Danielle Haberstroh leads the Strobl & Sharp insurance defense practice. Ms. Haberstroh has extensive experience in the areas of No Fault, auto negligence, theft, vandalism, water loss, arson, coverage issues, policy language, fraud in the application, and fraudulent claims. Ms. Haberstroh has tried numerous cases, both in Circuit and District Court, as well as litigated cases in the Federal Court, where she is also licensed.
Ms. Haberstroh was in house counsel for Michigan Basic Property Insurance where she handled first party property defense including theft, vandalism and arson cases, as well as third party premises liability cases. During her tenure at Michigan Basic, Ms. Haberstroh had the opportunity to attend the week long Prosecutor’s Arson School in Tustin, Michigan. Additionally, Ms. Haberstroh analyzed insurance coverage questions and policy contract language.
Ms. Haberstroh then worked as in house counsel with Auto Club Insurance Association where she was responsible for over 100 first party and third party automobile litigation files, as well as a separate subrogation case load of 30-50 cases, while also conducting numerous examinations under oath. Ms. Haberstroh also handled matters dealing with balance billing, provider fraud, and misrepresentations by insureds.
Ms. Haberstroh later went into private practice with Couzens, Lansky litigating automobile injury, insurance coverage, breach of contract, commercial litigation, creditor/debtor and medical malpractice cases. During her time at Couzens, Ms. Haberstroh successfully litigated a closed head injury motor vehicle accident case resulting in a no cause verdict, as well as assisted with drafting several successful briefs for cases before the Court of Appeals including Naylor v Allstate Ins Co, 277 Mich App 51 (2008), the unpublished case of New Start v Allstate Ins Co, 279473 (October 28, 2008), and the unpublished case of Jami Jo Verbeke and Innovative Rehabilitation Systems v Allstate Ins Co, Docket No. 274778 (February 28, 2008). Ms. Haberstroh also served as a defense arbitrator on insurance coverage and automobile injury cases
Prior to joining Strobl & Sharp, Ms. Haberstroh continued her defense of insurers in private practice as a shareholder at Hewson & Van Hellemont. There she generated and managed over 120 files for five different automobile carriers in the areas of automobile injury defense, and insurance coverage and policy contract issues, and fraud. Ms. Haberstroh managed a dedicated associate, paralegal and assistant and also co-managed a team of 9 attorneys. She regularly traveled to insurers to present on topics of interest. Ms. Haberstroh continued to serve as a defense arbitrator on insurance coverage and automobile injury cases.
“Providers Gone Wild” – key note speaker at the Mid-Michigan Adjusters Association Spring 2015 meeting on the topic of provider cases in the No Fault area.
“Providers Gone Wild” speaker at the Michigan IASIU Fall 2015 seminar on the topic of provider fraud.