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About me

I am a senior shareholder at Sommers Schwartz.  In addition, I am also a registered nurse in the state of Michigan, which gives me a depth of valuable knowledge in medical malpractice cases.

As a plaintiff’s attorney, the leading association is MAJ (Michigan Association of Justice).   Over the years, I have been appointed to the MAJ Executive Board; Chairperson to the MAJ Judicial Qualifications Committee and Chairperson of the MAJ Amicus Committee.


I feel it’s important that I have a presence and be a model for the role Michigan women can play in law.   My professionalism and expertise has also been recognized by the Judiciary. This last September when the Michigan Supreme Court Judicial Conference wanted an attorney to give our Michigan’s appellate judges an update on medical malpractice law, its issues and problems, they asked me to speak.


Much of my professional practice has focused on the rights of women. Unfortunately, among medical malpractice claims there are those where the physician abuses the patient physician relationship becomes intimate with his patient. Most medical malpractice attorneys shy away from these cases. The damages are usually limited. There is always the consensual relationship gone bad then to court defense. I have never shied away from such claims. Protecting women in such vulnerable situations is not about money, but about what was right.  My concern for the needs and concerns of women is also evident from my many cases involving birth injuries.



Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Nursing Home Abuse: 20%



Contingent (20-33%)

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Contact info

Sommers Schwartz PC

2000 Town Ctr Ste 900
Southfield, MI, 48075


MIActive And In Good Standing198905/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
University of Toledo Law ReviewUniversity of ToledoN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior ShareholderSommers Schwartz PC1990 - Present
Intensive Care Nurse, Coronary Care UnitSt. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI1980 - 1986
Intensive Care Nurse and Step-Down Unit NurseRiverside Hospital, Toledo, OH1980 - 1986
Instructor for Advanced EKG Interpretation ClassesSt. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Access to JusticeChairperson of Amicus Committee2008 - Present
Michigan Access to JusticeExecutive Board Member1996 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
American Access to JusticeMemberN/A
Michigan Access to JusticeMemberN/A
Michigan Access to JusticeChairperson of Judicial Qualifications Committee2004 - 2008
University of Toledo, Appletree Nursery School and DaycareVP, Board of Trustees1987 - 1988
Publication nameTitleDate
American Trial Lawyers Association Professional Negligence SectionClaims Against Health Care Professionals for Sexual Abuse2002
State Bar of Michigan, Negligence Law Section QuarterlyClaims Against Health Care professionals for Sexual Abuse2001
Michigan Bar JournalThe Two-Tiered Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases: A Legislateive "Solution" Creates Myriad Problems for the Courts1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Bowling Green State UniversityNursingOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Michigan Associationn for Justice Rapid Fire SeminarNotices of Intent, New Rules2010
MI Judicial ConferenceUpdates in Medical Malpractice Law2010
Northville/Novi American Assocation of University WomenBeing a Patient Advocate2009
Michigan Association for Justice Rapid Fire SeminarUpdae on NOI and AOM Requirements2009
Michigan Association for Justice Rapid Fire SeminarApplying the Woodard Decision2008
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (Detroit chapter)Special Instruction to teh Affiant and the Notary after Apsey2005
MTLA SeminarModerator for Strucutre Settlement Seminar2002
MTLA SeminarDeciding Whether to Represent a Plaintiff for a Claim of Sexual Abuse by a Professional2001