I am a Partner and senior shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. I have resolved multiple injury claims in the multi-million dollar award range. My client received one of the largest 7-digit medical negligence case awards in Macomb County Circuit Court in 2008 and such successes continued in 2009, '10, '11, '12 and '13 as I was able to secure case resolutions of similar value for persons stricken with permanent life changing injuries. However, all of my clients, no matter the ultimate value of the claim, get personal, professional and compassionate representation from the day they call my office and sign up for my firm to investigate the claim. WE ARE EXPERT LITIGATORS THAT GET EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS!
I have been practicing law for over 22 years and specialize in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Birth Trauma. I am a peer confirmed SUPERLAWYER since 2010 and have been selected to the exclusive Multimillion Dollar Verdict Forum. Membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and advocacy. My qualifications warranted distinction as a Life Member.
To whom much is given, much is required. I am an altruistic attorney that enjoys giving back to the community and society in general. I participate in the Metro-Detroit Community by speaking at Detroit Public School Career Days and serving on community, school and foundation boards to provide skilled leadership, creativity and resources. I, for example, serve on the BOD for Urban Solutions, Inc., a Detroit non-profit corporation that provides multiple scholarships to inner-city youths annually. I have served as the Co-President of the Brother Rice High School Dad’s Club and have served on the Dad’s Club Board of Directors for three years. I am also active in multiple State Bar organizations and boards that sponsor community projects like Bicycle Helmet Day through the Michigan Association for Justice; we've given thousands of helmets to children for safe cycling in Michigan.
I reached abroad to the Country of Uganda, in Africa, with my family by donating hundreds of books and supplies to a farming tribe. I also donated to a childcare organization, Opening Doors, that teaches life skills to children inflicted with child birth defects and disabilities.
I was recently appointed to the Executive Committee for Michigan Association for Justice, the primary decision-making body for the organization which is the State affilliate of the American Association for Justice. I am a Past President of the Wolverine Bar Association, the oldest and largest minority bar association in Michigan.
A LEADING LAWYER IN MICHIGAN, 2014. Leading Lawyers are selected by their peers as being among the top lawyers in the nation. Named one of DBusiness magazine's 2016 Top Lawyers. Visit my website to learn more at sommerspc.com.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1992||01/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Quarter Finalist||Fredrick Douglas Moot Court Competition||N/A|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Equity||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||N/A|
|American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Transactions||Lawyers Cooperative Publishing||N/A|
|Humanitarian Award||The Wolverine Student Bar Association and National Black Law Students Association||N/A|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Senior Shareholder||Sommers Schwartz PC||1992 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Wolverine Bar Association||Past President, Past Executive Board||N/A|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Top 100 Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Wolverine Bar Association||Clerkship Committee||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Bar Association||Past Member of Judicial Review and Selection Committee||N/A|
|National Bar Association||Past Special Asst to the President||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||MI Minority Delegate Representative & State Delegate||N/A|
|Michigan Association for Justice||Executive Stustaining Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|The National Black Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Anesthesia Case||Just under $7 million dollar settlement|
|Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment||Confidential|
|Cerebral Palsy Misdiagnosed||Confidential|
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|Michigan Medical Law Report||Chaperones are Necessary Eyewitness for Both Patient, Doctor||N/A|
|Detroit College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Northwestern University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|Wolverine Bar Association||Minority Bar Review Course||N/A|
|Detroit Public Schools||Career Days - Legal Presentation||N/A|