Julie I. Fershtman is a Shareholder and a Vice President of the full-service law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC, (www.fosterswift.com) in its Southfield, Michigan, office where her practice includes business litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, and equine law. She has tried cases before juries in 4 states and has been pro hac vice counsel in 18 jurisdictions.
She is a past President of the State Bar of Michigan. In the ABA House of Delegates, she served a term from 2010-2012 and is now serving another term as a State Bar of Michigan Delegate. She was a recipient of the ABA-TIPS "Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award" in 2017.
She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2020 for Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law and is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers from 2008-2019, which also named her one of the "Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan" and "Top 50 Woman Lawyers in Michigan."
She has authored over 400 published articles and 4 books on topics that include liability, contracts, and risk management. The ABA has published the following books that she wrote or co-wrote: Equine Law and Horse Sense (author), Litigating Animal Law Disputes: A Complete Guide for Lawyers (co-author/co-editor), The Road to Independence (chapter contributor), and Marketing Success Stories, First and Second Editions (chapter contributor). In addition, she is the author of Equine Law & Horse Sense (Horses & The Law Publishing, 1996) and MORE Equine Law & Horse Sense (Horses & The Law Publishing, 2000). Her speaking engagements on legal issues span 29 states.
She graduated from Emory College in 1983 and Emory Law School in 1986.
For more information, please visit: www.fershtmanlaw.com and www.fosterswift.com