Heather Cholagh, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC Photo


Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2002

Oakland University, B.A., 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court
    - Eastern District of Michigan
    - Western District of Michigan


Heather Cholagh has over 20 years of experience as an attorney. She focuses her practice on the defense of first- and third-party motor vehicle claims on behalf of major insurance companies and their insureds.

Heather has extensive experience in the insurance industry having previously served as in-house counsel for a major international insurance provider where she handled general insurance litigation including insurance fraud-special investigations unit. Her insurance expertise also includes insurance civil litigation across several disciplines including PIP, SIU, UM/UIM, and third-party claims.

She also served as a former assistant prosecuting attorney for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Chaldean American Bar Association (Board of Directors, Director)

Oakland County Bar Association



- Provided both pre-litigation and post-litigation claims stage advice to insurers and defended insurers in coverage litigation.

- Obtained summary judgment in matters involving insurance fraud where the insured intentionally misrepresented information to obtain no-fault benefits.

- Obtained dismissals of first-party no-fault cases based on arguments of failure to cooperate, fraud, misrepresentation, and violations of court orders.

- Argued numerous RICO motions for summary disposition resulting in the dismissals of medical provider suits against insurers.

Awards & Recognition

Honors & Recognitions

Publications: "In Re Nosek: An Overview," United Trustee's Quarterly, 2007

Internet Crimes Certification, Department of Health and Human Services

Practice Areas

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