As a President and CEO, I have had the opportunity to work with many law firms and attorneys on various legal matters. Recently, I became in need of personal representation in a lawsuit. After a review of alternatives, I received a recommendation for Sommers Schwartz, P.C, and specifically to the counsel of attorney Matthew Turner.
At our introductory meeting, Matt had me methodically review my situation, discussed my alternatives and then proceeded to explain his approach for handling the case. Key in that explanation, was how he described himself as a “litigator.” Unlike some attorneys who are either very book smart, can make a great argument, or like to negotiate settlements (although Matt possesses all of those exceptional attributes), Matt set himself apart by his commitment to litigating this case and seeing it through to the conclusion of the entire arbitration process.
Matt added Tad Roumayah, a Sommers Schwartz colleague, to the legal team. Tad provided all of the detailed and timely responses that the proceedings required, provided constant communication and feedback throughout the case, and also conducted my deposition and examination at the arbitration.
At the arbitration, Matt’s personal description of himself as a “litigator” rang true. He quickly took total command of the arbitration proceedings. His preparation, thoroughness and tenacity overwhelmed the defendant and his attorney. Together, Matt and Tad presented my case with the highest level of professionalism, personal integrity, and competency that one would want and expect at a time of personal need and crisis. And the resultant award exceeded my expectations.
So, for anyone seeking exceptional legal representation, I can thoroughly and personally recommend Mathew Turner and Tad Roumayah from the law firm of Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
After we went to mediation on my case, I know without a doubt you definitely know the laws and you are a great lawyer!
My family really appreciated the hard work and dedication from Ken and his team. Even with so many obstacles against us, he won our case. So many people have lawyers who don’t care at all. Ken and his team do.
Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job and were very understanding of my sensitive situation. They treated us like family and were very helpful at every step. I would recommend Ken and Sommers Schwartz to anyone with a similar issue.
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. Matt was the correct person for the medical malpractice case for my husband’s death. My decision was confirmed every step of the way that I had indeed been referred to the best lawyer I could possibly have hoped for. I know for sure he would have had my husband’s stamp of approval. Matt is extremely dedicated to his clients and their best interests. He is down to earth, friendly, compassionate, easy to work with, and a fighter for his clients. Whenever I needed to talk to him, he always asked about how I was doing before he got down to business. He saw and treated me as a person and not just a case file. He stayed on top of my case, kept progress moving forward, and kept me informed every step of the way. Matt worked diligently to get justice for my husband. He responded to emails and telephone calls in a very timely manner. He was there for me! He is extremely knowledgeable about the law he practices. Venturing into a medical malpractice case was a daunting task. Matt made it manageable. His staff is incredible. They all hold themselves to high standards. Beyond the outstanding knowledge and professionalism, I appreciated his down to earth friendly approach. I always felt like I was talking to a friend rather than an attorney. Do you want the best? Hire Matt Curtis. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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, answered any questions we had, and kept us informed throughout the process.
I want to thank you again for what you have done for my family. There are no words for my gratitude. I will forever be grateful.
For five and one-half years you never tossed in the towel, evoking visions of ‘the junkyard dog’ as the challenges of trying to fit the square peg into the round hole to obtain a just settlement. The very fact that you maintained and were able to share a belief in my unique circumstances was remarkable along with your stellar professionalism. You delivered and you have my deepest appreciation for your efforts.
I really appreciate your help with this case. I’ve never been in a situation like this, and I expected a longer process. My wife and I really value what you did for us.
I’m happy to put this case behind me once and for all. I greatly appreciate your assistance throughout this process. Thank you, Tad! I’m happily employed now and am enjoying a fresh start.
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 reached out to more than a dozen law firms for representation and was consistently told that nothing could be done. I am grateful to you and your firm for your unwavering belief in this case.
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, etc. with me. In short, I couldn’t have asked for better representation and counsel.
I worked closely with Matt Curtis on a medical malpractice case – he went to bat for me every step of the way. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else.
