Two of Michigan's most experienced
auto accident lawyers.
Samuel Pietsch has been practicing law with Steven J. Matz since 1988. He earned his law degree from Wayne State University in 1979 after earning a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1975 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree two years earlier, also from Michigan.
Mr. Pietsch is devoted exclusively to personal injury cases. As a trial litigator and settlement negotiator, he has won tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for thousands of auto injury victims and their families. He has successfully represented Michigan families in cases as diverse as medical malpractice, product failure, improper highway design, workplace injury, police misconduct, insurance disputes, and automobile injury.
Mr. Pietsch been called upon by the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association and Oakland County Circuit Court Mediation to assist thousands of lawyers in bringing their cases to a conclusion by negotiating just settlements.
“No one can ever bring your life back to where it was before the accident. But I will use all of my training and experience to use the law in your favor to do what’s right for you.”
Mr. Pietsch is rated AV Preeminent (the highest rating given) by Martindale-Hubbell. Michigan Super Lawyers magazine has recognized him as one of the top five percent of attorneys practicing in the state.
He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, United States District Court Bar, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Bar, American Association for Justice, Michigan Association for Justice (Sustaining Member), and Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association.
What does 22not33 mean, exactly?
Other law firms charge 33% of a net settlement amount. Our contingent fee is only 22%. (Remember, you are responsible to reimburse case costs spent by any attorney.) For example: A lawyer wins a $100,000 “net settlement” (deduction of costs spent by your attorney to prepare your case, taken “off the top” of your settlement total before the fee is calculated). If the attorney is charging a 33% fee, you would get about $67,000. If you were charged just 22% — which is our fee — you would receive about $78,000.