Standing up for those who do not have a voice
Dina Zalewski is an associate in Sommers Schwartz’s Medical Malpractice Litigation and Personal Litigation groups.
Originally, from the East side of Detroit, Dina grew up knowing she wanted to help people by standing up and speaking for those who did not have a voice. From a young age, Dina knew she wanted to be a lawyer and, because her family was directly affected by a healthcare provider’s medical negligence, joining the medical malpractice team here at Sommers Schwartz was a natural fit.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English from Wayne State University, Dina pursued her Juris Doctor from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. In law school, she earned various academic awards and supplemented her classroom learning by interning with the Juvenile Division of the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. She also cultivated her litigation skills by participating in national moot court competitions, which led to her election as Associate Director for Internal Competitions on the Moot Court Board of Advocates and her induction into the Order of Barristers.
Dina is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Macomb County Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Michigan Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. When she is not practicing law, Dina enjoys being a mom, traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. She is also a diehard Red Wings fan.
- State Bar of Michigan
- The Macomb County Bar Association
- The Oakland County Bar Association
- The American Association for Justice
- Michigan Association for Justice
- Kids on the Go – Young Professionals Committee
I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate you! From our first conversation on the phone, I knew you truly believed me, and I felt comfortable sharing very personal and painful information with you. This was one of the hardest things that I’ve been through, but you made me feel like I had a voice and was not crazy. I knew that if anyone could help me, it would be this amazing team of strong, intelligent, and forthright women – and it turns out I was right. I truly could not have and would not have been able to pursue this case without your support. You are both professional and compassionate, which is hard to find in this day and age. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
- Wayne State University, Bachelor of Arts in English, 2008