Suzanne M. Kalka

Suzanne M. Kalka

Senior Trial Attorney/Managing Partner
Location:
Sterling Heights, Michigan
Phone:
586-265-5316
Fax:
248-282-0379
Email:

Suzanne Kalka wants all new potential clients to know that your recovery matters; that this is your life, and you deserve a great law firm; and that we will take the time to meet with you, to explain things and to return phone calls and keep you involved in the process.

Suzanne's law practice exemplifies years of tenacity and determination. She grew up very poor in the small town of Marine City. After her parents' divorce, Suzanne decided she wanted to be an attorney so that she could help people. Living in a trailer park with no financial means to even get through college, many believed that Suzanne would never finish college, let alone become a lawyer. However, Suzanne proved them all wrong. Not only did she work extremely hard, always planning her next move, but she graduated from both college and law school while working. After 12 years of practicing law, she opened up her own firm and has been continuously growing.

As a new lawyer, Suzanne worked for insurance companies and gained invaluable experience in handling no-fault and auto negligence claims. Now she works exclusively for injured people who need help navigating the legal system. Suzanne works extremely hard to provide aggressive and unprecedented legal services to her clients by showing that her clients matter. She champions their needs and battles as necessary to get them the best outcome possible. Suzanne wants to help people get what they deserve. She is known within her legal community as being aggressive, hardworking, credible and fair.

She has been very successful in helping catastrophically injured people with severe spinal cord and brain damage obtain all possible no-fault benefits, including payment of utilities, van modifications, quasi-custodial care, guardianship fees, housing and home modifications.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls who are active in ice hockey, roller hockey and figure skating.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Auto No-Fault, Auto Negligence
  • 5% Dog-bite
  • 5% Slip and Fall

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2007

Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Madonna University, Livonia
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1995
    • Major: Paralegal Studies

Classes/Seminars

  • Seminar in the Snow, Michigan Association for Justice, 2011 - 2012
  • BIAMI Annual Conference, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Michigan State Bar Association, Member, 2001 - 2016
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Sustaining Member, 2010 - 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • State Farm, In House Counsel, 2004 - 2010
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury Firm, Associate Attorney, 2010 - 2013

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Kappa Gamma Pi