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Elizabeth A. Zatina

Of Counsel

(248) 822-7800

Related Services

Automotive Litigation

Product Liability Litigation

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1981

Wayne State University, B.A., with high distinction, 1978

Judicial Clerkship

Honorable Patricia J. Boyle, U.S. District Court & Michigan Supreme Court

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Michigan State Courts

 

Elizabeth A. Zatina is Of Counsel to BSP. She brings over 30 years of experience and focuses her practice on product liability and automotive litigation.

  • Counsels automotive clients on issues related to product warnings, owner manual content and compliance with relevant legal requirements.

Liz gained extensive experience during her nearly 27 year career as in-house counsel at a major Detroit OEM. She focused on an array of issues including; compliance with federal and state motor vehicle laws and regulations, U.S. Safety Act, and emerging automotive technologies.

Liz clerked for the Honorable Patricia J. Boyle at the U.S. District Court and Michigan Supreme Court. She also worked in the Prehearing Division of the Michigan Court of Appeals. Liz was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy teaching Legal Writing.

Liz is a graduate of Wayne State University, where she earned her B.A. in Spanish. She later continued her educational career to earn her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan, Member

For the Community

Dominican Literacy Center, Detroit, Adult Literacy Tutor

Freedom House, Detroit, Language Partner

2015-2016 Michigan Nonprofit Association Leadership with Purpose Program, Participant

Southeastern Michigan Administrative Services Group (Legal Aid and Defender Association), Member of Board of Directors and Member

St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen Detroit, Member of Board of Directors and Volunteer

University of Detroit Mercy Law School Veterans Law Clinic, Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney


For Fun

Resides in Grosse Pointe Park with her husband and has 3 daughters

Enjoys photography, travel, and culinary arts

Speaks Spanish

Favorite Team: Detroit Tigers

Best Vacation: San Sebastián, Spain

On her iPod: Motown, Gipsy Kings, Lady Gaga

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