Adler Firm, PLLC

Michigan Work Injury Lawyer
Results-Driven Representation for Your Workers' Comp or SSD Claim

Injured and disabled people need experienced, results-driven legal representation. That is exactly what we deliver at Adler Firm, PLLC, where our Michigan workers’ compensation attorney has been helping people get benefits and compensation they need since the 1980s. We look out for the needs of our clients now and in the long term. Our attorney provides comprehensive representation, pursuing compensation for both the initial injury in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters, as well as any ongoing Social Security Disability compensation when needed. Obtaining good representation should never be out of reach. With offices in Traverse City and Detroit, we are conveniently located to advocate for individuals throughout Michigan.

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Our Comprehensive Legal Services 

Attorney Barry Adler has practiced law since 1979 and founded our law firm in 1986. Our mission ever since has been to take decisive action that brings fair and just financial compensation to workers and their families. Over the years, Mr. Adler has gained a reputation as a strong advocate. His clients trust Mr. Adler to go to bat for them when they need it most.

Our dedicated lawyers and professional staff handle:
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Worker's Compensation

Though accessing your benefits after a workplace accident may seem like a straightforward process, it’s often complicated. Filing a claim successfully requires paperwork, evidence, documentation, and more, and it’s not uncommon for workers’ comp claims to be denied the first time by employers and insurance companies, even if you deserve to be compensated. Our attorney has decades of experience helping clients file claims, make appeals, and prepare for hearings, and has helped workers across a wide range of industries, from construction to healthcare to the auto industry.

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Personal Injury

Our attorney goes above and beyond to help all injured individuals, not just workers. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by negligence, you deserve swift justice in the form of compensation. We’ve successfully achieved billions of dollars in damages for clients that include medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. You deserve to reclaim your life and have a secure future ahead after your accident – we can calculate your current expenses and future costs so we can help you work towards this outcome.

Some accidents we’ve handled include car accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, nursing home negligence, pedestrian accidents, product liability, truck accidents, and more. We also help clients who suffer from catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries and brain trauma.

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Social Security Disability 

Navigating the Social Security system is a whole other beast that required the experience and professionalism of an attorney. We’re well-versed on qualifying medical conditions and can help you determine whether your condition makes you eligible to apply for the SSA’s programs, including Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). We’re able to help you apply for benefits and can offer you options when you feel helpless after your claim has been denied.

Accessible Service When You Need It

In all our practice areas, we are ready to get involved as soon as you think you may need us. Timing and professionalism matter. Whereas other law firms may handle only claim denials, for example, we offer guidance when you file a workers’ compensation claim and while you are being paid benefits.

We can also help you prepare and file your Social Security Disability application, greatly improving the chance that you may never have to go through a lengthy, costly, and stressful hearing process.

We must get results for you to earn any attorney fees. You pay us only if and when you receive compensation or benefits. This means that if we take your case, we believe in your case — and you can count on a determined effort to win.

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Michigan Attorney Committed to Helping Injured Clients

Barry D. Adler is the principal and founding member of Adler Firm, PLLC. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, grew up in Oak Park, and graduated from Berkley High School in 1972. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received his Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction in 1975. He attended the Wayne State University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1979.

From 1980-1986 he was an associate at Levine & Benjamin, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills and Detroit.

In 1986 Mr. Adler founded his own firm focusing on workers' compensation, personal injury, Social Security Disability, and ERISA class actions.

Mr. Adler is a sustaining member of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) and has been selected as a speaker at numerous seminars on the topics of workers' compensation and personal injury law. He is a member of the MAJ Amicus Committee. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice. He is a founding member of the AARP Legal Services Network that provides discount legal services to AARP members and their families.

He is the author of the Workers Compensation Section of the Michigan Lawyers Manual and a frequent contributor to the State Bar of Michigan, Workers Compensation Section, and Social Security Law Section newsletters.

Mr. Adler has successfully represented over 3,000 workers compensation claimants and other injured people have collected over $300 million for his clients. He has successfully tried over 150 workers' compensation cases.

He served as local counsel to over 14,000 CMS Energy employees and retirees joined in a class action that recovered $28 million dollars on behalf of their pension plan against their employer in 2006. He was also local counsel to over 8000 employees and retirees of Federal-Mogul Corporation joined in a class action that recovered $12.75 million dollars on behalf of their pension plan against their employer in 2007.

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Adler Firm, PLLC
  • Phone: (800) 793-9963
  • Email:

  • Traverse City Office 
  • 13561 S West Bay Shore Drive 
  • Suite 301
  • Traverse City, MI 49684
  • (231) 943-2300

  • Farmington Hills Office
  • 30300 Northwestern Hwy
  • Suite 304
  • Farmington Hills, MI 48334
  • (248) 855-5090