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I am a senior shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. I represent clients in multiple counties through the State of Michigan and Federal courts, where on behalf on my clients I negotiated hundreds of substantial settlements to compensate them for their loss or injury. I have an outstanding trial record obtaining multiple million dollar verdicts and have been named "Top 100 Trial Lawers" State of Michigan by the American Trial Lawyers Association.

From the time I graduated high school, I wanted to become a lawyer.  After graduating from college, I accepted a teaching and coaching position which continued for 17 years.  During that time, I served as the President and Chief Negotiator for the Teachers’ Union and acted as their advocate. Based upon this experience, my interest in becoming a lawyer was rekindled.  Upon passing the bar in 1985, I joined Sommers Schwartz and began advocating for accident victims and clients with injuries and  substandard medical care. I continue to find satisfaction in advocating for the underdog against big insurance companies and corporations helping clients seek compensation for the injuries they have wrongfully sustained.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 50%



Contingent (20-33%)

Payment types:

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Contact info

2000 Town Ctr Ste 900
Southfield, MI, 48075


MIActive And In Good Standing198505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DBusiness Top Lawyer Medical Negligence/Personal InjuryDBusiness2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaNational Trial Lawyers Association2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior ShareholderSommers Schwartz PC1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Detroit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oakland County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Michigan Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asper v Municipality$4.5 million
John doe v Defendant Hospital$2.5 Million
Knott v St. Joseph Hosptial Phsicians$1.5 Million
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Detroit College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Eastern Michigan UniversityEducation StudiesEducational Administration, MAN/A
Eastern Michigan UniversityBusiness AdministrationOther - BachelorsN/A
Eastern Michigan UniversityEducation StudiesSecondary Certificate, Business EducationN/A