Jamie initially joined Kickham Hanley in 2003 as part of the litigation team. Currently, Jamie concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and risk litigation. She has experience litigating cases involving banking, construction, contracts, accounting and legal malpractice, family law, real estate, corporate and business law issues. She possesses extensive experience in drafting sophisticated legal briefs in both state and federal court, and at the trial court and appellate court level. Jamie loves to write, and as such, specifically enjoys appellate practice. She is admitted to practice before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and one day hopes to have a case controversial enough to land her before the U.S. Supreme Court. Jamie also has an active family law practice, specializing in divorce and child custody litigation.
In September 2006, Jamie assisted in a two week trial of a product warranty case in the federal district court in Oregon which ultimately achieved a judgment on a jury verdict (including interest and attorney fees) in excess of $1.6 million. In 2004, Jamie developed and implemented a default litigation process for Sears and Kmart, and as part of that process, managed outside litigation counsel nationwide on behalf of these clients through 2007.
One of the most personally rewarding aspects of Jamie’s practice is as a mentor in the nationally recognized Oakland County Bar Pro-Bono Mentor-Match Program wherein experienced attorneys partner with first year solo-practitioners in order to provide them with guidance as they embark on the practice of law without the benefit of a firm or other traditional mentoring formats. Jamie is also passionate about animal rights law and social public policy.
In her “spare time” Jamie is an owner and executive director of the Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale, Michigan. The Ringwald is “theatre designed to change your mind” by presenting diverse viewpoints and stories of the human experience through live stage production. Jamie is proud of her production and artistic work at the Ringwald, which has earned numerous creative accolades such as “Best Theatre Group” from WDIV, “Best Theatre Ensemble” from Real Detroit Magazine, and has been consistently recognized by Encore Michigan with multiple “Wilde Awards” for acting, direction and theatre design.
Jamie is a 1993 graduate of Wayne State University earning a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in theatre performance. She also is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School where she was an editor of the Wayne Law Review. Jamie is currently pursuing a MBA at Walsh College.