Mary C. Aretha

Mary C. Aretha

Mary C. Aretha


Mary C. Aretha


Mary has significant experience defending professional liability claims from the pre-suit phase through trial preparation. Mary has successfully defended a variety of professionals, including attorneys, insurance agents, architects, engineers, and accountants. Mary also has successfully defended employers against discrimination claims in the EEOC/Michigan Department of Civil Rights and in litigation in state and federal court, including claims under Michigan’s Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act, Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ADEA, the FMLA, the ADA, and Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act. Prior to entering private practice, Mary served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Kathleen Jansen with the Michigan Court of Appeals.


  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. summa cum laude)
  • Wayne State University (B.A. summa cum laude)
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Inns of Court
    • Membership Committee Member
    • Chair of Employment Law Committee
    • Foundation Fellow
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Litigation Section, Insurance Section, Appellate Section, Labor/Employment Section, Negligence Section
Community Involvement
  • Lakeshore Legal Aid Pro Bono Clinics
  • Michigan State University College of Law/University of Detroit Mercy Moot Court Judge
  • Former member of the Kappa Delta Sorority Chapter Advisory Board
  • Court of Appeals Distinguished Service Award
  • Michigan State University College of Law King Scholar Program
  • Michigan State University College of Law Jurisprudence Achievement Awards: Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure
Publications & Speaking Engagements

Moderator, Common Employment Law Issues in a COVID-19 World, Oakland County Bar Association

“Scanning the Horizon: The Supreme Court’s Severability Clause Analysis Post-National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius”, Michigan State Law Review, 2013 Mich. St. L. Rev. 853

“The Future of Patient Decision Aids Post-Affordable Care Act Implementation: Whose Decision Is It Anyway?”, Michigan State University College of Law King Scholar Program, (Spring 2014)

Paddling Further into the Unknown: Addressing Return to School Employment Concerns

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Paddling into the Unknown: Mitigating Return-to-Work Employment Issues for Law Firms and Other Professional Corporations

The past three months have created unprecedented challenges for professionals across all sectors of Michigan’s economy. As we begin to explore returning to the workplace, law firms, accounting firms, and other professional service corporations are confronting new issues, such as how to reintegrate our employees into our workplaces safely and in compliance with employment laws…

Lawyer Mental Wellness in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

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To Post or Not to Post? Best Practices for Attorneys Using Social Media

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Meet the new Collins Einhorn attorney: Mary C. Aretha

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Mary C. Aretha has joined the firm’s Professional Liability practice group. Aretha has significant experience defending professional liability claims from the pre-suit phase through trial preparation. She also has experience defending employment discrimination and general negligence claims. In 2011, Aretha graduated with a B.A., Summa…

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