Patricia A. Stamler

Patricia A. Stamler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Hertz Schram PC
 | 1760 South Telegraph Road, Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Phone: 248-335-5000
Fax: 248-335-3346
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Health Care (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner in full-service firm Hertz Schram PC, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Patricia A. Stamler focuses her litigation practice primarily on whistleblower matters, civil rights claims and employment disputes, including discrimination and severance. She also assists clients with securities-related issues, violations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and other commercial litigation matters. Ms. Stamler has also handled broker-dealer arbitration cases before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Ms. Stamler received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in English and anthropology from Michigan State University in 1980. She then went on to obtain her law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1983. Licensed to practice law in Michigan, Ms. Stamler also practices before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.

Highly regarded by her peers, Ms. Stamler has been honored with an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and she has been named in Best Lawyers in America** every year since 2008. She was also recognized in 2012 as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers, and she has been a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation since 2000.

Ms. Stamler has written articles for the Michigan Bar Journal and other legal publications and has spoken at seminars conducted by legal professional organizations on a variety of topics related to employment law, discrimination, special education and defamation. Always seeking to stay current with developments in her field, she is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Michigan Association for Justice, and she has served on various committees of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

About Patricia Stamler

Admitted: 1983, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2012
  • Who's Who International - 1995
  • Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll - Michigan Pro Bono Coordinators' Association with State Bar of Michigan - 1994
  • Selected as a Member of the Fellows of the Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Included in the Bar Register of AV Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2013
  • Moot Court Recipient of Law Day Competition Brief Award, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, April 1982

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Women's Justice Center, 1987 - 1995
  • Member, American Bar Association, Member of Development of the Law of Individual Rights and Responsibilities in the Work Place Committee/Employment-at-Will Judicial Sub-Committee, 1984 - 1995
  • Member, American Bar Association, Judicial Sub-Committee on Health Law Issues/AIDS, 1988 - 1995
  • Board of Directors, JARC, 1993 - 1995
  • Board of Directors, Michigan Youth & Family, 1993 - 1998
  • Board of Directors, National Lawyers Guild, 1993 - 1995
  • Appointed Member, Michigan State Bar Committee on Mental Disability, 1989 - 1994
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, 1989 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, 1994 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1983
  • Michigan, 1983

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Special Education Law Seminar, provided training to private bar, March 1987
  • Disability Rights, appearance on Oakland County Bar Association's television program, Due Process, February 1988
  • Disability Rights, appearance on Oakland County Bar Association's television program, Due Process, March 1994
  • Disability Rights/The Americans with Disabilities Act, National Lawyer's Guild Seminar, September 1994
  • Unique Concerns for Representation of Victims of Sexual Abuse, Institute for Continuing Legal Education, April 1995
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Fighting Other Forms of Discrimination, National Lawyer's Guild Seminar, September 1995
  • Special Education Law in Michigan, sponsored by Professional Development Network, a division of Medial Educational Services, April 4, 2000
  • Defamation and the Media, sponsored by the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, April 18, 2000
  • Motions in Limine in Employment Cases, Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, November 10, 2005
  • "Mental Health Facilities are Not the Place to Hold Commitment Hearings", Exchange
  • "Guidelines for Representing Adult Clients In Mental Health Adjudication", Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 66, No. 1
  • "Attorneys Fees in Special Education", Exchange, Fall Issue, 1987
  • "Picture Yourself on a Talk Show", Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 78, No. 11, 1999

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, B.A. in Anthropology, English & Anthropology; Honors: cum laude, Deans List, June, 1980
Office Location for Patricia A. Stamler

1760 South Telegraph Road
Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

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Last Updated: 5/15/2019

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