Patricia A. Stamler

Patricia A. Stamler

Partner
Location:
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Phone:
248-494-4486
313-757-4724
866-775-5987
Fax:
248-335-3346
Email:

Patricia Stamler is a partner at Hertz Schram PC, where she devotes about 80% of her practice to litigation, specializing in employment and qui tam matters.   An AV-rated attorney, she has published articles and lectured on a wide variety of legal topics pertaining to employment law, and has developed a formidable practice in qui tam/false claims cases and in other areas of commercial litigation, including securities-related matters.  Her strong background in these areas puts her in a position of leadership in Hertz Schram’s efforts in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act context, as well as in U-4/U-5 defamation cases before FINRA arbitration panels.

Ms. Stamler’s professional honors include The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2012, Leading Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America in 2008 to present, Top 25: 2013 Women Michigan Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer in Michigan in 2006 to present, Top 50 Women's Lawyers in 2006, and Member of the Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, 2000 to Present.

She received her Bachelor of Arts with honors in a dual major of English and Anthropology from Michigan State University and her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University School of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Litigation & Severance
  • Qui Tam/False Claims Whistleblowers
  • Civil Right/Section 1983
  • Personal Injury
  • Special Education
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1995

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - May, 1983
    • Honors: Moot Court Recipient of Law Day Competition Brief Award April 1982
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. cum laude - June, 1980
    • Honors: Deans List
    • Major: English & Anthropology
    • Major: Anthropology

Published Works

  • "Picture Yourself on a Talk Show", Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 78, No. 11, 1999
  • "Attorneys Fees in Special Education", Exchange, Fall Issue, 1987
  • "Guidelines for Representing Adult Clients In Mental Health Adjudication", Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 66, No. 1
  • "Mental Health Facilities are Not the Place to Hold Commitment Hearings", Exchange

Classes/Seminars

  • Motions in Limine in Employment Cases November 10, 2005, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association,
  • Defamation and the Media, sponsored by the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, April 18, 2000
  • Special Education Law in Michigan, sponsored by Professional Development Network, a division of Medial Educational Services, April 4, 2000
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Fighting Other Forms of Discrimination, National Lawyer's Guild Seminar, September 1995
  • Unique Concerns for Representation of Victims of Sexual Abuse, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 1995
  • Disability Rights/The Americans with Disabilities Act, National Lawyer's Guild Seminar, September 1994
  • Disability Rights, appearance on Oakland County Bar Association's television program, Due Process, March 1994 and February 1988
  • Special Education Law Seminar, provided training to private bar, March 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyer - , 2006 - 2012
  • Selected as one of Top 50 Women's Lawyers - Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Included in the Bar Register of AV Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2013
  • Selected as a Member of the Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll - Michigan Pro Bono Coordinators' Association with State Bar of Michigan - 1994
  • Who's Who International - 1995
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers , 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America , 2008 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1994 - Present
  • Michigan Youth & Family, Board of Directors, 1993 - 1998
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1989 - Present
  • Michigan State Bar Committee on Mental Disability, Appointed Member, 1989 - 1994
  • National Lawyers Guild, Board of Directors, 1993 - 1995
  • JARC, Board of Directors, 1993 - 1995
  • American Bar Association, Judicial Sub-Committee on Health Law Issues/AIDS, Member, 1988 - 1995
  • American Bar Association, Member of Development of the Law of Individual Rights and Responsibilities in the Work Place Committee/Employment-at-Will Judicial Sub-Committee, Member, 1984 - 1995
  • Women's Justice Center, 1987 - 1995

Past Employment Positions

  • Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service Detroit, Michigan, Staff Attorney
  • Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service Detroit, Michigan, Acting Supervising Attorney
  • Law Offices of Joseph A Golden Southfield, Michigan, Associate Attorney
  • Keller, Katkowsky and Golden Southfield, Michigan, Associate Attorney
  • Keller, Katkowsky and Golden Southfield, Michigan, Law Clerk
  • Free Legal Aid Clinic Detroit, Michigan, Attorney
  • Free Legal Aid Clinic Detroit, Michigan, Member of the Board of Directors/Student Attorney
  • Sommers Schwartz, Associate, 1994 - 2007