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Julie I. Fershtman is a Shareholder with Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where she practices business litigation (plaintiff and defense), fraud litigation, general insurance defense, insurance coverage, premises liability, sporting and recreational liability, agribusiness, intentional torts, and equine law.
With a law practice that is sometimes national in scope, she has successfully tried cases before juries in four states and has been admitted as pro hac vice (out of state) counsel in state and federal courts in 14 jurisdictions. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2015, for Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law. She has been listed in Michigan Super Lawyers every year since 2008 and was recognized as a 2013-2014 Michigan Super Lawyers "Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan" and "Top 25 Women Business Litigators in Michigan."
She is a past President (2011-2012) of the 43,000-member State Bar of Michigan [www.sbmpres2012.com], and only the 5th woman in the bar's 80-year history to hold this position. Her work in the legal profession and her community has been recognized by several publications.
Her speaking engagements span 28 states, primarily on topics of liability, insurance, and risk management. In addition, she is the author of over 300 published articles and 3 books on topics that include liability, contracts, and risk management.
She graduated from Emory College in 1983 and Emory Law School in 1986.
For more information, please visit: www.fershtmanlaw.com, www.fosterswift.com, and www.equinelawblog.com