About Alison Duffy
I was in a car accident and my injuries prevented me from working. I lost so much. I was close to losing my home. It had been in my family for generations, but my lawyer Alison helped me stay in my home by getting me a great settlement. I felt like Alison was one of my daughters. We can talk about everything. She is up front and down to earth. She’s a go getter. Alison helped me tremendously by always letting me know what was going on and being available when I had questions. She comforted me and she helped me get my no fault benefits so I could recover from my injuries. I wouldn’t be where I am today with a roof over my head and a strong future without Alison. I’m so grateful.
Working with Alison
Aside from her experience and impressive track record, one of the things that really sets Alison apart is her commitment to – and success at – being an effective, compassionate advocate both inside and outside of the courtroom. As one of Alison’s clients aptly said: “Alison Duffy represented me in litigation … I liked the fact that she is a go-getter. She kept me informed all the way through the process. I could always get a hold of her by e-mail or phone and she always followed up with me. I knew Alison was fighting for my rights and had my best interests in mind. Alison got me the absolute best settlement she could.”
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
- Title editor, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
- Graduated in top 16% of class
- Scholarship, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section
- Book Award, Conflicts of Law
- Quarterfinalist, G. Mennen Williams Moot Court Competition
Michigan State University
- Graduated Cum Laude, from Honors College
- Dean’s List for seven semesters
- Cole Honors International Study Scholarship
Alison has been selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list since 2012. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The honor is limited to the top 5 percent of Michigan attorneys.
Alison was among the Top Women Attorneys in Michigan by Hour Detroit magazine.
Alison was also named in the “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association. This is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys, those who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership as a lawyer under the age of 40.
Alison was named an “Up & Coming Lawyer” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The recognition is for “legal practitioners who are establishing a name for themselves, go above and beyond, and display the ambition, drive, determination and accomplishments that set them apart among their peers — in their first 10 years in practice,” according to the state’s largest legal newspaper.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Michigan Association for Justice – Executive Board Member
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Ingham County Bar Association
- American Civil Liberties Union
Alison has shown herself to be a proven fighter with experience beyond her years. She’s litigated numerous cases before state and federal court juries. She and Michigan Auto Law partner Robert Raitt won a $4.6 million verdict in a traumatic brain injury case in Wayne County. She also secured a $1 million verdict for a semi-truck accident case involving an illegal turn.
Alison is licensed in state and federal court. She also sits as a case evaluator in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.
Prior to working for Michigan Auto Law, Alison interned for (now Chief) Judge Denise Page Hood in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Participant, "ICLE Demonstration: Presenting TBI Evidence at Trial"; Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) - On-demand video seminar series; Ann Arbor, MI; November 2019
- Presenter, "How to Deal with Medicare and Medicaid Liens"; No-Fault Summit, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE); Plymouth, MI; May 2019
- Presenter, "Trial Preparation"; Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), On-demand webcast; Ann Arbor, MI; April 2019
Our first experience with Michigan Auto Law started back in 2009, we were looking for assistance to bill our Auto Insurance Company. These were some basic medical Insurance coverages that are included in most auto policies but not readily offered for compensation unless prompted. With a few phone conversations, Michigan Auto Law guided us through the process without charge. We received full compensation from our Auto Insurance company. Jump forward to 2019. I was a victim of an auto collision caused by a negligent driver and had experienced physical injury. Without hesitation I contacted Michigan Auto Law. They have an exemplary team, starting with Jeff Bussell who expediently started the process. Jeff makes sure the important and necessary facts are collected. Can’t say enough good things about Jeff. As my case proceeded Alison Duffy proceeded with the litigation. Again, nothing but the best representation a person could ask for. Working with Alison, a very pleasant person, she made it clear Michigan Auto Law garners respect due to their expertise. Throughout the process all communications were quick, precise. With Michigan Auto Law’s representation, my awarded compensation exceeded my expectations. A law firm may say they’re the best, Michigan Auto Law will work hard to prove to you they are the best!
