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I am a nationally board certified trial attorney and I Chair the firm’s Complex Litigation Department. I have a formidable breadth of experience in complex litigation, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL). I practice nationwide in both state and federal courts and I am regularly appointed by courts to serve as lead counsel in class actions and MDLs.

I have experience in a wide variety of cases, including defective pharmaceutical drugs and devices, consumer rights, RICO, employee rights (wage and hour violations), qui tam (False Claim Act and whistle blower cases), antitrust and environmental tort. I represent institutional clients, such as municipalities, healthcare plans and unions in complex business litigation, as well as individuals in personal injury and mass tort cases.   I have been asked to testify before the Michigan Legislature on Medicaid fraud qui tam bills and bills to repeal Michigan's drug product liability immunity law.
Past cases include price-gouging claims and personal injury cases against the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly and Abbott. I have successfully prosecuted environmental tort cases on behalf of residents enduring the effects of chemical spills, air pollution and other adverse effects of large industry, including cases against companies such as National Steel, ATOFINA Chemical, Inc., Dow Chemical, Inc., and Waste Management, Inc.   I have also represented consumers in consumer fraud cases including, insurance abuse cases against Allstate and Lawyers Title Insurance, consumer protection cases against Ford, Alltel, and AT&T, and wage and hour claims against Boar’s Head, Comcast and Quicken. In 2006 I tried the first Pacers-Piston's Brawl case arising out of the high-profile 2004 brawl at the Palace of Auburn Hills, MI.


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 70%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%

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  • Alan S. Gorosh

    I have known Jason for over 20 years. He is a phenomenal attorney. He is well known for his tremendous integrity, detailed preparation, highly successful results at trial and top dollar settlements. Jason has earned the respect of his fellow attorneys and the judges before whom he appears. It is a pleasure to endorse him.


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Contact info

Sommers Schwartz P.C.

2000 Town Ctr Ste 900
Southfield, MI, 48075


MIActive And In Good Standing199205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers 2006 - 20102010
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by NBLSCBoard Certified in Civil Trial Law by NBLSCN/A
Michigan Up and Coming Lawyers 2001Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Up and Coming Lawyers" 2001N/A
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSommers Schwartz P.C.2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeCo-Chair of Wage & Hour Litigation GroupN/A
American Association for JusticeMember of Class Action Litigation GroupN/A
American Bar AssociationMember-Toxic Environmental/Pharmaceutical TortsN/A
American Bar AssociationMember - Employment Rights SectionN/A
Michigan Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Bar JournalWage and Hour Litigation2011
American Assocation for Justice, Section on Toxic, Environment & Pharmaceutical Torts, vol 16 No 1Establishing Causationin an Ambient Air Quality Nuisance Action2008
Crain's Detroit BusinessCorporate Misconduct Helps Fuel Lawsuits2005
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMass Tort Settlements Options in Class Actions and Multidistrict Litigation2003
Michigan State Bar JournalEnvironmental Pollution: Today's Lawsuits Against Polluters are Inducing Claims for Emotional Distress Damages2002
Michigan State Bar Journal"As Is" Clause Holds Water Under the Michigan Underground Leaking Storage Tank Act1993
Michigan State Bar JournalNote, Room for Sobriety Checkpoints Under the Fourth Amendment1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of Southern CaliforniaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Ohio Association for Justice Wage and Hour SeminarH2B Visa Workers FLSA Violations2011
New Lawyers WorkshopDiscovery Workshop2010
American Association for Justice Annual ConventionWage and Hour Litigation - Employee Status2009
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Rapid Fire SeminarNew Ways to Succeed2005
Florida Justice AssociationBringing Your Closing Argument2005
American Association for Justice Annual ConventionObtaining Recovery for Identity Theft Victims2005
Product Liability and Personal Injury Law ConferenceClass Action and Multidistrict Litigation Settlements2003
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association Rapid Fire SeminarEMS Cases1998
Detroit College of Law 3rd Annual National Trial Advocacy CompetitionMass Torts and Environmental Class ActionsN/A