Meet The Legal Team

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Meet The Founder And President

Michael B. Serling

Former Shareholder & Of Counsel

Eric B. Abramson

Shareholder & Trial Attorney

Emily Weinberger


Philip J. Goodman

Of Counsel

Margaret Holman-Jensen

Of Counsel

Karl Novak

Of Counsel & Trial Attorney

Joel Waterstone

Senior Investigator

Erich Regier

Intake Specialist & Investigator

Blue Wilson


Deborah Grabski-Abramson

Legal Assistant

Maria Adragna

Legal Assistant

Mary N. Dorsey

Bookkeeper/Legal Assistant

Alizah Forman

Advertising Coordinator

Diane Green

Legal Assistant

Connie Little

Legal Assistant

Todd Murphy

Bankruptcy Claims Specialist

Pat O’Brien

Office Clerk & Logistics

Stephanie Owens

Bookkeeping & Accounting

Sarah Porretta

Legal Assistant to Michael Serling

Dawn Regier

Legal Assistant to Eric Abramson

Angie Rush


Thomas A. Smith

In Memoriam (1951 - 2013)

150+ Years Combined Experience

About Us

The Serling & Abramson law firm was founded in 1970 by Michael B. Serling. Mr. Serling was the first attorney in Michigan to file a wrongful death action on behalf of the family of a mesothelioma victim. In 1975, a young widow of an asbestos insulator contacted Mr. Serling concerning her husband who had died at age 52. She was left with two young children and was trying to raise them on a $4 per hour job. The extremely gratifying feeling of success in prosecuting the case and securing a sizable settlement for the widow and her children inspired Mr. Serling to continue this work.

Michael soon realized that it was more than just asbestos insulators who were falling victim to asbestos-related diseases. It soon became apparent that mesothelioma and lung cancer were occurring in virtually every building trade and many industrial settings. He dedicated his career to securing justice for all victims affected by asbestos exposure. Today, over 50 years later, Serling and Abramson are still representing victims of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

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