FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Foster Swift attorneys Julie I. Fershtman and April L. Neihsl were speakers at the 26th Annual National Conference on Equine Law in Lexington, Kentucky on May 4, 2011. The National Conference on Equine Law is the world's largest conference on Equine Law and in 2011 attracted attendees from 24 states and 2 continents.
Also, at a recent meeting of the American College of Equine Attorneys, Fershtman was named secretary/treasurer.
Fershtman is a shareholder with Foster Swift in its Farmington Hills office. She is President-Elect of the State Bar of Michigan and a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation. She also serves on the ABA House of Delegates and is a Vice Chair of a committee of the ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section. She has tried cases in 4 states. A frequent writer and speaker, she is the author of 3 books, more than 200 published articles and has spoken at conferences in 27 states. Fershtman focuses her law practice in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance law and equine law. She graduated from Emory College in 1983 and Emory Law School in 1986.
Neihsl is an associate in the Farmington Hills office where she focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage and equine law. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly. Neihsl is a 2003 graduate, with high honors, from Michigan State University and a 2006 graduate, cum laude, from Wayne Law School where she was a member and editor of the Wayne Law Review.