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Matthew G. Curtis

Medical malpractice Attorney at Southfield, MI

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I am a senior shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., one of Michigan’s premier law firms. For more than two decades, I have been tremendously successful in handling complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases. I was the recipient of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association Award, which was based upon my successful representation of three families who filed federal tort claims against the National Institute of Health. I represent clients in multiple counties throughout the State of Michigan, and have litigated cases in states throughout the country including Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, and Maryland. I specialize in birth trauma litigation, delay in diagnosing medical conditions, and wrongful death/catastrophic injury cases. I have successfully resolved hundreds of medical negligence cases and has been responsible for numerous settlements in excess of $1,000,000.

 

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Licensed for 37 years
State MI
Status Active And In Good Standing
Acquired 1985
Updated 10/06/2022
State IL
Status Active Out of State Lawyer - Permitted to Practice
Acquired N/A
Updated 11/18/2016

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

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

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Posted by Stephanie | May 22, 2021
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"Best of the Best"
Matthew Curtis is a truly excellent attorney. He and his staff, especially Linda, always treated me with the utmost respect. His extreme expertise, personability, and patience helped guide me through the crazy stress following my auto accident. Matt always answered all of my MANY questions with kindness and made sure I understood the process. I will be forever grateful for all he has done!!! Matt Curtis went above and beyond throughout my entire case, even guiding me afterward- making him, in my eyes, "The Best of the Best." - Stephanie R.
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Posted by Stephanie | November 11, 2019
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I was referred to Matt Curtis from an attorney's office in my city. From the first telephone conversation with Matt and his team I felt confident I didn't need to look any further for an attorney. Matt Curtis was the correct person for the medical malpractice case for my husband's death. My decision was confirmed every step of the way that I had indeed been referred to the best lawyer I could possibly have hoped for. I know for sure he would have had my husbands stamp of approval. Matt is extremely dedicated to his clients and their best interest. He is down to earth, friendly, compassionate, easy to work with and a fighter for his clients. Whenever I needed to talk to him he always asked about how I was doing before he got down to business. He saw and treated me as a person and not just a case file. He stayed on top of my case, kept progress moving forward and kept me informed every step of the way. Matt worked hard to get justice for my husband. He responds to emails and telephone calls in a very timely manner. He was there for me! He is extremely knowledgeable about the law he practices. Venturing into a medical malpractice case was a daunting task. Matt made it manageable. His staff is incredible. They all hold themselves to high standards. Beyond the outstanding knowledge and professionalism, I appreciated his down to earth friendly approach. I always felt like I was talking to a friend rather than an attorney. You want the best? Hire Matt Curtis. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Colleen | May 28, 2019
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Outstanding Attorney
Matthew Curtis was recommended to me and after the initial consultation with him, I knew that I didn’t need to look any further for an attorney. I would like to say my case was as easy as pulling a rabbit out of a hat, but on the contrary, I had a very difficult case. Matt believed in me for the start and worked very hard to get a judgement that far exceeded my expectations. He explained everything to me from start to finish and if I had a question, he responded immediately - Matt is the consummate professional. As I was leaving the building after my deposition, I bumped into the court reporter who took my statement and she stated, “you have a great attorney.” Although, I knew that Matt Curtis was an amazing attorney, it was nice to get confirmation from a court reporter working with hundreds of attorneys, that I did in fact have the best attorney. Also, I thankful for the staff at Somers Schwartz and their assistance with my case. Thank you Matt Curtis for everything.
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Posted by Jamie | July 27, 2017
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Are you looking for an Attorney? Look no further.......
This was my first time going through anything such as a medical lawsuit or even working with an attorney. My oldest son, was born with an "undetected" heart defect resulting in the need of him being"revived" which left him a "stroke survivor". Our case was 11 years in the making with many ups and downs. Our attorney Matthew Curtis never gave up. He was tough very professional and knew his stuff! Our case was very difficult and challenging therefore was very time consuming. Each step of the way Matt explained what was going on, what I could expect and he always kept in contact through emails or phone calls. If I ever had any questions or concerns Matt was just an email or phone call away- he was quick to get back to me too! Matt is sincere, kind and compassionate, he has become more than just our Attorney he is more like family! I highly recommend contacting Matt if you ever find yourself in need of a top-notch Attorney. His kindness, professionalism, wisdom and personal concern is astounding!
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Posted by Zainab | July 11, 2017
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EXCELLENT
Mr. Curtis is an amazingly, incredible person and I am very grateful to have had him work on my case. He was only a phone call away and I always received a call back if I had any questions within an hour or so. He would fully explain to me what I needed to understand and on several occasions, made me realize that he would go the extra mile for his clients to make sure they are content. I had an extremely tough case(many well known MI lawyers wouldn't take) and he took me and I am beyond happy with the results. You will be in good hands with Mr. Curtis. The whole office is so friendly, including his paralegals who I called several times with questions and they were so helpful. If it wasn't for Mr. Curtis and his wonderful assistants, I wouldn't be where I am today.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Shareholder
  • Sommers Schwartz PC
  • 1985 - Present

Education

  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BGS
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic Brain Injury
  • $1.83M Settlement
  • Dram Shop Case
  • $1M Settlement
  • Failure to Diagnose Infection
  • $1M Settlement
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Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Executive Board Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hellenic Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Michigan
  • New York Times
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2010 - present
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers
  • Dbusiness
  • 2010
  • Fellow
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • 2008
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association Award
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association
  • N/A
  • Advocacy Award
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • What's on the Horizon for Michigan Medical Malpractice?
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Southfield Medical malpractice Lawyer Matthew G. Curtis
Matthew G. Curtis
Medical malpractice Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 37 years