In addition to her distinguished work in the appellate courts, Ms. Zitterman was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve on the Model Civil Jury Instructions Committee from 2001 through 2009. Ms. Zitterman has published several articles on critical legal issues faced by healthcare institutions, particularly tort reform.
Ms. Zitterman is licensed to practice law in Michigan and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Kitch firm, she served in the Michigan Court of Appeals as a law clerk to the Honorable Myron H. Wahls, and as a prehearing attorney.
Ms. Zitterman is AV Peer Review Rated by LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell. The AV Peer Review rating is the highest rating allowed. It attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.
From 2006 to 2018, Ms. Zitterman was named a Michigan Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice, and one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” in all practice areas. She also was named one of the “Top 25 Women in Business” in 2013 and 2018, and one of the “Top 100” lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2014 and 2016. Only five percent of the attorneys in the state are named Super Lawyers. Ms. Zitterman has been recognized in DBusiness Magazine as a “Top Lawyer” since 2012.
Ms. Zitterman received her J.D. from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Michigan.
Insights & News
August, 2017 - Recent Highlights
Susan MacGregor and Susan Zitterman Team Up on Obtaining Dismissal of U.P. Civil Rights Officer Shooting Claim in Federal District and Appellate Courts
October, 2015 - News Releases, Recent Highlights, Wins
$890,000 Medical Malpractice Judgment Vacated by Kitch Appellate Practice
June, 2015 - News Releases, Recent Highlights, Wins
$600,000 Medical Malpractice Judgment Vacated by Kitch Appeal Team
Member, Michigan Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, 2001 - 2009
Council Member, State Bar of Michigan Appellate Section, 1998-2004
Co-Chairperson, State Bar of Michigan, Michigan Court Practice Committee, 1997-2004
Chairperson, State Bar of Michigan, Appellate Court Administration Committee, 1987-1993
Member, Society of Irish American Lawyers
Pro-Bono Assignment Panel, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Pro Bono Assignment Panel, 1983-1989
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