Sharon S. Almonrode

Sharon S. Almonrode

Partner

Education

Oakland University, B.S., 1978
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D. 1981

Biography

Sharon S. Almonrode is a partner at The Miller Law Firm, where she is also the Chair of the Firm’s Class Action and Multi-District Litigation Department.. She has a complex litigation practice with an emphasis on prosecuting large, high-risk, significant damage exposure cases on behalf of clients.  Her practice includes ERISA and pension fund litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, consumer products and commercial litigation.  She has represented commercial clients in products liability and patent and trademark related litigation. She has successfully represented clients in multi-million dollar cases, including the successful resolution of an actuarial claim for $110 million dollars.

Ms. Almonrode was appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in ongoing litigation against Mylan Pharmaceuticals and other drug companies regarding their anti-competitive conduct in the sale of EpiPen epinephrine auto-injectors, resulting in a monopoly that has made them billions of dollars at the expense of consumers and third party payors. See In Re: Epipen (Epinephrine Injection, UPS) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation, No. 17-md-02785 (D.Kan.). Ms. Almonrode also served as co-lead counsel in In Re: Foster v. L3 Communications, EO Tech, No. 15-cv-03519 (E.Mich.) which settled in excess of $51 million, as well as co-lead counsel in the ERISA class action Davidson v. Henkel Corporation, No. 12-cv-14103 (E.Mich.) which settled for $3.35 million, resulting in a 100% recovery for the class.

In 2010, she received the special distinction of Michigan Leader in the Law, awarded by Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly.  For the past nine years, Ms. Almonrode has been named a Super Lawyer.  For the past seven years, she has been named one of the top 50 Women Super Lawyers in the State of Michigan (out of approximately 11,000 women practicing in the state).  For the past six years, she has been named one of the top 100 Lawyers in Michigan (out of 34,204 lawyers in the state).  She was named one of the top five Consumer Lawyers in the State of Michigan for 2016.  Ms. Almonrode was named among the most notable women lawyers in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business for 2017.  Recently, she was admitted to the inaugural class of the Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly Hall of Fame.  She has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV®Preeminent 5/5.0 for legal ethics and ability.

Ms. Almonrode was admitted to practice in the State of Michigan in 1982.  She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan, U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, the State of New York, the U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining The Miller Law Firm, P.C. in 2012, Ms. Almonrode was a Partner at Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton, P.C., and Supervisor-Salaried Personnel at General Motors Corp.

Ms. Almonrode’s pro bono activities have included working with the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Film Theatre Board