Emily Vanderlaan - Fraser Trebilcock

Emily M. Vanderlaan

Attorney / Lansing


  • Michigan State University College of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2019)
  • Central Michigan University (B.S. in Business Administration, 2016)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Colorado
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Emily is an attorney at Fraser Trebilcock specializing in litigation and insurance defense. As a litigation attorney, Emily serves some of the largest and most sophisticated insurers in Michigan. From case evaluation, to settlement negotiations, to trial and appeal work, Emily has experience representing insurance companies in a wide range of cases in Michigan state courts. Emily also has experience handling litigation-related matters in general, including representing individual plaintiffs asserting claims.

Emily is no stranger to legal accolades while at school, she was a finalist for various moot court competitions, the Weschler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition (Fall 2018), and Intraschool Moot Court Competition (Fall 2017). She was also a semifinalist for the Child Welfare National Moot Court Competition (Spring 2018). Prior to joining the firm, Emily interned with the Ingham County Prosecutor's Office and the Michigan Attorney General.

  • Other Professional Experience includes:
    • Managing Editor, Michigan State University Law Review
    • Student Clinician, Michigan State University Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
Professional Associations
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association
Honors & Distinctions
  • Finalist, Weschler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition (Fall 2018)
  • Semifinalist, Child Welfare National Moot Court Competition (Spring 2018)
  • Third Place Individual Oralist, Intraschool Moot Court Competition (Fall 2017)
  • Finalist, Intraschool Moot Court Competition (Fall 2017)
  • Fifth Place Best Brief, Intraschool Moot Court Competition (Fall 2017)
  • First Place Oralist, 1L Advocacy Section Competition (Spring 2017)
Testimonials & Client Matters

"Let me give a most heart-felt thank you for all your hard work and diligence. I doubt we could have been treated any better or more fairly. I believe we were victims of an insurance scam, one that failed. BUT if it were not for attorneys Gary Rogers, Ryan Kauffman, and Emily Vanderlaan... It’s only because you folks stuck with it and stuck by us that we were successful. There is a time to stand up for what’s right and you all certainly did that." - Client, Insurance Industry