David W. Christensen

Of Counsel
(248) 746-4037

David Christensen is one of the most respected litigators in Michigan, a reputation he has earned over a 40-year legal career in which he has tried more than 100 cases to conclusion before judges and juries.

David is responsible for successful outcomes in many notable lawsuits

The effects of negligence, injury or medical malpractice can be devastating, leaving both patients and families overwhelmed and confused. When that happens, you need an experienced legal team to simplify complex medical and legal matters while aggressively pursuing the compensation you deserve. You need the attorneys at Sommers Schwartz.

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Sommers Schwartz is a collection of the brightest and the best attorneys in their respective fields. And we work amazingly well together.

- Our Team


For more than four decades, victims of medical negligence in Michigan and across the county have turned to Sommers Schwartz.

Honors & Awards
  • Super Lawyers (Michigan) – 2006 to present
  • Best Lawyers in America – 1993 to present
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer (Martindale-Hubbell)
  • Civility Award, American Board of Trial Advocates (Michigan Chapter) – 2018
  • Champion of Justice Award, State Bar of Michigan – 2015
  • Best Lawyers “Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year” (Metro Detroit) – 2010
  • Top 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon – 2006
  • Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog, Denmark – 2004
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates (Michigan Chapter) – 2003
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Michigan State University College of Law – 2001
  • Sanford Rosenthal Memorial Award, Adams Pratt Foundation (Oakland County Bar Association), Sanford Rosenthal Memorial Award – 1998
  • Honorary Danish Consul for the State of Michigan – 1995
  • Respected Advocate Award, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel – 1991
Seminars, Lectures, & Published Works
  • Personal Injury Practice: Technique and Technology, Bancroft-Whitney Co., 1986 (Co-Author)
  • Starting the Case: A Manual of Complaints, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1982 (Co-Author)
  • Still Starting the Case: An Updated Collection of Michigan Complaints, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 2001 (Co-Author)
  • The Works: Medical Malpractice, 1993-1997, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 (Co-Author)
  • The Works (Part 2): Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases Annotated, 1998-2003, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 (Co-Author)

Attorney Referrals

Sommers Schwartz welcomes referrals from attorneys throughout the United States.

When you need to refer a matter to experienced lawyers with proven results, your search begins and ends here.

100% referral fee payment record

Over $60 million in referral fees paid in the last decade alone