Ms. Clinton graduated in 1978 with high honors with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University where she was also a member of the Honors College. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with a J.D. in December of 1980.
Prior to joining Conklin Benham, Ms. Clinton worked in the field of workers’ compensation in Ann Arbor, Michigan for over 20 years. Prior to this, she was a partner in a law firm specializing in workers’ compensation defense litigation. In addition to her experience as a litigator in the field of workers’ compensation, she has also had experience at the appellate level and has been involved in a number of published opinions including Graves v. City of Pontiac and Murphy v. City of Pontiac. She has also appeared as a speaker at a number of workshops and seminars on the subject.
In addition to this experience Ms. Clinton has also had considerable experience in the field of governmental immunity. She has successfully represented her clients at both the trial court and appellate levels where again she was involved in a number of published opinions including Harris v. University of Michigan, 219 Mich App 679 (1996).
Over the last several years, Ms. Clinton has also had a great deal of experience and developed an expertise relative to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. In this regard, she has assisted her clients in navigating the intersection of resolving workers’ compensation benefits while still taking into account federal regulations requiring the protection of Medicare’s interests.
Ms. Clinton is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association and is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Michigan. She is also a member of the Michigan Self-Insurers Association (MSIA). Ms. Clinton also has received a rating of AV from Martindale Hubbell (very high to preeminent) which is the highest rank given by them and has held this rating for over 25 years.