Steven J. Matz

Steven J. Matz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Southfield, MI

Matz & Pietsch P.C.
 | 25800 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 925
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 800-932-2080
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Steven J. Matz is a founding shareholder of Matz and Pietsch, P.C. The firm's concentration is on personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury. Mr. Matz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction and highest honors in 1974 from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree in 1977 from The George Washington University National Law Center. Mr. Matz lectures and publishes in a number of areas, including ethics, marketing, trial tactics, and head injury. Mr. Matz has served on the Michigan Association for Justice Executive Board and currently serves the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board as a Hearing Panel Chairman and Master.  Mr. Matz and his firm have obtained judgments or settlements of $1,000,000 or more in 9 areas of personal injury litigation.  In 2009 Matz and Pietsch obtained the largest reported motor vehicle accident settlement in Michigan ( $3,000,000 as reported by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 1/11/10 )

About Steven Matz

Admitted: 1977, Michigan

Professional Webpage: www.22not33.com

Honors and Awards:

  • B.A.-Highest Honors, High Distinction 1974, University of Michigan. Martindale/Hubbell - AV Preeminent rated (highest possible).  Elected to The National Trial Lawyers Association, recognizing the top 100 Trial Attorneys in the State of Michigan.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Appointed Special Master by Michigan Supreme Court. Lecturer, Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Lecturer, Southfield Bar Association. Lecturer, Michigan Head Injury Association. Chairman, Tri-County Attorney Disciplinary Hearing Panel #85
  • Also licensed in Colorado, Texas and Washington D.C.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Michigan, State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Colorado, District of Columbia Bar, Michigan Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, Appointed Special Master by the Michigan Supreme Court. Lecturer - Institute for Continuing Legal Education.Lecturer - Chairman, Tri-County Attorney Disciplinary Hearing Panel #85

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Speaker/Lecturer at the following schools:  University of Michigan Honors College, Southfield High School, Bloomfield Hills Andover High School, North Farmington High School, Harrison High School, Mercy High School, Clarenceville High School, Livonia Churchill High School, West Bloomfield High School, Walled Lake Central High School, Brighton High School, Lapeer East High School, Oxford High School, Avondale High School.Lectured for Kiwanis, Rotary and Chambers of Commerce. Member, ACLU, Sierra Club, Amnesty International.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Public Speaking By Lawyers, Michigan Bar Journal, Vol 71, No 1, 1992.Lawyer Advertising-An Advertising Lawyer's Perspective, Michigan Trial Lawyers Quarterly, Vol 27, No 4, 1993.Why and When You Should Cooperate With a Lawyer, Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, July 1980

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $3.45 Million Settlement against a cement company whose truck crossed a centerline causing three deaths. The settlement was $450,000 in excess of available insurance. $1.74 Million settlement against a 19-year old drunk driver and the fraternity where he was drinking prior to head-on collision which killed a 52-year old husband and father of 3. $1 Million settlement on behalf of 60-year old woman with closed head injury due to negligence of County Road Commission. $1.3 Million Federal District Court settlement on behalf of mother in a car/truck collision. $1.4 Million settlement on behalf of father and son suffering from Huntington's Chorea, who died after running over a spare tire which had dropped from a semi-tractor trailer. $1 Million settlement for a 52-year old woman after being struck by a gravel truck. $1.4 Million settlement from Sears for a 32-year old woman who developed Thoracic Outlet Syndrome after lifting a jewelry display case off her 2-year old daughter.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mountain Climbing: Mt. Rainier, Washington;  Mt. Ararat Turkey; Mt. Whitney, California; El Pico de Orizaba, Mexico; La Malinche, Mexico; Mount Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix France;  Mt. Humphreys, Arizona; The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland; Dent du Geant, France; Pollux, Castor, Breithorn, Switzerland; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Africa; North Col of Mt. Everest, Tibet; Mt. Toubkal, Morocco, Machu Picchu, Peru;  Unnamed peaks in the Andes, Chile.  Also sea-kayaked the width of Chile and the southern coast of Crete.

Educational Background:

  • 1974  University of Michigan Honors College, Bachelor of Arts with high distinction and highest honors 1977 George Washington University National Law Center, Juris Doctor
Office Location for Steven J. Matz

25800 Northwestern Hwy
Suite 925
Southfield, MI 48075

 

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Last Updated: 10/11/2016

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