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William S. Stern

Workers compensation Attorney at Southfield, MI

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1977
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    All work related injuries, claims against occupational health insurance polices, medical bill issues, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, the interaction of Social Security and Workers' Compensation

    47 years

  2. Personal injury
    Auto Negligence, medical and legal malpractice, falls (especially in landlord-tenant situations). Extensive appellate experience in the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court as well as the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    47 years

  3. Employment and labor
    These cases involve wrongful discharge, violations of the Family Medical Leave Act and issues involving state and federal civil rights issues, overtime laws, Wage and Hour Division, Employee Benefit Security, Polygraph Protection, etc.

    47 years

  4. Ethics and professional responsibility
    These claims involve issues of both legal and medical ethics that may result in financial liability.

    47 years



AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2019,2016,2015,2014,2013
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Stern, William S. Attorney
23855 Northwestern Highway,
Southfield, MI, 48075


5.0 / 5.0
  2 customer reviews
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Posted by Dean | June 16, 2011
One of the Best!
All I can say that Stephen Wood was right, you are a Bull dog in the Court Room, as I saw you have a alot of respect in the Court room and in the Law profession. I must say you are the best. The stress that goes along with a divorce is unbelievable, but you kept me together and I thank you for the that. You were there every step of the way for me and again I Thank you. It is a shame that things happen, but with people like you to walk someone through this is a great service. I know your years of experience have made you one of the Best Lawyer's in this field and you should be very proud of your accomplishments. This was a alot tougher than I could have imagine, so once again Thank you. It seems as if you were not only my lawyer but a Friend as well. You will always be at the top of your game, and if they had a Stanley Cup for Lawyers, you won the World championship more than once. I wish you the best in your career, and keep charging hard at the opponent.
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Posted by Kolina | January 20, 2012
Recommended by Ernest Needle
Mr. Stern represented my family in a lawsuit against the insurance company of a driver that killed our 3 year old son. This was a very difficult time for me and my family and Mr. Stern was sympathetic, reliable, trustworthy, and also discovered that our policy included coverage for the incident. Mr. Stern was able to win our family a very substantial amount which helped our other children. He was excellent in negotiations. We really appreciate all that he did for us.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • William Stern, P.C.
  • 1981 - Present
  • Adjunct Member, Workers' Comp Appeal Board
  • State of Michigan
  • 1983 - 1984
  • Attorney
  • Kozlow & Woll
  • 1978 - 1981
  • Attorney
  • Gittleman, Paskel, Tashman & Walker, PC
  • 1977 - 1978
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  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Michigan
  • B.G.S.
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Krapedian vs Pontiac Osteopathic
  • Verdict for Plaintiff
  • Richard vs Weersing
  • verdict for plaintff husband
  • Dupree vs Malpractice Research
  • large six figure settlement


  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Case Evaluator
  • 1985 - 2017

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Michigan
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top Settlements in 2015
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2010
  • Approved as case evaluator in Oakland County Courts
  • Oakland County Circuit Court
  • 1985
  • Approved as malpractice case evaluator
  • Wayne County Circuit Court
  • 1985
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer goes to great lengths to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Other
"Great lawyer. His opinions and advice make obvious his legal expertise and handle on the law."
Business Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stern provides his clients with solid legal advice."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Stern are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stern is a well respected, generous contributor on Avvo. I would recommend him to anyone needing an experienced advocate."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2019
Top Contributor

William earned significant contribution points in 2019.

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Southfield Workers compensation Lawyer William S. Stern
William S. Stern
Workers compensation Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 47 years
Free Consultation