We are pleased to announce senior shareholder Richard Groffsky has been included in Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural listing of “Go To Lawyers” in the area of medical malpractice law.

Since beginning at Sommers Schwartz, Rick has advocated for people injured because of medical malpractice. He is one of the most successful medical negligence litigators in Michigan – with the outcomes to prove it. He has pursued hundreds of medical malpractice cases throughout his career and has achieved many $1 million-plus verdicts and settlements. Most of these have been birth injury cases, while others have involved anesthesia, neurosurgery, and vascular surgery claims.

Besides securing successful results for his clients, Rick is highly respected for his medical malpractice expertise. He speaks to healthcare providers and hospitals – the types of entities he holds responsible for malpractice – so they better understand their potential liability when medical errors happen. For example, Rick has presented on liability in birth injury cases to the American Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Hurley Medical Center Obstetrics Department. He also lends his expertise to other lawyers when they seek a professional opinion and is a sought-after source for professional publications.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly defines a “Go To Lawyer” as:

  • An expert in their field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes, and regulations clients will encounter.
  • Experienced and enjoys a record of success, with many cases that give testimony to the quality advice they can provide.
  • One to whom other lawyers make referrals because of their expertise and accomplishments.
  • A creative thinker who identifies all options for a client.

Rick exemplifies these traits, making him a trusted advocate for his clients and a valuable colleague at the firm.