Judith Susskind

Judith Susskind

Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
  • Michigan
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Summary

Judith Susskind is one of Michigan's foremost trial attorneys in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury.

For more than 30 years, Judy has successfully handled a variety of medical malpractice cases, obtaining favorable outcomes for individuals and families whose lives were forever changed due to the negligence of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. In 2002, she won a record-breaking three medical malpractice trials in less than 11 weeks, and in 2004, Michigan Lawyers Weekly named Judy "Lawyer of the Year," an honor based on peer recognition for being the "winning-est" lawyer for plaintiffs in the state.

Judy has been included on the list of Michigan Super Lawyers each year since 2006 and Best Lawyers named her "Lawyer of the Year" for medical malpractice in Detroit in 2015 and 2017 respectively. She has also been inducted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a prestigious national organization whose membership is reserved for lawyers with extensive experience, demonstrated and extraordinary skill, and the highest civility and integrity.

Judy gives back to the legal profession and the community in many ways. She sits on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice (previously known as the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association) and served as the organization's president in 2008 and 2009. In addition to the Macomb County Bar Association, she is also active in the Oakland County Bar Association and the Oakland County Bar Foundation, of which she is a fellow. A member of the State Bar of Michigan, Judy currently serves on the Judicial Qualifications Committee. She chaired the State Bar's Negligence Law Section in 2003 and 2004. She also serves as a plaintiff specialty panel member for case evaluations in medical practice matters in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne County Circuit Courts.

Education
Wayne State University Law School
J.D. (1987)
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Michigan State University
B.A. (1983)
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Professional Experience
Shareholder
Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
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Attorney
Thurswell Law Firm
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Attorney
Meklir, Schreier, Nolish & Friedman
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Awards
Detroit Medical Malpractice "Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers
Detroit Medical Malpractice "Lawyer of the Year"
Best Lawyers
Michigan Lawyers Weekly "Leader in the Law"
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
"Lawyer of the Year"
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers
2009 to Present
Michigan Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2006 to Present
Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2006, 2009-2013, 2018
Top 25 Women Consumer Michigan Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
2013-2015, 2017-2018
Top 10 - Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice
Leading Lawyers
AV Preeminent Lawyer
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
State Bar of Michigan # 40700
Member
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Activities: Negligence Law Section Chairperson (2003-04); Member, Insurance & Indemnity Law and Master Lawyers Sections
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Michigan Association for Justice
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Activities: Executive Board (2001 to present); President (2008-09)
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American Association for Justice
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American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
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Macomb County Bar Association
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Oakland County Bar Association
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American Inns of Court
Master of the Bench
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State Bar of Michigan Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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6th Circuit
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Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
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