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