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Michigan Fellow Julie I. Fershtman

May 20, 2009, Fellows in the news

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI -  Michigan Fellow Julie I. Fershtman is the author and co-editor of a book published by the American Bar Association in April 2009 entitled Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers.

The book addresses numerous issues of interest to lawyers who handle matters involving animal law such as tort law (written by Fershtman), contract and sales law (written by Fershtman), ownership and custody disputes, vereinary malpractice, disability rights, association legal issues, insurance law (written by Fershtman), remedies, criminal law, expert witnesses, and practical considerations (written by Fershtman). Included are sample form pleadings, contracts, and correspondence.

With a busy commercial and insurance litigation practice handling a wide variety of business and personal injury matters that do not involve animals, Fershtman is widely known for a portion of her practice that involves equine (horse) related law. Serving a national clientele, she has drafted contracts for transactions involving million-dollar horses, represented major international riders and instructors, litigated disputes involving sales fraud and personal injury, and represented insurers on significant insurance coverage disputes involving horses of large value.

Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers is Fershtman's third law-related book. She has been named a Fellow of the American College of Equine Attorneys. She is the current Secretary of the State Bar of Michigan and past Secretary of the Oakland County Bar Association. Fershtman is also a Trustee of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and a Vice Chair of of a committee of the American Bar Association's Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section.

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