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Charles R. Ash III

Medical malpractice Attorney at Southfield, MI

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1985
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Charles

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I am a senior shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. I represent clients in multiple counties through the State of Michigan and Federal courts, where on behalf on my clients I negotiated hundreds of substantial settlements to compensate them for their loss or injury. I have an outstanding trial record obtaining multiple million dollar verdicts and have been named "Top 100 Trial Lawers" State of Michigan by the American Trial Lawyers Association.

From the time I graduated high school, I wanted to become a lawyer.  After graduating from college, I accepted a teaching and coaching position which continued for 17 years.  During that time, I served as the President and Chief Negotiator for the Teachers’ Union and acted as their advocate. Based upon this experience, my interest in becoming a lawyer was rekindled.  Upon passing the bar in 1985, I joined Sommers Schwartz and began advocating for accident victims and clients with injuries and  substandard medical care. I continue to find satisfaction in advocating for the underdog against big insurance companies and corporations helping clients seek compensation for the injuries they have wrongfully sustained.


Sommers Schwartz, PC
1 Towne Square
Suite 1700
Southfield, MI, 48076

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  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Shareholder
  • Sommers Schwartz PC
  • 1986 - Present


  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Educational Administration, MA
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  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelors in Business Administration, BBA
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  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Secondary Certificate, Business Education
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  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Asper v Municipality
  • $4.5 million
  • John doe v Defendant Hospital
  • $2.5 Million
  • Knott v St. Joseph Hosptial Phsicians
  • $1.5 Million
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  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer - Medical Negligence/Personal Injury 2010, 2017
  • DBusiness
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America 2011 - present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Super Lawyer 2009 - present
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
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Southfield Medical malpractice Lawyer Charles R. Ash III
Charles R. Ash III
Medical malpractice Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 38 years