Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, and Appellate Attorneys in Michigan
Law Firm OverviewHoffer & Sheremet, PLC is a litigation and appellate law firm located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Stephanie Hoffer and Aubri Sheremet have 20 combined years of legal experience including as litigation defense attorneys and have represented clients in State and Federal Courts. They advise client of the costs, risks and benefits of various actions so they are fully informed throughout the legal process, allowing them to decide the direction they want their case to take.
Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC’s guiding principles are excellence, integrity, and compassion. By providing personal representation, treating each case as unique, and leading with innovation, they pursue the best possible results for clients.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Legal Malpractice; Hospital Negligence; Surgical Negligence; Obstetrical Malpractice; Gynecological Negligence; Nursing Negligence; Dog Bite.
Ms. Stephanie Hoffer
Appellate Practice, Back and Neck Injury, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries
Ms. Aubri Sheremet
Back and Neck Injury, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries, Catastrophic Injuries
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Michigan
- Grand Rapids Bar Association
- YWCA West Central Michigan
More Information on Hoffer & Sheremet, PLCMedical Malpractice
Appeals and Writing Services
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Women Helping Women
Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC News and Publications
Articles Published by Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
You spent nine months dreaming about what your baby would look like. You eagerly anticipated holding him for the first time. Hearing that first cry. Instead, there was panic. Labor took too long. You listened to the fetal heart rate monitor anxiously awaiting the next bleep that let you know your baby's heart was still beating.Read Article
Your doctor made a mistake. You were injured. You now have to take time off work, pay unexpected medical costs, and hire someone to maintain your home and yard. As a result, you are teetering on the edge of financial ruin. Are you entitled to be reimbursed for medical expenses? Lost wages? Mental anguish? The short answer is yes.Read Article
If you are a party in a lawsuit, and sometimes even if you are only a witness, you are probably going to be deposed. A deposition can be intimidating.Read Article
Twenty years ago, over $4 billion was paid to victims who became sick from silicone and other toxic chemicals leaking from their silicone breast implants. Silicone implants were taken off the market until 2006. Now research shows women are getting sick again.Read Article
Lawyers receive calls every day from people who are injured but waited too long to sue. Don't sleep on your rights. There are time limits that must be followed when bringing a lawsuit. Wait too long, and your claim will become barred by a statute of limitation or repose.Read Article
Michigan, like many other states, has strict rules governing the procedure one must follow in pursuing a lawsuit against a healthcare provider or hospital. Make a mistake, and the case might be dismissed. This area of the law is so complicated, a patient should not try to represent themselves.Read Article
Whether you hire an attorney to negotiate a contract for your business, represent you during a contentious divorce or to file a malpractice action against your physician, you must be able to trust your lawyer and he you.Read Article
Videos Provided by Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC: We Are Different
Experts in the Medicine. Experts in the Law. The focus of our practice is very narrow: medical malpractice and legal malpractice. Even the appeals we take generally arise out of medical malpractice or legal malpractice cases. Keeping our focus narrow allows us to truly be and stay experts in the law and procedure for these types of cases. We also become experts in the medicine for our medical malpractice cases, and the underlying law and facts in our legal malpractice cases.
We chose medical malpractice and legal malpractice because there are no other industries that require the same amount of trust to be instilled in a person as in law and medicine. Both a patient and a client must completely trust their attorneys and doctors; there are no secrets; there is 100% reliance. When malpractice occurs, that trust is breached. Everyone makes mistakes, but when an attorney or a doctor makes a mistake, the result is usually life-altering and devastating. They need to be held accountable and right the wrong.
Small Firm Personalization - Individualized Case Focus
We take a limited number of cases each year and intensely focus on those cases. This allows us to stay small and offer personalized representation to each of our clients. This personalized, individual attention allows us to determine the best strategy for each particular case.
Unlike larger firms, you know the attorneys who are working on your medical or legal malpractice case. When you retain Hoffer & Sheremet, you get Hoffer and you get Sheremet.
You and your case are treated as individuals. You are never just a “matter number” to us. Instead, you have a one-on-one relationship with your attorneys.
We are also more accessible to our clients. Because we only maintain a few cases in litigation at a time, when you call us, we answer.
Hoffer & Sheremet are innovative medical malpractice and legal malpractice lawyers in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Hoffer & Sheremet attorneys are innovative. We look at each case from a fresh perspective while capitalizing on our expertise and experience. We create new legal arguments and theories when needed, but we also know what works.
We are leaders – not followers. We take an active role in changing and developing the law and procedure to benefit our clients. Through our appellate practice, we take cases to shape the law in medical malpractice and legal malpractice.
At Hoffer & Sheremet, we are confident in our work. Because of that, we offer complete transparency to our clients. Our clients are continually updated about the status of their cases. They know what we are doing and why we are doing it. As you probably know if you visited our Learning Center, we seek to educate our clients and the general public – we don’t think the law should be a secret.
Our clients also know the costs that are being incurred on their case. This is important. Every personal injury firm uses the same fee structure – the attorney receives a 33.3% contingent fee award (Don’t be fooled by all of those “no fee unless you win” ads. Those firms are not offering anything special. It is industry standard. And everyone offers a free consultation.), and the client is responsible for costs. In fact, under the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct, an attorney may not pay the costs associated with litigation. Sometimes, the attorney advances costs, but at the end of the day, the attorney is reimbursed any costs advanced. See MRPC 1.8(e)(1). It is important for the client to know what costs are being incurred and why. Our clients are never kept in the dark.
Teamwork and Collaboration
At Hoffer & Sheremet, we collaborate as a team on every single case. Two heads are always better than one. Whether we are in our War Room prepping for trial or mapping out our an initial discovery plan, we take the time to analyze and strategize every step of the litigation as a team.
We set up our office space to encourage and enhance collaboration with all members of our team. Neither staff nor attorneys are closed off in offices. We have a large open work space, and there is always someone to bounce an idea off of.
Aubri Sheremet, Stephanie Hoffer, medical malpractice team, medical malpractice lawyers, medical malpractice attorneys, medical malpractice lawyer, medical malpractice attorney, legal malpractice lawyer, legal malpractice attorney, birth injury lawyer
State of the Art Efficiency
We think the days of attorneys hiding in 10th floor offices surrounded by files that are shuttled in and out by their secretaries should be over. We embrace technology to the benefit of our clients. Our office is predominantly paperless. Your private and confidential information is securely stored on our servers.
Our technology also allows us to keep costs down so at the end of the day, you are able to keep more of your settlement or judgment. See our explanation of cost responsibility above. Did you know that at other firms, you will be charged for photocopies of your medical records that will be mailed to experts as well as the postage fee that can add up to thousands of dollars? Not at Hoffer & Sheremet. Because we maintain your records electronically, we share them with your expert witnesses over a secure connection. No photocopies; no mailing. And this is just one example.
Not only are our files maintained electronically, we can access them from our phones and even edit documents.
Contact Hoffer & Sheremet Today
If you have suffered a serious physical or financial injury because a healthcare provider or lawyer made a mistake, and you want the high quality, personalized, state of the art, legal representation that our team offers, then contact us today. We can be reached at 616.278.0888, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by completing our Free Consultation Form.