rsaROBERT S. ABRAMSON
Partner
Farmington Hills, MI
P: 248.324.2620
F: 248.324.2610
rsabramson@kopkalaw.com
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Robert Abramson handles PIP, UM/UIM, fraud, and bodily injury claims for multiple auto accident carriers. Bob regularly speaks at national conferences, local defense organization events, and to numerous insurance companies across the country on how to nail insurance fraud. On November 2, 2015, he moderated a panel in New York City on the topic of “Revolution in Auto Claims” at the Ace Tech East Conference. Bob was a moderator on a panel in Orlando on the topic of “Stemming the Rising Epidemic of Insurance Fraud” at the CLM National Conference in April 2016. Bob also handles examinations under oath, dramshop actions, product liability, premises liability cases, and coverage opinions.

Before becoming a lawyer, Bob was an award-winning sports reporter for USA Today, Gannett News Service, the Ann Arbor News and the Wolverine Magazine. He co-authored a book on Michigan football’s 1997 national championship run which sold 15,000 copies.

Case Highlights:

  • In June 2016, Bob Abramson and Mark Dolin received a no-cause of action in Wayne County Circuit Court. The Plaintiff sought $101,000 in PIP medical benefits. Bob unveiled that the Plaintiff attempted to ask her own doctor to change her medical record to reflect that she fell from a van in order to obtain no-fault benefits.
  • Received a $1 case evaluation award in a PIP case where the Plaintiff underwent surgery. Bob unveiled that the Plaintiff failed to disclose numerous prior medical treaters, which undermined his entire claim.
  • Argued a winning motion for summary disposition in a multi-party premises liability death case in Livingston County Circuit Court. One Plaintiff died, and the other Plaintiff suffered burns on 25 percent of his body following a house fire in a property rented out by a Farm Bureau insured. The fire incident report indicated there were no smoke detectors. The demand was $1,000,000. However, Bob successfully convinced the court that the insured did not owe any statutory duty to the plaintiffs due to the fact they were not on the contractual lease, and there was no duty to warn of hidden dangers, since numerous affidavits confirmed that smoke detectors were present in the home when the contractual tenant first moved into the property.

Representative Clients:
Scottsdale Insurance
Progressive Insurance
Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance
Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance
Harleysville Insurance
Travelers Insurance
Hastings Mutual Insurance
Allied World Insurance

Memberships
CLM
IASIU

Admissions
Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Education
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.S.

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

“How 3D Imaging is Transforming the Litigation Landscape (and How Your Company Can Benefit),” CLM Workers’ Compensation Conference (May 2017)
“In Plain Sight:  How 3D Imaging is Stemming the Growth of Medical Fraud and Exaggerated Injuries,” CLM Magazine (April 2017)
“The Anatomy of a Plaintiff’s Attorney & How 3D Imaging is Transforming the Litigation Landscape,” CLM National Conference (March 2017)
“Wow Your Clients: How to Land Clients and Build Long-Lasting Relationships,” Book (December 2016)
“Attendant Care Fraud in Michigan No-Fault Cases,” CLM – Michigan at Olivet College (December 2016)
“Stemming the Rising Epidemic of Insurance Fraud,” CLM National Conference (April 2016)
“Fraud Squad.  The Acute Investigation is Crucial to Destroying Hit-and-Run Auto Accident Claims,” Claims Management  Magazine (April 2016)
“Anti-Fraud Training Seminar,” Frankenmuth Insurance (January 2016)
“Revolutions in Auto Claims,” ACE Tech East Conference (November 2015)
“Dissecting Attendant Care Claims,” Insurance Institute of Michigan Conference (October 2015)
“A Young Lawyer’s Guide to Defense Practice,” DRI’s Young Lawyers Committee (July 2015)
“Picking Apart Attendant Care Claims with Surgical Precision,” Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (June 2015)
“Avoiding and Defending Bad Faith,” CLM Live Standards Training Program (June 2015)
“Defending Premises Liability Claims from the Worst Winter (2013-2014) in Michigan History,” Allied World/Broadspire (May 2015)
“Picking Apart Attendant Care Claims with Surgical Precision,” Michigan Chapter of IASIU (April 2015)
“Attendant Care Fraud,” Insurance Institute of Michigan Conference (September 2014)
“Black Boxes Can Have Powerful Effects on Auto Cases,” Insurance Institute of Michigan Conference (September 2013)
“The Incredible Rise of PIP Fraud,” Insurance Institute of Michigan Conference (September 2013)
“Auto No-Fault Fraud Reaching Unprecedented Levels,” DRI’s The Whisper (May 2013)
“The Art of Obtaining and Dissecting Records Quicker in the Pursuit of Plaintiff’s Elusive Medical History,” DRI’s The Whisper (January 31, 2013)
“The Epidemic of Plaintiff Attorney Directed Medical Care,” DRI’s The Whisper (October 8, 2012)
“The Invasion of Medical Provider Lawsuits,” Insurance Institute of Michigan Conference (September 2012)
“How to Successfully Argue a Threshold Motion,” Insurance Institute of Michigan Conference (September 2012)
“Unveiling the Medical Records the Plaintiff Does Not Want You To Find,” DRI’s For The Defense (February 17, 2012)
“The Black Box Does Not Lie in PIP and Third Party Auto Accident Cases,” DRI’s Newsletter of the Insurance Law Committee (April 2012)
“Defending the Rising Tide of Uninsured Motorist Claims,” DRI’s The Whisper (June 29, 2011)
“Michigan Court of Appeals Releases First Pro-Defense Threshold Opinion Since McCormick,” KPD Legal Advisory (March 2011)
“Musical Chairs on the Michigan Supreme Court and the Effect on the Threshold,” KPD Webinar (January 2011)
“Defending Dog Bite Cases: Provocation and Trespass,” Michigan Defense Quarterly (April 2010)