I am a trial lawyer who truly cares about my clients. I have been practicing law in all Michigan courts since 1984. Over the course of my 30-year career practicing law, my firms, partner, and associates have represented thousands of clients, and litigated hundreds of cases, obtaining settlements totaling millions of dollars.
When you retain me to represent you, be assured that I will personally handle all aspects of your case. I will fight for those injured due to the negligence of the other driver, whether the case involves a rear end collision, motorcycle accident, trucking accident, rollover, side collisions, or side collisions.
I will determine who is responsible, whose insurance policy pays for your expenses and losses, and what you can expect to recover for pain and suffering if the accident was someone else’s fault.
I will first attempt to settle your claim out of court by negotiating with the responsible insurance company. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, I will advise you on the feasibility of filing a lawsuit.
If I file a lawsuit on your behalf, I will help you, every step of the way.
I CHARGE NO ATTORNEY FEE IF THERE IS NO RECOVERY on any injury case where I am retained on a contingent fee basis.
My firm also helps clients with a full range of legal matters including: business law, reviewing contracts, setting up Limited Liability Companies, and resolving probate disputes between heirs and beneficiaries.
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1984||09/23/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lead Counsel Rated Attorney||Thomson Reuters||2017|
|"10 Best" Personal injury Law Attorneys in Michigan||American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers||2017|
|Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney in Michigan||Attorney and Practice Magazine||2017|
|"10 Best" Personal injury Law Attorneys in Michigan||American Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers||2016|
|"10 Best" Personal Injury Law Attorneys in Michigan||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Class Honors||Michigan State University College of Law||1984|
|Graduate with High Distinction||University of Michigan-Dearborn||1980|
|Managing Partner||Cherkinsky & Goutman, PLC||1992 - Present|
|Lead Trial Attorney||Cherkinsky & Goutman, PLC||1991 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||1984 - Present|
|Michigan Association For Justice||Member||1984 - Present|
|Michigan Bar Journal||Real Harm Beneath Open and Obvious Humor||2007|
|Michigan State University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|WNZK Radio Guest||Motorcycle Accident Cases in Michigan||2015|
|WNZK Radio Guest||Automobile Accident Cases||2015|
|WNZK Radio Guest||Michigan Negligence Law||2013|
|Governmental Immunity in Michigan||Exceptions to Governmental Immunity in Michigan||1991|
|Automobile Accident||$50,000 Settlement|
|No Fault Survivor Loss Claim||122,130.00 Settlement|
|Probate Dispute||102,500 Settlement|
|Trip and Fall on City Sidewalk||22,500|
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