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Rachel G. Olney

Associate
28411 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48034
T 248.538.6354
F 248.200.0252

Overview

Rachel Olney is a litigator who focuses her practice on a broad range of first and third party no-fault litigation, insurance defense, business and commercial litigation and mass tort defense of asbestos cases.

Rachel's representative client work includes:

  • Defending insurers in first and third party no-fault litigation
    • Examining priority insurers for the payment of first party personal injury protection benefit claims.
    • Defending against uninsured and underinsured motorist claims
    • Evaluating "threshold" injuries
    • Analyzing liability and causation issues
    • Reviewing complex insurance policies for exceptions and exclusions
  • Providing pre-litigation/claims stage advice to insurers
  • Defending large volume asbestos cases, representing various suppliers and manufacturers of asbestos-containing products

Honors & Recognitions

2019 "Up and Coming Lawyer", Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Affiliations

Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Affiliations: 

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Won appeals in the Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Successfully secured summary disposition in numerous cases in favor of insurance companies in claims for first and third party no-fault benefits.  Most notably: 
    • Secured summary disposition in favor of an insurance company where the injured party was seeking $1,000,000+ after the Court determined that an insurer of higher priority was responsible for the first party no-fault benefits.
    • Secured summary disposition in favor of an insurance company where the injured party was seeking $1,000,000+ after the Court determined that the injured party committed a fraudulent insurance act.
    • Secured summary disposition in favor of an insurance company where medical providers were seeking $500,000+ after the Court determined that the medical providers did not have standing.
    • Secured summary disposition in favor of an insurance company after the court determined that the injured party was barred from first party no-fault benefits for failing to reasonably cooperate in the investigation of her claim.
    • Secured summary disposition in favor of an insurance company after the court determined the injured party was barred from third party no-fault benefits because she was negligent in causing subject motor vehicle accident.
    • Secured summary disposition in favor of an insurance company after the court determined the injured party was barred from third party no-fault benefits because she failed to satisfy conditions precedent to the insurance policy.

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Education

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2015, summa cum laude

Michigan State University, B.A., 2012, with High Honors

Bar and Court Admissions

Michigan

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan