Matz Injury Law Earns Special Recognition in 2015

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The Law Offices of Matz Injury Law is proud to congratulate its principal attorneys on the extraordinary recognition each has recently earned.

The legal publication Martindale Hubbell continues to award Steven J. Matz its highest evaluation, “AV Preeminent”, which, according to Martindale Hubbell “is a significant rating accomplishment – a testimony to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.”

The legal publisher, Thomson Reuters has recognized Steven J. Matz as “Super Lawyer”. According to Thomson Reuters “. . . As part of the selection process, peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.”

The Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC has awarded Steven J. Matz its Litigator Award. According to the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC, “The 2014 Litigator Award represents the highest honor in trial law and justly stands as the nation’s most coveted symbol of Litigation Achievement . . . award winners rank among the top 1% of all lawyers. Those awarded join an exclusive fraternity of super star lawyers who have won one million, multi-million and/or billion dollar cases. Of the nearly 1.1 million-dollar-lawyers considered, only a select few (about 12 law firms) per state . . . will win the distinction annually in any given practice speciality.

Steven J. Matz has received the following additional recognition:

● The National Trial Lawyers has certified that Steven J. Matz has met the standard of excellence for selection to “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”.

● Crains Detroit Business has recognized Steven J. Matz as one of the Top Attorneys in Michigan.

● Avvo, a legal information publication recently gave Steven J. Matz it’s Client’s Choice Award and its rating service has accorded him a perfect “10″ – superb.

Statement of Steven J. Matz

I am very proud of the professional recognition I continue to receive. I am more proud of the trust and confidence our past and current clients have shown in our ability to provide expert legal assistance and counsel. While winning awards and being honored by our peers is always nice, winning settlements and judgments for our clients is what brings us the greatest satisfaction.

Our goal at Matz Injury Law is to get the largest settlement or judgment possible and permit our clients to keep more of their settlement. That’s why we charge just 22% of the net settlement, not the 33 1/3% many other firms charge.

It is only because of our enormous past success in obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients that we have been able to reduce our fees. At Matz Injury Law, our clients have the advantage of retaining award winning attorneys who accept a limited number of cases per year, offer a reduced fee and achieve extraordinary results.

Thanks to all our past and present clients who have allowed us to work for you and reach this level of success and public recognition.

Please visit us at 22not33.com for more information about our firm. To learn more about your rights under Michigan Law visit the Blog section at 22not33.com or give us a call, toll free, at 1-866-22not33 (226-6833).

Written By Steven Matz

Steven J. Matz is a founding shareholder of Matz Injury Law. 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. He is also a member of the State Bar Committee for Character and Fitness.
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The maximum contingency fee permitted by law is actually 33 1/3%. Michigan court rules require that the attorney fee be computed on the net sum recovered after deducting all disbursements properly chargeable to the enforcement of the claim.

What does 22not33 mean, exactly?

We can charge 22% while virtually all other injury attorneys charge 33 1/3% because we are very, very, good at obtaining results for our clients. 

We do not spend millions of dollars on television ads; instead, we offer a lower fee to all our clients.  We do not have dozens of lower paid associates handling our work. All our clients are represented by Steven and Jared Matz. Steven Matz started the firm in 1977 and since then has dedicated his life to representing injury victims.  Jared joined the firm in 2016 but grew up listening to stories, discussing theories, and generally learning at the dinner table about how to effectively and compassionately represent injury victims. Jared Matz was literally born to represent individuals involved in motor vehicle crashes.

All of our cases are handled on a contingency fee and all our cases are handled at 22%. Whether the case settles or goes through trial, the fee does not change. While our competitors make excuses as to why they charge so much, we are obtaining results for our clients at a lower fee.

At a typical television advertising law firm, your first call will be handled by a receptionist, who may refer you to an intake person, who will discuss your claim with an intake manager, who then discusses your claim with an associate, who may then report to a partner. You may never speak with the person whose name is at the top of the letterhead. At Matz Injury Law you will always speak with either Steven Matz or Jared Matz.

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