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Barbara A. Patek

Law Office of Barbara A. Patek PLC
Lake Orion, Michigan

Barbara A. Patek concentrates her litigation practice in the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency-related litigation, attorney fee disputes, ERISA multiemployer fringe benefit fund litigation inside and outside of bankruptcy, ERISA insurance coverage matters, medical malpractice, product liability, and section 1983 matters. She has more than 35 years of trial and appellate experience and successfully completed ICLE's General Civil Case Mediator Training in 2001. Ms. Patek currently serves as the legal director and adjunct professor of law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law's Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Clinic, which serves indigent pro se litigants in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a past member of the executive board of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) and a former chair of that organization's Amicus Brief Committee. She is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan's Business Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections. Ms. Patek is a lecturer for ICLE and MAJ.