Clark Hill Attorney Cynthia Filipovich Published in Defense Research Institute’s “DRI Today”

Aug 18, 2011

DETROIT, MI – Clark Hill Attorney Cynthia Filipovich published an article, "For Whom the Court Rule Tolls," in the Defense Research Institute's publication "DRI Today". The article highlights recent cases involving amended Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4's tolling provisions with respect to Rule 60 motions, notes the potential circuit split that may develop with respect to the amended Rule, and advises attorneys to be mindful of the scope of the amended Rule as it pertains to the time for filing a Notice of Appeal in the United States Courts of Appeal.

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Cynthia M. Filipovich is Chair of Appellate Practice at Clark Hill. She specializes in appellate practice with an emphasis on federal courts of appeals nationwide. Her practice also includes trial litigation, including complex commercial litigation and products liability disputes.

Prior to entering private practice at Clark Hill, for more than five years Cynthia served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Eric L. Clay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Walter Shapero of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and to the Honorable Maureen Pulte Reilly of the Michigan Court of Appeals. Cynthia also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Patricia J. Boyle of the Michigan Supreme Court. Cynthia was an adjunct Legal Writing Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Cynthia has represented large commercial entities at the trial court level and on appeal in complex cases involving international automotive litigation, forklift products liability, asbestos litigation, international products liability, banking and mortgage disputes, and intellectual property matters. Cynthia’s appellate representation also includes raising a significant matter of first impression before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit involving subject matter jurisdiction of the federal appellate courts.

Cynthia has also represented individual parties in a variety of matters. One such case involved real property and riparian rights in which Cynthia was successful in having an adverse ruling reversed on appeal thereby preserving the status of the client’s waterfront property.

Cynthia is a registered pharmacist and was Director of Pharmacy Services at a local hospital for several years before entering law school at the University of Detroit Mercy where she earned her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude , in 1994. Cynthia was named the school’s Outstanding Female Law Graduate by the National Association of Women Lawyers, and was the recipient of the Julia Darlow Award from the Michigan Lawyers Association. She was a member of the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society for Academic Achievement, and a member of the St. Thomas More Society. Also while in law school, Cynthia was a two-year member of Law Review where she served as Executive Editor.