Emma Callihan, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC Photo


University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., cum laude

Eastern Michigan University, B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan


Emma Callihan focuses her practice on the defense of insurance companies, self-insured corporations, and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation, including first-party auto No-Fault (PIP), third-party auto negligence, insurance coverage disputes, Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) Servicing Insurer Defense, and MACP Servicing Insurer Subrogation. 

Her experience also includes serving as a law clerk at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., providing first-line review of sensitive documents in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. She also served as a Diversity in Leadership Fellow at the Law and Leadership Institute in Toledo, Ohio, where she coached the 2021 LLI Ohio Moot Court first-place winners, taught high school seniors from underserved communities about all aspects of a Fourth Amendment moot court fact pattern, and participated in multiple state-wide forums to discuss cultural competency, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, and expanding diversity in the legal profession.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Detroit Bar Association

Volunteer, Forgotten Harvest

Awards & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

Passed the Uniform Bar Exam with a score high enough to practice in any UBE jurisdiction

University of Toledo College of Law
- First Woman at UT Law to receive the
Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer 2021 Fellowship Grant
- Legal Research & Writing, Teaching Assistant
- Women Lawyers Association of Michigan 2022 Leadership Class
- Women’s Law Student Association,
President, Former Secretary & SBA Representative
- National Lawyers Guild, Trained Legal Observer & Former Executive Board Member
- Delta Theta Phi, Professional Development Chair & Member
- Student Bar Association, Member

Eastern Michigan University
- Odyssey at EMU,
President & Former Editor-in-Chief
- American Moot Court Association 2019 Brief Writing Competition, Participant

Practice Areas

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