My matter was handled and prosecuted above my expectations and resulted in a positive outcome – other attorneys I contacted weren’t even interested in representing me. I would strongly recommend Sommers Schwartz and Mr. Watkins, and I was thoroughly pleased with him, his paralegal, and the firm. The entire team was professional, knowledgeable, and communicated with me consistently.
Mr. Watkins is extremely competent and professional. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
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. I’m sure Sommers Schwartz has lots of clients, but we ALWAYS received excellent service.
After meeting Mr. Watkins in person and working with him during the proceedings, I realized that the words in his website bio were true. He is a FIGHTER for his clients. No matter what time of day I called, he immediately returned my call. I am totally unfamiliar with the legal process and he made me feel knowledgeable and was never condescending. I am glad I made an EXCELLENT decision in selecting him. Of course, I will always recommend Mr. Watkins and Sommers Schwartz. Thank you and may God Bless.
Mr. Watkins showed he was a great lawyer by the way he handled the case. He always kept me informed and the entire team was professional. I would highly recommend him and the firm.
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.
This is my first time working with an attorney and I am so grateful to have had Mr. Matt Curtis help me with my very tough case. Many well-known lawyers across the state wouldn’t take my case but Mr. Curtis gave it his all. He is a very hard worker and so driven. If it wasn’t for his dedication, I wouldn’t be where I am today. He was always keeping in touch with me and if I ever needed to speak to him, he was a phone call or email away (which he responds to so quickly!!!). Everyone at the office is so kind and his paralegals are so sweet and made the process a lot easier. If you’re looking for a top notch lawyer who will make sure you get what you deserve and even more, I highly recommend Mr. Matt Curtis. I have come across nothing but positive reviews about him and they are all true.
This was my first time going through anything such as a medical lawsuit or even working with an attorney. My oldest son was born with an “undetected” heart defect resulting in the need of him being “revived” which left him a “stroke survivor.” Our case was 11 years in the making with many ups and downs. Our attorney Matthew Curtis never gave up. He 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. If I ever had any questions or concerns Matt was just an email or phone call away – he was quick to get back to me too! Matt is sincere, kind, and compassionate – he has become more than just our attorney. He is more like family! I highly recommend contacting Matt if you ever find yourself in need of a top-notch attorney. His kindness, professionalism, wisdom, and personal concern is astounding!
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, and we received a nice settlement. He was very kind and professional, and the office staff was very helpful and easy to work with.
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 contacted Sommers Schwartz to join a class action suit. Kevin Stoops and his assistant Veronica Stewart took my case and walked me through all the documents that I had to sign, explained everything to me, and won my case! They are an awesome team and I would recommend them and their firm to anyone requiring legal advice. Thank you, Kevin and Veronica!
I want to extend to both you and Tad a final thank you for your diligence in defending my case over the past several months. You put a great deal of time and energy into my defense, included me in the decision-making process, communicated with me regularly, and I am pleased with the outcome. It was an arduous process, but you remained steadfast in reassuring me along the way and I am grateful. I recommend you without reservation. Again, my most sincere thanks to each of you.
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.
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.
Ken Watkins and everyone at Sommers Schwartz went above and beyond my expectations! They are professional, caring, and compassionate, and I can’t say enough or thank them enough for everything they did on my behalf.
When I was fired from my executive position without any notice, a relative of mine recommended I call you. That was one of the best suggestions anyone could have given me at the time. Your professionalism was outstanding. You took the time to listen to my scattered thoughts while I was freaking out about being unemployed at age 59. You asked the right questions to get to the fact that I was being discriminated against and were willing to take on my case. I was so impressed with your knowledge of the law and the way you were able to step back and look at all the options while explaining it to me in layman terms. You spent so much time on a case that could have had zero return. But in the end, it all paid off, because of your expertise and how you handled the case. I would recommend you to anyone who is or has been a victim of workplace harassment, discrimination or any other employment issue. You are outstanding!!!
