No-Fault Reform

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Caleb J. Allen, CIC and Ronald L. Marienfeld II, JD

Summary: On July 2, 2020, the first major change to Michigan’s auto insurance no-fault laws became reality. These are the most comprehensive changes to personal auto insurance in Michigan since the 1970s. Caleb Allen will share real life examples related to the reforms so people can know and understand what coverage they are choosing when “bad things happen to good people.”  Attorney Ron Marienfeld will discuss the recent amendments from a claim and litigation perspective, including both first party (PIP) and third party (BI) claims under the act.


Ronald L. Marienfeld II, JD, Attorney at Marienfeld Law, PLLC

Bio:  Ronald L. Marienfeld II, of Marienfeld Law, PLLC is a Jackson native and graduate of Michigan Center High School.  Prior to beginning his studies, Ron served in the United States Army and Michigan National Guard, serving in Korea and Operation Desert Storm.  During law school at The Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, he clerked for a fast-paced personal injury firm in Lansing (Church Wyble, PC, now known as Grewal Law, PLLC) and then returned to practice personal injury work in Jackson in 2007.  During this time, he has successfully handled no-fault litigation in the majority of counties in lower Michigan… and even a few in the upper peninsula!  Ron has been a member of the former Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA), and now Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ), since 2002.  He has been married to his wife Heather since 2000 and has three children, and still lives on Michigan Center lake.


Speaker: Caleb J. Allen, CIC

Position: Personal Lines Department Manager, The Craft Agency, Inc. 

Bio:  Caleb joined The Craft Agency, Inc. in 2006 as the Personal Lines Department Manager.  Prior to joining The Craft Agency, Caleb was a Personal Lines Underwriter for State Farm Insurance Company upon his graduation from Siena Heights University.

During his 15 years of service with Craft, he attained his property and casualty license and earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Caleb oversees the Personal Lines Department at The Craft Agency, which specializes in auto insurance, home insurance, excess liability insurance, watercraft insurance, recreational vehicle insurance, and many other types of insurance products. 

Caleb has lived in the Jackson area his entire life.  He is married with two children.  Caleb enjoys coaching AYSO soccer as well as being a mentor for Kids Hope USA through his local church.


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