Medical Malpractice

Matthew Turner

Senior Shareholder

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Matthew Turner is a senior shareholder with Sommers Schwartz, and 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. During law school, he was a law clerk for Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Richard Kuhn, and after graduation, he joined his family’s law firm – Turner & Turner, P.C. where he 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.

Matt has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, and prevailed in a 9-0 decision establishing precedent that has been followed throughout the country. He has argued a number of appeals before the Michigan Supreme Court, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Court of Appeals. At the trial level, he obtained a verdict in excess of $1 million dollars in a medical malpractice case, and has secured a number of other highly successful trial verdicts and settlements.

In addition to his legal career, Matt has been a varsity high school football coach for over 20 years. In 2002, the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association named him an Assistant Coach of the Year. He currently serves as the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at Birmingham Groves High School.

Education

  • Detroit College of Law, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude
    • Detroit College of Law Class of 1961 Cup
    • Detroit College of Law William B. Giles Award
    • American Jurisprudence Award- Torts
    • American Jurisprudence Award-Legal Profession
  • Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Areas of Practice

  • Assistant Coach of the Year, Michigan High School Football Coaches Association, 2002
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Michigan Association for Justice - Former Executive Board Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Case Evaluator – Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb County Circuit Courts
  • Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Offensive Coordinator – Birmingham Groves High School
  • Former Assistant High School Football Coach for Bloomfield Hills Andover High School, Dublin (Ohio) High School, Birmingham Seaholm High School, and Troy Athens High School

Mr. Turner was a guiding light through my lawsuit. Going through the legal process was foreign and nerve-racking for me but I was able to garner confidence from my attorney. His meticulousness and dedication was astounding, allowing me to lean on him for support and guidance throughout the process. I am fully confident he was the key factor in the success of my outcome.

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers (Michigan) – 2007 - Present
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer – Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 (Martindale-Hubbell)

Seminars/Lectures

  • Great Lakes Mass Torts Institute
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Clinic
  • Contributor, Fox 2 News