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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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:

Associate Attorney

Sommers Schwartz is seeking an experienced attorney for our medical malpractice litigation team

In this regular, full-time, exempt position, the associate attorney will assist in the representation of clients at every stage of litigation, including intake and pre-suit investigation, discovery, motion practice, pre-trial proceedings, dispute resolution, and trial.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Researching and investigating the law, facts, and medical aspects in a wide variety of medical negligence matters.
  • Drafting and preparing pleadings, motions, briefs, interrogatories, case evaluation summaries, and other legal documents.
  • Analyzing and summarizing medical records, police reports, and other electronic and print documentation.
  • Communicating with clients, courts, and opposing counsel during litigation.
  • Working with shareholders, other associates, paralegals, and professional staff.
  • Appearing in federal and state courts for motions, hearings, conferences, and other proceedings.
  • Interviewing and deposing parties, witnesses, and experts, and prepare witnesses for deposition and trial examination.
  • Participating in firm activities, meetings, and events.

Candidates should be admitted to and in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan (and other applicable jurisdictions) and possess the required experience and skills:

  • Two or more years of experience prosecuting or defending medical malpractice cases.
  • Superior legal research, drafting, and advocacy skills.
  • 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.

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 resumé and compensation requirements to Richard Groffsky at rgroffsky@sommerspc.com.


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, 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 should submit a resumé and compensation requirements to Joseph Bourgon at jbourgon@sommerspc.com.


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Our attorney was tough, very professional, and knew his stuff!

Our case was very difficult and challenging and therefore was very time-consuming. Each step of the way, Matt explained what was going on and what I could expect, and he always kept in contact through emails or phone calls. Matt is sincere, kind, and compassionate – he has become more than just our attorney. He is more like family!

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The settlement that Mr. Watkins achieved was beyond my expectations! Without hesitation, I would and have recommended him to my friends and family. He and the staff all have been extremely cooperative, informative, and professional.

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Mr. Thompson gave me excellent advice.

Mr. Thompson consulted with me about a specific legal issue and gave me excellent advice as always. He also represented my son after he was hit by a car and also did an excellent job.

Jason Thompson filed a suit on my mother’s behalf.

Jason Thompson filed a suit on my mother’s behalf, and we received a nice settlement. He was very kind and professional, and the office staff was very helpful and easy to work with.

I cannot say enough good things about Jason!

I cannot say enough good things about Jason – an incredible lawyer and an even better person. There are very few lawyers that I trust completely, but Jason is one of them and rightfully so.

WOW! – you truly have left a great impression on us.

My wife and I really appreciate all your help. You did a wonderful job with our lawsuit and you actually genuinely tried to help us again.

I couldn’t have been more impressed!

Jason Thompson represented me in a gross negligence case, and I couldn’t have been more impressed with his professionalism and energy throughout the entire process.

You and your entire staff were very professional.

You were committed to customer satisfaction and it showed through your leadership. Your insightfulness, experience and performance, provided me with much support and confidence. Thank you!

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