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Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller

Lisa  Esser-Weidenfeller

1 Towne Square
Southfield, Michigan 48076
United States

Telephone: (248) 355-0300
Firm: Sommers Schwartz
Practice Overview:
Our lawyers have been recognized nationally in personal injury and medical malpractice, commercial and business law, intellectual property, employment and wage and hour laws, antitrust, and consumer protection. We try serious cases on behalf of people and families, businesses, and municipal entities seeking to enforce their rights.

Selecting a law firm to fight for your cause can be one of the most important decisions you make. Law firms are more than just collections of lawyers who work together. When choosing your law firm, it’s important to know who those people are and how well they collaborate with one another. Sommers Schwartz is a collection of the brightest and the best attorneys in their respective fields. And we work amazingly well together.

Because of our vast experience, our unmatched accomplishments, our synergy, size, and resources, we’re known as one of the top law firms in the country. We are the law firm that people and businesses turn to when so much hangs in the balance. Make no mistake, we fight hard and we win.

You’ve got a critical choice to make, so choose wisely. Choose Sommers Schwartz.

Professional Profile:
At a very young age, Lisa Esser-Weidenfeller was told “you are going to be a lawyer some day.” This statement was most assuredly brought on by her love of debate, and, quite frankly, just a good argument. It was in college though that Lisa truly discovered that she had a passion for the law.

After graduating from Western Michigan University (Go Broncos!) with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, she made the decision to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School on an honor’s scholarship. While attending Cooley, Lisa became the Law Review Screening and Preemption Editor, was involved in Moot Court competitions, obtained numerous book awards, studied international law at prestigious law schools in Australia and New Zealand, was a criminal procedure teaching and research assistant, and completed her legal education in 2006 winning the Distinguished Student Award, President’s Achievement Award, and the James E. Burns Memorial Award, in addition to graduating first in her law school class.

Thereafter, Lisa immediately went to work at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., practicing as a full-time litigator. She has devoted her life to advocating for those that have been severely injured by either a health care professional’s negligence or as a result of an automobile accident.

Lisa’s legal background, along with her commitment to courtroom excellence and a deep dedication to her clients and their families, has allowed her to make an important difference in the lives of the clients she represents. As a result of her outstanding advocacy, Lisa has been selected for membership in many prestigious trial lawyer organizations.

Lisa has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2011. Rising stars are attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or those who have practiced for ten years or less. Only 2.5 percent of Michigan lawyers are named to this list every year. Lisa has also been named in National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 since 2012. In 2013, she became the youngest ever shareholder at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. Lisa has obtained millions in settlements and verdicts for her clients over the years. In 2010, she and two other attorneys obtained one of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts in Michigan.

Proud of the work she has done standing by the side of those who need her help to receive justice, Lisa also takes great pride in her family. Married to her husband, Scott, and mother of three, she considers her roles as a mother, wife, and daughter among her greatest achievements.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude
Law Review Screening & Preemption Editor
First Year Moot Court Competition
Honors Scholarship
Numerous Book Awards
Distinguished Student Award
President’s Achievement Award
James E. Burns Memorial Award
Eugene Krasicky Award
Sol Siegel Award
Criminal Procedure Teaching & Research Assistant
Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand, study of International Law
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, study of International Law
Western Michigan University, B.B.A. in Finance
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury

OtherInternational Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia2000

Affiliations & Memberships:
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) (Oakland Region), American Association for Justice, Michigan Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Michigan Bar Association, Oakland County Bar Association