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Kenneth T. Watkins bridges the Gap Between Established Professionals and Today’s Aspiring Youth
Sommers Schwartz Senior Shareholder Kenneth T. Watkins bridges the gap between established professionals and today’s aspiring youth as a Northwestern University alumni mentor .
By: Sommers Schwartz, P.C.
Kenneth T. Watkins matriculated Northwestern University from 1980 to 1984 and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Studies. As a student-athlete, Mr. Watkins was a four-year letterman playing running back as a freshman and sophomore. He converted to defensive back during his final two years on the NU Football team. In 1984, Mr. Watkins signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions. Later, in 1985, he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Mr. Watkins earned his Juris Doctor degree at Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law) in 1992. He also joined Sommers Schwartz law firm in 1992 and is presently a Senior Shareholder at the firm.
Mr. Watkins joined the Northwestern University Alumni Mentoring program to assist football student-athletes in preparing for personal and professional success after college. This initiative establishes a one-on-one relationship between Northwestern Football alumni and aspiring youth.
Mr. Watkins gives back to the Metro-Detroit community by speaking at Detroit Public School Career Days and serving on the Urban Solutions, Inc. Board of Directors; providing multiple scholarships to inner-city youth annually. He was also recognized for his contributions to the legal profession in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in Black Detroit.
Kenneth Watkins’ legal practice is focused on litigation in the areas of medical malpractice, birth trauma, wrongful death, spinal cord and brain injury cases. He resolved one of the largest 7-digit medical negligence cases in Macomb County Circuit Court in 2008 and closed out resolutions above a million dollars in Oakland County and Lucas County Circuit court in Ohio in 2009 and 2010. Mr. Watkins prosecuted to resolution an alleged mismanaged spinal surgery case for over $2M and has been named to the exclusive Multi-Million Dollar Verdict Forum in 2012. He has been listed among the Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2010 and was also recognized in The National Trial Lawyers’ top 100 Trial Lawyers 2012. Contact Ken Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.sommerspc.com.