Attorney Elizabeth H. Latchana - Fraser...

Elizabeth H. Latchana

Shareholder, Vice President / Lansing



Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1998)
  • Alma College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1995) 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 
Experience
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Elizabeth H. Latchana is an accomplished attorney, specializing in employee health and welfare benefits. Recently recognized for her outstanding legal work, she was selected as the 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" in Lansing for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law by Best Lawyers.

In a field where the laws are always changing, she is always at the forefront and looking out for anything that might involve her clients including changes to ERISA, COBRA, Cafeteria Plans, and other federal laws. Beth is also a leader at Fraser Trebilcock, currently sitting on the Board of Directors as Vice President for the Firm. Outside of work, Beth stays busy with her three children, coaching, and volunteering at various community events.

Professional Associations
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  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (Board Member)
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Michigan, Mid-Michigan Chapter (Past President) 
  • Junior League of Lansing (2002-present)
  • Highfields, Inc. Board of Directors (2001-2007)
  • Davison Dog Park Committee Member (2011)
  • AYSO - Davison (3 year soccer coach)
  • Davison Youth Baseball (2 year baseball coach)
Honors & Distinctions
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  • Honored as one of the 'Top Women in the Law' in 2017 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Achieved an AV Preeminent® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as 2015 'Lawyer of the Year' in Lansing, by Best Lawyers for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in Lansing 2018; first listed in 2013
  • Michigan Super Lawyer (2012-2013)
  • Selected as a '2016 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Employee Benefits Law
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star list for 2012
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Member 
Testimonials & Client Matters
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"I have always had a positive experience with Elizabeth Latchana." – Private Practice Attorney

"I have worked with Elizabeth Latchana, Esq., of Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, for over a decade. I had the privilege of working with her at my former employer, Hillsdale Community Health Center, and presently with Hillsdale College. Beth has an excellent knowledge of benefit plans and helped me navigate some very complicated plan designs. Her proactive approach is appreciated." – Janet Marsh, Executive Director of Human Resources, Hillsdale College