Collins Einhorn Farrell Announces Five Attorneys as Partners

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Chelsea Pasquali
Chelsea Pasquali // Photo courtesy of Collins Einhorn Farrell

Collins Einhorn Farrell, a multi-specialty law firm headquartered in Southfield, announced attorneys Chelsea E. Pasquali, James J. Hunter, Jeffrey R. Hicks, Margaret A. Cernak, and Lindsey A. Peck have been elected partners in the firm.

“All five new partners have earned their promotions through their dedication to the best interests of our clients and the firm,” says Theresa Asoklis, CEO of the firm.

Pasquali is a partner in the firm’s general liability, professional liability, and commercial litigation practice areas. She has experience defending first-party no-fault, third party negligence, and premises liability cases and has represented large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in breach of contract and fraud claims.

Hunter is a partner in the firm’s professional liability and trucking and transportation liability practice groups and has experience defending complex claims in both practice areas. As a member of the professional liability practice group, he is dedicated to protecting the rights and livelihoods of professionals serving the community and represents transportation industry clients in state and federal litigation arising out of serious trucking and personal injury accidents. Hunter has successfully defended claims against attorneys, architects, real estate professionals, and others.

Hicks is a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation, professional liability, and trucking and transportation liability practice groups. His practice focuses on professional liability defense, and he has litigation experience including all phases of the litigation process. He also has experience preparing and successfully arguing motions for summary disposition and appeals on behalf of clients. In addition to his current professional liability work, Hicks has handled auto/negligence liability, complex real property and commercial litigation, and pharmaceutical liability defense.

Cernak is a partner in the firm’s insurance coverage practice group. She dedicates a significant portion of her practice to preparing coverage opinions and proposed coverage position letters, counseling insurance carries on complex insurance coverage disputes, and commencing and defending insurance coverage actions in state and federal court. Cernak has practiced in the areas of commercial, tort, and insurance coverage litigation with firms in southeast Michigan.

Peck is a partner in the firm’s appellate and employment practices liability practice groups. She has seen success in state and federal appellate courts and has experience in general liability, personal injury defense, and municipal law. Peck has defended municipal agencies, departments, appointed and elected officials, officers, and employees against a broad spectrum of claims including statutory claims, civil rights claims, and tort claims, among others.

Collins Einhorn Farrell provides legal representation in a variety of industries through the Midwest. Some of the firm’s practice areas include professional liability, asbestos/toxic tort, insurance coverage, appellate, and fire and explosion litigation.

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