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Julie Fershtman
Works at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC
Attended Emory Law School
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Attorney
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  • Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC
    Shareholder, 2010 - present
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National trial lawyer on business, insurance, sporting and equine cases; shareholder at Foster Swift
Introduction
I am an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. Serving clients that range from small businesses and individuals to major insurance companies and businesses, I handle a wide variety of business, insurance, sporting/recreational, and equine-related matters.

My practice is, at times, national in scope. I have successfully tried cases before juries in 4 states and have been specially admitted out-of-state counsel (pro hac vice) in state and federal courts in 12 jurisdictions. Example of a case tried: I won a trial of a fraud/UCC/Consumer Protection Act case and my clients were also awarded 100% of their legal fees, which the losing parties paid. I have also secured "no cause" verdicts or directed verdicts on injury cases I defended at trial.

Though I enjoy trying cases, I realize that litigation is costly. With this in mind, I have counseled clients on ways to avoid legal disputes. Where warranted, and with the approval of my clients, I also handle disputed matters and cases through arbitration and mediation.

Active in the bar, I am a past president of the State Bar of Michigan and only the 5th woman in the bar's 79-year history to be elected president.

A frequent author, I have written well over 250 published articles and 3 books, all on law-related topics. I was a contributor to 3 other books published by ABA, as well.

I frequently speak on topics of law, liability, and risk management. My speaking engagements include conferences in 28 states, often with repeat engagements.
 
Personal website: www.fershtmanlaw.com
Firm website: www.fosterswift.com
Education
  • Emory Law School
    1983 - 1986
  • Emory College
    1983
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248-785-4731
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