Product Liability Litigation
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1981
Wayne State University, B.A., with high distinction, 1978
Honorable Patricia J. Boyle, U.S. District Court & Michigan Supreme Court
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.
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
Resides in Grosse Pointe Park with her husband and has 3 daughters
Enjoys photography, travel, and culinary arts
Favorite Team: Detroit Tigers
Best Vacation: San Sebastián, Spain
On her iPod: Motown, Gipsy Kings, Lady Gaga