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As a trial lawyer, I represent individuals injured as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse, as well as medical malpractice.


Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and their families should not have to worry about abuse or neglect, or that sub-standard care will result in injury or death. Our parents in these facilities should be taken care of with the highest possible care, just as they once cared for us.

Unfortunately elder abuse and injury continues to occur at nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Parents and loved ones who contributed so much to our society in their younger years are often placed in facilities that promise to provide adequate care. When these facilities fail to keep this promise and our loved ones are abused or injured through negligence or carelessness, I and our firm seek to hold those responsible for the injuries they cause.

I am proud to advocate on behalf of the elderly and in working toward the goal of eliminating nursing home and long-term care facility abuse and neglect. At many facilities, more oversight of staff is needed in order to ensure that proper attention is devoted to the care of residents, and to identify and eliminate dangerous conditions that can lead to injury to elderly residents.


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Practice areas


  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 75%
    11 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    11 years



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    Donna is an up and coming leader in the law, especially in the areas of nursing home abuse and neglect as well as Medicare/Medicaid disputes.


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  • Paul J. Whiting

    I have known Donna for several years and have had the chance to watch her professionally and successfully represent injured or killed nursing home victims. I highly recommend contacting Donna for all nursing home neglect cases!


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Contact info

Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace

2684 West Eleven Mile Rd
Berkley, MI, 48072-3050

Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace

350 North Court Street
Lapeer, MI, 48446-2206

Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace

130 East Columbia
Battle Creek, MI, 49015



MIActive And In Good Standing200411/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Medical Malpractice “Lawyer of the Year” in TroyBest Lawyers in America2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2016
Metro Detroit Top Lawyerdbusiness2016
F. Scott Baldwin AwardAmerican Association for Justice NLD2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Leading Lawyers MichiganLeading Lawyer2015
Metro Detroit Top Lawyerdbusiness2015
Top 25 Women Consumer Michigan Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2015
Top 50 Michigan Consumer Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2015
Top 50 Women Michigan Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2015
Top 100 Michigan Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2015
Metro Detroit Top Lawyerdbusiness2014
Top 50 Women Michigan Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Top 25 Michigan Consumer Super LawyersMichigan Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Up & Coming LawyerMichigan Lawyers Weekly2010
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2010
PacesetterMichigan Association for Justice2010
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2008
Writing Award for best student workRichard B. Gushee, published in The Wayne Law Review2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderOlsman MacKenzie & Wallace, P.C.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Negligence Section, State Bar of MichiganCouncil Member2015 - Present
Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)Treasurer2008 - Present
American Association for Justice (AAJ)Board of Governors2004 - Present
Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ)Executive Board2004 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2004 - Present
Nursing Home Litigation Group (AAJ)Member2004 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$4.4 million verdict for a woman injured as a result of a medication error by her doctorverdict
$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 homeJudgment
$765,000 judgment for an 84-year-old nursing home resident who died after suffering blunt force trauma to his headJudgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan Negligence Law Section QuarterlyHow to Contact Medicare and Successfully Reduce a Lien2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State University Law SchoolN/AN/A2004
Alma CollegeN/AN/A2001
Grosse Ile High SchoolN/AN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Medical Malpractice SeminarAre You Paying too Much for ‘Copies’ of Electronic Medical Records?2014
Liens SeminarMedicare Liens2006