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About Joel B. Sklar Law
I am a trial lawyer, specializing in personal injury, law enforcement misconduct and civil rights cases. I have been in practice in Michigan for 29 years. I have successfully tried cases in both state and federal courts, including two consecutive jury trials in federal court that awarded punitive damages for my clients. I have been featured in Lawyers Weekly for receiving a seven figure judgment against a state court judge for violating the constitutional rights of a former court employee.

I am quoted in various newspapers concerning employment and government misconduct matters and attribute this success to thorough preparation, an open mind and a willingness to take on challenging cases. 

Settlements, Awards & Verdicts  
  • $450,000 federal jury verdict for a male employee who was the sexually harassed by his male supervisor. This is believed to be the first “same-sex” sexual harassment verdict for a plaintiffin Michigan.
  • $150,000 settlement and reinstatement for a court administrator who claimed she lost her job in violation of First Amendment rights to free speech and association
  • $160,000 settlement in an automobile negligence action for a herniated disc
  • $1,125,000 verdict for wrongful death from a slip and fall
  • $225,000 verdict in an automobile negligence/motorcycle case
  • $732,000 verdict for a public employee who was fired without due process and because she spoke out against judicial misconduct
  • $800,000 arbitration award for a woman who developed Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy when she sliced her finger on a razor blade
  • $300,000 arbitration award for a man who was wrongfully discharged
  • $2,000,000 settlement for a young man injured as a passenger in an automobile
  • $265,000 settlement from an insurance company who refused to pay on a disability insurance policy
  • $150,000 settlement for a female police officer who was denied a promotion based on gender and sexually harassed
  • $225,000 for a male police officer who was denied a promotion because of race
  • $150,000 settlement for police misconduct
  • $350,000 settlement for an automobile negligence wrongful death 
  • $60,000 settlement for police misconduct excessive use of Taser
  • $125,000 settlement related to bullying of a child

Call me at 313-963-4529 to see how I can help you.
500 Griswold Street
Suite 2450
Detroit, MI 48226
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Phone: 313-963-4529
Fax: 313-963-9310

Fighting for Justice for those deserving of Justice