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I am a Senior Shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. and was the Firm's CEO/President, managing over 40 lawyers, from 2007 to 2009.

Over the past 30 years, I have counseled and represented many individuals and families who have been catastrophically injured by the negligence of others. My practice covers a broad spectrum of medical malpractice, personal injury and business related issues. I have extensive experience in the role of advocate, litigator, arbitrator and mediator in solving legal disputes to the greatest possible advantage for his clients. I have lectured on insurance related issues and I enjoy mentoring young associates and high school seniors.


I live in Plymouth where I am as active on the home front as I am at the firm. I am involved in youth mentoring with the Detroit Public School System and a frequent guest lecturer at seminars dealing with insurance law, leadership and strategic planning. My inspiration to enter the legal field came from reading history as a young boy and learning about Abraham Lincoln’s dedication to using the law to help people


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 75%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%



Contingent (20-33%)

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Contact info

David J. Winter PLC

9429 S. Main Street
Plymouth, MI, 48170


MIActive And In Good Standing197811/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
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Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior ShareholderSommers Schwartz PC1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationBoard MemberN/A
Oakland County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Wayne County Medical SocietyMemberN/A
Plymouth Canton Schools - Education Excellence FoundationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Automobile/Bus Accident$1.3 million dollar settlement
Bacterial Meningitis$1.75 million dollar settlement
Failure to treat infection/laparoscopic cholecystectomy$2.1 million dollar settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Eastern Michigan UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wayne State University School of MedicineMalpractice Liability ChallengesN/A
Wayne State University"Nuts and Bolts" Legal SeminarN/A