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Gretchen A. Colter

Senior Associate

(248) 822-7846
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Related Services

Business and Commercial

Discovery / Employee Depositions

Product Liability

Education

University of Detroit Mercy College of Law, J.D., 1994

University of Colorado, B.S., Nursing, 1981

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Michigan State Courts

Gretchen A. Colter brings more than 20 years of experience in product liability, commercial litigation, and discovery matters to BSP. Her work has included matters involving automobiles, medical devices, and pharmaceutical drugs. She also has extensive experience with mediations, expert and employee witness depositions, MDL discovery, and taking matters to trial. Gretchen is a registered nurse and her experience enhances her ability to effectively evaluate cases and obtain favorable outcomes for clients.

  • Second Chair Trial Attorney in seat back case that earned a defense verdict
  • Second Chair Trial Attorney in seat belt case that earned a defense verdict
  • Second Chair Trial Attorney in airbag case that earned a defense verdict

Prior to joining the BSP team, Gretchen served as Partner at Bowman and Brooke where she focused her work on product liability litigation, toxic torts and environmental litigation relating to the automotive, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. During her time there, she also worked a secondment with a major automotive manufacturer where she assisted heavily with product litigation matters.

Prior to starting her career in law, Gretchen was involved full-time with her nursing career. She previously served as a Registered Nurse on medical, surgical, cardiac, and orthopedic units at the University of Colorado’s Health Science Center in Denver and Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She continues to work part-time as a Registered Nurse within the NeuroScience Unit of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Gretchen is a graduate of University of Colorado, where she earned her B.S. in Nursing. She later earned her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Honors & Awards

Michigan Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2006-2015

Detroit Super Lawyers, Product Liability Litigation, 2014


Professional Activities

Registered Nurse – State of Colorado and State of Michigan

State Bar of Michigan, Member

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