Zabbia N. Alholou

02/27/2020
Zabbia N. Alholou
Attorney

Zabbia N. Alholou

Attorney

Zabbia N. Alholou

Summary

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.


Credentials

Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D. 2013)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (B.A. 2009)
Admissions
  • 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

Accomplishments
  • Best Lawyers of America® Ones to Watch
    • Product Liability Litigation– Defendants (2022-2023)
Prominent Outcomes

Successfully defended and obtained summary disposition for an insurance carrier in a property loss claim.  The claim resulted from a vehicle fire next to a building containing used truck parts.  The plaintiffs requested just under $1,000,000 for the building and contents.  The Court found that the plaintiffs’ claims were barred by the statute of limitations, despite plaintiffs attempts to argue the statute didn’t apply due to estoppel, reliance, and unjust enrichment.  The decision was upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals.  https://www.courts.michigan.gov/4a286f/siteassets/case-documents/uploads/opinions/final/coa/20220609_c355841_53_355841.opn.pdf

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

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