Alison is just the best. She is encouraging, comforting, calming, and sensitive. She gave us very specifc instructions to help out with our deposition, which went very well. We never felt anxious. Alison made sure to calm any anxiety or fears we had. We were pleased with the way everything was totally completed by her. She made sure there were no worries for us. We have a great deal of respect for Alison and her professional expertise. Alison comes high on a recommendation from us.
Thank you to Alison Duffy and team for all your help and guidance, you were all great and truly dedicated to your clients.
I was involved in a pretty several car accident, causing several broken bones. I called Michigan Auto Law and they sent someone out to meet with me the next week (it was a 3 hour drive for them to come to my apartment). Alison was assigned to my case and went straight to work. She did a great job and was always available to answer any questions I had, she replied to my emails usually within an hour or two tops. Her paralegal Elise was also super helpful with answering a few questions I had when Alison wasn’t available. I would recommend Alison and Michigan Auto Law to anyone needing guidance after they’re in an automobile accident.
Amazing communication, takes the worry off of everything while you do the healing. Friendly, professional, I can’t thank Allison and Michigan Auto Law enough.
My experience with Michigan Auto Law was great! I could not have asked for a better attorney than Alison. She was very polite and kind. Alison was always super responsive to me when I needed anything. She worked really hard to resolve my case quickly. Please come to Michigan Auto Law and see Alison. She will take great care of you.
I was referred to Michigan Auto Law by another attorney. He mentioned that auto injuries is their speciality. From the moment I met Alison and Bobby, they were very welcoming. I could tell that the both of them were very serious with the work that they do for their clients. This allowed me to feel that they were completely trustworthy. Both were very responsive and kept me up to date fully with my case. They are the best team and work very well together. The best part of my experience is that they were very interested in my opinion and what I wanted for my outcome. The communication was also top notch. As I said, Bobby and Alison were very serious about my case and fought every step of the way for me. I highly recommend them.
Excellent company. I was injured in an auto accident and had to have major surgery. Since the person who hit me was uninsured, I had to deal with my own insurance company. Robert Raitt, Alison Duffy and Elise Harris are wonderful. They are always prompt in answering questions and returning phone calls. They made this experience as pleasant as possible. I strongly recommend them.
Thank you Bobby and Allison for everything the both of you have done throughout this process. I really appreciate you guys.
When I came to Michigan Auto Law, I felt very welcome. The entire staff is extremely warm. Bobby is a really great attorney. Elise was so great in helping to answer all my questions and concerns. Alison and Colleen were also great in assisting me through this whole ordeal. I don’t not wish an auto accident on anyone. If anyone does happen to be in an accident, come to Michigan Auto Law. I appreciate Bobby and his entire team and want to thank them very much.
I contacted Michigan Auto Law after a terrible auto accident I was involved in. Jeff spoke with me right away. This really shocked and impressed me. Brandon also helped me out a great deal in the beginning stages of my case. I then began to work with Bobby and Alison. I could tell from the moment I met them that they were a tough team, which I needed in my corner. Elise was super awesome and talked to me a lot and eased my mind. I had a great experience with each and every person that I have spoken about here. In my opinion, this is hard to find. I am definitely recommending Michigan Auto Law to others. They are the best of the best.
I had an attorney at another firm in which I was very disappointed in. I came to discover Michigan Auto Law from a friend of mine. From the moment I came here, I knew I made the best choice of leaving the old attorney I had at another firm. Brandon and Alison were wonderful. The thing that I loved the most about my experience is that they cared for me. They were concerned, they listened to me. The old firm I was at did no such thing. Both Alison and Brandon were very responsive to me and answered any questions and concerns I had. I will always pay it forward and recommend Michigan Auto Law to friends and family, just as they were recommended to me.
I would recommend them to anyone!!!! Alison is a wonderful compassionate person and she is one of the best of you ask me!!! Thanks again for everything...... God Bless!!!!