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.
My sincere thanks for a great job! I know a lot of attorneys wouldn’t have touched this case or handled it in such a professional manor. Once again, thank you!
Your Honor, may we please be provided a calculator?
– Note to a judge from the jury in a railroad injury case handled
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.
Arvin Pearlman was the first and only attorney that we consulted and could not be happier that we chose him to represent us. I truly realized that Arvin had me and my family’s best interest at heart. Once we made it to trial, all we kept thinking was how glad we were that he was on our side.
Andy Dragovic is an outstanding trial attorney! The thought of testifying in a jury trial for a medical malpractice case can be pretty intimidating, to say the least. 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. I was impressed with his efforts to communicate regularly with me and provide education regarding the legal process in terms that were easy to understand. He was prepared to go to trial in my case, and we did! The jury came back with a unanimous finding in my favor and I was awarded the maximum amount for damages. Mr. Dragovic was extremely prepared, well versed in case law, and compelling during the trial. Behind the scenes, while relating to me, he was thoughtful and down to earth. I couldn’t have asked for better representation and have a tremendous amount of respect for Andy Dragovic and his legal practice.
Tad Roumayah helped me seek a settlement with my former employer to my satisfaction. He is a man of integrity, who has an exceptional knowledge of the law. Impeccable ethics and an unparalleled work ethic make him an outstanding attorney who is capable, meticulous, and diligent. He is a straight-talker who did not tell me what I wanted to hear, but what I needed to know. I highly recommend him, and feel fortunate to have hired the perfect attorney for my case.
I’m speechless! I never expected to receive the settlement that you guys worked so hard for! Thank you so much!
I just wanted to say congratulations – I know you guys have worked very hard on my lawsuit. You have really been fun to work with and are so down to earth. 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 had a trial lawyer and judge in my office today and gave credit to you as the source of the information I provided them. They both recognized your excellence and authority and were duly impressed. You are still my “go to guy!” Bravo, Tucker!
Many may find it challenging to select a law firm for their legal issues. Certainly, there are many competing firms and attorneys promoting legal expertise and work. However, 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, such as that of Jason Thompson, Esq. Whatever the issue, Sommers & Schwartz will efficiently and quickly achieve the best possible resolution for your legal needs while putting your interests first. This firm is an excellent choice to achieve satisfactory results.
Mr. Thompson, I’m so appreciative for everything that you’ve done in representing me in my transvaginal mesh implant claim. I’ve had the surgery and am feeling better, and it’s been such a relief. 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. We don’t always hear the positive things about lawyers or lawsuits, but every time I called, she took the time to explain everything to me. I will be happy to recommend your firm to anyone who needs legal help.
I was very happy with the service you and the firm provided. You guys handled yourself in a very professional manner and were true advocates for me during this entire process. I am sure you know better than I, but you guys are not only attorneys but also psychologists. You talked me in off the ledge at various times throughout the process when I had to hear first hand and see in writing the ludicrous statements made by the defendant. You and your firm will always be in my good graces and I will certainly refer anyone that needs your help, not only in employment matters, but also other specialties.
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. I will always appreciate your professional and measured approach. You recommended a path that led to a speedy settlement. I did not have to spend a long period of time in litigation with no guarantee of success.
I want to thank you for your excellent representation of me in my matter with [my employer]. As unpleasant as the matter was, I truly enjoyed working with you and felt very well represented throughout. If I should be aware of someone in need of employment law advice, I will be certain to recommend you.
Jason was an aggressive and thorough attorney when he represented my case. 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.
I am very satisfied with your actions and performance specifically: the way you handled me and my concerns, identified the breach of contract issue, the skillful way you laid out a plan of action and then negotiate it to a good end. Most impressive was your preparedness at our face to face meeting. You obviously took some time to understand my situation. You engaged me in meaningful conversation from the legal standpoint and presented my options, in a way that I could understand and therefore make an informed decision. I am most grateful for your patience as you guided me to that point of understanding fielding all of my questions and originations. In addition, you have become a valuable resource and trusted advisor that will be a part of my future. This experience has educated me as to how I will handle my work in a rapidly changing world and competitive business environment.
