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Areas of practice: Serious personal injury and wrongful death,
medical malpractice, serious automobile litigation, and birth trauma.
Ms. Salter-Ferris graduated from John Marshall Law School in Chicago,
Illinois in 1983 and has limited her practice to serious injury law
ever since. She began her legal career at a prestigious Chicago law
firm before relocating to Ann Arbor in 1988.

She is a past president of the Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association,
and is a former executive board member of the Michigan Trial Lawyers
Association. She is the recipient of WTLA's "Attorney of the Year"

Ms. Salter-Ferris is the author of "The 1993 Michigan Medical
Malpractice Act Tort Reform Book". She has also served as an author on
small law firm practice and lecturer on trial practice issues for the
Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She currently serves on ICLE's
Civil Litigation Advisory Board.

Ms. Salter-Ferris has served as a Washtenaw County Bar Association
board member, and has co-chaired its Judiciary Committee. She created
and served for two years as host of WCBA's "The Legal Forum", a monthly
cable television program.

She is a member of the Woman Lawyer's Association of Michigan, and received the WLAM Washtenaw Region's Pro Bono award.

Ms. Salter-Ferris has been handling major personal injury cases
throughout her experience as a trial lawyer, and is the author of
several articles and book chapters on personal injury law. She is listed
in "Who's Who in American Law," is a member of "The Million Dollar
Advocates Forum" and is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America."


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Car Accident: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%



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4158 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108-1004

4158 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI, 48108



MIActive And In Good Standing198801/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers2006
Lawyer of the YearWashtenaw Trial Lawyers Association1995
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
MemberBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
ListedWho's Who In American LawN/A
Pro Bono AwardWomen Lawyers Association of MichiganN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFerris & Salter1995 - Present
PartnerBishop, Gates & Salter, P.C.1992 - 1995
AssociateBishop & Shelton, P.C1983 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Board Member1998 - 2003
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationPresident1993 - 1994
State Bar of MichiganMember1988 - Present
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)MemberN/A
Michigan Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
The Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose an aortic aneurysm$2.3 Million Verdict
Traumatic brain injury suffered from truck/pedestrian accident$5.1 Million Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)Torts: Michigan Law and Practice, Second Edition2010
Ferris & SalterChoosing The Right Attorney2010
Ferris & SalterLiving With Birth Injuries2009
Ferris & SalterUnable to Work Due to Injury2009
Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)Michigan Causes of Action Formbook2008
Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)A Practical Guide to Depositions in Michigan, Second Edition2005
Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)The 1993 Michigan Medical Malpractice Act Tort Reform Book1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Northern Illinois UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Various ICLE SeminarsPersonal Injury Seminars1997
Various ICLE SeminarsPersonal Injury Seminars1996
Various ICLE SeminarsPersonal Injury Seminars1995
Various ICLE SeminarsPersonal Injury Seminars1994
Various ICLE SeminarsPersonal Injury Seminars1993
Various ICLE SeminarsPersonal Injury Seminars1992