James A. Iafrate

James A. Iafrate

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Partner

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

Education:

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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