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Steven J. Matz

Car accident Attorney at Southfield, MI

5.0   11 reviews
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 29 years
    Michigan - MI 46 years
    Colorado - CO 28 years
    Texas - TX 29 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

AT MATZ INJURY LAW WE ARE PROUD TO CHARGE 22% OF THE NET SETTLEMENT WHILE MOST ATTORNEYS CHARGE 33%

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 publication Martindale-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. He has also been honored as one of America's top 100 high stakes litigators.  Crain's Detroit has named Mr. Matz one of Michigan's top attorneys.

Most recently, Mr. Matz was honored with the "Litigator Award." The Litigator Award honors the top %1 of lawyers for superior litigation performance. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014

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Contact Steven

Matz Injury Law
25800 Northwestern Hwy Ste 575
Southfield, MI, 48075-6100

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by L.B. | August 5, 2014
Grateful to Mr. Matz
I did not know any lawyers until my daughter and I were involved in a serious truck collision. I called the office and Steve Matz came to my house to meet with me and discuss our claims. Mr. Matz quickly filed a Federal District Court lawsuit on our behalf and the trucking company that was responsible for our injuries put up a significant fight. Although it took three years, Mr. Matz was able to obtain a judgment on our behalf of $1.6 million. I will be forever grateful to Steve Matz for securing my future and my daughter’s future.
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Posted by M.P. | August 8, 2014
Sincere Appreciation
We want to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all of your work over the past year and a half. You have a gift not only for what you do, but how you do it. Your personal investment in our case meant so very much to us. We hope you like this gift. It just portrays the "Super Steve" we got to know. Thanks again
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Posted by Cindy | May 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
Steve was very helpful, answered any questions I may have had , and took care to get things done I’d recommend him absolutely
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'll be right there!
Last November I was hit head on by a driver, driving to fast for the condition of the snow covered roads. The minivan that I was driving was totaled. I was taken to the hospital by ambulance, wearing a neck brace. I called all of the Lawyers that advertise on TV, but none of them would do anything for me. I'll be right there, they say on the commercials. They all said that they couldn't help me. Steven Matz contacted me. Explained my rights, and what I should do. He stayed in touch, and was genuinely concerned about my well being. After getting a MRI of my neck and lower back, was sent to a Neurosurgeon. I had a broken vertebrae in my neck, and 4 in my back. After two surgeries Steven Matz contacted the other drivers insurance company. Because of all my pain and suffering was able to get me a $100,000 settlement. He kept in touch with me the whole time, and was actually right there.
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Posted by Daniel | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Adore Steven Matz and his expertise
Where to begin about Steven. The man is absolutely wonderful, full of knowledge, and extremely confident in his expertise and abilities. Honestly, you can’t ask for a better lawyer. Steven Matz does not send someone in his place but shows up every time in person. The man is well known by many judges and lawyers as a vicious bull dog in the court room. It seemed as if Steven Matz never had to pull that card though. His plan was sound and logical from the beginning in the case where he represented my family. Well after hiring Steven Matz he has become a family friend more than an attorney on retainer. I feel very comfortable calling Steven and asking for advice which has always lead me to be victorious. If Steven is not sure or this is not his area of expertise he will flat out tell you and recommend the best attorneys around. Overall Steven Matz is HONEST, LOYAL, And well RESPECTED attorney. Forget Sam Bernstein or Mike Morris call Steven Matz if you want personable representation rather than a rookie right out of law school.
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Posted by Pete | September 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and professional; Excellent service
Recently I had the opportunity to use the services of Steve Matz. I was pleased to find his service far exceeded my expecations. He has good knowledge of his field (personal injury law, and property damage law), and connections that helped expedite processing in my case. But most impressive to me was his professionalism and courteous demeanor. My case wasn't 'big', so financial motivation wasn't a big factor, but i was treated like I was their most important client! Phone calls were returned promptly, and e-mails answered promptly; All my questions were answered, and additional info was offered to my benefit. I appreciate Steve's service, and am glad to recommend him to others.
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Posted by F.V. | August 4, 2014
Professional and Skillful attorney
I come from a family of lawyers and Steve Matz was recommended to me by family members. He is a very skillful and talented attorney, and a true professional. He kept me apprised of every step along the path of my case, taking it to a very successful resolution. His reduced fee saved me considerable money, and I’m deeply grateful for his kindness and consideration throughout the entire process. You never want to need an attorney, but if I ever needed one again, I wouldn’t hesitate to call on Steve.
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Posted by andy | June 18, 2014
Great 5-Star Attorney
Steve responded very quickly to my initial request for legal representation. He handled everything perfectly and successfully. I would definitely recommend him! (This review was revised, because I initially failed to check off the appropriate number of stars. Definitely a FIVE STAR Attorney)
Posted by Susan | May 21, 2014
Review of Attorney Steven Matz,
Steve Matz is very knowledgeable. When working with me, he explained clearly what information is needed, what to expect and helped me prepare. He puts you at ease and helps you in making decisions of what needs to be done. I strongly recommend him as your attorney. He is a pleasure to work with.
Posted by marty | May 19, 2014
Reliability
Steven Matz has been my attorney for over 30 years. He has represented me or my company in numerous cases. The last case that he represented me was an extremely complicated estate case involving a relative. Although this type of case was not something Steven usually handles, he went out of his way to guide me and made sure it was handled in professional manner. His wealth of knowledge of the law, allows me to be totally confident in his advice and decisions. One of the issues that I'm very sensitive to, is an attorney being responsive and keeping me informed. Without fail, Steven promptly returns all my phone calls. With total confidence, I would recommend Steven Matz to represent any client. I know he will treat everyone with the respect a client deserves.
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Posted by Cindy | May 17, 2014
The Case
Steve made both of us feel comfortable and very well informed as our case went on. He always prepared us for what to expect when we were disposed and was always very responsive to any questions or concerns we had.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 22%-22%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Matz Injury Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner and Shareholder
  • Matz + Pietsch PC
  • 2009 - 2018
  • Chairperson
  • Attorney Discipline Panel
  • 2000 - 2021
  • Partner and Shareholder
  • Law Offices of Matz and Rubin
  • 1980 - 2009
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Education

  • George Washington University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1977
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction and Highest Honors
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • $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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Associations

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • 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
  • American Association of Justice
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1977 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Attorney
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Litigator Award
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Michigan's Top Attorneys
  • Crain's Detroit Business
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Michigan
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
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Publications

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lecture
  • Law as a Career
  • 2016
  • Professional Ethics and Responsibility
  • Professional Ethics
  • 2014
  • Troy Athens High School
  • You and the Law
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (17)
Endorse Steven
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Steven J. Matz. He is a great attorney and mentor who is tireless in pursuit of his clients' interests. He is well deserving of his place among Michigan's best lawyers."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very respected by myself and a great tough attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
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Southfield Car accident Lawyer Steven J. Matz
Steven J. Matz
Car accident Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 46 years
Virtual consultation available