Jody L. Aaron

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Detroit, MI

McKeen & Associates, PC
 | 645 Griswold Street, Suite 4200
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 3139614400
Fax: 313-961-5985
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%)
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    As an attorney at McKeen & Associates, PC, Jody L. Aaron serves clients in the state of Michigan. She has spent more than 25 years handling medical malpractice and general personal injury cases. Her focus is on medical and nursing home negligence, construction site accidents, automobile accidents and other personal injury claims. Through dedication and passion, she has successfully settled cases in state and federal courts, as well as secured settlements of more than $1 million. She is devoted to her clients and to those who suffered injuries at someone else’s negligence.

    Ms. Aaron attended Wayne State University Law School and graduated cum laude in 1982. Before law school, she earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to practicing law, she served as a middle school teacher for special education students.

    A member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Michigan Association for Justice and the American Bar Association, Ms. Aaron provides professional presentations to physicians and other attorneys.

    Due to her legal skills, Ms. Aaron has, by invitation, served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association chapter of the American Inns of Court and the Negligence Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Ms. Aaron is also a member of the Circuit Court Committee, has been on the Legislative Committee, was the past chair for the Case Evaluation subcommittee and served as chair of the Medical-Legal Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
    Focus Areas

    Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

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    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

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    About Jody Aaron

    Admitted: 1982, Michigan

    Professional Webpage: https://www.mckeenassociates.com/Attorneys/Jody-L-Aaron.shtm...

    Honors/Awards:

    • “Top Lawyer” in Medical Malpractice, DBusiness Magazine
    • AV Peer Review Rated by LexisNexis, Martindale Hubbell, 1998
    • Michigan Super Lawyer, 2009
    • MDTC Respected Advocate Award

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Legislative Committee, Oakland County Bar Association
    • "Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice", National Business Institute, May 5, 2003
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
    • Medical-Legal Committee, Oakland County Bar Association
    • Chairperson, Women's Caucus, MAJ, 2019
    • Executive Committee, Oakland County Chapter, American Inn of Court
    • Chairperson, Negligence Section, State Bar of Michigan
    • Women’s Caucus for AAJ
    • Member, Michigan Association for Justice
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Circuit Court Committee, Oakland County Bar Association
    • Member, Michigan Association for Justice
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1982
    • Board of Directors, American Inn of Court, Oakland County Chapter, 2002 - Present
    • Member, Oakland County Bar Association
    • Executive Board, State Bar of Michigan Negligence Section, Chairperson 2014-2015
    • Member, Advisory Council for the Membership Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 1998 - Present
    • Vice-Chair, Medical Legal Sub-Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2003
    • Member, Negligence Committee, State Bar of Michigan
    • Michigan, 1982
    • Member, American Inn of Court, Oakland County Chapter, 1996 - Present
    • Member, Detroit Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Chair, Medical/Legal Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2003 - 2004
    • Member, Case Evaluation Committee, Oakland County Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Michigan
    • Past Chair, Case Evaluation Subcommittee, Oakland County Bar Association
    • Member, American Association for Justice
    • Oakland County Circuit Court, Mediator, General Negligence and Medical Malpractice Designation, 1995 - Present
    • Member, Programming Committee, American Inn of Court, Oakland County Chapter, 2003
    • Chair, Medical/Legal Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 1995 - 1996
    • Vice Chair, Circuit Court Committee, Oakland County Bar Association, 2003

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presenter, Oakland County Constitutional Law Day, September, 2007
    • Presenter, MDTC 2018 Winter Meeting, “Preparing to Tell Your Story at Trial; November 9, 2018 "Medical Malpractice Cases -- Reformed Again: Update on Michigan's New Public Act 78", The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
    • Program Director, Wayne State University Medical School Law & Medicine Program, 2014 to Present
    • Presenter and Panelist at the MDTC Winter, 2018 Meeting discussing “What Happens When Something Goes Wrong During Trial (And How To Fix It).
    • "Liability Issues in Sonography": Presentation to Glass City Sonographer's Society, Toledo, Ohio, November 18, 1987.
    • Presentation to Detroit Riverview Hospital, Medical Liability & Asset Protection Seminar, November, 1991
    • Wayne State Law Review, Wayne State University Law School, 1980 - 1982
    • Guest Lecturer, University of Michigan Trial Advocacy Program, U of M Law School, 1999 - 2008
    • Oakland County Bench Bar Conference
    • "Death Over-The-Counter: Danger of Ephedrine", Trial, December, 1997
    • "Liability for Independent Medical Examination" (Co-Author with R. Levine, M.D), Oakland County Medical Society Bulletin, May, 1990
    • "Litigation Legal Malpractice Claims - The Plaintiff's Perspective", Mich. B. J., Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 538 - 541
    • "Liability for Failure to Report Suspected Child Abuse", 28 Wayne L. Rev. 183, 1981
    • "Developments in the Law of Medical Malpractice", State of the Law Day, Oakland County Bar Association, 2003
    • "Developments in the Law of Medical Malpractice", State of the Law Day, Oakland County Bar Association, 2004
    • "Developments in the Law of Medical Malpractice", State of the Law Day, Oakland County Bar Association, 2005
    • Guest Lecturer, Trial Advocacy Program, University of Michigan Law School, 1999 - 2008
    • Moderator, Case Evaluation Recertification, Oakland County Bar Association, 2002
    • Moderator, Case Evaluation Recertification, Oakland County Bar Association, 2004 - 2008
    • "Advanced Issues in Medical Malpractice", National Business Institute, May 5, 2003
    • Due Process Panel Member, "HIPAA: Issues Affecting Patients", July 29, 2003
    • "After the Accident: Establishing and Defending Highway Defect Claims", The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
    • "Medical Malpractice Cases -- Reformed Again: Update on Michigan's New Public Act 78", The Institute of Continuing Legal Education
    • Moderator, Detroit Sessions, August 22, 1994
    • "Avoiding Malpractice in General Medical Practice", Detroit Riverview Hospital, Medical Liability & Asset Protection Seminar, 1991
    • "Liability Issues in Sonography", Glass City Sonographer's Society, Toledo, Ohio, November 18, 1987

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Handled cases in the State and Federal Courts of most Jurisdictions in the State of Michigan and has been involved in securing several settlements and verdicts of more than a million dollars during the years that she has been practicing law in Michigan

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Most Respected Advocate Award - MDTC, 2020

    Educational Background:

    • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, B.A. in Special Education, Honors: With Distinction
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    645 Griswold Street
    Suite 4200
    Detroit, MI 48226

    Phone: 3139614400

    Fax: 313-961-5985

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