My combination of analytical and communication skills, clear-thinking, and caring for and advocacy on behalf of my clients helps me obtain successful results in an efficient manner.
My practice entails two main areas, which may be distinctive, yet utilize the same primary proficiencies: hard work, sound thinking, effective communication and keen understanding of the law and legal system. Since I began my career in 1980, a significant portion of my work has centered on representing individuals in personal injury/medical malpractice litigation. Presently, I handle many cases for the elderly who have been subjected to nursing home abuse. At the same time, I have represented companies, and individual clients, in a wide variety of business matters involving breach of contract claims, discrimination actions, shareholder and insurance disputes, and errors/omissions suits. I also provide problem solving and human resources consultation with many business clients.
The bottom line is always the same: work resourcefully to provide sound advice and achieve the client’s goals without getting side-tracked on things of lesser importance that protract instead of resolve disputes
Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice
Employment and Business Disputes
University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, D.: 1980
Honors: Dean’s List; Bar & Gavel Honorary Society; Book Award Torts
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, A.: 1976
Honors: With Distinction
State Bar of Michigan (Negligence, Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections)
State Bar of Florida
Admitted to practice in Federal District Courts, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court
Oakland County Bar Association’s 40-year Honoree Award, 2020
Leading Lawyer, Civil Appellate Law, 2019-Present
Michigan Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
DBusiness Top Lawyers
Steve took my case when no one else would. Thanks to him, I won’t have to worry about growing old. I’m so grateful that words could never be sufficient enough. Thanks so much to Steve and the team at Hertz Schram!
With my most sincere gratitude I truly appreciate that Steve took [my late husband’s] case. His diligence during this process is very commendable. Thank you to Steve for your support, kindness and understanding!
I will never be able to say thank you enough to Steve. He is one heck of a good lawyer and a very caring, compassionate person. Who could ask for more! My words convey so little when my heart feels so very much. Forever grateful.