Attorney and Counselor
Deborah A. Tonelli is an Associate Attorney at Christensen Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has been working with Founder David Christensen for 9 years as a contract lawyer before formally joining Christensen Law in June, 2016. Tonelli serves as a key part of the presuit team, helping injured motorists for the very beginning of their insurance claims.
Tonelli was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1988. She has extensive experience, first as an insurance defense attorney, and then as a plaintiff’s attorney in auto accident and personal injury firms.
Her experience on both sides of the insurance claim process gives Deb unique skills to negotiate your claim to get you the no-fault benefits you need, without resorting to the court process. After an auto accident, you may have mere days to file notices of claims with the proper auto insurance companies. Tonelli will help you investigate your claims and find the right insurers, to make sure your claims are protected.
After your claim is filed Deborah A. Tonelli will stand up for you against the insurance adjusters. She will negotiate on your behalf to make sure all your financial needs are met, including your medical expenses, lost wages, and attendant care costs.
At Christensen Law, we want to resolve your no-fault case as quickly and efficiently as possible. We don’t believe you should have to wait for your money. As an Associate Attorney, Tonelli will work hard to get you your benefits as quickly as possible. But she won’t settle for less than you need. Tonelli says:
“I love the commitment that Christensen Law brings to their clients. All of the employees believe in the principles of listening, protecting and winning.”
Unfortunately, all too often, auto insurance companies deny claims, even though they are valid. The defenses they raise to delay and interfere with your claim often won’t stand up in court. But they are still sometimes unwilling to settle.
When that happens, Deb and Founder David Christensen will meet with you and help you make the transition from negotiation to litigation. The Christensen Law team will make sure you understand the strengths, and any weaknesses in your case. That way you will know what to expect when the matter goes to court.
When she is not working for our clients, Deborah A Tonelli, a Huntington Woods resident, spends her time with the arts. She is an animal lover and the mother of a rescue dog. She also enjoys music, films, and theatre.
Deborah A. Tonelli and the rest of the Christensen Law team will work for you to resolve your no-fault claims efficiently and without court involvement, when possible. If you have been in an auto accident, contact Christensen Law to get your claim started.