Kate Barnaby works as a Compliance and Regulatory Attorney at Farm Bureau Insurance... more
Kate Barnaby works as a Compliance and Regulatory Attorney at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. Prior to working at Farm Bureau, Ms. Barnaby worked in private practice handling a wide variety of litigation, transactional, and regulatory matters for firm clients. Ms. Barnaby has extensive experience in the insurance and oil and gas industries, was named an Up & Coming Lawyer in Michigan by Mic... view profile
Outside the practice of law, Mr. Stephenson is involved with numerous civic and... more
Outside the practice of law, Mr. Stephenson is involved with numerous civic and charitable activities. He serves on the board of directors of a local private Montessori school and as a trustee of a charitable trust to benefit a coeducational service fraternity at Michigan State University. Mr. Stephenson is a current member and past president of the young lawyers sections of the Ingham County B... view profile
Insurance law covers the policies insurance companies offer and the rates they charge. Personal insurance standards include auto insurance, health insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance. Business insurance standards usually include commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice insurance, and business interruption insurance. Each of these policies covers losses from different types of risk, and both the losses and the risks are carefully defined. It can take an insurance lawyer just to determine if your loss resulted from a risk you were insured for. Sometimes insurance companies deny claims, acting in what is legally called “bad faith.” Insurance lawyers can determine if your insurer is treating you fairly and sue for you if the company is acting in bad faith.