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Ollgaard
Elizabeth J. Ollgaard
Associate

Phone: (248) 254-4854

Fax: (248) 254-4864

As a member of the Insurance Defense group, Elizabeth Ollgaard leverages her investigative and advocacy talents throughout the lifecycle of a case, from discovery to trial, to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Liz brings a wide range of litigation skills to the firm and is especially adept at digging deep into the law, medicine, and facts in no-fault, motor vehicle negligence, and other insurance coverage matters. She is known for crafting and presenting creative, thoughtful, and persuasive arguments, and she keeps each client informed and engaged at all stages of a suit. Many clients have stated how much they enjoy having Liz as their attorney.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Liz taught social studies at Fowlerville Junior High School, using history to empower students with critical thinking skills. She then pursued her Juris Doctor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law on an academic Dean’s Scholarship and served as a member of the law review. Her interest and dedication to social justice earned her a public interest fellowship, and she later devoted a portion of her practice to fighting for social security and other benefits for the homeless and recently released prisoners.

Outside the office, Liz is active in the community, her church, and her children’s Boy Scout Pack.

Education

  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law,
    Juris Doctor, 2007
  • Frank Murphy Honor Society
  • Recipient, Sr. Emily George R.S.M. Public Interest Fellowship
  • Member, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • University of Michigan,
    Bachelor of Art in History and Education, 2001
  • Minor in Social Studies
  • Secondary Education Teaching Certificate – History and Social Studies

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan

Volunteer, Charitable & Community Organizations

  • Den Leader, Boy Scouts of America Pack 828
  • Active Children and Youth Leadership, Trenton Church of Christ