Melissa Durity, Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC Photo

Education

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.

Marquette University

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

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

Overview

Melissa Durity has devoted her career to the defense of national insurance carriers and the investigation of fraudulent claims. Melissa has jury trial trial experience having first-chaired a trial for a national insurance company. 

Her practice focuses on insurance defense, including first-party no-fault benefit claims, uninsured motorist benefit claims, underinsured motorist claims, and third-party automobile negligence claims.

She also brings prior experience having served a corporate counsel extern for a global automotive supplier and a law clerk for American Inns of Court and The Honorable Marla E. Parker.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Member, D. Augustus Straker Bar Association

COMMUNITY

Triumph Church, Social Justice Committee Member

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Experience

Experience

  • As a first-chair, successfully obtained a no cause of action in defending a third-party automobile negligence jury trial in Washtenaw County Circuit Court on behalf of a national insurance company.
  • Successfully obtained a no cause of action, which included an allegation of fraud and material misrepresentation, in defending a first-party no-fault PIP jury trial in the Wayne county Circuit Court on behalf of a national insurance company.
  • Successfully obtained a no cause of action, in defending a first-party no-fault PIP jury trial in the Macomb county Circuit Court on behalf of a national insurance company.

Practice Areas

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