“Be all in or get all out. There is no half way.”

-Attorney Amerique Philyaw

I am a medical malpractice litigator. My practice primarily focuses on nursing home and hospital nursing malpractice. While in law school, I was the editor in chief of the Journal of Medicine and Law and that is where my interest in the intersections between science and the law began. I work closely with clients to understand their stories, including learning about what happened to them and how those events affect their daily lives. Then I work my hardest to achieve an outcome most favorable to them. My clients need help and I am there for them during very sad and sensitive times, such as the death of a loved one or when they are faced with the aftermath of the negligence at hand.

I am always accessible to my clients. Many have never gone through the litigation process before and I patiently walk them through every step. By the time litigation is complete, we know each other very well. My clients trust me and I do not take that lightly. I always keep their best interests in mind as I negotiate or litigate on their behalf. Our clients choose me and Hertz Schram because we work hard and obtain results for them regardless of the challenges that may develop during litigation. We’re all in.

Examples of Excellence

  • Successfully negotiated and settled several six figure nursing malpractice claims
  • Participated in four medical malpractice trials
  • Assisted with an auto negligence claim which settled for nearly $1 million dollars

B.A., University of Michigan

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Michigan

Honors & Awards

Oakland County Bar Association Foundation Fellow

Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice Litigation

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

Oakland County Bar Association Inns of Court


Amerique was very caring, professional, and sympathetic towards my case and situation and she was there to make me feel comfortable every step of the way. She’s amazing!

Jamal M., former client

I would like to thank you and Hertz Schram for seeking justice, and accountability against the nursing home. Hopefully, this will continue to be one of your purposes during your law practice career. Please continue to bring justice to your clients by holding negligent nursing homes accountable for the loss, and injury of their loved ones.

Anonymous, former client

Thank you for your hard work with regard to the settlement. My sister and I really appreciate your diligence and professionalism. You gave us a realistic timeline and communicated any developments, and for that we are grateful. 


Awards and Accolades