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.

-Attorney Steve Weiss

 

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

Practice Areas

Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice
Employment and Business Disputes 

Education

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

Bar Admissions

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

Honors & Awards

Michigan Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
DBusiness Top Lawyers

Examples of Excellence

  • Obtaining a multi-million-dollar settlement for a woman who suffered paralysis as a result of a chiropractic adjustment of her neck
  • Attaining a winning decision for a leading entertainment company in a business dispute before the U. S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed it to gain a stronghold in the Detroit market
  • Settling scores of six-figure settlements for elderly people or their estates following negligently caused injures/death in nursing homes
  • Winning a case in the Michigan Supreme Court that established new case law for injuries arising out of fire-fighting accidents
  • Gaining reversal in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and establishing new precedent in a case involving a woman with multiple sclerosis denied benefits by a national insurance company
  • Many victorious jury trials in personal injury cases in various Michigan courts
  • Numerous successful results for business clients against whom claims were brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
  • Many positive and efficient resolutions for shareholders involved in “business divorces” in sectors such as professional practices, financial services businesses and family-owned real estate companies

Professional Affiliations & Credentials

  • President, Bloomfield Hills School. 2005-2007, Trustee 2003-2007
  • Completion of Oakland County Bar Association Mediator Training Program and Arbitrator for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
  • Maccabi Youth Games basketball coach and commissioner for 12 years
  • Presenter, Leadership Oakland
  • Presenter, Wayne State University School of Medicine and University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Oakland County Bar Association Lawyer Teacher Partnership Program
  • Former Coach and Board Member, Bloomfield Hills Baseball League
  • Society for American Baseball Researchers: Member and contributing author to the book “Tigers by the Tale: Great Games at Michigan and Trumball”

Testimonials

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!

Diana

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!

Marilyn

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.

Jacqueline

Awards and Accolades