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Erin A. Sedmak Associate

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2013

University of Michigan, B.F.A., cum laude, 2001

Ms. Sedmak focuses her practice in defense litigation in the financial and insurance industries but her practice is not limited to those fields. Ms. Sedmak has represented corporate, individual, and governmental interests in litigation, including representing municipalities in tax disputes. Ms. Sedmak's financial-industry practice focuses on defending individual and class-action litigation, including claims under the FDCPA and FCRA. Ms. Sedmak's insurance experience includes first- and third-party matters, including advising a major insurance company with respect to claims arising from the Flint Water Crisis. Ms. Sedmak is comfortable working on all aspects of pre-trial matters, including written discovery, conducting depositions, drafting and arguing motions, negotiating settlement, and counseling her clients.

Not only is Ms. Sedmak comfortable in the courtroom but she has a firm understanding of the business operations of her clients due to her experience prior to law school. She worked at large, first-rate hospitality companies in several capacities. She managed a variety of aspects of operations and oversaw business development and marketing. Ms. Sedmak's clients appreciate the fact that she provides regular status updates, counsels them through the litigation process, and is readily available when needed.

Memberships & Involvement

Oakland County Bar Association

Washtenaw County Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

Humane Society of Huron Valley, 2012 weekly volunteer

Humane Society of Huron Valley fundraiser Walk & Wag, 2012-2015

Rebuilding Together, 2013, 2015

Adopt-A-Highway volunteer, 2007-2010

Food Gatherers, 2012 weekly volunteer

Monitor/Mountain Bike Instructor for at risk kids at Trips for Kids, 2006

Certificate of Merit Awards, Torts, Secured Transactions, Evidence, No-Fault Law, Bar Exam Skills

Top Ten Oral Advocate - All Campus Moot Court Competition