FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Julie I. Fershtman, a shareholder with Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC in its Farmington Hills office, was a speaker at the IBA West National Agribusiness Conference on March 23, 2011 in Sacramento, California. A member of its faculty since 2006, Fershtman also speaks at its conferences in Colorado, Virginia, Ohio and Iowa. These are the largest insurance education conferences for agribusiness and farm risks in the United States.
Fershtman 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.
With a practice that has been national in scope, Fershtman has won jury trials in 3 states. A frequent writer and speaker, she is the author of 3 books and more than 200 published articles. She has spoken at conferences in 27 states.
Fershtman focuses her law practice in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance law, and equine law. A member of the State Bar of Michigan since 1986, she graduated from Emory College in 1983 and Emory Law School in 1986.