A partner in the firm's Detroit office, Emily M. Coyle focuses her practice in the areas of loan workouts and foreclosures, commercial real estate, loan documentation and loan sales. Her practice also includes expertise with respect to investigating fraudulent or suspicious claims stemming from motor vehicle accidents.

As a member of the firm’s Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Law Practice Group, Ms. Coyle represents lenders and banks in commercial lending litigation, including collections and real estate disputes.

Ms. Coyle’s litigation experience also includes strategic planning with her insurer clients to resolve anticipated first-party motor vehicle liability claims and providing legal opinions regarding coverage and priority disputes. She has achieved excellent results by drafting dispositive motions to dismiss her clients based on fraudulent claims filed by insureds, failure by insureds to provide reasonable proof of loss, and other violations of the insurance contract.

Representative Client Work

  • Successfully obtained money judgments on personal guaranties of commercial loans and recouped the full amount due on several of the judgments plus attorney’s fees and costs
  • Obtained a dismissal of $53,000 in claimed benefits by filing a dispositive motion arguing accord and satisfaction
  • Successfully saved an insurer $100,000 in outstanding benefits in an ongoing litigation due to discovery issues that reduced the total claim by approximately 35 percent
  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all claims against an insurer in a priority dispute litigation before incurring any discovery costs
  • Represented national banks in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, successfully negotiated limitations on the use of cash collateral and increased monthly plan payments
  • Successfully represented lenders, creditors and other businesses in collection proceedings
  • Successfully defended banks and lenders against Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Truth in Lending Act claims
  • Successfully defendant national banks against counterclaims from commercial businesses for fraud, misrepresentation, promissory estoppel and lender liability
  • Drafted loan sale agreements, deed in lieu agreements and forbearance agreements for various financial institutions in excess of $1 million
  • Negotiated and completed sale of apartment complex for national bank after successful litigation to appoint a receiver
  • Defended national banks against motion for sanctions in bankruptcy cases
  • Negotiated short sale of several commercial business without the need for litigation
  • Represents national insurance companies in various no-fault related matters
  • Defends insurers and self-insurers in first-party no-fault cases
  • Successfully argued and obtained summary disposition on behalf of homeowners in premises liability case
  • Aggressively defended insurance claims through the discovery process in which the final settlement amount was less than 25 percent of the demand

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Michigan 
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Diversity Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Publications and Lectures

  • “Commercial Real Estate Contracts: Representations and Warranties” webinar, Lorman, Co-Presenter, Aug. 17, 2017
  • “Current Issues in Commercial Collections” webinar, Lorman, Presenter, July 26, 2017

Community Involvement

  • Metro Detroit Softball League (Executive Board, Secretary, 2016-2017; Social Committee Member, 2015-2016)


  • Phi Alpha Delta



  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Summa Cum Laude, J.D., 2010
  • Juniata College, B.S., 2003


  • Michigan, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2010


Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021-2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, 2022-2023
  • Distinguished Faculty Member, Lorman Education Services, 2017