Sommers Schwartz’s Kenneth Watkins Named to the Michigan Chronicle’s “Men of Excellence” for 2017

Kenneth Watkins

So many outstanding men who have received this award over the past ten years have been my heroes and role models, and I am proud to stand among them.

Sommers Schwartz senior shareholder Kenneth Watkins has been selected by the Michigan Chronicle to its 2017 class of “Men of Excellence.” This the 10th year that the publication has celebrated local African-American men who inspire others through vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service.

Mr. Watkins was chosen from among 400 nominations, based on his success in the practice of law, community involvement, and philanthropy. The awards program takes place on June 30, 2017 at the Motor City Casino.

“I am deeply humbled by this honor,” said Mr. Watkins, an accomplished trial lawyer who represents clients harmed as the result of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, birth trauma, and other forms of personal injury and negligence. “So many men who have received this award over the past ten years have been my heroes and role models, and I am proud to stand among them.”

Mr. Watkins has secured numerous multimillion-dollar outcomes on behalf of individuals and families, including one of the largest medical malpractice cases in Macomb County, and five other seven-figure verdicts and settlements within the past year. He has been recognized as a Michigan Super Lawyer, a DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyer, and a Michigan Leading Lawyer in Michigan, and has also been included in the elite “Premier 100” of the American Academy of Trial Attorneys, the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” list, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is an active member and past president of the…

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