Robert B. Sickels

Senior Shareholder
(248) 746-4588

For more than 35 years, Robert Sickels has successfully represented hundreds of individuals involved in complex personal injury, medical negligence, and products liability matters.

In my family, honesty and integrity came first

We were always encouraged to excel, but to do so without cutting corners. Honesty and integrity came first. The ends never justified the means.

Effectively handling a complex medical malpractice or medical device matter is incredibly hard work, if done right. But there is no greater satisfaction, after a lengthy trial, than hearing a jury say: “We find in favor of the Plaintiff and award damages...”

The key to winning complex malpractice claims is finding the best and most believable experts. I love it when I am able to convince a highly qualified, and often skeptical, expert to testify on behalf of my clients. Although you would have to ask my opponents, I believe my biggest asset as a trial attorney is that I bring credibility to table. Defense attorneys know I only file cases that I regard as highly meritorious.

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I want to thank you again for what you have done for my family. There are no words for my gratitude. I will forever be grateful.

- About Robert B. Sickels

I never follow a recipe but rely on my instincts and that approach to cooking, the law and life has worked out pretty well.

Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” (Detroit) – Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America – Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, 2010 to Present
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Leaders in the Law” – 2017
  • Super Lawyers (Michigan) – 2006 and 2008 to Present
  • DBusinessTop Lawyers – 2013, 2015, and 2016
  • AV Preeminent Lawyer – Peer Review Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 (Martindale-Hubbell)
Seminars, Lectures, & Published Works
  • “Multi-District Litigation, Mass Torts & Recent Developments in Metal-on-Metal Prosthetic Hip Litigation,” Michigan Association for Justice’s 8th Annual Bench & Bar Seminar, May 2015
  • “Medical Device Litigation: Hips, Knees, Mesh and More,” Michigan Association for Justice Seminar in the Snow, March 2013
  • “Medical Device Litigation in Michigan,” Michigan Association for Justice Rapid Fire Seminar, May 2011
  • “Updates Regarding Daubert and Edry,” Michigan Association for Justice, November 2010
  • “Proving Damages in Malpractice Cases,” Michigan Association for Justice, 2008
  • Mentioned in “Kent County residents sue firm over contaminated water,” The Detroit News, March 14, 2018

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