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Since our establishment in 1969, the personal injury attorneys of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman have earned a reputation as the lions of the courtroom in Detroit, Oakland County and the surrounding parts of Michigan.

Main Office


3011 West Grand Blvd
Suite 406
Detroit  MI  48202

Phone
  • 1-800-LAWYERS

Other Offices


  • 23077 Greenfield Road
    Suite 557
    Southfield,  MI  48075

  • 20500 Eureka Road
    Suite 107
    Taylor,  MI  48180

Gene Zamler

 


I graduated from Mumford High School in Detroit, Michigan in 1960. I was accepted to Michigan State University and graduated in 1964 with my business degree. I than attended Detroit College of Law and graduated in 1967. I took and passed the Michigan State Bar Exam in January 1968.


I am a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association American Lawyers for Justice and Michigan Lawyers for Justice. I founded the Law Firm of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman in November 1969, and have remained a practicing partner for 41 years, with my expertise in personal injury law.


 

Donald Shiffman

Donald Shiffman is a managing partner at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman. 100% of his practice is devoted to litigation in the areas of social security disability and worker's compensation. Donald is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Association of Justice.

Education
  • Wayne State University
    B.A.
    Detroit, MI
  • Detroit College of Law
    J.D.
    Detroit, MI

Alice Buffington

Alice Buffington is a partner at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman. She has been a member of the Michigan Association for Justice since 1990. Alice devotes 100% of her practice to asbestos litigation cases.

Education
  • Texas Women's University
    B.S. (Cum Laude) , 1981
    Houston, TX
  • Wayne State University Law School
    J.D. , 1990
    Detroit, MI

    Honors: Book Award-Professional Responsibility


    Honors: Moot Court, 1988-1990

Richard Ehrlich

Richard Jack Ehrlich is a partner at the law firm of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman. He graduated from Wayne State University Law School as Magna Cum Laude. Richard devotes 100% of his practice to litigation in worker's compensation.

Education
  • Wayne State University
    B.A. (Magna Cum Laude)
    Detroit, MI

    Honors: With Distinction

  • Wayne State University Law School
    J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)
    Detroit, MI

    Honors: With Distinction

Margaret Jensen

Margaret Jensen is a partner and Asbestos Department Manager at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. She holds B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and the University of Michigan Law School, respectively. Margaret devotes 100% of her practice to asbestos personal injury litigation.

Education
  • University of Michigan College of Engineering
    B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) , 1976
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Michigan Law School
    J.D. (Cum Laude) , 1981
    Ann Arbor, MI

Steven Karfis

Steven Karfis is a partner at the law firm of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman. He has provided services in personal injury cases for over 20 years. Steven studied Criminal Justice at Michigan State University and earned his J.D. at Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law.

Education
  • Michigan State University
    B.A. , 1990
    East Lansing, MI
  • Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law
    J.D.
    East Lansing, MI

    Honors: Jurisprudence Achievement Award in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Paul Rosen

Paul Steven Ross is a partner at the law offices of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman. 100% of his practice is devoted to litigation in the practice area of worker's compensation. Paul is also a member of the Michigan Bar Association and the Michigan Association for Justice.

Education
  • Wayne State University
    B.A. , 1972
    Detroit, MI
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    J.D. (Cum Laude) , 1978
    Lansing, MI

William Russell

William T. Russell is an attorney at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. 100% of his practice is devoted to asbestos personal injury litigation. Bill majored in Education at Central Michigan University before earning his J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Education
  • Central Michigan University
    B.S. , 1976
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
    J.D. , 1986
    Detroit, MI

    Honors: Frank Murphy Honor Society

Joshua Syme

Joshua Syme is an attorney at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman. He is a very active member serving on executive boards and committees for both the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Association for Justice. Josh devotes 100% of his practice to workers' compensation and social security disability litigation.

Education
  • Wayne State University
    B.A.
    Detroit, MI
  • Michigan State University College of Law
    J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)
    East Lansing, MI

    Honors: Jurisprudence Achievement Award in Applied Evidence


    Honors: Dean's List (All Semesters)


    Honors: Moot Court Advisory Board

Ronald Weiner

Ronald Weiner is a partner at Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman. He is very active in many associations around the state of Michigan. Ron practices in medical malpractice, premises liability, dog bites, wrongful death, defamation, automobile/no fault, and product liability litigation.

Education
  • University of Michigan
    B.A. , 1983
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Syracuse University College of Law
    J.D. , 1987
    Syracuse, NY

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