaintiffs (and not the individual plaintiff) liable for taxable costs would not result in a double recovery under the facts of the case, and (2) the trial court retained the discretion to apportion taxable costs among the parties as it saw fit.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

The Current Status of Bad-Faith Claims Involving Insurance, 11 J. Ins. & Indemnity L. 4 (2018)

Green Thumbs in the City: Incentivizing Urban Agriculture on Unoccupied Detroit Public School District Land, 91 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 173 (2014)

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Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Lynn B. Sholander has joined the firm’s appellate practice group. Lynn’s practice primarily focuses on appellate and post-verdict litigation. Lynn also has significant experience with general civil litigation, especially drafting and arguing complex motions in state and federal court. Lynn began her legal career as a research attorney and…

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