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:

CLASS ACTION PARALEGAL

Sommers Schwartz seeks an experienced paralegal to work on our Class Action and Wage & Hour 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 litigation, including intake and pre-suit investigation, discovery, motion practice, pre-trial proceedings, dispute resolution, and trial. This fast-paced and busy practice group requires collaborative working relationships, attention to detail, effective communication, and a desire to learn and grow in the practice.

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 critical records, and communicate with prospective clients throughout the intake process.
  • Opening, organizing, and maintaining case files.
  • Downloading electronic court filings as they are filed.
  • Calendaring case and other deadlines as needed.
  • Scheduling court reporters, attorney travel arrangements, and attorney meetings as needed.
  • Investigating the facts surrounding potential claims.
  • Drafting form retainer agreements, consent forms, and other documents and sending to clients for signature.
  • Preparing legal documents, including pleadings, motions, briefs, affidavits, discovery requests, case evaluation summaries, and demand letters, as directed by attorneys.
  • Researching the law 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 deposition transcripts, answers to interrogatories, and other material.
  • Meeting with clients and other professionals to discuss details of the case.
  • Communicating with clients.
  • Working with attorneys, other paralegals, and professional staff.
  • Interviewing experts and witnesses.
  • Attending federal and state court proceedings with attorneys, as needed.
  • Preparing for trial by organizing exhibits and performing other tasks.
  • Participating in firm activities, meetings, and events.
  • Assisting 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 litigation cases in a law firm setting. Class Action and/or FLSA case experience is a plus.
  • Superior writing skills and competency in legal research and writing.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to empathize with emotional and distraught individuals seeking legal assistance.
  • 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 RightSignature, 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 résumé and compensation requirements to Kevin Stoops (kstoops@sommerspc.com) and Joe 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.

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 H. Bourgon at jbourgon@sommerspc.com.

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Ken Watkins and his team did an excellent job!

I really didn’t think we had a case, but Ken Watkins and his team did an excellent job and got us a nice settlement without going to trial. He always did what was best for us and was sympathetic to our feelings. Everyone at Sommers Schwartz was friendly and helpful,…

We are pleased!

We are pleased with the job that you have done for us, especially with respect to your thoroughness and professionalism! You both presented yourselves in a genuine and professional manner, and this is precisely why we retained you.

Ken Watkins and the lawyers at Sommers Schwartz did an excellent job.

Ken Watkins and the lawyers at Sommers Schwartz did an excellent job, were responsive to my emails and telephone calls, and I was very satisfied with their performance in court and the result.

Your firm has tremendous skill and ethics.

Over the years I have referred cases to your firm in general and to Norm specifically knowing that the client would be handled with care and competence. I have always found that to be the case.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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…

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.

Andy Dragovic is an outstanding trial attorney!

I needed representation from an attorney who was empathetic and effective. Andrija Dragovic proved to be that attorney time and time again. He was clearly dedicated to finding justice, explored my options every step of the way, and respected all my decisions regarding the case.

You are a phenomenal attorney.

You are a phenomenal attorney. I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job regarding this case. I have a new love for law and all that it includes. Thank you for one of the best experiences of my life.

Your service was great!

I felt your service was great. I was very satisfied with Sommers Schwartz and will always remember you when a friend needs legal help. Thanks for a good job it could not have been successful without you.

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