Over the course of a career spanning more than 30 years, Ms. Susskind has successfully represented clients and families in a wide variety of medical malpractice lawsuits, obtaining numerous favorable outcomes for injuries caused by the negligence of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. A recognized leader among Michigan’s trial lawyers, she is an executive board member and past president of the Michigan Association for Justice (previously known as the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association), has been inducted into the prestigious, invitation-only American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and was honored by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a “Lawyer of the Year” in 2004. Thomson Reuters named Judy to the Michigan Super Lawyers list each year since 2006, and in 2015 and 2017, Best Lawyers named her the metropolitan Detroit “Lawyer of the Year” for medical malpractice. She is also active in the Oakland County Bar Association, is a fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, and currently serves on the State Bar of Michigan’s Judicial Qualifications Committee. Judy joins Sommers Schwartz as a shareholder.
Dina Zalewski is an associate at the firm, focusing on personal injury and medical malpractice matters. After she was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan, Dina opened her own practice. She later joined a noted civil litigation firm where helped to obtain several significant outcomes for clients harmed as the result of physician and hospital negligence, spinal cord and brain injuries, motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, premises liability and slip and fall injuries, and wrongful death.
Beginning with Sommers Schwartz’s founders, our attorneys have earned – and continue to earn – the respect of clients, colleagues, judges, and opposing counsel alike. Having Judy and Dina among our ranks only heightens the firm’s reputation for excellence.