Fraser Trebilcock attorney Elizabeth H. Latchana has been named the Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Lansing. This is a high honor, as only one lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year".
Beth is a shareholder of the firm, specializing in employee health and welfare benefits. Her expertise includes Affordable Care Act Compliance, ERISA, COBRA, Cafeteria Plans, Wrap Plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), and other federal law compliance involving group health plans.
Beth is also a leader at Fraser Trebilcock, currently serving as the Chair of the firm's Employee Benefits Welfare / Health practice area. She also previously served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President of the Board of Directors for Fraser Trebilcock. She has been recognized for her outstanding legal work, being selected as one of the Top 30 "Women in the Law" in 2017 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, and this is the second time that she has been recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. Outside of work, Beth enjoys being actively involved in her community, serving on local boards, traveling with her family, and lending a helping hand with her three children's various extracurricular activities.
Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas; because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Only five percent of attorneys in Michigan are awarded with the honor.