Personal Injury

Matthew G. Curtis

Senior Shareholder

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Matthew Curtis is a senior shareholder member of the Board of Directors at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. For the past 23 years, he has successfully litigated complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases, obtaining impressive verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Matt was the recipient of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association Award for his successful representation of three families who filed federal tort claims against the National Institute of Health. He represents clients in multiple counties throughout the State of Michigan, and has litigated cases in states throughout the country including Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, and Maryland. He specializes in birth trauma litigation, delay in diagnosing medical conditions, and wrongful death/catastrophic injury cases. He has successfully resolved hundreds of medical negligence cases and has been responsible for numerous settlements in excess of $1,000,000.

Education

  • Detroit College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1985
    • Moot Court Board
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor in General Studies, 1982
    • Varsity Wrestling Team, 1978-1980

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan 
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 
  • U.S. Tax Court

Areas of Practice

  • One of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the State of Michigan in 2008, exceeding $9,000,000.
  • $3,045,000 settlement for a plaintiff injured as a result of medical malpractice related to an elective low-anterior colon resection.
  • $7.4 million settlement for an infant born depressed after an emergent delivery and who developed brain damage from not being properly resuscitated in the critical first hour after birth.
  • $2,100,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case filed in Cook County Circuit Court (Illinois) involving a newborn who suffered motor deficits after a delay in testing
  • $1,830,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a hypoxic brain injury.
  • State of Michigan Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow (2008)
  • Michigan Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Hellenic Bar Association, Past President (1994-1995)

Honors/Awards

  • AV Preeminent Lawyer – Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Michigan Super Lawyers – 2010 to Present
  • Fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation – 2008
  • Advocacy Award, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association

Seminars/Lectures

  • “What's on the Horizon for Michigan Medical Malpractice?” Michigan State University College of Law
  • The Law Business Insider, Featuring Americas Premier Lawyers & Business Execs Radio Show featured Matt Curtis as one of their premier guests on the January 2, 2010 program