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Elisa Angeli Palizzi





Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 1994

University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. 1989

Bar Admissions

Elisa Angeli Palizzi’s experience covers a variety of cases. With a wealth of knowledge in business litigation matters, her clients cover a range of industries from automotive and other manufacturers to financial institutions and utilities.

Her practice areas include contract, business torts, franchise, banking, automotive, manufacturing, real estate, insurance coverage and professional malpractice. She also has expertise with attorney-client privilege.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Elisa served as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Avern Cohn in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Representative Matters

Elisa obtained an early dismissal from multi-party litigation for a foreign automotive supplier.


Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, 2010 Pro Bono Honoree

Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation 2013-present

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan, Executive Board of Directors; President, 2009-present; Vice President, May 2005-2009; Former Co-chair, Newsletter Committee

State Bar of Michigan

Italian-American Bar Association

Women Lawyers' Association of Michigan

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Wayne State University Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors

Notre Dame Alumni Association


"Protecting Your Company's Confidentiality Privileges: A Primer," Midwest In-House, July 2004

Coauthor, "Annual Survey of Sixth Circuit Evidence Law," 1995 Det.C.L.Rev. 619 (1995)