Atnip & Associates, PLLC

Atnip & Associates, PLLC

We advocate for and passionately protect the rights of everyday people who require legal representation as victims of injuries and accidents.

Firm Overview

Our goal is always your best possible recovery when we help you pursue full and fair compensation in your motor vehicle accident case. We care about improving your physical and mental health after a serious or catastrophic accident.

We want to help you find the care you need. Just as we would fight for our own family, we want to fight for you and elevate your recovery from the insurance companies. You get personal representation from our attorneys and access to the full resources of our firm. In Rochester Hills, throughout metro Detroit and across the entire state of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula, we are your dedicated legal team every step of the way.

Main Office

Main Office
400 Water Street, Suite 205
Rochester MI 48307

Phone

(248) 599-1607

Fax

(248) 674-4774

Fees

Office Information

Office Hours

9AM-5PM

Office Manager

Lisa Hansen

Personal Injury

Atnip & Associates, PLLC was founded to advocate for and passionately protect the rights of everyday people who require legal representation as victims of injuries and accidents.

While personal injury victims may be legally entitled to recover costs associated with their injury, getting that money can be a long and arduous process – especially if you are unaware of the law and your rights as a victim. Additionally, people that are not aware of how much their claim is really worth may be inclined to accept a low offer from an insurance company. An experienced personal injury lawyer can not only help you understand your rights, but help you fight for the money you need and deserve.

Auto Accident

We will advise you on managing expenses, your path to recovery and planning for the future. Perhaps best of all, we will handle all legal aspects of your case and communications with the insurance company.

Being in a car accident is traumatic. We understand that you just want to focus on getting better and helping your family cope with what may be devastating circumstances. We want to help you stay focused on recovery and family matters as well. That is why we offer our services as Escanaba and Rochester Hills motor vehicle accident attorneys.

We will fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve following a serious motor vehicle accident, representing your best interests both in and out of court, and in all interactions with insurance companies.

Wrongful Death

These types of cases are our specialty. We independently investigate all catastrophic personal injury claims, collaborate with medical experts, handle all legal aspects of the case and help families heal.

Whether your loved one was killed in a car crash, died in a work accident or suffered any other fatal accident, we can help you secure the full and fair compensation you need and deserve for closure in your case. We will hold the responsible party accountable and see that justice is served.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our legal work is about much more than winning your case. We work to make a dramatic difference in your life. Our team approach will provide you with personalized care and support that you can rely on for proactive, attentive legal representation.While most attorneys simply struggle to fit into a traditional system of standards, our lawyers consistently stand out due to their tenacity and innovative legal skills, earning them the highest regards and distinguished respect throughout the legal and medical communities. Our law firm is focused on first and third party no-fault litigation, personal injury, employment discrimination, long-term disability and short-term disability disputes.

Heather Atnip

Atnip & Associates, PLLC

Heather J. Atnip graduated Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School in 2006. While attending law school, she took a position with an insurance company focusing primarily on insurance defense. After three years of defending the insurance company, she moved on to work for a large plaintiff firm, successfully litigating a large number of cases. In 2013, Heather J. Atnip founded Atnip & Associates, PLLC, located in beautiful downtown Rochester where she currently focuses on catastrophic first-party and third-party cases.

She has spoken twice for the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) on the topics of cross-examining neuropsychologists and obtaining large verdicts. She is a member of the MAJ, where she serves on the executive board; the State Bar of Michigan; the Women's Bar Association; the Brain Injury Association of Michigan; and the Macomb County Bar Association, where she serves as a trustee.

Areas Of Practice
Auto Accidents
Personal Injury
Catastrophic Claims
Commercial Litigation
Traumatic Brain Injury
Insurance Bad Faith
Medical Provider Representation
Education
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan - 2006
Honors: cum laude
Classes/Seminars
Cross-examining neuropsychologists and obtaining large verdicts, Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)
Honors And Awards
Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2019
10 Best Attorneys and Firms For Client Satisfaction
Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
2015 Top Personal Injury Lawyer
Women of the Year, National Association of Professional Women, 2014
Top Women Attorneys in Michigan, 2018 - 2019
2020 10 Best Female Attorneys in Personal Injury
Professional Associations And Memberships
Michigan Association for Justice, Member
State Bar of Michigan
Womens Bar Association
Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Macomb County Bar Association, Trustee

License

Bar Number: 69613
Michigan, 2006

Joseph Krajewski

Atnip & Associates, PLLC

Mr. Krajewski graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University in 2003. Thereafter, he attended Wayne State Law School and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2006. After successfully passing the Michigan Bar on his first attempt, Mr. Krajewski began working for a plaintiff firm located in Waterford, Michigan. In 2013, he was offered a position working as an insurance defense attorney for Hanover Insurance; however, within a year it became clear that he preferred advocating for the seriously injured. He joined Atnip & Associates, PLLC in 2014 and focuses his litigation practice on assisting the catastrophically injured and fighting on their behalf. He is a member of the Michigan Association for Justice and has also been admitted to the United States District Court Eastern Division.

License

Bar Number: 69911
Michigan, 2006

Anna Wright

Atnip & Associates, PLLC

Anna Wright graduated with honors from James Madison College within Michigan State University, with a Bachelor Degree in Political Theory, Constitutional Democracy and Social Relations in 2004. Additionally, Ms. Wright studied at the University of Cambridge (UK) as part of her Political Theory degree. In 2009, Anna graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she served as editor of the law school Law Review. While in Law School, Ms. Wright focused on Trial Advocacy/Litigation practice as part of her specialty.

Ms. Wright is admitted to the practice of law in the State of Michigan, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was previously employed as a claim litigation counsel for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, and Citizens Insurance Company. Ms. Wright's insurance defense practice also included representing American Automobile Association (AAA) and Titan Insurance Company and their insureds. In 2017, Ms. Wright joined Atnip & Associates, PLLC.

Ms. Wright along with her husband and two young children reside in Rochester, Michigan. Ms. Wright spent her childhood in Europe where she traveled with her family and is fluent in Polish. Ms. Wright enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and relaxing by the water. She also adores her best friend Heather Atnip, who is also the proud Godmother to her youngest child Elise.

License

Bar Number: 72611
Michigan, 2009

Jeffrey Sprys

Atnip & Associates, PLLC

Jeffery Sprys graduated from Oakland University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and received his Juris Doctorate degree, Magna Cum Laude, in 2005. While attending law school, Jeffery served on the Cooley Law Review. He has been licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan since 2005 and Washington D.C. since 2006.

After graduation, Jeffery spent nearly a decade defending personal injury cases as retained and staff counsel representing insurance companies and their insureds. Jeffery also spent several years working in the claims department for a national publicly traded insurance company. In 2015, Jeffery rededicated his career to helping accident victims with the knowledge he gained in the insurance industry.

Jeffery is a lifelong resident of Michigan and Macomb County. From 2009 to 2010, he served on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners and remains active in his community today. In his spare time, Jeffery enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He is an avid golfer and also enjoys taking motorcycle trips.

License

Bar Number: 68261
Michigan, 2005

Tammy Kenward

Atnip & Associates, PLLC

Tammy is a personal injury trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience. She has represented individuals as well as corporate clients on both the plaintiff and defense side which gives her a unique perspective on your case. If you have concerns about your case, she will take the time to talk to you and give you an honest assessment of where things stand.

Tammy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Detroit College of Law. She's a wife, mom, world traveler, mentor and friend. She can be reached at tammy@atniplawyers.com and 248-309-1624.

License

Bar Number: 42057
Michigan, 1988

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