Steven P. Karfis has been involved in the personal injury field representing and helping clients since graduating from Michigan State University in December 1990. After receiving his criminal justice degree from Michigan State University, he began working for a personal injury law firm in September 1991. He worked as a law clerk where he interviewed clients and initiated investigations. While working for the personal injury law firm, Steven began taking night classes at Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. Once graduating from law school in January 1997, he took and passed the February 1997 Bar exam. After receiving his law degree and passing the Bar exam, he continued to work as a lawyer at the same personal injury firm that he had been clerking at since 1991. He handled trials involving medical malpractice and automobile negligence. While working at this law firm, Steven handled cases involving medical malpractice, products liability, automobile negligence, no-fault claims, dog bite claims, construction claims and trucking accidents.
In April 2000, Steven began working for Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. Since joining the firm, he has handled cases involving medical malpractice, automobile negligence, breach of contract claims, no-fault claims, uninsured motorist claims, dog bite claims, premises liability claims, construction accidents, wrongful death claims, trucking and motorcycle accidents, and claims involving governmental entities. He has settled hundreds of cases and has tried cases involving medical malpractice, automobile negligence, no-fault claims, uninsured motorist claims, premises liability claims.
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1999
- Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
- Honors: Jurisprudence Achievement Award in Criminal Trial Advocacy
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
- B.A. – 1990
- Major: Criminal Justice
- Michigan Association for Justice, Member, 2008 – 2009
- Michigan Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 – 2008