Theresa M. Asoklis
P: 248-351-5411
F: 248-351-5422


Theresa is the CEO and co-managing shareholder of the firm. She has spent her entire legal career at Collins Einhorn, joining the firm in 1989 when it was just a dozen lawyers. For the past 30 years, Theresa has focused her practice in the areas of professional liability defense and trucking and transportation law. Theresa has defended attorneys, judges, insurance agents, real estate agents, accountants, engineers, surveyors, and architects in a wide array of civil matters and in the disciplinary process. In addition, Theresa has defended trucking companies and their drivers in high-exposure injury and wrongful death cases.  Theresa has successfully tried numerous cases throughout her career.


Professional Liability
General & Automotive Liability
Trucking and Transportation Liability
Grievance Defense
Judicial Disciplinary Matters


Wayne State University
(J.D. 1989)

Wayne State University
(B.A. with distinction, 1986)


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


Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” (Metro Detroit)
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2015)

Best Lawyers of America®
—- Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2010-2020)
—- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
—– (2019-2020)

Super Lawyers™
—- Professional Liability (2008-2019)
—- Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers
—– (2010-2012, 2019)

DBusiness® Top Lawyer
—- Professional Malpractice Law
—– (2012-2013, 2015-2020)
—- Legal Malpractice Law
—– (2012-2014, 2016, 2018,2020)
—- Professional Liability (2010)

Distinguished Brief Award (co-winner), sponsored by the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and awarded to the three most scholarly briefs submitted to the Michigan Supreme Court (2001)

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
(5.0 out of 5.0)


Oakland County Bar Association
Macomb County Bar Association
Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
Michigan State Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Oakland County Bar Foundation (Fellow)


In re Chmura, 461 Mich 517 (2000)—declared canon pertaining to judicial campaign conduct unconstitutional.

In re Chmura (After Remand), 464 Mich 58 (2001)—rejecting Judicial Tenure Commission’s recommendation of discipline, and declaring that judge’s campaign literature was literally or substantially true and/or communicated mere rhetorical hyperbole protected by the First Amendment.

Osprey SA LTD v. Biber, (2015 WL 8540970)—successfully defended lawyer and law firm in a contentious multi-million dollar legal malpractice case.

Farris v. McKaig, ___Mich App___ (2018)—affirming summary disposition for attorney serving as a lawyer-guardian ad litem on basis of immunity provided to GALs pursuant to MCL 691.1407(6).

Bailey v. Bailey, 2008 WL 324156, ED MI Feb 6, 2008—summary judgment for attorney alleged to have violated wiretapping statutes.

Alterman v. Provizer, 195 Mich App 422 (1992)—summary disposition in favor of client in legal malpractice case affirmed under collateral estoppel doctrine.

St. Paul Insurance v. American Home, 444 Mich 560 (1994)—prevailed in coverage dispute in favor of client — excess insurer.


Think Twice before You ‘Cyber-Snoop’: Potential Professional Liability for Activities Related to Electronic Communications and Wiretapping, IADC Roundtable, Chicago IL (May 2010)

The Malpractice Statute of Limitations: Judicial Interpretation Run Amok, Laches (February 1994)

Featured in Motion® Magazine’s 2009 article, Reputation Matters: When a Lawyer Needs a Lawyer


Theresa is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton Township, Michigan where she served on the Church’s governing board and actively volunteers her time in other church and school-related activities.