I want to thank the both of you for the hard work you put in to our case. For me it was the first time I had ever been involved in litigation against anybody, 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 until the conclusion of the case. Your advice and guidance were spot on… once again, thank you.
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. While I have never been a plaintiff’s lawyer I have come to know that there are plaintiff’s firms with tremendous skill and ethics. Your firm is one of those.
Mr. Kochanowski, I just wanted to briefly thank you for taking a few minutes after the Buam v. Umass trial last week to speak with the jurors. That was the first time I had been a juror, and it was an interesting experience. I was very impressed with you throughout the trial, and got the feeling that you really enjoy your career. Mr. Baum is a very intelligent man, and you couldn’t have represented him any better.
Going through this process was a totally new experience for me, but the way you and your firm conducted it was certainly reassuring. Please extend my gratitude to all the people involved.
I wanted to thank you for your assistance in resolving the matter with my employer. I was impressed by yours and Tad’s strengths, which included the following:
I had a wonderful experience with you and Tad! I think that coming into your office, I was lacking a lot of knowledge about what my rights and options were with my former employer and I was very appreciative of how you presented all the facts and tools at my disposal. I think the outcome was great, in spite of my former employer’s attempts at dodging the issue and I am extremely happy in my new position. I do not think I would have been in this new position if I had truly allowed the stress of the situation with my former employer get to me while I was interviewing. A big reason for which I was able to keep my stress levels down was that I knew you and Tad were on top of making sure that my former employer was held responsible. Overall a wonderful job and I will definitely recommend you to my friends in the Michigan area!
I raised my three children largely as a single father. My oldest son just passed the Colorado Bar and began work with a Denver firm. Over the years he has heard my stories about Sommers Schwartz and the various people I have met there along the way. I firmly believe that should my son Chris become half the lawyer as those I have met at your firm he will be successful.
You and your entire staff were very professional and sincere in your handling and solving of my issues. 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!
Dan, I was very satisfied with the services you and Tad provided to me. The most important item for me was you both responded to my questions and inquiries quickly. I appreciated that aspect of your service. I will recommend you and your firm’s services to my friends and family. Thanks for your help.
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.
My husband and I had taken the advice of someone else over yours – only to later regret it. You got the results we wanted in three days after we wasted 7 weeks with someone else. You have no idea how much you and your team have helped me, and I truly appreciate all that you have done. Oh, and that loud whooshing noise you’re hearing? It’s just a big sigh of relief!
Thank you for your assistance which certainly contributed to the favorable outcome of my PIP. Although I hope the future does not require your services, I will certainly not hesitate to contact you.
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. In addition, communicating with you throughout this process was fluid and much appreciated.
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. WOW! – you truly have left a great impression on us.
Unlike several other firms I considered, Sommers Schwartz responded almost immediately to the email I sent briefly explaining my situation, and Tad vetted my concerns over the phone to determine I had a potentially viable claim. After determining that to be the case, he promptly arranged for a meeting to finalize his inquiries, determined there were substantial grounds to move forward and arrange for my meeting with you. I was particularly impressed with the fact that you quickly cut to the chase and were candid in discounting the aspects of the case that were less compelling despite my initially believing otherwise. In preparing me for the mediation, you forced me to do a critical self-examination as to my degree of culpability in the matter, correctly anticipating areas of concern the mediator may have. You were on a short list of attorney’s I considered to represent me in this matter based on your standing in the legal community and I have no doubt that your reputation brought this matter to a resolution more expeditiously than a less highly regarded attorney would have been able to accomplish. I would absolutely consider using you if the need arises in the future and I will confidently recommend Sommers Schwartz to friends or family members in need of legal services.
