Jeanne V. Barron graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 1984. She received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education - Emotionally Impaired and Journalism, cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1980. Her wealth of experience and knowledge are a great asset to the firm, and clients, who also appreciate her ability to strategize, communicate effectively, and negotiate cases to appropriate resolution. Jeanne practice in several different areas. She is a seasoned litigator, successfully defending complex civil matters on behalf of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company and their insureds, in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Macomb, and Livingston County Courts, particularly in the areas of premises liability, condominium matters, dog bites, neighborhood disputes, and motor vehicle accidents. Jeanne also represents individuals pursuing personal injury and employment discrimination suits, as well as social security disability claims. Jeanne is well versed in the practice of appellate law, having argued multiple cases to the Appellate court bench. Jeanne has also served as an arbitrator and would welcome referrals as a facilitator.
Ms. Barron has also been recognized for her volunteer work, acting as a moot court and mock trial judge; she has also worked with victims of domestic violence. Jeanne is proud to have developed a Michigan Law Day Program, now in use in elementary schools.
2015 - Premises case involving a slip and fall on ice. Summary dispositions for defendant granted by Oakland County Circuit Court. Plaintiff appealed and the Court of Appeals affirmed.
2015 - Represented condominium association on breach of contractual obligation/interference with possessory interest/wrongful foreclosure - Motion for Summary Disposition granted by the Saint Clair County Circuit Court.
2014 - Dog bite/trespass/nuisance - Motion for Partial Summary Disposition granted by the Oakland County Circuit Court.
2013 - represented State Farm who was assigned by Accident Claim Fund to pay PIP benefits and sued another carrier in higher order of priority - issue was when alighting from vehicle occurred. Trial resulted in verdict for State Farm - appeal by opponent and verdict for State Farm was affirmed 5/19/15.
2013 - Wrongful death/dog bite - Motion for summary disposition by Macomb County Circuit Court and application for Leave to Appeal was denied.
2013 - Federal Court family immunity issue - Motion for Summary Judgment granted.
2013 - Case between carriers to determine who was “involved” in motorcycle accident - Motion for Summary Disposition denied as to State Farm by Circuit Court but reversed on appeal as to 2 carriers.
2012 - Represented condominium association against claims of violations of Condominium Act - Motion for Summary Disposition granted in Livingston County Circuit Court. Application for Leave to Appeal denied in 2013.
2012 - Premises Liability case - Motion for Summary Disposition granted for defendant client State Farm insured.
2011 - Premises Liability case - Motion for Summary Disposition granted for State Farm insured. Appeal denied 2012.
2011 - Premises Liability case - Motion for Summary Disposition granted for State Farm insured.
2010 - Premises case - Motion for Summary Disposition granted as to condominium association - Appeal affirmed Motion for Summary Disposition 2011.