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Joel B. Sklar

Employment and labor Attorney at Detroit, MI

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1985
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joel

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Since 1985, I’ve been fighting for my clients’ best interests. When it comes to your case, however, no one knows what you’ve experienced or suffered better than you. You have a story to tell. Allow me to serve as your voice in and out of the courtroom.

Your future can appear bleak and uncertain if you have suffered physical, emotional or financial injuries from a reckless individual, your employer or a police officer. You want justice and may believe that you have a strong case. But, it takes more than belief to get the compensation that you deserve. It takes skill, legal understanding and commitment.

I know what you need to receive a fair outcome for your legal issue because I’ve been getting results for my clients for decades. I’m attorney Joel B. Sklar, and I am the skilled advocate that you want by your side for your personal injury, employment law or police misconduct claim. I am here to guide you through the legal process, hold the responsible parties responsible and secure the compensation that allows you to move on.

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Posted by Julie | January 13, 2012
Julie Pucci
Joel was professional, knowledgeable and continuously had open communication with me. His ability to connect with a jury is second to none. He doesn't just take cases that are guaranteed winners, he stands up for the rights of the little guy and is willing to go against the big guys. He is not afraid of titles. I recommend him 100 percent.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Proprietor
  • Law Offices of Joel B. Sklar
  • 1988 - Present


  • Michigan School of Professional Psychology
  • MA - Masters
  • 1989
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pucci v Somers
  • Verdict for Plaintiff. Judgment now at apprx. $1.2mm
  • Behm v Odyssey
  • Verdict of $450,000 for Plaintiff.
  • Balogh vs Churchill Square Apts
  • 1.25 million verdict for Plaintiff


  • Michigan State Bar Employment and Labor Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • CV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Law Review
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • 1985
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  • Lawyers Weekly
  • "Facing the Judge"-Feature
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is an extremely intelligent and kindhearted attorney. There is no doubt that he is one of the best at what he does. Not only that, but Joel truly cares about his clients and goes out of his way to ensure that they are satisfied. I certainly endorse Joel anytime that I have the opportunity to do so."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joel professionally and personally for over 25 years. I can say with full confidence that Joel is honest, brilliant and dependable. I would hire him myself if I needed an attorney. You can't go wrong."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is absolutely honest, incredibly hard working, whip-smart, and great in court."
Discrimination Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sklar is a talented and skilled lawyer who carries out his duties with professionalism, integrity and honor. Mr. Sklar is a good and decent man who is always quick to help out another attorney and lend his time and expertise. I am proud to know Mr. Sklar and I cherish his friendship. I can think of very few lawyers that I respect as much as Mr. Sklar. He definitely deserves the highest rating available."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is one of the more respected attorneys in metro Detroit for matters involving people who have been injured/wronged. A very skilled lawyer, he is also a very ethical, pleasant guy to work with. A credit to our profession."
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Divorce and separation
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