|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1971||05/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit||DBusiness Magazine||2012|
|Top 25 Blogs for Workers' Compensation and Workplace Issues||LexisNexis||2012|
|Owner||Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers/Law Offices of Alex Berman P.C.||1975 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Workers Compensation Trial Lawyers Association||President||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Workers' Compensation Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Social Security Lawyers Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Michigan Association for Justice||Sustaining Member||2008 - Present|
|Wayne State University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|Wayne State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1968|
|Strafford Webinar||Medical Expert Depositions in Workers' Comp Cases||2014|
|MAJ Workers' Comp Law Seminar||Workers' Compensation/Social Security Law||2011|
Posted by Jim
Alex Berman is more than an excellent attorney. He is an extremely passionate advocate for injured workers, so much so, that he also spends his time trying to change the strict workers comp laws with the Michigan government. If you want to get him going, talk to him about work comp politics. This was a great reassurance that Alex cares about me, my future and even the future for all injured workers in Michigan.
Alex and the attorneys at his firm, especially Jeff Kaufman, did the very best job for me as they could under the law.
My case was quite a big case and there was a lot involved. I was an industrial mechanic. I was considered a top employee with this company for over 12 years and I had awards to prove it. My hands got so bad that I could only work with my left hand. HR approached me to send me for testing, and they put me on work comp without giving me a choice. I was as good as fired. It was scary.
At that point, I did research online with different attorneys, and I came across the Michigan workers comp lawyers. I called and asked some initial questions and then things got worse at work. I had some nerve testing that lead to carpal in both arms, which ended up to several surgeries.
Alex laid out exactly what was going to happen with my lawsuit and what to expect from the existing work comp laws in Michigan. At first I had a hard time believing my company would treat me like this, but when it was all said and done, everything happened at work and with my case as he predicted. I got this valuable advice before even signing on with this law firm.
Then I hired Alex, because my employer was trying to do anything they could to try and get me to settle for as cheap as possible. For example, state law says the employer has to send you a check every week, but the company is not fined until the check is six weeks late. So the company would wait until close to that deadline and then send me a check. They were doing this because they know you have to buy groceries and pay rent. You can only sustain that lifestyle until you start to get in trouble.
It's very important to have a lawyer on your side that understands what's going on. I think Alex and Jeff were right on top when it comes to that. They also can explain the politics of the law - a lot of people don't know the changes that happened in work comp, since the governor took office. It's very unsettling, because there are not protections for workers. There are protections for the insurance companies, who are running the state. To go into a case like this without an attorney is just foolish.
For lack of a better term, I was happy with Alex and Jeff's bedside manner. I was a working man, working 70-80 hours and putting my life on the line. My attorneys were there to support me when I was at my lowest, injured and afraid for my future. They spoke to me with compassion. At a point, I got to know them enough to where I knew stuff that was going on in their families and they understood what was happening with my family.
I knew they were working on my case hard. I knew they had my best interest in mind. When I reached out with questions and concerns, they were there. When I would call, even the staff help me immediately no problem.
Alex made it comfortable to go to court. He told me what's going to happen and what I needed to do, so I was completely prepared. There wasn't a lot on me anyway, because they already did the work for you, like refusing to accept the initial settlement offers from my employer. They wouldn't let me take less than I was entitled to. In the long run, the settlement they got me as high as possible, and substantial enough so I can position myself to support my family, buy a home and have nice vehicles.
I would highly recommend Alex Berman and any attorney at his law firm.
Posted by James
I got hurt at work. I blew my shoulder out and it affected my neck. Once the doctor told work comp that my neck might be involved, they started denying me. I Googled attorneys and Alex had a five star rating so I choose him. After I saw him, it was up and running. Alex has to be the most profound individual I ever met. He took care of me and he handed my case properly. I'm very pleased with the ability of his intelligence. Alex is very good at his job. The communication was especially excellent. Whenever I called, Alex and his team would be there and they had answers. They were very patient in explaining everything I needed to know. I was very pleased with the outcome of the case. Alex is like family to me now. If I could give him more than five stars, I would!
Jeffrey Bussell, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Many of my auto accident cases involve Workers Compensation issues. I have worked with over a dozen workers compensation lawyers in Michigan, and Alex Berman is by far the best. He is responsive, cares for his clients and gets them excellent results.
Steven Gursten, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I’ve worked with dozens of workers comp lawyers over the last 15 years. Its difficult to find one like Alex – a bright exception who promptly returns calls and develops strong client relationships. He’s not only tops in his field but he is a great listener and truly works to protect injured workers. I highly recommend Alex.