Respected and Accomplished Litigator Rejoins Sommers Schwartz

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Jay G. Yasso named shareholder at metropolitan Detroit litigation firm.

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Jay G. Yasso

We are very pleased to have Jay back at Sommers Schwartz", said CEO Joseph Bourgon, "Jays brings several years of litigation and transactional experience to our firm

Sommers Schwartz P.C., a leading contingency fee-based litigation law firm, is pleased to announce that attorney Jay G. Yasso has rejoined as a shareholder.

Mr. Yasso is an accomplished litigator, mediator and facilitator who brings nearly 25 years of experience representing clients with medical malpractice, automobile negligence and personal injury claims. His experience and expertise has allowed him to sit on mediation panels in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb County Circuit Courts.

In addition, for the past 23 years, Mr. Yasso’s professional practice has included providing legal services to entertainment clients including counseling clients in the entertainment field, contract drafting and negotiation and litigation.

Mr. Yasso was with Sommers Schwartz between 1991 and 2007. Later, he joined and was a shareholder at another Detroit area law firm where he represented and counseled clients in the entertainment industry, including representing record companies, recording artists and producers, writers and publishers and many others. Mr. Yasso is a member of The Recording Academy, Chicago Chapter.

"We are very pleased to have Jay back at Sommers Schwartz," said Joseph Bourgon, the firm's CEO and senior shareholder. "His many years of litigation and transactional experience is a natural extension of our practice strengths and talents."

Mr. Yasso earned a Juris Doctor from University of Detroit School of Law, Masters of Arts in International Relations, magna cum laude, from Wayne State University and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with distinction, from Boston College. He was recently recognized by Dbusiness and listed among the “Top Lawyers” 2014. Mr. Yasso is also a Martindale “AV Preeminent” rated lawyer and listed with Michigan "Super Lawyers" 2009-2013.

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About Sommers Schwartz
Sommers Schwartz, P.C., a law firm located in Southfield, Michigan, represents individuals in Michigan and across the country who have been harmed as a result of medical errors, defective products, loss of employment, and other forms of negligence or intentional injury, as well as businesses involved in complex litigation matters that jeopardize their existence. Additional information about Sommers Schwartz can be found on its website:

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