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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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1977||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Litigator Award||Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Michigan's Top Attorneys||Crain's Detroit Business||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Michigan||National Trial Lawyers Association||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|Partner and Shareholder||Matz + Pietsch PC||2009 - Present|
|Chairperson||Attorney Discipline Panel||2000 - 2014|
|Partner and Shareholder||Law Offices of Matz and Rubin||1980 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Attorney Discipline Panel||Chairman||2000 - Present|
|Oakland County Circuit Court||Plaintiff's Case Evaluator||1998 - Present|
|Oakland County District Court||Plaintiff's Case Evaluator||1998 - Present|
|Michigan Association of Justice||Member||1977 - Present|
|American Association of Justice||Member||1977 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|Michigan Association for Justice||Executive Committee Member||N/A|
|$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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|WoodTV||"A Law Firm Very Different From the Rest"||2014|
|Motion Magazine||View from Above: Lawyering, Climbing Favor the Prepared||2009|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Quarterly||Lawyer Advertising--An Advertising Lawyer's Perspective||1993|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Public Speaking by Lawyers||1992|
|Legal Aspects of Medical Practice||Why and When You Should Cooperate With a Lawyer||1980|
|George Washington University National Law Center||N/A||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1977|
|University of Michigan||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction and Highest Honors||1974|