Amanda B. Fopma

1743

Grand Rapids Office

Amanda B. Fopma

Phone
(616) 285-0143, Ext. 3409
(248) 851-9500, Ext. 2515

Direct: 616-272-7968

(248) 851-9500, Ext. 2515
616-272-7980
afopma@secrestwardle.com

Executive Partner, Amanda B. Fopma, located in Secrest Wardle's Grand Rapids office, is a member of the General Negligence, Insurance Coverage, Premises Liability, Property, Fire and Casualty, Practice Groups.

Attorney Fopma is not a shareholder or officer of Secrest Wardle. As such, Attorney Fopma has no authority to enter into contracts or legal agreements on behalf of Secrest Wardle. Any agreement made by this Attorney is not binding on the law firm and is the sole personal responsibility of this Attorney.

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Amanda Fopma is a Partner in the Grand Rapids office. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in psychology and a second B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Law and Society. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2008. Amanda also holds two Master of Laws – one in Corporate Law & Finance and a second in Tax Law. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2008. Ms. Fopma has been named to Super Lawyers Magazine‘s list of Michigan Rising Stars from 2016 through the present. She was also named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly list of 2016 “Up & Coming Lawyers.”

 

Ms. Fopma is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. She handles a broad spectrum of general liability defense matters. These matters include property, fire and casualty litigation, subrogation litigation, fraud litigation, motor vehicle litigation and family law litigation.

 

In her spare time Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and showing her Arabian horses.

Amanda Fopma is a Partner in the Grand Rapids office. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in psychology and a second B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Law and Society. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2008. Amanda also holds two Master of Laws – one in Corporate Law & Finance and a second in Tax Law. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2008.  Ms. Fopma is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. Ms. Fopma has been named to Super Lawyers Magazine‘s list of Michigan Rising Stars from 2016 through the present. She was also named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly list of 2016 “Up & Coming Lawyers.”

 

Ms. Fopma has experience in representing regional and national insurers in all matters involving insurance claims and coverage relative to both residential and commercial property and liability issues.  Ms. Fopma has extensive experience in analyzing issues related to whether a loss would be considered covered under a policy, or in the context of a general liability policy, whether there is a duty to defend and indemnity.

 

Amanda Fopma routinely assists insurers in conducting investigations into pending claims including conducting Examinations Under Oath and offering opinions as to whether coverage exists.  Once in litigation, Ms. Fopma has defended several National and Regional insurers against claims of breach of the insurance contract and violations of the Uniform Trade Practices Act arising out of alleged loss or damage to both residential and commercial properties.  Ms. Fopma has successfully resolved several lawsuits by obtaining voluntary dismissals with prejudice from the Plaintiffs as well as at the summary disposition stage.

 

In her spare time Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and showing her Arabian horses.

Amanda Fopma is a Partner in the Grand Rapids office. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in psychology and a second B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Law and Society. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2008. Amanda also holds two Master of Laws – one in Corporate Law & Finance and a second in Tax Law. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2008. Ms. Fopma has been named to Super Lawyers Magazine‘s list of Michigan Rising Stars from 2016 through the present. She was also named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly list of 2016 “Up & Coming Lawyers.”

 

Ms. Fopma is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. She handles a broad spectrum of general liability defense matters. These matters include property, fire and casualty litigation, subrogation litigation, fraud litigation, motor vehicle litigation and family law litigation.

 

In her spare time Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and showing her Arabian horses.

Amanda Fopma is a Partner in the Grand Rapids office. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in psychology and a second B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Law and Society. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2008. Amanda also holds two Master of Laws – one in Corporate Law & Finance and a second in Tax Law. She was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2008. Ms. Fopma has been named to Super Lawyers Magazine‘s list of Michigan Rising Stars from 2016 through the present. She was also named to the Michigan Lawyers Weekly list of 2016 “Up & Coming Lawyers.”

Ms. Fopma is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute. She handles a broad spectrum of general liability defense matters. These matters include property, fire and casualty litigation, subrogation litigation, fraud litigation, and motor vehicle litigation.

Amanda Fopma is well-experienced in handling matters involving property, fire and casualty claims, with a particular emphasis on fraud and arson investigations and coverage issues.  Ms. Fopma has participated in the International Association of Fire Investigators  (IAAI) certified fire investigator training curriculum, as an examining attorney, teaching freshman experts what is expected in preparing a case for litigation and developing strong testimonial skills, including ensuring their reports and testimony conform with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards 921 and 1033.

In her spare time Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and showing her Arabian horses.