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Steven J. Matz

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Steven J. Matz’s concentration is in motor vehicle law, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction and highest honors. In 1977, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University National Law Center.

Mr. Matz is a member of the Bar of Michigan, Colorado, Texas, and Washington, D.C.  He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Oakland County Mediation Tribunal, and the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board as a Hearing Panel Chairman. He has been appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court as a Master.

Mr. Matz lectures and publishes in ethics, marketing, client counseling, trial tactics, head injury, and legal research and writing.

“The purpose of liability law,” says Mr. Matz, “is to fairly compensate an individual for loss in personal injury. We have the talent and ability to obtain the best result possible for each of our clients.”

Mr. Matz has been rated AV Preeminent (the highest rating possible) by the legal publicationMartindale-Hubbell; named by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Michigan, a distinction made for only five percent of the attorneys in the state; and has been honored as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Michigan by the National Trial Lawyers.

Most recently, The Law Offices of Matz + Pietsch, P.C., were honored with the "Litigator Award." The Litigator Award honors the top %1 of lawyers for superior litigation performance. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    39 years, 4.5 thousand cases



Contingent (22%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Samuel H. Pietsch

    I endorse this lawyer. Steven Matz is an excellent attorney. He is dedicated, caring, knowledgeable, and works tirelessly for his clients. I fully endorse and highly recommend this attorney.


    Samuel Pietsch Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Themis J. Fotieo

    I endorse Steve Matz and his partner. They not only deliver quality and knowledgeable service but they care about the client not just the case. I say this as a competitor. Themis Fotieo


    Themis Fotieo Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Offices of Matz & Pietsch PC

25800 Northwestern Hwy Ste 925
Southfield, MI, 48075-6100


DCActive 199407/10/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing197705/14/2016
TXInactive 199407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Litigator AwardTrial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Michigan's Top AttorneysCrain's Detroit Business2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyer in MichiganNational Trial Lawyers Association2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Super LawyerMichigan Super Lawyers Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner and ShareholderMatz + Pietsch PC2009 - Present
ChairpersonAttorney Discipline Panel2000 - 2014
Partner and ShareholderLaw Offices of Matz and Rubin1980 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Attorney Discipline PanelChairman2000 - Present
Oakland County Circuit CourtPlaintiff's Case Evaluator1998 - Present
Oakland County District CourtPlaintiff's Case Evaluator1998 - Present
Michigan Association of JusticeMember1977 - Present
American Association of JusticeMember1977 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Michigan Association for JusticeExecutive Committee MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$1.74 Million Settlement Awarded In Calhoun County Collision$1.74 Million Settlement
$3.45 Million Settlement in Genesee County$3.45 Million
$950,000 Settlement On Behalf Of Hillsdale County mother$950,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
WoodTV"A Law Firm Very Different From the Rest"2014
Motion MagazineView from Above: Lawyering, Climbing Favor the Prepared2009
Michigan Trial Lawyers QuarterlyLawyer Advertising--An Advertising Lawyer's Perspective1993
Michigan Bar JournalPublic Speaking by Lawyers1992
Legal Aspects of Medical PracticeWhy and When You Should Cooperate With a Lawyer1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1977
University of MichiganPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction and Highest Honors1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Take 5 & CompanyHow to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney2014
Professional Ethics and ResponsibilityProfessional Ethics2014
EightWestMatz + Pietsch PC2014
Troy Athens High SchoolYou and the Law2013

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