Bio

Aleasha Hester is an associate in the firm's Detroit office who focuses her litigation practice in the areas of third-party motor vehicle negligence and no-fault law.

As a member of the Transportation Law Practice Group, Ms. Hester represents insurance companies and businesses in first-party, third-party and uninsured and underinsured no-fault law cases with an emphasis on fraud investigation. This work includes experience with special investigative units in matters involving fraud in the procurement, fraudulent claims, policy rescission and coverage disputes.

In addition, Ms. Hester has experience handling premises liability and commercial litigation.

Representative Client Work

  • Successfully drafted and argued declaratory actions resulting in rescission of subject policies, including drafting one action that resulted in five policies with multiple vehicles on each being rescinded

  • Drafted and argued successful motions for summary disposition for clients on numerous issues, including premises liability, negligence and no-fault claims

  • Successfully drafted and argued motions for summary disposition regarding fraud in the procurement and fraud in the claims process with liability exposure in excess of $1 million

  • Successfully argued and obtained summary disposition on behalf of no-fault carriers regarding priority and coverage disputes

  • Implemented several estate planning documents to include wills, trusts and special needs trusts

Professional Affiliations

  • Oakland County Bar Association (Probate Estate and Trusts Committee; New Lawyers Committee)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Business Law Section; Consumer Law Section; Probate & Estate Planning Section)

Presentations

  • “Home and Auto Insurance Liability” workshop, Dan Krug & Associates Wealth Management, presenter, October 2018
  • MI PIP Monthly Webinar, “Fraud Toolbox: Tips on Investigating Fraud Pre-Suit,” Michigan PIP Monthly webinar, co-presenter, September 2018
  • “Say it: COA Affirms that Fraud is an Affirmative Defense and is Waived if not Properly Pled,” No-Fault Newsline, author, April 2018
  • “'I Think, Therefore it is’, is Insufficient to Establish Causation,” Boundaries Newsline, author, February 2018
  • “John Quincy Adams,” Patriot Lessons, Media Review,  2016

Credentials

Education

  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, J.D., 2016
  • Northwood University, B.B.A., 2006

Admissions

  • Michigan, 2016

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