Donna M. MacKenzie

Donna M. MacKenzie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Berkley, MI

Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace
 | 2684 West Eleven Mile Road, Berkley, MI 48072
Phone: 248-591-2300
Fax: 248-591-2304
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008, 2010 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

As a trial lawyer, Donna MacKenzie represents individuals injured as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse, as well as medical malpractice.

Ms. MacKenzie has successfully litigated hundreds of cases.  She recently obtained a verdict in the amount of $4.4 million in favor of her client who was injured as a result of significant medical malpractice.

In addition to Super Lawyers, Ms. MacKenzie was selected as a Best Lawyers in America 2016 and 2018 Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in Troy, selected to Best Lawyers in America 2015-2018, named to the Leading Lawyers Michigan 2015-2017 lists, and was named to the dbusiness magazine's Metro Detroit Top Lawyers 2014-2018 lists.

Ms. MacKenzie is also a leader in a number of state and national organizations.  She currently serves on the Executive Board for the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan and is the current President. She was sworn in as the 100th President of that association in April 2018.  In addition, she is on the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice, currently serving as the Vice President.  In 2018, Ms. MacKenzie was elected to a three-year term on the State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section Council.  Ms. MacKenzie also serves as the Vice Chair of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group.  

Ms. MacKenzie is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, a Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, and a Trustee of the Macomb County Bar Foundation.  These non-profit organizations serve the public by funding and promoting programs to increase access to the justice system.

Ms. MacKenzie regularly serves as a case evaluator in Macomb County, and has served as a private arbitrator in civil disputes.

Ms. MacKenzie speaks frequently at seminars presented by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, State Bar of Michigan, American Association for Justice, and Michigan Association for Justice. 

Ms. MacKenzie has also testified before the legislature a number of times to protect patient's rights, including testifying against bills that would have given hospitals and physicians complete immunity for negligence that occurs in the Emergency Department.

About Donna MacKenzie

Admitted: 2004, Michigan

Professional Webpage: http://nursing-homelawyers.com/attorneys/donna-m-mackenzie/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized as a Leader in Law 2017 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Named to Leading Lawyers Michigan 2015
  • Named Best Lawyers in America 2016 Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in Troy
  • Included on the Best Lawyers in America 2015-2016 lists
  • Selected to the dbusiness magazine Metro Detroit Top Lawyers 2014-2016 lists
  • Recognized as a 2010 Pacesetter by Michigan Association for Justice
  • Recognized as a 2010 Up & Coming Lawyer by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice (2004-present)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, State Board Executive Committee (2013-present), current Treasurer
  • American Association for Justice, Board of Governors (2010-present)
  • Michigan Association for Justice Executive Committee (2010-2011)
  • Michigan Association for Justice, Executive Board Member (2009 - present)
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section Council (2015-2018)
  • State Bar of Michigan

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Eliza Shirley House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
  • Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, Louisiana 2009 
  • The Shelter Network in Daly City, California 2009
  • Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2010
  • Habitat for Humanity in Miami, FL 2011 
  • Habitat for Humanity in New York City, New York 2011 
  • Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Miami, FL 2013
  • Participate in civic-oriented projects for the Public Service Committee of the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice
  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel for Citizens for Better Care 

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $8 million settlement for victims of Farid Fata, M.D., who misdiagnosed patients with cancer
  • $4.4 million verdict for a woman injured as a result of a medication error by her doctor
  • $2.2 million judgment for 90-year-old woman who died as a result of a head injury from a fall in an adult foster care home
  • $765,000 judgment for an 84-year-old nursing home resident who died after suffering blunt force trauma to his head
  • $471,500 settlement for a woman who died from an untreated scabies infection in an adult foster care home
  • $250,000 settlement for nursing home resident found to have maggot infestation around her bladder catheter

Videos:

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Office Location for Donna M. MacKenzie

2684 West Eleven Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

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Last Updated: 11/7/2018

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