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.

Clients say it best

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Year after year, we deliver unmatched results.


We are always looking for people who will add to our continuing success.

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

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

Current Openings:


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

A Trusted Authority

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Sommers Schwartz provides top-tier work.

having much experience in the legal field, both as employee and litigant, the law firm of Sommers & Schwartz provides top-tier work, accountability and masterful legal counsel. Whatever the issue, Sommers & Schwartz will efficiently and quickly achieve the best possible resolution.

I wanted to thank you.

I wanted to thank you for your assistance in resolving the matter with my employer. You listened to my complaints, kept me involved, provided guidance and were diligent.

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.

Jason was an aggressive and thorough attorney.

He spent the time listening to me as a client and he would explain what steps were next as we went through the process. Jason made me feel very confident in my case and in him as an attorney.

Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job

Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job and were very understanding of my sensitive situation.

You have really been fun to work with and are so down to earth.

I just wanted to say congratulations – I know you guys have worked very hard on my lawsuit. While there are attorneys who make the client feel like a cardboard box and afraid to say anything, it is easy to talk to you!

I couldn’t have asked for better representation and counsel.

Thank you to Tad for representing me on my severance agreement. The entire negotiation was handled efficiently and in an extremely professional manner. I also really appreciated that Tad was transparent about the process and timelines, as well as that he was willing to discuss strategy with me.

Your ability, understanding, and compassion are truly remarkable.

Your ability, understanding, compassion and at time dispassionate way of speaking for those who no longer can speak for themselves are truly remarkable.

Your advice and guidance were spot on.

I was not sure what to expect and was worried about the out come. Throughout the process you both demonstrated understanding for the emotional roller coaster your clients were going through, keeping us on track.

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