Thomas R. Shimmel

Thomas R. Shimmel: Attorney with Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook AV stamp icon
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Biography

Thomas Shimmel is a principal in the firm’s renowned birth trauma defense practice. Located in the firm’s Detroit office, Mr. Shimmel has more than 25 years of experience, and has developed a special expertise in birth trauma defense litigation.

Mr. Shimmel is AV Peer Review Rated by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Peer Review rating is the highest rating allowed. It attests to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.

He is admitted to practice law in Michigan, Ohio and the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Shimmel received his J.D. from the Wayne State University Law School. He also earned a B.A. in History and Economics from Albion College.

Recent Presentations:

April, 2014, “Medical Records Law in Michigan” Seminar, Romulus, MI
June, 2014, “The ACA, a New Approach to Damages”, ACI Malpractice Conference, Philadelphia PA

Insights & News

April, 2018 - Recent Highlights
Tom Shimmel and Katie Storen Present at Mid-Michigan Medical Center
2011 - Recent Highlights, Wins
Thomas Shimmel Obtains Defense Verdict in Major Birth Trauma Case

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Birth Trauma

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(313) 965-6953  Phone
www.kitch.com
University Attended:
Albion College, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
Wayne State University, J.D., 1987
Year of First Admission:
1988
Admission:
1988, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1988, Michigan
Memberships:
State Bar of Michigan.
Birth Information:
Trenton, Michigan, July 7, 1962
ISLN:
903765464
Hobbies & interests:
President, Grosse Pointe Farms City Little League

Peer Reviews

4.5/5.0 (11 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 12/10/12 in Medical Malpractice Defense

    Thomas Shimmel has vast knowledge about medical malpratice. He knows the law, trial tactics and strategy, and is an excellent negotiator. He is a doctor's best friend.

    Thomas Shimmel has vast knowledge about medical malpratice. He knows the law, trial tactics and strategy, and is an excellent negotiator. He is a doctor's best friend. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 11/23/12 in Medical Malpractice

    I have had cases where Mr. Shimmel has been opposing counsel and found him to exemplify the highest ethical standards and is an excellent attorney - performing at the highest levels of our profession.

    I have had cases where Mr. Shimmel has been opposing counsel and found him to exemplify the highest ethical standards and is an excellent attorney - performing at the highest levels of our profession. Read less

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