Sommers Schwartz is a powerhouse litigation firm that has recovered more than one billion dollars for our clients. When your future is on the line, our team will fight for you.

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We can tackle some of the most complex matters in the litigation world.

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Year after year, our team delivers unmatched results for our clients.

An Extraordinary Place to Work

Over the course of our more than 45-year history, Sommers Schwartz has earned a reputation as a leader in high-stakes, complex contingency-based litigation. We are proud of what we’ve achieved, and we’re always on the lookout for new people who will add to our continuing success.

Sommers Schwartz is driven by its commitment to a core plaintiff litigation practice – Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury, Class Actions, Employment Disputes, and Commercial & Business Disputes – and continues to explore related areas that align with the firm’s established brand and practice mix.

Experienced Attorneys

The attorneys at Sommers Schwartz are well known and well regarded in their practice areas with names that are instantly recognized among both the plaintiff and defense bars. These seasoned litigators regularly secure some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Michigan and elsewhere.

For the right lawyer or small group of attorneys with established practices, proven litigation skills, and a track record of successful high-dollar outcomes, Sommers Schwartz is an environment where you will continue to excel with the help of exceptional people and resources. If you are an experienced attorney who is interested in contributing to Sommers Schwartz’s success, please submit your résumé or curriculum vitae along with compensation requirements to careers@sommerspc.com. For current openings, please submit your materials as instructed in the posting.

Professional Staff

Along with our lawyers, we boast a talented team of paralegals, legal assistants, legal nurse consultants, administrative assistants, and professional staff, all of whom are equally dedicated to providing outstanding service and achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. If you are an experienced legal professional and wish to be a part of the Sommers Schwartz family, please submit your résumé or curriculum vitae along with compensation requirements to careers@sommerspc.com.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Experienced Medical Malpractice Paralegal

Sommers Schwartz is seeking an experienced paralegal to work on our medical malpractice litigation team in the firm’s Southfield, Michigan office.

In this regular, full-time, non-exempt position, the paralegal will support our attorneys in their representation of clients at every stage of medical malpractice and personal injury litigation, including pre-suit investigations, discovery, pre-trial proceedings, trials, and appeals.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Collecting pertinent information from prospective clients during phone interviews.
  • Entering information into the firm’s matter intake software and contact databases.
  • Working with attorneys and professional staff to evaluate legal claims, request and review medical records, and communicate with prospective clients throughout the intake process.
  • Investigating the facts surrounding the medical care and treatment rendered in medical malpractice cases, including birth injury claims.
  • Preparing legal documents, including pleadings, motions, briefs, affidavits, notices of intent, discovery requests, case evaluation summaries, and demand letters.
  • Researching the law and medicine associated with each case.
  • Organizing and maintaining documents in paper and our electronic filing system.
  • Inputting updates into our case management system.
  • Analyzing and summarizing medical records, deposition transcripts, answers to interrogatories, and other material.
  • Meeting with clients and other professionals to discuss details of the case.
  • Communicating with clients and their families.
  • Working with attorneys, other paralegals, and professional staff.
  • Interviewing medical experts and witnesses.
  • Attending federal and state court proceedings with attorneys.
  • Preparing for trial by organizing exhibits and performing other tasks.
  • Participating in firm activities, meetings, and events.
  • Assist with other external marketing and administrative duties as needed.

Candidates should possess the required experience and skills:

  • Paralegal or legal assistant certification from an accredited program.
  • Two or more years of experience working on medical malpractice cases in a law firm setting. Birth injury case experience is a plus.
  • Superior writing skills and competency in legal and medical literature research.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to empathize with emotional and distraught individuals seeking legal assistance.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology, notations, and records; anatomical drawings; laboratory tests; and medications; and the ability to explain or illustrate diagnoses of medical conditions.
  • Solid organizational skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced litigation environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook, and Excel; knowledge of Needles CMS, LawRuler, or similar intake and practice management software programs is preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely or at home, if requested.

