James A. Iafrate

James A. Iafrate

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Phone: (734) 994-0200
Fax: (734) 994-8830

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • No Fault Insurance
  • Auto Negligence
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Truck Accidents
  • Premises Liability

Litigation Percentage:

99% of Practice is devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Michigan, 1989
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1992
U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1994


Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1989 - J.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - B.A.
Honors: With Distinction
Major: Political Science

Representative Cases:

Emmons v Farm Bureau Ins Co. - Verdict for Plaintiff
Botnar v Michigan Guarantee Fund - Favorable jury verdict with an award of more than $100,000 in no fault benefits and attorney fees
J & J Farmer Leasing, Inc. v. Citizens Ins. Co., 472 Mich 653 (MI Sup Ct 2005)
Braley v Unum, 117 F.3d 1420, CA 6 (Mich) (6th Circuit 1997)
Braley v Unum, 696 NW2d 681 (6th Circuit 2005)

Speaking Engagements:

Rehabilitation and Insurance Nursing Conference - Auto Insurance Reform, 2014
Allegiance Hospital 2014 Trauma Education Series - Auto Insurance Update
Providence Hospital Luncheon - Benefits Available Under the Michigan No Fault Law, 2013
2013 Trauma Education Services - Understanding the Michigan No-Fault System, 2013
2008 ICLE No Fault Seminar (Speaker) - Fraud as an Exception to the One Year Back Rule
Speaker at Auto Club Ins Assn - Tort Reform
When is Attendant Care Recoverable - Ethical Considerations, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Rehabilitation, 2000

Honors and Awards:

Optimist Club

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Michigan Association for Justice
Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
Italian Bar Association

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