Joel A. Sanfield

Joel A. Sanfield

Southfield, Michigan

Joel Sanfield is a partner at Lipton Law which he joined in February 2019.  Joel received his bachelor of arts with honors in 1985 from Michigan State University.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1989.

For the first eleven years of his legal career, Joel practiced at one of the largest medical malpractice defense firms in the country.  In addition to earning his reputation as a skilled and aggressive litigator, Joel became a sought after speaker on a variety of legal topics.  Most recently, he could be heard as a frequent guest speaker on several talk radio programs in the Detroit area.
In 2001, Joel redirected his legal skills and began to represent victims of medical malpractice. Since then Joel continues to devote one hundred percent of his practice exclusively toward obtaining justice on behalf of the negligently injured. In doing so, Joel has achieved recognition as a formidable trial attorney. He has been the lead trial attorney in numerous medical malpractice cases that he has tried to verdict throughout the State of Michigan.

Joel’s expertise is in:

• Medical Malpractice
• Nursing Malpractice
• Wrongful Death
• General Personal Injury
• Chiropractic Negligence

Joel is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Association of Justice and the American Association of Justice.  He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a top one hundred trial lawyer.  Joel is also in the Global Directory of Who’s Who with honors which lists him as a top lawyer and lifetime member in recognition of his hard work, dedications and contributions to the legal profession.   Joel is licensed in good standing and admitted to practice in all Civil and District Courts throughout the State of Michigan and in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • General Personal Injury
  • Chiropractic Negligence

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Michigan State University
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Honors: With Honor


  • Frequent Guest Speaker, Several Talk Radio Programs in the Detroit Area

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Michigan Association of Justice, Member