You told me that I did not have to thank you. You are correct, I do not have to thank you but I want to thank you. First, I want to thank you for the many hours you spent researching and compiling all aspects of Bill’s life and premature death. Second, I want to thank you for those few days in an Emmet County courtroom where you told Bill’s story to total strangers in such a way that allowed them to know how special he was and how senseless it was that he wasn’t there to speak for himself. Your ability, understanding, compassion and at time dispassionate way of speaking for those who no longer can speak for themselves are truly remarkable. Finally, I want to thank you for the support and sometimes reality checks you have given me during the last several years. God know I needed the reality checks especially when wheels of justice turn. May your next client have more patience and understanding of the system.
Mr. 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. His meticulousness and dedication was astounding, allowing me to lean on him for support and guidance throughout the process. I am fully confident he was the key factor in the success of my outcome.
Thank you Jason, I would recommend your law firm in a heartbeat. If I ever did need more help with something concerning the law, I will certainly contact you.
When it seemed that we would not be able to get anyone to listen to us regarding the details of our accident and any potential merit to a legal case, you were kind enough to listen, and subsequently bring this matter to a positive resolution.
Kenneth Watkins is very knowledgeable in his practice of medical malpractice cases and extremely thorough in investigative information. Being a healthcare professor myself, I was impressed to know that he was so well read and knew the medical jargon (terminology) when evaluating individual cases. I found him to be very professional, credible, and personable.
Mr. Watkins is an excellent attorney and we appreciate all his efforts to resolve our case! Thank you so very much for all you and your team did!
Mr. Watkins and his team were excellent to work with. Mr. Watkins is a very competent and trustworthy attorney. He exceeded my expectations. I received correspondence in a timely fashion, he returned my phone calls, and when I needed something explained to me Mr. Watkins took the time to ensure that I was clear on the topic at hand. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend attorney Kenneth Watkins.
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 was very satisfied with Mr. Swanson’s approach toward this matter, in particular his desire to understand the details and the relevant context, which allowed him to define the proper strategy, emphasize the right items and expedite the entire process.
I want to express what a great job Tad did. He made me feel comfortable and important in his role and he was very supportive. I was very impressed.
I felt from the beginning that Dan and Tad had my back and that my best interests were always at heart. All options and possible obstacles were clearly defined and repeated throughout the course of the litigation so that I was clear about my case at all times. I felt that within a short period of time, they fully understood my case, and advised me as to the best possible courses to take with the best possible outcomes.
Thank for all you did in my case, Kevin. You did a great job.
I am more than reasonably satisfied with the outcome. The monetary consideration is one thing but the principle of the matter was very important to me. Civil rights were violated with discrimination. My character and integrity were in question. The dispute was settled in my favor and, with a great deal of my gratitude and respect for those of you in the legal profession. The scope and depth of the demand letter gave me all the confidence and comfort that my dispute would be managed by the best. It seems to me most all communications were timely and concrete, and I appreciate the team effort provided. On a very personal note 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. This also gives meaning to the words: all comes to those who wait. Yes, I wanted to call you gentlemen more than once for updates! If I had a legal problem in the future, I would consider only calling your firm for assistance. I have already given a friend a recommendation to your firm.
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. I was very pleased with his service and how thorough his team was from start to finish. I would refer him to friends and family.
Thank you very much for your time and effort on our case. We feel you went above and beyond expectations. Our business is very complex with the different manufacturers we deal with and the rebate programs associated with them, and we feel the time, effort and your timeliness in understanding the different aspects of our case helped us with a reasonable resolution. We hope we will not have to have assistance in litigation again, but if we do, we will certainly want you to be the counsel helping us and we would certainly be happy to refer you to anyone that may need legal counsel.
Just wanted to formally thank you for taking the time to discuss the area of class action. I admire all that you’ve done in your career and your advice is very valuable to me. It is my wish that we work together some day on cases, but I’m sure we will cross paths again in this exciting field of law. I wish you the best with everything. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and everyone at Sommers Schwartz.
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