Marisa is an experienced trial lawyer. She commenced her career as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, General Trials Unit, where she tried over a dozen cases to verdict, and managed a docket with over 200 felony cases, including complex criminal cases involving violent crimes and homicides (arson, imprisonment and torture) and fraud.
At Rossman, P.C., Marisa specializes in litigation and trial work, as well in representing administrative professionals in administrative proceedings. She is on litigation teams handling various matters in the areas of partnership and fiduciary and contractual duty breaches, business torts, and class action. She is experienced in managing cases from their inception through trial, and in leveraging resolution with aggressive discovery, motion practice and negotiation strategy short of trial. At the prosecutor’s office, she became expert in the use of emerging fields of digital evidence.
Before entering practice, Marisa received her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, where she was a Governor’s Scholar and on the Mock Trial National Team. She also served as the Chair of the Levin Center Student Group for bipartisan government oversight and received the Student Voluntary Pro Bono Award. Prior to law school, she graduated from Michigan State University, James Madison College, with a B.A. in Journalism and Social Relations and Policy.
Marisa is a member of the Privately Held Business Forum, a committee of the State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section.
She has also held positions with the Office of the Michigan Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Detroit Free Legal Aid Clinic.