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Best Lawyers® in America, 2013, 2014 (Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law)
Michigan Super Lawyers (Civil Litigation Defense) 2008 - 2013
Michigan Super Lawyers™ Top 25 Women in Business Law, 2013 Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan, 2013
"10.0/10 - Superb" (highest rating) by lawyer rating service avvo.com
"Respect for Law Award," Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club, 2012
"Top 15 Women to Watch," Crain's Detroit Business, 2010
"Michigan Top Lawyer," Dbusiness, 2010
"Leader in the Law," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2010
"Michigan Top Lawyer," Dbusiness, 2009
"Metro Detroit's Most Influential Women," Crain's Detroit Business, 2007
"Professionalism Award" Oakland County Bar Association, 2000
"40 Outstanding Business Leaders Under 40," Crain's Detroit Business, 1996
"21 Young Lawyers Leading Us into the 21st Century," Barrister Magazine, 1995
"Distinguished Service Award," American Youth Horse Council, 2013
"Equine Industry Award," Michigan Equine Partnership, 2013
"Partner in Safety" Award," American Riding Instructors Association, 2007
"Catalyst Award," Michigan Horse Council, 2002
"Outstanding Achievement Award," American Riding Instructors Association, 1998
"Associate Service Award," United Professional Horseman's Association, 1998
"National Partnership in Safety Award," Certified Horsemanship Association, 1997
Emory Law School, J.D. 1986
Emory College, B.A. 1983
State Bar of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Julie Fershtman concentrates her law practice in the areas of general insurance defense, insurance coverage, business litigation, premises liability, and sporting and recreational liability. Her clients range from major insurance companies and businesses to individuals. In addition, she is considered to be one of the nation's leading practitioners in equine law.
She has achieved numerous courtroom victories in a variety of legal matters, has successfully tried cases before juries in four states, and has been admitted to practice as pro hac vice counsel in state and federal courts in twelve jurisdictions.
Julie is a Past President of the 43,000-member State Bar of Michigan. In the American Bar Association she is a Vice-Chair of a committee of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Additionally, she is a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American, Michigan, and Oakland County Bar Foundations.
A frequent author and speaker on legal issues, she has written over 200 published articles, three books, and has lectured at seminars, conventions, and conferences in 28 states on issues involving law, liability, risk management, and insurance.