Zabbia N. Alholou

Zabbia N. Alholou

Zabbia N. Alholou


Zabbia N. Alholou


Zabbia focuses her practice on defense litigation for the firm’s General and Automotive Liability practice group. Her practice includes first-and third-party automotive defense and other general liability matters. Zabbia has extensive experience in litigating no-fault, provider law, family law, general liability, contract, and lemon law.  She has expertise in all aspects of the litigation process from the discovery process through trial and frequently achieves successful results for his clients.

During law school, Zabbia worked for Wayne County Corporation Counsel and Building Authority, assigned to various projects for Wayne County. She also co-founded the Arab and Chaldean Law Student Association and served on the board of the American Syrian Arab Cultural Association.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. 2013)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (B.A. 2009)
  • State Bar of Michigan
Professional Activities
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • National Arab-American Bar Association
Community Involvement

Member of the American Syrian Arab Cultural Association

  • Best Lawyers of America® Ones to Watch
    • Product Liability Litigation– Defendants (2022)
Prominent Outcomes

Obtained summary disposition on behalf of an auto insurance client against a medical provider that treated a catastrophically injured patient arising out of a motor vehicle accident.  The patient had a coordinated auto policy, making his health insurance primary. The plaintiff’s medical provider failed to properly bill the health insurance company prior to billing the client’s auto insurance. The Court granted summary disposition, dismissing over $500,000 in outstanding medical expenses. (August 2021)

Defended an auto negligence case on behalf of a defendant where the plaintiff allegedly sustained injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Upon thorough discovery, it was determined that the defendant was not at fault for the subject accident and therefore, should not be held liable for Plaintiff’s alleged pain and suffering. The trial court granted a motion for summary disposition regarding liability and dismissed the case entirely. (July 2021)

Received favorable verdicts for two family law cases (August 2019)

Successfully argued a motion for summary disposition against a breach of contract claim and went on to win case evaluation sanctions (December 2018)

Publications & Speaking Engagements

“Intentional Tort Remedies”, Chapter 3 of Damages and Remedies in Michigan (4th Ed), a publication of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Michigan Supreme Court Eliminates Mandatory Case Evaluations and Sanctions

After a revamp of the court rules pertaining to discovery, the Supreme Court shifted attention to the court rules pertaining to case evaluation. Earlier this month, the Court issued ADM File No. 2020-06, which amends MCR 2.403, MCR 2.404, and MCR 2.405. Some justices believe that the amendments will facilitate docket management. Other justices don’t…

28 Collins Einhorn Farrell Lawyers included in 2022 Best Lawyers® Lists.

Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that 28 lawyers have been included in the 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, including four receiving “Lawyer of the Year” distinction.  Eleven of the 28 lawyers have been included in the Ones to Watch edition, which recognizes attorneys who are early in their careers…

Michigan Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Disposition of Uninsured-Motorist Claim Under Competent-Evidence Policy Requirement

On occasion, a plaintiff will sue an insurance company for uninsured motorist (UM) benefits after a no-contact/no-collision accident involving an unknown at-fault driver. UM benefits are not a statutory requirement in Michigan, but rather a contractual benefit. So the litigants often ask the court to review the policy language and provide an opinion regarding its…

An Assignor’s Release of Past, Present, and Future No-Fault Benefits Applies to His Assignee Unless the Insurer Receives Notice of the Assignment

Since the Michigan Supreme Court released its Covenant opinion[1] in 2017, Michigan courts have issued inconsistent decisions regarding a medical provider’s rights under an assignment after the assignor settles his claim for no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) benefits. The Michigan Court of Appeals heeded the calls for direction on this issue and approved Physiatry and…

Meet the new Collins Einhorn attorney: Zabbia N. Alholou

  Collins Einhorn Farrell PC is pleased to announce that attorney Zabbia N. Alholou has joined the firm’s General & Automotive Liability practice group. Alholou’s practice focuses on first-and third-party automotive defense and other general liability matters. Her experience includes no-fault, provider law, family law, and lemon law. Prior to Collins Einhorn, she also served…

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