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 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 preparing 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:

  • Three to five years of 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 Joe Bourgon (jbourgon@sommerspc.com).


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).


LEGAL SECRETARY

Sommers Schwartz is seeking an experienced legal secretary 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 successful candidate will support several 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 is a fast-paced and busy practice group requiring 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.
  • Electronic filing in state and federal court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing and maintaining documents in paper and our electronic filing system.
  • Inputting updates into our case management system.
  • Meeting with clients and other professionals to discuss details of the case.
  • Communicating with clients verbally and in writing.
  • Working with attorneys, other paralegals, and professional staff.
  • Assisting with trial preparation by organizing exhibits and performing other tasks.
  • Paying invoices through the firm’s accounting department.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to problem solve and work quickly under stress.
  • Team player with the ability to establish functional relationships with different personalities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook, and Excel; knowledge of RightSignature, 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).


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

Thank you, Tad Roumayah, for representing me on my severance agreement. The entire negotiation was handled efficiently and in an extremely professional manner. I couldn’t have asked for better representation and counsel.

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Even though it doesn’t change our daughter’s condition, it will make going through some of the challenges she will face less burdensome from a financial perspective. We appreciate your professionalism, Rick Groffsky – you are truly a master of your craft.

Matt Turner was a guiding light through my lawsuit.

Going through the legal process was foreign and nerve-racking for me but I was able to garner confidence from my attorney. I am fully confident he was the key factor in the success of my outcome.

Your ability, understanding, and compassion are truly remarkable, Rob Sickels.

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

I will be happy to recommend Sommers Schwartz to anyone who needs legal help.

You and your team handled everything so professionally and have been so personable and compassionate. In particular, your paralegal was wonderful to me, showed me and others such empathy, and made everything so smooth. I will be happy to recommend your firm to anyone who needs legal help.

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

Thank you, Arvin Pearlman, for trying to win. Thank you for putting in as much time as you did. Thank you for being patient with me. You made a big impression on me.

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I was referred to Matt Curtis by an attorney’s office in the city where I live. From the first telephone conversation with Matt and his team, I felt confident I didn’t need to look any further for 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.

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