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Susan A. Babcock

Of Counsel
  • p. 248.642.0333 ext. 348
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Overview

Susan A. Babcock joined the firm in 2007 and now serves as outside general counsel for multiple small businesses, providing guidance in corporate, litigation, employment, real estate, contract, transactional and other business matters.

Ms. Babcock’s experience has also focused on multiple cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) and on trust and probate litigation, land use and real estate litigation, and estate planning and probate. 

Susan has been recognized seven times as a Super Lawyers Michigan “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters Company.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Beta Gama Sigma Honor Society

Community/Civic Activities

  • University of Michigan, Dearborn College of Business Alumni Affiliate Board of Directors, past board member.
  • Wayne County SAFE Board of Directors, past board member

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2010 through 2016)

Selected by Thompson Reuters Corporation

  • “Top Attorneys: Michigan’s Outstanding Young Lawyers” (2011)

Selected by American Registry

  • “America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016 – Top 5%” (2016)

Selected by American Registry

Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2008

Clerkships

  • Congressional Intern to Congressman John D. Dingell in Washington D.C. (2003)
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2007)

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Serves as outside general counsel for multiple small businesses, providing guidance in  corporate, litigation, employment, real estate, contract, transactional and other business matters
  • Assisted with multiple federal lawsuits representing various nonprofit organizations asserting claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Fair Housing Amendments Act (“FHAA”) and for constitutional violations arising from municipal zoning and land use decisions
  • Assisted  with business litigation that obtained one of the 10 top verdicts and settlements in 2012 (See Crain's Detroit Business, "Big Cases of 2012")
  • Assisted with business litigation resulting in a settlement of $5 Million in favor of the firm's client
  • Assisted with obtaining a $4.2 million Judgment on behalf of national litigation funding company (See Crain's Detroit Business, "Big Cases of 2012: Investor Slices Settlement Pie")
  • Assisted with trust litigation representing a beneficiary in multi-million dollar probate litigation
  • Provides services in estate planning, estate and trust administration, and contested estate and trust matters
  • Represented numerous clients regarding family law, child support, and spousal-support issues including post-judgment modification of parenting time and support

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Education

  • Wayne State University School of Law, Detroit, MI, J.D., 2008
    • Moot Court Board Member and Michigan Competitive Team Member
      • Best Brief Award, Michigan Competition
      • Coach, Constitutional Law Competitive Team 2nd place National winner
    • Nonprofit Corporations Clinic
      • Student Attorney
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, B.B.A., 2004, with high distinction
    • Beta Gama Sigma Honor Society