Firm Welcomes New Attorney
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
Willingham & Cotè, P.C. would like to welcome Ms. Catherine Groll to the firm. Ms. Groll has practiced as a litigator for 23 years, winning several multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients. Ms. Groll is an expert in Michigan’s No-Fault Act and brings that expertise to bear in defending cases on behalf of insurance companies. She is a member of the Insurance Defense practice group.
She also spent 12 years as an Adjunct Professor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where she won the Fred Griffiths award in 2010 for teaching excellence. Ms. Groll’s teaching activities recently took her to Cambodia for six months, where she taught the first tort law class at the Royal University of Law and Economics as a visiting professor, and was honored to be approved by the Deputy Prime Minister to teach evidence law and critical thinking to new judges.
Ms. Groll was awarded the Camille S. Abood Distinguished Volunteer Award in recognition of her volunteer efforts, which include two Global Habitat for Humanity builds and a three-week volunteer program in New Delhi, India, at the Mother Teresa Home for the Mentally Ill.
Ms. Groll was honored as the Alumni of the Year award by Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2014 and was the proud recipient of a specially created award by the Ingham County Bar Association honoring her enthusiasm and energy as the creator of the Lawyer’s Got Talent annual show.
In her spare time, she sings with her band at various venues throughout the state, enjoys running, and travels extensively every chance she gets.