Business hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. A background check, in accordance with applicable employment laws, may be required. Sommers Schwartz is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a résumé and compensation requirements to Joe Bourgon (jbourgon@sommerspc.com).


Accountant/Bookkeeper

Sommers Schwartz seeks an experienced Accountant/Bookkeeper to work closely with our CFO and staff. 

In this regular, full-time, non-exempt position, the individual must have the requisite experience to perform accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and accounting functions according to established procedures or as directed by our Chief Financial Officer. Among the specific duties are: researching and processing Accounts Payable invoices and payments; preparing daily cash deposits and filling out daily cash control reporting; researching and processing charge-backs, bad checks, etc.; reconciling bank statements and general ledger accounts; and entering recommended journal entries for posting. 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with legal staff and other teams to provide administrative support.
  • Preparing spreadsheets and general word processing.
  • Researching and processing Accounts Payable invoices and payments; preparing daily cash deposits and filling out daily cash control reporting
  • Developing and testing documents for accuracy and completeness.
  • Preparing copies, scans, faxes, and other correspondence.
  • Maintaining accounting and other records.
  • Testing and preparing expense reimbursements and arranging for payment of invoices as necessary.
  • Reconciling bank statements and general ledger accounts.

Candidates should possess the required experience and skills:

  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and handle multiple activities – REQUIRED.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, perform detailed work with numerical data, and make arithmetic computations rapidly and easily – REQUIRED.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with accounting software is essential, and candidates MUST be well versed in Microsoft Office Suite applications with solid skills in Excel and Word.
  • Juris software experience would be a plus.
  • Ability to interact professionally with clients and staff on the telephone and in person.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of firm employees.
  • Proactive, positive, energetic, and hard-working team player.
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality.

Education/Background

At a minimum, we require an Associate’s degree in Accounting; Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Two years of experience in Accounts Payable, Receivables, and Bank reconciliations is desirable.

Business hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, but additional work may be necessary. A background check, in accordance with applicable employment laws, may be required. Sommers Schwartz is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a résumé and compensation requirements to Brian N. Stuart (bstuart@sommerspc.com).

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A Client Talks about Andy Dragovic

My wife had an accident, tripping over a cable line that wasn’t buried. Andy represented us and were very pleased with the outcome. Andy was very professional, personable, and quick to respond to us, answering any of our questions or concerns. The whole firm was responsive to our concerns, and…

Praise for Dina Zalewski

The lawyers at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. were nothing short of amazing when I came to them with my medical malpractice case! Dina truly helped to put my mind at ease and because of her and her firm, I finally have closure and can begin my healing process! I just want…

Gratitude for Rob Sickels

When our world was shattered by an unexpected medical diagnosis, we were referred to Rob Sickels of Sommers Schwartz. What a blessing to get this referral as Rob listened to us with caring and compassion, spent all the time necessary to help us, was always honest with us about our…

A Grateful Client Talks About Dina Zalewski

Dina never lied to us and was very straightforward. I feel like she took me under her wing. She got me through something that I thought was going to be incredibly difficult for me to relive. Dina felt like a friend, somebody I could trust and look to for guidance….

About Dina Zaleski, Rick Groffsky, and Andy Dragovic

Dina, Rick, and Andy were amazing lawyers. They helped me through an incredibly difficult time in my life after losing my son. I wanted answers on why, and they helped me through the whole process and they got me answers. After I lost my son, I was severely depressed. Every…

A Medical Malpractice Client Recommends Matt Turner

Matt Turner and his whole staff have acted very professionally, respectfully, and responsively to my every need. I highly recommend him to represent you in any legal matter you may have. Thank you again for all your help and guidance.

We are so thankful this firm was recommended to us!

Robert Sickels and his whole team went above and beyond while caring for us, They truly go the extra mile.

After our first meeting with attorney Matt Curtis, our feelings of frustration, defeat, and helplessness were diminished.

Matt’s knowledge of the law concerning medical malpractice and his compassion for my husband’s situation gave us the boost we needed to stand up and be heard! I am so grateful that my husband felt validated and energized throughout his time meeting with Mr. Curtis because, in February of 2021, he…

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