Cara Counard

Cara Counard

office manager and a legal assistant at Allen J. Counard, P.C.

Cara Counard is the office manager and a legal assistant at Allen J. Counard, P.C., and has been working for her father's firm since 1989. Cara has worked on all types of cases throughout the years including cases pertaining to auto accidents, premises liability, personal injury and various insurance claims, and has a special interest in medical malpractice cases. Along with working on client files, Cara handles all of the bookkeeping and client disbursements for the firm. She is always looking for new ways to make the office run as efficiently as possible.

Cara is involved in your case from start to finish, from setting up your initial appointment to disbursing your settlement funds. She also helps clients by answering questions or concerns they may have, walks them through procedures, and helps to make the experience of dealing with the litigation process run as effortlessly and smoothly as possible.

Cara likes to spend time with her family and is an amateur dog trainer. You can reach Cara at 734-692-0033 or by email at Cara@counardlaw.com

Marilyn Shively

Marilyn Shively

Marilyn Shively began her career thirty years ago handing medical malpractice claims for the Sisters of Mercy Health System.  Marilyn then went on to become the Risk Manager for two hospitals in the Oakwood Health System.  She also handled medical malpractice claims for the Detroit Medical Center before joining Allen J. Counard, P.C., where she has been employed for the past 15 years.  Marilyn brought her unique skills to Mr. Counard’s personal injury practice and she is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the medical records related to our personal injury and medical malpractice claims.  Marilyn loves the family atmosphere at Allen J. Counard and the ability of Mr. Counard’s firm to provide close attention to each and every client’s claim.  Marilyn has studied voice and she and her husband, Larry, are golf enthusiasts. You can reach Marilyn at 734-692-0033, or by email at Marilyn@counardlaw.com.

“Al, Cara and Julie: Although I believe I have already expressed my sentiments, I just want to say it again – in writing. Thank you very much for handling our case. You are true professionals who really know your stuff and your congenial manner and attitude made it a pleasure to associate with you in the sometimes intimidating world of ‘legalese’ often encountered in a case like ours. Al, you are an easy person to be with (also true of your staff) and you allowed me to be very comfortable with what could otherwise have been an extremely stressful situation. My sincere thanks and appreciation to all of you – and especially to you, Al, for obviously setting the tone for your smooth, well-run law firm.”

  • Allen J. Counard, P.C.

    2320 West Jefferson Avenue
    Trenton, MI 48183


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    Phone: (734) 692-0033
    Fax: (734) 692-0925

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