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Josephine A. DeLorenzo

Partner

  • Licensed Since: 2008
  • Joined Firm: 2011
38505 Woodward Ave.
Suite 100
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
TEL: (313) 983-4338
FAX: (313) 983-4350
Areas of Practice
Honors & Awards
  • Michigan Rising Star in Appellate Law, Michigan Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters publication, 2014 - 2018
  • Frank Murphy Honor Society
  • Book Awards in Constitutional Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Estates & Trusts, International Law, American Indian Law and Death Penalty in America
  • Law Review, Associate Editor, 2007-2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkship(s)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Kurtis T. Wilder at the Michigan Court of Appeals, 2011
Education
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, summa cum laude, J.D., 2008
  • University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, B.A., 1991
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Michigan, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2017

Josephine A. DeLorenzo serves as Co-Leader of Plunkett Cooney's Appellate Law Practice group. A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, she focuses her practice exclusively in the areas of appellate and insurance law with particular expertise in governmental law, professional liability, no-fault law and insurance coverage.

Ms. DeLorenzo is a former law clerk to the Honorable Kurtis T. Wilder of the Michigan Court of Appeals, as well as a prehearing attorney for the court. She also has an extensive journalism background having served as editor for a trade publication and as a staff assistant for the The Weekly Standard in Washington, D.C.

Ms. DeLorenzo received her law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. While there, she interned for the Honorable Judge Nancy Edmunds of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and for the Honorable Judge Joseph Farah of the Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Michigan.

Representative Client Work

  • Successfully reversed denial of summary judgment on the basis of qualified immunity to government employee on a claim of illegal workplace search and seizure in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully reversed denial of summary judgment to law enforcement officer on a claim of malicious prosecution in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully upheld summary judgment for city and law enforcement officer on claims of false arrest and malicious prosecution in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully upheld summary judgment for law enforcement officer on claims of illegal entry and malicious prosecution in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully upheld summary judgment for county and corrections officer on claim of deliberate indifference in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully defended legal and medical professionals in cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals
  • Obtained reversal of judgment on jury verdict and award of attorneys fees in a no-fault case appealed to the Wayne County Circuit Court
  • Prepare, on behalf of insurers, coverage opinions and proposed coverage position letters in response to claims of advertising injury, bodily injury and/or property damage

Publications and Lectures

  • "Hacking a Path Through the Coverage Jungle - Additional Insured Status from Construction Contracts," Co-Author, DRI's For the Defense, May 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Federalist Society - Michigan Lawyers Chapter (Treasurer)

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