Established. Reputable. Aggressive.

Since 1988, the attorneys of Anselmi Mierzejewski Ruth & Sowle P.C., have provided insightful and effective insurance defense representation to clients throughout the United States. Today, we draw upon our decades of experience to assist insurance companies and claims adjusters with legal matters throughout Michigan and consult on claims in various other jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Practice Areas

Amusement/Leisure Industry
Automobile Negligence
Automobile No-Fault
Coverage Disputes/Declaratory Actions
Heavy Truck Litigation
Assigned Claims Plan Servicing Insurers
Liquor Liability
Premises Liability
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Established.

The attorneys at A-M Law continually draw upon the firm’s decades of experience both in and outside of Michigan to assist insurance companies and their claims adjusters with the various legal challenges they confront. Today, the attorneys at A-M Law continue their commitment to serving as a trusted, accessible and aggressive advocate for their clients.

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Reputable.

Anselmi Mierzejewski Ruth & Sowle P.C. is an emerging leader in Michigan’s insurance defense community. A-M Law lawyers are known for their professionalism, strategic negotiation techniques and advanced courtroom skills. Should trial become necessary, A-M Law attorneys work tirelessly to reach a cost-conscious outcome that is as advantageous as possible for our clients.

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Aggressive.

The attorneys at Anselmi Mierzejewski Ruth & Sowle P.C. professionally yet aggressively defend their clients’ positions. This trial-oriented strategy has resulted in many successful results in cases relating to first-party no-fault benefits, automobile negligence, coverage disputes, heavy truck litigation, premises liability, amusement and leisure industry as well as clients facing liquor liability issues.

Recent Successes

A-M Law shareholder Joseph S. Mierzejewski recently completed a four day Trial in Lapeer County Circuit Court, winning a judgment of No Cause for Action. Plaintiff, his wife, and his granddaughter were occupying Plaintiff’s truck when they were struck in the rear by Defendant’s insured, traveling to 80-100 mph. Both vehicles were totaled. Plaintiff claimed to have sustained a serious impairment of a body function resulting in fusion surgery to his sacroiliac joint, left shoulder rotator cuff surgery, and right knee surgery. Liability was admitted. The case was tried on the issues of causation and serious impairment. Plaintiff presented three expert witnesses, a neurosurgeon, an orthopedic surgeon, and a pain management specialist. The defense called an orthopedic surgeon expert witness. Mr. Mierzejewski’s cross-examination of Plaintiff, relying on voluminous records, was effective in raising significant questions regarding Plaintiff’s credibility. In closing argument, it was argued that, although negligence was admitted, Plaintiff’s injuries were limited to soft tissue sprains and strains, and the surgeries were not due to injuries that arose out of the accident.

After 35 minutes of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict finding that Defendant was negligent, the negligence caused injuries to Plaintiff, the injuries were proximately caused by Defendant, but Plaintiff’s injuries did not rise to the level of a serious impairment of a body function.

A-M Law shareholder Mark D. Sowle obtained a verdict of No Cause of Action in a Wayne County case which was defended on the basis of insurance fraud. Plaintiff claimed first party no-fault benefits against Farm Bureau Insurance. Mr. Sowle won the case by introducing evidence that the MRIs Plaintiff relied upon were fraudulent, and that Plaintiff’s medical treatment was orchestrated by his attorneys. The verdict resulted in case evaluation sanctions against Plaintiff in excess of $35,000.
A-M Law shareholder Mark D. Sowle obtained a verdict of No Cause of Action in Oakland County which was defended on the basis of insurance fraud. Plaintiff claimed first party no-fault benefits and underinsured benefits against Farm Bureau Insurance. Plaintiff had undergone an L5-S1 fusion which he asserted arose out of a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Sowle won the case by demonstrating that the surgery was the result of Plaintiff’s recruitment into a treatment ring facilitated by his attorneys, and was determined not to be reasonable or necessary to his care and recovery. Mr. Sowle also proved to the jury that Plaintiff had submitted more than 80 days of fraudulent attendant care claims. The verdict resulted in case evaluation sanctions against Plaintiff in excess of $45,000.
A-M Law shareholder Michael D. Phillips obtained a verdict of No Cause of Action on behalf of the Michigan Auto Insurance Placement Facility in a first party no-fault action. At Trial, Plaintiff presented claims for medical expenses, replacement services, and wage loss benefits. However, the jury agreed with the MAIPF and found that Plaintiff was disqualified from receiving benefits for the reason that, at the time of the accident, Plaintiff was driving his girlfriend’s uninsured vehicle without first obtaining permission, and as a result was in violation of Michigan’s anti-joyriding statutes. The Trial lasted four days; and followed a ruling from the Court finding a question of fact on the issue of unlawful taking.
A-M Law attorney Mark L. Nawrocki obtained a verdict of No Cause of Action in a Macomb County Circuit Court jury trial. The matter was defended on the basis of a fraudulent claim. Plaintiff claimed injury to his neck, lower back, shoulder, and bicep. Plaintiff underwent physical therapy from February until May 2015 and then again from March 2016 until May 2016. Mr. Nawrocki won the case by arguing multiple fraudulent submissions to the insurer, including Plaintiff receiving social security disability benefits while making a wage loss claim of $50,000 to $60,000 a year by selling Rottweilers. Proofs showed Plaintiff was selling Rottweilers after the accident. Additionally, Mr. Nawrocki demonstrated to the jury, 21 other instances of fraud. The jury deliberated for 12 minutes before unanimously concluding that Plaintiff’s claim was fraudulent and a No Cause of Action verdict was entered. The verdict resulted in case evaluation sanctions and attorney fees pursuant to MCL 500.3148(2).

About Anselmi Mierzejewski Ruth & Sowle P.C.

Our trial-oriented practice is built on a foundation of in-depth knowledge of insurance defense law, our attorneys’ attentive, well-constructed arguments and long history of success either through a dismissal of claims or a favorable result for our clients. This success gives us a reputation as insurance defense advocates who strive to serve as a valuable resource for our clients.

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