Bio

Stephanie M. Brochert is a member of the firm's Bloomfield Hills office, practicing primarily in the area of insurance coverage.

Ms. Brochert represents major property and casualty insurance companies in coverage cases throughout the United States, and she is admitted to practice law in Michigan, New York and New Jersey. Her coverage work includes handling a variety of issues, including environmental contamination, construction defect and high-exposure product liability claims.

A native New Yorker, Ms. Brochert has experience representing insurers in complex coverage disputes involving multi-million dollar construction projects, severe personal injuries, exposures to toxic materials, and matters involving state and local government entities, including the city of New York.

Representative Client Work

  • Successfully represented insurers against claims of additional insured coverage where policy endorsement significantly narrowed the scope of coverage from the standard policy form
  • Obtained summary dismissal of a coverage claim against an insurer, successfully arguing that an insured’s motorized bicycle was an “auto” that was precluded from coverage under the insured’s general liability policy
  • Successfully represented insurers seeking to rescind policies on the basis that the insured provided materially misrepresentative statements on the application for insurance
  • Represented insurers in summary motion practice dealing with alleged wrongful withdrawal of a defense where the insured failed to cooperate with its defense counsel
  • Obtained summary dismissal of a coverage action based on New York Insurance Law 3420’s requirement that a denial of coverage be given as soon as reasonably possible, where an injured claimant alleged not to have received a copy of the disclaimer but the same was properly mailed under applicable law

Professional Affiliations

  • Women's Bar Association (WLAM Representative, 2018-2019; Treasurer 2019-2020)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM Oakland Region)
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section)
  • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar

Areas of Practice

Credentials

Education

  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C., cum laude, J.D., 2013
  • Marist College (Poughkeepsie, New York), cum laude, B.A., 2008

Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2013
  • New York, 2014
  • Michigan, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2019

Honors/Awards

Honors & Recognitions

  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 2019 Regional Leadership Award
  • Women’s Bar Association, 2018 Member of the Year
  • Catholic University Pro Bono Service Certificate of Highest Honors
  • Catholic University Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
  • Alumni First Year Recognition Award
  • Energy Law Moot Court Team

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