Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1993)
  • Western Michigan University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1991)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan (1994)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan (1994)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1996)

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Negligence Section
    • Appellate Section
  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel

Professional Experience

  • Managing Partner, Hall Matson PLC (2006 – Present)
  • Partner, Hackney Grover Hoover & Bean, PLC (2000 – 2006)
  • Associate Attorney, Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Foster, PC (1994 – 1997, 1999 – 2000)
  • Senior Claims Representative, ProNational Insurance Company
    (1997-1999)

Professional Activities

  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Michigan, Mid-Michigan Chapter
    Program Chair (1997 – 1998)
    President (1998 – 1999, 1999 – 2000)
  • American Inns of Court, Thomas M. Cooley Chapter Charter Member
  • Case Evaluator, Ingham County Circuit Court
  • Lecturer to hospital risk managers, physicians and medical groups on professional liability risk reduction and litigation management

Honors and Distinctions

  • Associate Editor of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • Certificate of Merit Award recipient in District Court Practice
  • Cambridge Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals

Publications and Seminars

  • Author, “Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and Recovery For Mental Anguish,” Michigan Defense Quarterly, Spring 1995
  • Author, “The New MCR 2.604 – Its Far-Reaching and Surprising Implications,” State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section Bulletin, February 1996

Community Service

  • Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Regional Referee Administrator, DeWitt AYSO
  • Capital Area Humane Society, TLC Volunteer
  • Northpointe Community Church, MERGE (5th/6th Grade) Volunteer