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Kenneth T. Watkins

Medical malpractice Attorney at Southfield, MI

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also known as Kenneth Watkins, Ken Watkins

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kenneth

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MY FIRM HAS THE RESOURCES AND SKILL TO HELP YOU WIN! WE GET RESULTS THAT MAXIMIZE YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!

I am a Partner, senior shareholder and Trial lawyer at Sommers Schwartz, P.C.  I have resolved multiple injury claims in the multi-million dollar award range.  My client received one of the largest 7-digit medical negligence case awards in Macomb County Circuit Court in 2008 and such successes continued in 2009 through now, 2017.  I fortunately have been able to secure case resolutions of similar value for persons stricken with permanent life changing injuries with great frequency.  However, all of my clients, no matter the ultimate value of the claim, get personal, professional and compassionate representation from the day they call my office and sign up for my firm to investigate the claim.  WE ARE EXPERT LITIGATORS THAT GET EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS!

 

I have been practicing law for over 25 years and specialize in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Birth Trauma.  I am a peer confirmed SUPERLAWYER since 2010 and have been selected to the exclusive Multimillion Dollar Verdict Forum.  Membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and advocacy.  My qualifications warranted distinction as a Life Member. 

To whom much is given, much is required.  I am an altruistic attorney that enjoys giving back to the community and society in general.  I participate in the Metro-Detroit Community by speaking at Detroit Public School Career Days and serving on community, school and foundation boards to provide skilled leadership, creativity and resources. I, for example, serve on the BOD for Urban Solutions, Inc., a Detroit non-profit corporation that provides multiple scholarships to inner-city youths annually. I have served as the Co-President of the Brother Rice High School Dad’s Club and have served on the Dad’s Club Board of Directors for three years. I am also active in multiple State Bar organizations and boards that sponsor community projects like Bicycle Helmet Day through the Michigan Association for Justice; we've given thousands of helmets to children for safe cycling in Michigan.

 

I reached abroad to the Country of Uganda, in Africa, with my family by donating hundreds of books and supplies to a farming tribe.  I also donated to a childcare organization, Opening Doors, that teaches life skills to children inflicted with child birth defects and disabilities.  

 

The Litigation Counsel of America is the trial lawyer honorary society, composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. I have beem selected to become a Fellow; Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation including trial and superior ethical reputation. In addition this recent 2017 honor to join the FCA, I am a Past President of the Wolverine Bar Association, the oldest and largest minority bar association in Michigan; named The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 for 2012 through 2017; Named a Michigan Leadiing Lawyer since 2014 and have been selected by the Michigan Chronicle to their esteemed list of MEN OF EXCELLENCE 2017 for outstanding work in my profession and exemplary service in the community.  I was also recently selected by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as a "10 BEST ATTORNEYS-Michigan", 2017, in Client Satisfaction.

 

I serve on the BOD for Michigan Association for Justice, the Judicial Qualifications committee for the WBA and the Minority Caucaus for the American Association for Justice.   Named one of DBusiness magazine's 2016 Top Lawyers.  Please feel free to Visit my website to learn more at .

Awards

Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

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Location

Sommers Schwartz PC

Reviews

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Posted by Elizabeth | January 1, 2015
"Professional and Knowlegeable"
Attorney Kenneth Watkins is very knowledgeable in his practice of medical malpractice cases and extremely thorough in investigative information. Being a healthcare professor myself, I was impressed to know that he was so well read and knew the medical jargon (terminology) when evaluating individual cases. I found him to be very professional, credible, even personable at times (when appropriate).
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2014
OUTSTANDING LEGAL ADVISOR
Kenneth T.Watkins is a superb legal advisor. He and his firm exemplify professionalism. He provided impressive and impeccably clean offices and conference rooms to host meetings and presentations that established a superior level of legal services that gave my entity and associates much solace. His advice and direction was timely, concise and well documented. He and his entire team were well prepared and anticipated questions giving clear explanations and guidance. I strongly recommend Mr. Kenneth T. Watkins and his firm.
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Posted by Dan | December 13, 2014
Auto Accident claim
Mr. Watkins was an excellent attorney and we appreciate all his efforts to resolve our case! Thank you so very much for all you and your team did!
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Highly recommended
Mr. Watkins and his team were excellent to work with. Mr. Watkins is a very competent and trustworthy attorney. He exceeded my expectations. I received correspondence in a timely fashion , he returned my phone calls, and when I needed something explained to me Mr. Watkins took the time to ensure that I was clear on the topic at hand. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend attorney Kenneth Watkins.
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Posted by Sandra | April 21, 2014
Kenneth T. Watkins Review
Attorney Kenneth Watkins has given the best attorney advice in my situation . Determined, dedicated, compassionate, these traits make him the best !!!

Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Shareholder
  • Sommers Schwartz PC
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor-Cum Laude
  • 1992
  • Northwestern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anesthesia Case
  • Just under $7 million dollar settlement
  • Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Confidential
  • Cerebral Palsy Misdiagnosed
  • Confidential
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Associations

  • The National Black Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • 1999 - Present
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • Past President, Sustaining Member, Past Executive Board
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Bar Association
  • Past Special Asst to the President
  • N/A
  • National Bar Association
  • Past Member of Judicial Review and Selection Committee
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 - 2017
  • American Association for Justice
  • MI Minority Delegate Representative & State Delegate
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Executive Stustaining Member, Board of Directors
  • 1995 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • MEN OF EXCELENCE HONOREE
  • Michigan Chronicle
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Metro Detroit Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Humanitarian Award
  • The Wolverine Student Bar Association and National Black Law Students Association
  • 2004
  • Quarter Finalist
  • Fredrick Douglas Moot Court Competition
  • 1991
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Equity
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing
  • 1991
  • Detroit College of Law Review
  • Detroit College of Law
  • 1990
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Transactions
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Michigan Medical Law Report
  • Chaperones are Necessary Eyewitness for Both Patient, Doctor
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Career Days - Legal Presentation
  • 2015
  • Wolverine Bar Association
  • Minority Bar Review Course
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is an outstanding Med Mal lawyer who has worked for one of the best firms in the State for over 20 years. I refer medical malpractice cases to Ken"
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Watkins is a skilled and effective member of the legal community. He consistently offers sound and practical legal commentary in the Avvo forum."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is an outstanding Medical Malpractice litigator. He is dedicated and works very hard for his clients. He is well known throughout the State of Michigan. I highly recommend Ken for any Medical Malpractice claim."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred several cases to Mr. Watkins. He consistently demonstrates a high level of expertise and professionalism."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kenneth Watkins is a talented attorney experienced in medical malpractice. He has had excellent results. His personal and professional skills have equipped him as a practicing attorney and given him a well respected reputation throughout the state."
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Southfield Medical malpractice Lawyer Kenneth T. Watkins
Kenneth T. Watkins
Medical malpractice Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available