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Matthew L. Turner

Personal injury Attorney at Southfield, MI

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Matthew

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Matthew Turner focuses his practice on medical malpractice, legal malpractice, ERISA, and class action matters.  Fighting for and protecting the rights of his clients is the most important part of Matt’s profession. He has litigated a broad range of matters involving business disputes, employment discrimination, dental malpractice, auto accident, slip and fall, and significant cases of death and catastrophic loss.

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Location

Sommers Schwartz PC
1 Towne Sq Ste 1700
Southfield, MI, 48076-3739

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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Debbie | March 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply Amazing...
I hired Matt Turner because I was a victim of medical malpractice. Matt's ability to plan for and be proactive in my case was incredible to watch and be a part of. The preparation leading up to court was tremendous and I was so impressed with and thankful for his dedication. In court, he was simply amazing. The difference between my team (Team Debbie) and the defense team was very apparent to everyone in that court room, especially the jury. His staff is second to none. The defense team is a very reputable and established law firm but there was still no comparison. Matt was so prepared, professional, and asked all the right questions at the right time. His knowledge of the law and his research of my case was extraordinary. He is very smart and, at the same time, so kind and sensitive. Matt truly has a gift. I felt very safe and comfortable with him representing me during one of the most stressful events of my life. The lawsuit was against a top neurosurgeon in Oakland County. In fact, he's one of the top surgeons in the Midwest. The odds were against us, but with Matt by my side, we won. The victory was unanimous, which is very rare in Oakland County. I am so blessed and thankful that I hired Matt Turner. I will always recommend Matt to anyone that needs a lawyer. I have worked with many lawyers throughout my 40 year career and Matt Turner is the simply BEST I have ever seen.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Confidence and Trust
Matt took over the lead in my case. I got the sense right away that he meant business and if anyone was going to be able to help me, Matt would! He has the exuberant go getter attitude that gave me instant confidence and trust that I was in good hands while at the same time was kind and sensitive to my situation. In the end, I felt he truly looked out for my best interests and gave me the informed and proper guidance to settle my case. I will recommend him to anyone i know that needs legal help. Thank you Matt!
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Posted by Chad | March 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Took our case, did nothing regarding it for a year and proceeded to drop the case
Matthew took our case shortly after my mother was paralyzed from a surgery. But as time progressed, we got the feeling he wasn't even trying as he repeatedly claimed he was very busy with other cases. Upon further research from his peers, we discovered Matthew is one of those attorneys who only takes on "easy win" cases. So we began to press him a bit after 8-months for which we were informed that he'd get back with us after his vacation. Once he did, he informed us that our case required a lot of effort and he didn't have the time for it. So in the end, Matthew Turner wasted nearly a year of the 2-year timeframe for filing suit. I've lost respect for attorneys like Matthew Turner, they aren't fighting for you... they're fighting to make the most money for their firm with least effort of their resources.
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Response from Matthew Turner April 7, 2017
I am extremely disappointed to read this review. Unfortunately, as an attorney I am bound by the attorney-client privilege and rules of confidentiality so I cannot respond to any specifics about the above case. I can say that I take every case very seriously and conduct a complete and thorough review. In a malpractice case it is not unusual for that review to take 6 months to a year. The client in the above case was notified of my decision in plenty of time to attempt to find another attorney prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations. The writer above commented that I am "one of those attorneys who only takes on 'easy win" cases." Nothing could be farther from the truth. In actuality, my reputation is that I will take cases that other lawyers will not take because they are too difficult.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Shareholder
  • Sommers Schwartz, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Case Evaluator
  • Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Courts
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Turner and Turner, P.C.
  • 1993 - 2011

Education

  • Detroit College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Ohio State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Class Action
  • $3.5 million class action settlement
  • Wrongfull Death
  • $855,000 verdict
  • Personal Injury
  • $475,000 Settlement
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Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
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  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • Executive Board Member
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Circuit Courts
  • Case Evaluator
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2016
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
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  • 2014
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
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  • 2013
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
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  • 2012
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
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  • 2011
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
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  • 2010
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
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  • 2009
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers
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Speaking Engagements

  • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Michigan
  • “Advanced Trial Skills – Voir Dire”
  • 2016
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice
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  • Great Lakes Mass Torts Institute
  • Mass Torts
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Turner is extremely professional, diligent, and knowledgeable. I have worked with him on several matters and witnessed his performance in trial. If I ever felt wronged, he is the person I would want fighting for me."
Birth injury

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Southfield Personal injury Lawyer Matthew L. Turner
Matthew L. Turner
Personal injury Attorney
Southfield, MI
Licensed for 30 years