lcr2LESLIE C. RICHTER
Senior Attorney
Farmington Hills, MI
P: 248.324.2620
F: 248.324.2610
lcrichter@kopkalaw.com
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Leslie C. Richter, who has been practicing law since 1989, has handled numerous cases in the areas of automobile negligence, first-party insurance, third-party insurance, premises liability and construction. She has extensive experience in both the Michigan and federal judicial systems including appellate work.

Prior to joining the firm, Leslie was in-house counsel at Citizens Insurance Company, where she concentrated in the areas of first-party no-fault insurance litigation, automobile negligence and premises liability, and handled in excess of 75 active cases from inception to resolution.

Prior to Citizens, she worked for another insurance defense firm, where she concentrated on premises liability, automobile negligence, and commercial litigation. While there, she handled a negligence case filed in federal court. The District Court dismissed the case on Defendant’s motion for summary judgment and Plaintiff’s counsel appealed. Leslie authored the Defendant’s appellate brief and presented oral argument on behalf of her client in front of a panel of the Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals which eventually upheld the lower court’s ruling.

Earlier in her career, Leslie spent three years working at a company which handled medical subrogation work for national health care plans, personally recovering in excess of $8 million dollars.

TRIAL AND CASE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Leslie has had multiple cases summarily dismissed by various courts on dispositive motions during her tenure with Kopka Pinkus Dolin
  • Leslie has participated in various forms of alternative dispute resolution resulting in successful outcomes of several high exposure cases

MEMBERSHIPS
University of Michigan Alumni Association
Board of Directors Member – The Heart of A Child (non-profit raising funds for cardiovascular research at Children’s Hospital of Michigan)
Chi Omega Alumni Association
Detroit Catholic Central High School Mothers Club

ADMISSIONS
Michigan
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

EDUCATION
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.