New Hampshire Body Shop Owner ‘Winging’ Own Case Beats State Farm in High Court
Written by Jim Sams, Insurance Journal
Published Nov. 22, 2022
Collision repair shop owner Steve Piispanen didn’t hire an attorney because he considers them to be “not educated” when it comes to insurance law.
He represented himself when he appealed a local judge’s decision to dismiss a $1,093.37 claim against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. He wrote his own brief and personally appeared to make oral arguments before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Piispanen has no legal training. “Heck no,” he said. “I just winged it.”