Two of Michigan’s most experienced
auto accident lawyers.
Steven J. Matz
Steven J. Matz’s concentration is in motor vehicle law, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injury. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction and highest honors. In 1977, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University National Law Center.
Mr. Matz is a member of the Bar of Michigan, Colorado, Texas, and Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Oakland County Mediation Tribunal, and the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board as a Hearing Panel Chairman. He has been appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court as a Master.
Mr. Matz lectures and publishes in ethics, marketing, client counseling, trial tactics, head injury, and legal research and writing.
“The purpose of liability law,” says Mr. Matz, “is to fairly compensate an individual for loss in personal injury. We have the talent and ability to obtain the best result possible for each of our clients.”
Mr. Matz has been rated AV Preeminent (the highest rating possible) by the legal publication Martindale-Hubbell; named by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Michigan, a distinction made for only five percent of the attorneys in the state; and has been honored as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Michigan by the National Trial Lawyers.
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.