Attorney Carol Smith Wins Appeal that Sought to Overturn Trial Victory

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a new trial in a case won by Attorney Carol Smith in the Western District of Michigan. The plaintiffs’ appeal cited several alleged errors made by the trial court leading up to and during the jury trial. The court of appeals sided with Ms. Smith and her clients, bringing finality to this years-long legal battle. The lawsuit was filed by a Chicago-based […]

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Nine CMDA Attorneys Recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers for 2022

CMDA is proud to announce that several attorneys from our Firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars list. The following attorneys have been selected to the 2022 Michigan Super Lawyers list: Jim Acho, Top Rated Civil Litigation Defense Jeff Clark, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Tim Ferrand, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal Haider Kazim, Top Rated State, Local & Municipal […]

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Update: $0 Judgment Entered in Federal Lawsuit Tried by Carol Smith

Update: Judge Janet Neff has entered a final judgment in the federal lawsuit tried this spring by Attorney Carol Smith and her paralegal, Suzanne Fuhrman.  The court agreed with Carol that the entire amount awarded by the Jury was either not applicable or subject to offsets.  Carol’s clients will pay nothing. The lawsuit was filed by a family physician from Chicago, who was visiting the Silver Lake State Park in […]

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Attorney Carol Smith Obtains Motion for Partial Summary Disposition on Large-Exposure Case

Judge Geddis (Livingston County) granted a motion for partial summary disposition on a large-exposure case handled by attorney Carol Smith.  The case arises from an accident that occurred when the driver of a motor coach transporting a 40+ middle-schoolers and chaperones took a highway exit ramp too fast and rolled the bus. Numerous individuals reported injuries, including several broken bones and concussions, as well as a chaperone who suffered burst-type […]

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Attorney Carol Smith Obtains Impressive Trial Win in Federal Court

Carol Smith, an attorney in our Livonia office, and her paralegal, Suzanne Fuhrman, recently scored an impressive trial win in federal court. The plaintiff, a family physician from Chicago, was visiting the Silver Lake State Park in west Michigan when he rented a Jeep Wrangler from Carol’s corporate client to drive on the sand dunes. Following a one-hour guided tour by the client through the dunes, the plaintiff crested a […]

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Insurance Defense Attorney Carol Smith joins Firm

Please join us in welcoming Carol A. Smith to the Firm. She has joined CMDA as an attorney in the Firm’s Livonia office. Ms. Smith focuses her practice on insurance defense matters. She has considerable litigation and trial experience representing clients in third-party auto claims, as well as first-party no-fault and uninsured motorist claims. Additionally, she advises clients on numerous areas of law, including insurance coverage, general liability, personal injury […]

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