David R. Parker

(248) 746-4091

David is an appellate attorney with Sommers Schwartz, and has appeared before the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

I became a lawyer to help people

Now I’ve become a lawyer helping lawyers help other people. I enjoy the interaction with other attorneys, and the challenges of both legal writing and oral advocacy.

I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. Through the ice and snow, and my blue collar mill job, I decided to see if I could do more for myself and for others. The law was my vehicle. Now, my work drafting and arguing appeals for clients seeking compensation in personal injury lawsuits, unpaid wage and overtime claims, and consumer class actions is highly satisfying, as it allows me to be an advocate for those who need a voice.

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Honors & Awards
  • Super Lawyers (Michigan) –2006, 2014–2018
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer – Peer Review Rating 5.0 out of 5.0 (Martindale Hubbell) for highest ethical standards and professional ability
Seminars, Lectures, & Published Works
  • Article: “Products Liability: Don’t Overlook Products in Medical Cases,” Trial, November,1989
  • “The Works Part 2: Medical Malpractice Cases 1998 –2003,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • “Still Starting the Case –2001: An Updated Collection of Michigan Complaints,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
  • “The Works” Medical Malpractice 1993 –1997, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1998
  • “Torts: Michigan Law and Practice,” Chapter 6: Wrongful Birth, and Chapter 8: Legal Practice, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1992
  • “Starting the Case in the 90’s: A Current Manual of Michigan Complaints,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1991
  • “Michigan Law of Damages,” Chapter 1: Personal Injury, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • “Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases Annotated: 1987-1993,” Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1987

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