Nicole C. Ruggirello is a partner in the firm's Bloomfield Hills office who practices primarily in the area of insurance coverage law.

Ms. Ruggirello represents several major property and casualty insurance companies in coverage cases throughout the Midwest. Her coverage work includes handling a variety of issues, including environmental contamination, construction defect and high-exposure product liability claims.

Ms. Ruggirello is a former research attorney and law clerk to the Judge Michael J. Riordan of the Michigan Court of Appeals. She also worked as a judicial intern to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman and Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Professional Affiliations

  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • State Bar of Michigan (Character and Fitness District Committee, Panel Member)
  • Illinois State Bar
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar

Community Involvement

  • Notre Dame Alumni Network

Areas of Practice



  • Law Clerk, Michigan Court of Appeals, Judge Michael J. Riordan


  • Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude, J.D., 2011
  • University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, B.A., 2008


  • Michigan, 2011
  • Illinois, 2017
  • Wisconsin, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2018


Honors & Recognitions

  • Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star in Insurance Coverage, Michigan Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication, 2020
  • “Up & Coming Lawyers” honoree, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2019
  • Notre Dame Law School Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy, Articles Editor
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honor Society)


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