Stephanie B. Burnstein is a senior associate attorney who primarily concentrates her practice in general litigation matters including negligence, insurance, workers' compensation and trucking/transportation matters. Ms. Burnstein also handles employment matters in both pre-litigation and litigation stages. She has extensive experience in all stages of litigation including client intake, filing lawsuits, conducting discovery, drafting and arguing motions, case evaluations, settlement negotiations, arbitration, trial and appellate practice. Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, Ms. Burnstein worked as an associate with a litigation group in Southfield, MI.
Ms. Burnstein earned her J. D. from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, MI. While in law school, she served as the Symposium Editor and Assistant Editor at The Wayne Law Review and was a Director and Member of Outside Competitions for the Moot Court team. She also received the Kienbaum, Opperwall, Hardy and Pelton PLC Endowed Scholarship in 2014. Ms. Burnstein holds a bachelor's degree in social relations and policy from Michigan State University. She is admitted to practice in Michigan.
- Recipient of the Kienbaum, Opperwall, Hardy and Pelton PLC Endowed Scholarship, 2014
- Third Place Brief at the Robert R. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition, 2013
- Octofinalist at the Robert R. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition, 2013
- Third Place Award for Individual Appellate Advocacy in the Arthur Neef Competition, 2012
- First Place, Writing Competition- Health Care Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, 2012
- Secured favorable verdict at trial for client where a Plaintiff claimed various injuries and subsequent surgeries.
- Obtained summary disposition in premises liability matter where a minor claimed amputation due to a door hinge.
- Obtained summary disposition for trucking client on the basis of a lack of liability where the Plaintiff entered the intersection on a green light but failed to ensure that the intersection was clear of vehicles.
- Secured summary disposition on behalf of insurance company due to a failure to identify the company as an insurer within the statutory period.
- Obtained summary disposition on behalf of small business owner where Plaintiff claimed to have fallen on a staircase that was not up to code.
- Obtained summary disposition on behalf of insured driver where the Plaintiff failed to disclose her pre-existing conditions to her post-accident treating providers.
- Obtained summary disposition on behalf of auto auction by arguing that Plaintiff was more than 50% at fault for the accident when he stepped in front of a moving vehicle in an auction lane.
- Obtained summary disposition on behalf of a subcontractor relating to a slip and fall that occurred at a construction site by successfully arguing that the subcontractor owed no duty to the Plaintiff.
- Obtained summary judgment and dismissal on a claim with a demand in excess of $100,000 after uncovering Plaintiff’s fraudulent misrepresentations.
- Obtained summary disposition an subsequent grant of attorney fees on behalf of an insurer for a transportation company based on Plaintiff’s fraud.
- Granted partial summary disposition on a Plaintiff’s wage loss claims as the claims were speculative in nature and did not constitute temporary unemployment.
Segal McCambridge, in-house CLE, "When you Lose, We Lose: Preserving Evidence in Trucking," (May 7, 2019).
Articles & Publications
- Law360 Expert Analysis, 10.24.19
- The Journal of Insurance & Indemnity Law, 1.19
- TRANSPORTATION LAW CLIENT ALERT: City of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s Lawsuit Challenging the Michigan No-Fault Act’s Constitutionality Gains Traction2.28.19
- GENERAL FRAUD EXCLUSIONS: AN IMPOSING DEFENSE IN MICHIGAN PIP ACTIONS8.2.16
Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2014
Michigan State University, B.A., Social Relations and Policy, 2011
- Michigan, 2014
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2019
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2015