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 jbourgon@sommerspc.com.

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 Class Action and Wage & Hour 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 and facts in a wide variety of complex Class Action and Wage & Hour matters.
  • Drafting and preparing pleadings, motions, briefs, interrogatories, and other legal documents.
  • 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:

  • Prior litigation experience
  • Superior legal research, drafting, and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with clients, co-counsel and opposing counsel.  
  • 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.
  • Desire to learn plaintiff-side class action practice

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, writing sample and compensation requirements to Kevin Stoops (kstoops@sommerspc.com) and Joseph Bourgon (jbourgon@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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We ALWAYS received excellent service.

We were impressed with how the case was handled for my mom. Mr. Watkins exposed details of negligence that we were not aware of. After meeting him the first time, I had no doubt he was the perfect attorney to handle the case.

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 want to express my sincere thanks to you.

I want to express my sincere thanks to you for getting justice for my son and restoring my hope in humanity. After his death, I labored for over one-and-a-half years to find an attorney to file the case. I am grateful to you and your firm for your unwavering belief in this case.

Thank you for looking out for me, and having my back.

Thank you for trying to win. Thank you for putting in as much time as you did. Thank you for being patient with me. Thank you for looking out for me, and having my back. You made a big impression on me.

I’m speechless!

I’m speechless! I never expected to receive the settlement that you guys worked so hard for! Thank you so much!

I appreciate the team effort provided.

I would like you gentlemen to know that for those of us that have been violated and need legal assistance, we must often wait for justice in quiet desperation. As such, the words I used above “confidence and comfort” came only from you and your team.

There is no one that will harder than attorney Jason Thompson.

There is no one that will harder than attorney Jason Thompson. He and his staff will work with you to make sure they get the best settlement possible.

I was and still am satisfied with your firm.

I was and still am satisfied with you and your firm. You believed in me and believed that I was wronged by [the defendant]. You listened to my input and suggestions. You understood what I was up against and justice was served. Thank you for working with me.

I will always appreciate your professional approach.

I believe that you were very professional. More important, you were patient with respect to my lack of experience in this situation. You took time to explain why one path was better than another. You listened carefully and offered sound advice and counsel.

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