Margaret A. Cernak
Margaret A. Cernak
Meg is an insurance coverage attorney with Collins Einhorn Farrell PC. 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. From 1993-2000, Meg worked directly with the claims department for a Midwest personal and commercial property and casualty insurance carrier, providing both coverage advice and support on litigated claims. In addition to working in private practice, she has served as a Legal Practice Professor at The University of Michigan Law School, preparing domestic and foreign law students for careers as effective counselors and advocates.
- University of Michigan Law School (J.D. cum laude, 1989)
- University of Michigan (B.A. with high honors and distinction, 1986)
- State Bar of Michigan
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- Oakland County Bar Association
- State Bar of Michigan – Insurance and Indemnity Law Section
- Defense Research Institute
Meg serves as a Vincentian of the St. Gerald Conference of St. Vincent de Paul. Meg volunteers as a Judge for the Campbell Moot Court Competition at The University of Michigan Law School and is a Site Leader for the school’s Service Day.
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Is Morbid Obesity An Impairment Under The ADA?, Law360 (January 5, 2016)
News & Insights
Collins Einhorn Farrell is pleased to announce that attorneys Chelsea E. Pasquali, James J. Hunter, Jeffrey R. Hicks, Margaret A. Cernak, and Lindsey A. Peck have been elected partners in the firm. All five new partners have earned their promotions through their dedication to the best interests of our clients, and the firm.” said firm…
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a number of concerns and uncertainties for the insurance industry, and particularly business interruption insurance. We’re seeing unprecedented attempts to extend coverage and create new meaning for commonly-understood coverage language and provisions. From state lawmakers proposing legislation that would require insurers to cover business interruption, even if those losses were…