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Karinne C. Orchanian

Senior Associate | korchanian@smsm.com
Senior Associate | Detroit, MI
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Practice Highlights

Karinne C. Orchanian is a senior associate attorney in the firm’s Detroit office. Focusing her practice in civil litigation including first-party and third-party auto claims, Ms. Orchanian is experienced in litigation from case initiation to resolution including conducting discovery, case evaluation, facilitation and successfully arguing dispositive motions.

Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, Ms. Orchanian worked as an associate at a large Detroit-area firm practicing insurance defense. She also has experience with general practice including transactional business matters.

Ms. Orchanian earned her J.D. from Wayne State University, where she was the recipient of the Ferne Walter Scholarship and the Iannotti Scholarship. She was the director of outside competitions for Moot Court and was a participant in the Billings, Exum and Frye Constitutional Law National Moot Court Competition. Ms. Orchanian was also selected as a Wayne Law International Public Interest Fellow and spent two months abroad providing legal services to clients at a women's shelter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy and International Relations with a focus in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy from Michigan State University.

Outside of her work in the legal arena, Ms. Orchanian enjoys volunteering in the Detroit community, including with The Greening of Detroit and Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Gleaners Community Food Bank, Volunteer
  • The Greening of Detroit, Volunteer

Obtained summary disposition on behalf of third party defendant by successfully arguing that the Plaintiff had not sustained a threshold injury under Michigan’s No-Fault Act.

Obtained summary disposition on behalf of trucking company by arguing that the Plaintiff, who was on a motorcycle, was solely at fault for the accident given he was attempting to pass the truck on the right while we were turning right. Plaintiff had intoxicating substances in his system and was operating his motorcycle with no license, no helmet, and in violation of his probation for a prior drunk driving conviction.

Education

Wayne State University, J.D., 2015

Michigan State University, B.A., International Relations, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, 2012

Admissions

  • Michigan, 2015